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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
I came to realise by the end of the third book, that this trilogy is all about the love story. The kinky sex is interesting but in the end its all about a desperate, all consuming love that many many people never experience. The kind of love where despite the hardships, a couple really do adore each other and ..........yes....... it does happen. Its also about the female need to save a handsome and esentially good but very damaged man from himself, and see that love does win over in the end. Yes the books are repetivive but to be honest who cares. It was all about heart and I loved them:) Becca Battoe has done a nice job of the reading.
Yes I would recommend this book as a light hearted read on a romantic or relaxing holiday.
Raunchy novel that concludes the trilogy, but you need to finish all three books or the first two books are empty and you are left hanging. I feel the three books would be much better condensed into one book - with less repetitive sex scenes. The sex scenes are very explicit and can make you blush initially, but by the end of the first book they become annoying to listen to and were a little "same old same old". Anna and Christian seemed oversexed and I was tempted to skip past the sex scenes to get to the main story line which was vague until the very end. This book is not for a child's ears.
Repetitive use of certain vocabulary and adjectives and some words get annoying by the end of the three books.
The narrators voice of main character "Anna" took a little getting used to, however it grew on you by the end of the trilogy.
If you start the trilogy you need to finish all tree books to get the benefit of the plot. The books are great for stimulating challenging conversation with close friends or lovers or for stimulating self reflection on our sexual inhibitions and boundaries.
This trilogy was the first listen to Becca Battoe's performances.
Initially I was a little shocked about the sexual explicitness, especially in regard to the dominatrix sex scenes.
love listening to books vampire romance books
still liked the story but wanted more i found it jumped around without finishing the thoughts of the author would have liked more detailed towards the end of the book i think we needed a forth book and although e l James has left us wondering if there will be a further book i would like to know what type of father christian turned out like
Yes i would and actually have, firstly I absolutely loved the book,and secondly i find it so relaxing sitting listening to it.
Christian Grey is my favourite character.
why because right from the start you feel for him as you know he is very troubled and you just wish you could do something to help him.
no this is my first time
Christian Grey, because of the empathy you feel for him, and i would be the envy of every woman who has read the book.
i would really like to read a book from his point of view now, just to explain how he felt about it all.
A subject that is not usually spoken about, but these books are written brilliantly. Listened to all three in a week. Loved them Thank You E L James
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
One of the best I've listened to. Can see how it's getting so much hype. It's got everything and is Totally outstanding in every way. Top Narrator and Top Author/Story. WOW
Loved this series. Quite erotic at times so not for the prude but a real love story.
You will like this if you loved the JD Robb in death books.
If it was ONE book instead of drawn out to three
Understandable, and good inflections
This set of books to me, was whiny and monotonous and not very well written. Could have put everything in to one book instead of stretching it out and making it boring. This set of books ticked me off more than inspired me. By the third book you just knew how the characters were going to react and what they were going to say. AND I found myself saying "NOT fair" a lot and rolling my eyes. I don't think I would recommend this book to anyone.
Narrator had a very irritating whiny voice especially when trying to "change" characters
Condese the 3 books into 1 book I was often bored and impatient with the "perfection" of Christian Grey.
Someone with a less specific accent? I loved Davina Porter in the Outlander series
It certainly made me question my idea of what is acceptable sex between committed couples who are open and honest with each other. It also reminded me of how dangerously overwhelming sexual attraction can be, especially for the 18 - 25 age group.
Take away all the kinkery sex and it was just a feel good Mills and Boon story marketed by a brilliant publisher! I loved the covers of the books
AS inpiring to the other two books this one put a bit more of edge on Ana & christian history love the end and every through that, also is realy well spoken in a way that put you there insde the book!
when they go back to the first time they meet from Chrsitin prospective ans the acion part were she is hurt by Hyde
love her voice and the way she narrates
I love this story line, it's the most amazing story line it's so good can't wait for the films.
the movie is well better when you read all the books first xx
I didn't realise how long this book was when I downloaded it (19 hours I think) but I really enjoyed it. Excellent narration by Becca Battoe. Very intense & difficult to put down, steamy but also romantic & gripping.
"Well the end chapter has made me want more"
Can't wait to read them all again I wasn't going to read the grey book that follows but damn it I can't get enough of this kinky to normal sh** yeah I am Married and what
"very easy to listen to"
love it, very easy to listen to, brilliant spend of money :-) :-) :-) :-)
"A must read"
Have listened to this book countless times it's romantic funny and I could not stop listening
No best bits it's all great
All of it
How much Christian loved her
All three books are a must
I know this book has had mixed reviews but I enjoyed it and hope the author continues the story.
"nice love story a bit too crude though "
I love ìt just thought was a bit crude but the love story it's self was good
I loved it, I didn't want it to finish. I am so hoping for a fourth book to be created!
"I was told that it gets better"
they were wrong! I struggled with this one it was almost as bad as the first at least there was some sort of plot an obvious one but a plot. I'm not sure if I'd have liked the book better if I'd read it instead of listening to it
"Bit daft but fun"
This book really got me thinking about how I would react in a similar situation. I found myself wanting to shout at the characters sometimes, but it was definitely absorbing.
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