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Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you and stay with you forever.
When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Ana must learn to share Grey's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity or independence; and Grey must overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that still haunt him.
Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true....
©2012 E L James (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
disappointed, i am not one to stop a book, i just couldn't finish this.............inner goddess or not, it was NOT doing a ma range...........even with music
Knowing that Ana was able to bring her '50 Shades' into the light. I had been told that I would need to read all three books to fully understand the story of Ana and Christian and even though it was hard going sometimes I was really pleased that I persisted and read to the end.
I really enjoyed the last two chapters when we heard Christians first impressions of Ana - she had him from the start. He was so arrogant - but with this coming at the end of the book it was great to know just how Christian ticked.
I have also read the book and I think Becca was able to give the characters more definition.
Strangely enough it was the third last chapter when four year old Christian speaks (in his mind) about what life with his new family means to him. Unfortunately this is fiction imitating life. I felt so sad for this little boy who had endured so much.
It was good to have a completion and understanding of reasons behind 'Fifty'
finalisation of most issues
She was good but I always prefer different voices for different character
I've listened to this trilogy many times and get something new out of it every time.
The love was uppermost in Christian and Ana then the great sex came second.
She bought the characters alive.
A love story with "more".
Can't wait for the film. Just hope that the film makers keep it true to the books.
I was keen to continue the story but it started to be repetitive
I did enjoy this, the third book of the series . However I found the story a little predictable
& the ending was not satisfying at all. The author seemed to wind up the story out of the blue & left me with many questions. I felt as though there should have been one more book to Finnish the story properly.
After book two I really didn't know where this story could go and I have to say I really didn't expect where this book took me. However once again the interaction between Christian and Anastasia was excellent. The kidnapping scene was resolved a little easily for me however once again an excellent read.
Again Becca Battoe handled the performance very well and made it easy to listen too.
Overall and excellent series of books that I will continue to enjoy listening too in the years to come.
Definitely, I would cut a third of the sex out and condense the series into one book with a reasonable story line.
Not for a long time. Too much drawn out sex in the middle of the story just getting going. Repetitive language. I found myself fast forwarding past the sex to get back to the story.
Not too bad.
Yes and no. I enjoyed the book but became frustrated with Anastasia's language and her "Inner Goddess"
Just how naive can a woman be? Miss Steele and Mr Grey? Come on. A college student who is absolutely stunning and still a virgin??? Was this set in the wrong era??? A virgin who has rough initial sex then repeats it the next morning??? Unbelievable.
Much better than having to read it
there was never a moment I wanted to turn it of
she is so easy to listen to
it is good the way it is ...nothing to change
I am on the last of it.....I will be sad when it finishes..... Hope there is more to come
Yes, to read it as it is and to form their own opinion
Wanting to find out about the almost pained darkness behind what makes Christian Grey the way he is and how he changes slowly with Anastasia
Naive, immature, understated
I decided buy both the audio and ebook mainly to see what the craze was about, I figured it would be full of sex and raunch and story light. It revolves around a young sexually inexperienced young woman Anastasia Steele, who interviews a young wealthy businessman (Christian Grey) as a favour to her friend, she is awkward and clumsy and literally falls into his office and from then on she agrees to a date with him and enters into a world she has never known. His sexual tastes are such that his lawyer insists he gets the woman he decides to act out his fantasies for want of a better word to sign a non disclosure agreement which is very detailed and once they have read and understood the so called rules and sign then it's all systems go.
In this case Anastasia is a virgin and has no other sexual experiences to compare, there is a strong sexual chemistry but has Ana bitten off more than she can chew?
As much as this story centres around their sexual encounters I found myself drawn to what made Christian the way he is and why he never wants to be touched, I wonder if he can ever totally let go as he as he puts it "I exercise control in all things" I will watch the movie and revisit this review to see how it plays out as some elements may commute better on screen.
Having read some of the reviews regarding the narrator I felt she was about right as Anastasia is very naive in lots of ways and that's what I feel is captured but as this is a trilogy I would like to hear a voice that is more confident and slightly more mature as Anastasia starts to grow.
Amazing trilogy love these books and can't wait to see the second one at the cinema in a couple of weeks time. have listened to them more than once and still enjoy them like I've never read them before
"Can't stop listening"
Loved listening to beca read this book her voice is perfect for this story I have listened to this trilogy several times I enjoy a good love story
Excellently delivered, well read book. My 1st audible book. And loved it. Totally would recommend it.
I really enjoyed the narration it kept me fixated through the whole story wonderful and brilliant would recommend to anyone who enjoys romantic sexual novels
"beautiful love story."
beautiful love story that was compelling to the very last sentence. very sad to finish the book. beautifully read.
I will deeply miss Anastasia and Christian and look forward to the next chapter. fantastic story and very well narrated xx
"best book in the trilogy"
really interesting story line, dramatic throughout and keeps you guessing. great read. bit long in middle but the end is worth it
I was initially unsure about the narrator Becca Batoe, but after a while I didn't notice. I just love this story. :-)
So slow and the sex metaphors get rather repetitive! Though very useful at getting me off to sleep for an afternoon nap :-)
"So sad the book has ended"
The person speaking in the book was fantastic. The book was worth three strong stars.
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