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Fifty Shades Darker Audiobook

Fifty Shades Darker

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Publisher's Summary

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible. But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. And it's a decision she can only make on her own...

©2012 E L James (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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    kk 03-15-15
    kk 03-15-15
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    "I love it "

    I felt the deep connection between the two of them. love it thank you E. L.James

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    Rene Miguel Cudaihl 01-28-15
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    "Great narration"

    Becca makes the book worth listening to, despite the dull monologue. hesitant to finish the book but id rather finish what I started

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Conduit Perth, Australia 04-25-14
    Sharon Conduit Perth, Australia 04-25-14
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    "It only gets better"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades Darker?

    Christian asking Ana to marry him.


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades Darker to and why?

    Nothing compares to this


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Yes, what an amazing talent in her voice becoming all the different characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I listened to it on my journey to and from work over a couple of weeks.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lee Rivett, Australia 09-04-13
    lee Rivett, Australia 09-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Darker and loving it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades Darker to be better than the print version?

    This audiobook brought the characters to life.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was most interesting to see how the author portrayed dom and sub relationships.

    Some of the dialogue was a little boring.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Her voice sounded like someone who may be of Anna's age.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did cry at some points and felt warm and fuzzy at others


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    adelyn GEORGETOWN, Malaysia 02-28-13
    adelyn GEORGETOWN, Malaysia 02-28-13
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    "Boring..."
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades Darker?

    Absolute bore. I've wasted a credit :( should've gotten Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper instead! It's a torture from all those repetitive sentences and words. OH MY...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Merseylea, Australia 02-12-13
    Martin Merseylea, Australia 02-12-13
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    "Fifty Shades Darker"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Darker the most enjoyable?

    Becca's narration was superb.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    She does different voices for the characters. I dont think you could find a better person to do this job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Gauteng, South Africa 01-29-13
    Brenda Gauteng, South Africa 01-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awful and then some more awful"

    I bought book two because I thought it couldn't possibly get worse than the first one - and Wow.

    I am now more certain than ever that I will need to have left my brain outside in the rain for a fortnight, for me to ever be stupid enough to allow book three to become part of my library.

    Even the sex scenes became so tedious that I regularly hit fast forward to get back to the story - to see if there actually was a story! This book was so utterly dismal that it sucked in every possible way. I found myself feeling thoroughly gob smacked and embarrassed for E.L. James.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jo Fergus Napier, New Zealand 11-12-12
    Jo Fergus Napier, New Zealand 11-12-12
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    "Another way to get a fix of fifty"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades Darker in three words, what would they be?

    This is the book, where they fall in love and is my favourite out of all three of them


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this on audio as I have already read the trilogy five times and wanted to hear it read to me just to get another 'fix' of the Grey's

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    fiona 09-26-12
    fiona 09-26-12
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    "Is the best way to get throw a book"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades Darker in three words, what would they be?

    This is the first book's I have read for years as I'm not that great at reading I have got the books as well but audio has been the best thing I'v found in years you can get right in ti the book and the lovely girl that reads the book is so great at making you feel you are there. So thank you to you for getting me in to books


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey Walkamin, Australia 09-10-12
    Lindsey Walkamin, Australia 09-10-12
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    "Twenty shades lighter"

    I found book 1 of the trilogy pretty 'dark', and way too 'S&M', and aren't sure why I persevered to book 2. I enjoyed book 2 much more (but realized that the first book 'set the scene'), and with the development of the 'plot', got really engrossed in the story line. Very much enjoyed it, and so on to book 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Gma
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    5/3/13
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    "Mm..... MORE! of the same............"

    I have now read all three titles in the series, & generally found there was not enough substance to the storey line for me. I felt it was ultimately just a vehicle for the readers education/titillation in S&M activity. The characters were fairly predictable, and the narrator did quite well to inject some life into them. Not really my kind of book ( I like historical mystery), but it no doubt has appeal to some judging by the talk about it when first released & sales figures.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • s
    United Kingdom
    4/26/13
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    "At best it's repetitive"

    By the time I got to chapter 12 the narrators whiny voice was making me feel physically sick. When reading the book you can scan past email headers and sign offs, but for some reason the author included a trail of emails and read through the sign off in each one --- yawn. The sex is unimaginative, the storyline slow, the expletives are repetitive and irritating. Feel pity for anyone who has paid full price for this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lisa
    narberth, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Really don't know what the fuss is about"

    This book has been a major disappointment for me, I was full of hope and expectation but found it truley terrible, the storyline is slow and predictable the sex is repetitive and lacking in imagination and the dialogue is limited seriously don't bother

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robyn
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    3/3/13
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    "'Fifty Shades' or 'Fetch My Spade'"

    I'm sure by now that most of you have heard of the international best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, probably well aware of its somewhat 'naughty' content and, according to its blurb, "romantic, liberating and totally addictive" storyline. Having suffered emotionally (and needless to say, physically) as a result of successful entrepreneur Christian Grey's unrelenting need for control, we saw main character Anastasia Steele flee from his apartment at the end of the first book. Now, in the second book, she faces him again. But have things changed? Maybe they have in terms of their relationship, with Christian offering Ana a new proposition which may be more suited to her weak personality (well, at least she's no Bella Swan). However, for those seeking a more literary read/listen, then I would strongly advise looking elsewhere. There's been no change in this department from book one. No wonder James has not printed her full name on the front cover; the book appears to have been written by a 16 year old schoolgirl with an unrealistic perception of sexual intimacy and the importance of achieving a good work-life balance (Grey earns an apparent $100k per hour, yet 95% of his time is spent courting excitable young Ana). Aside from the obvious lack of writing skills used in the second book (actually, make that the entire trilogy), the audio version is even worse. My first thoughts on the audio book were that the narrator, Becca Battoe, did not whatsoever convey the mild personality of Anastasia Steele. Next, as Christian's and others' voices were attempted by Battoe, I almost laughed. Her strong accent and rather annoying intonations did nothing to add to the voices of the characters, especially during her ridiculous try at Dr. Flynn's British accent; in fact, I found them rather intolerable. Altogether, this was a thorough waste of my money. But, hey, I'm sure there are a lot of 16 year old girls this mind-numbing audio book would make very happy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    IWADE, United Kingdom
    8/27/12
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    "fifty shades 1and2"

    My inner goddess belives this book is badly written and the narrator makes it worse with her annoying child like voice.I wouldnt have given half a star but all fields are required.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JAN
    north lanarkshire, United Kingdom
    7/13/12
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    "More rubbish from this trilogy"

    Don't buy into the hype. Bought all 3 at once.......big mistake. I rarely write reviews but this book was so bad had to warn others.

    One star for me for getting to the last chapter

    10 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Lexas
    1/12/17
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    "Don't listen to the hype!"

    I always read a book to the end, regardless of how unbearable it is at times, simply because I will not have my money wasted by not finishing it.
    This was one of those books.

    If anyone who read this book was sexually aroused by it, then I feel for you, as you clearly have only experienced 'vanilla' sex.

    I was hoping for 'on the edge', 'pants wetting' experiences. Instead I got a love story, weak sexual perversity with the added annoyance of having the story narrated by a naive schoolgirl.

    Ok. It's a good book if you like Mills and Boons after dark type of reads. It is readable. But, don't bother wasting your credits or money on buying the audio addition. It will ruin all your expectations. I wish I had borrowed the book from the library first and used my own imagination for the characters and the situations they found themselves in.

    My last gripe is...a virgin? Really? A virgin!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Happy bunny
    12/30/16
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    "Becca is genius."

    Beccas use of differnt voices for each character was genius. i laughed and cried and got palm twitchingly angry whilst listening to all the diffwrent characters.
    excellent!

    loved story line... altho...to many 'mouths in a hard line!'
    loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    11/1/16
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    "amazing"

    I love the twist and turns in this romance and what a cliffhanger to finish

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlotte
    8/16/16
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    "embarrassingly simple"

    My sister told me I should give book two in the serious a change after I slaughtered the first, but I really struggled to finish this one. the story itself is so dull and simple one could cry, but even worse-the performs performance is awful. her voice is simply annoying, and she manages to make the sex sound like... well, let's just say it's anything but sexy. Don't waste your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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