This book was poorly written and narrated. I couldn't decide who was worse and I'm going to say the author and narrator tied for the worst performance EVER! I was laughing so hard I peed my pants. My tip, listen with a group of friends and get ready to mock. If you want to roll your eyes a lot, then this is the book for you.
She is terrible. She overacts throughout and the character sounds psycho. But the psycho part is 50% the author's fault.
Why is the book and series popular? Got me. I have no clue. My tip, listen with a group of friends and get ready to mock.
Yes, because I liked the story line. But for a book intended primarily for women the use of the F-BOMB was WAY OVER DONE!!!!!
Not for this type of story.
I don't think my Goddess can listen to two more of these books. Sorry.
I liked the ending - - enough is enough. Wish Ana felt the same.
Don't think a sex one. It is original or I haven't been a reader of much porn.
I think I would have enjoyed the book in paper or on a kindle/nook better. I was always afraid someone would hear me listening to it. I would turn red with embarrassment like Ana if they did.
Don't see how a movie can be made of a book that is 90% S&M sex.
I can see why the books are popular-hot sex if you enjoy being afraid or want to be beaten. Trilogy is the way to go these days. I would have preferred a good story in 1. Maybe by the time I finish the third book I would feel like the characters got developed. They are what they are and why they are being bought. I am glad women will be talking more about sex. I feel certain that is all men talk about. Now it is our turn.
too much sex
the initial interview
not my favorite
I really don't get into this genre of book but wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I decided about half way through the first book that I wouldn't be interested in reading the other two.....I read them. I just couldn't resist.
I loved this Trilogy because I was so addicted to the characters of Anastasia and Christian. I loved the fairytale of this naive girl and powerful man who worked to save each other. Yes there were repetitive parts and a few parts that I shook my head. Is this book series going to win literary awards ...NO..... but did I love the Story...YES
I have read it and I have listen to it, yes I would and do.
No it didn't make me laugh or cry, it made me feel romantic
Very detailed writing, the author pulls you right into the story, she makes you feel like you are a part of the story or that your are living the story.
Not really. I mean, if I was looking for a trashy romance novel or trying to get aroused, maybe, but I was looking for entertainment for my ride to work! That being said, I did listen to the whole thing, so it wasn't awful, obviously.
This book was about sex... plain and simple. I don't know what all the hype is about. Yes, the guy has issues and yes the woman is an idiot, but seriously? Why is everyone so excited about it? Is it because of the sex? Has noone read a trashy romance novel recently? I mean, they do still write them, right? And they haven't changed all that much, I am assuming, so what makes this anything other than that? Don't get me wrong, I like the romance novel for a day on the beach or home on a cold winter weekend... but for keeping me interested and entertaining my brain as well as my... well, you know... this one didn't do it for me.
Do women love this book because Gray is the epitome of the guy every woman wants to change, or heal in some way? Is it because secretly women want to be hurt while having sex, or raped? Well, I can tell you, it's no fun being twisted up about sex... and I don't like that he thinks it is ok to subject a woman to his whiles, just because she is infatuated with him. If he is not planning on giving her the attention she wants, then he shouldn't be taking advantage of her misguided feelings for him.
By the end of the story I was really mad at the female character for putting up with him and thought that Gray was a jerk for leading her on. SPOILER and I was totally like, "it's about time!" when she left. Not interested in reading the next one if she is going to just subject herself to more abuse for this horribly selfish man.
spectacular, interesting, mouth watering
of course christian, he is so full of character, sexy in his own skin, he leaves you wanting to dig deeper into the character, finding out more of the image that forms christian grey.
i love the way she portray the characters, her voice, her breathing, pauses, just overall great narrator.
fifty shades of f--ked up.
this has been one of the most alluring books i have read in a very long time, i could not put it down, i keep wanting more, to the point where, when i was about to finish the book, i caught myself not wanting to read anymore because i was craving more, but i could not stand the fact that i was finish with the book.. thank you
Christian Grey and Ana's love story!!! The narrator I like least. I'm sure she's a lovely person but I didn't like the way it was read.
I like how you see them have a give and take in their relationship. With love and care on each part
She was boring and the book was in my opinion read in one note (tone)
They have to have the right character for Christian Grey. VERY IMPORTANT!!! Or else the movie will not be good. Plus it really has to be a strong R rating to be good. Any less it will take away from the whole story. Can't be "politically correct", needs to be like real life. I will go see it probably because I fell in love with all the books but am afraid to be disappointed by who will play Christian and even Ana. If the characters chosen to play do not fit right I might not see it.
My wife started reading this series, so I thought I would listen while travelling, so we would have something to talk about. I must say that the story has it's erotic moments, but frankly the surrounding story is actually pretty good, as long as you forgive it's rudimentary writing.
Watch out for catch phrases and redundant conversations.
young, awkward, mundane
It helped me understand what my wife was reading, and thus benefitted through experimentation.
I was somewhat disappointed by the first book, the writing seemed elementary, and the touted erotic scenes were over the top. However, it leads into the second book, which is a much better story. Definitely not for kids, and it is uncomfortable early on.
A lot of people complain about the narrator. I put my Ipod on x2 playback, and it kept things moving along nicely. There was a re-release of the audio that changed the pace, which seems to have helped.