we got out hands on an original in english audiobook version of 50 shades of grey. given the specific topic of the book and my own little hobby here we had to give it a try...
so here are out opinions after first half of book 1
1 it is quite obvious that this begun its life as twifiction, characters just feel copy pasted. and i'm not trying to bash on it, it is just that its a story about a pale awkward girl who will do anything for a distant guy who tries to keep her away but , oh just cant help himself... oh and she has a friend who wants to jump her bones... who is , i think mexican and names jose.....
but still i will give the writer some credit, we stuck by this book... we gave up on trying to listen to twilight at 45th infinite rant on edwards hawtness.... this one we stuck by... ish
see, thing about us is , we don't like jumping on bandwagons, we try stuff out
so.. anyways, i will give the write some mad props for including a personal favorite gesture of mine and that is lipbite!
thing that kills the realism is the fact that this is what it is, a female orientated erotic novel. as such it uses every trick in the book to try and paint the picture of the dark mysterious tortured soul, the kind girls just want to teach what love is...
the guy that just appears when you think of him, and so on.
unfortunately it is a cliche that is deepening the confusion between genders and promotes alienation... but ill get to that on another occasion and in an actual strip...
so... what was the experience like for us so far?
and here is why, it is not the story, it is the reader. she is doing a good job with it, a bit droning from time to time, but there are a few phrases that keep repeating ... 2 of them are,
being immature douchebags , both of us kept hearing george takei saying the oh my...
and then it went from bad to worse after we saw this joke video[link]
so yeah... we ended up imagining what if anastasia's lines were read by george take, and gray was read by godfrey....
so ... yknow, we decided to take a break till our maturity was regained and we could listen on without bursting into crippling laughter
cause we are idiots like that!