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Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This audiobook contains graphic adult content.

The book everyone is talking about. When Ana Steele meets Christian Grey.... Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view.

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

What the Critics Say

"In a class by itself." (Entertainment Weekly)

"The book that made women want sex again" (Mail on Sunday)

"It’s the book everyone’s talking about, becoming a word of mouth hit, topping the bestseller lists, and the film rights have just been bought to bring it to the big screen… a good steamy read. 4 Stars." (Heat)

"E L James's erotic novel, one of a trilogy, has become a phenomenon." (Telegraph Online)

"E. L. James is the talk of the book world thanks to her Fifty Shades... trilogy." (Daily Mail)

"It has become the topic of choice for water cooler chats, school run tête-a-têtes and whispered conversations over the garden fence... Erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey is conquering best-seller lists around the world." (Herald Scotland Online)

"Fifty Shades of Grey…is now a mainstream publishing sensation." (Guardian)

"It's the definition of a page-turner… Ultimately, James’s exploration of the dynamics of sexual power is both troubling and intriguing, and women will undoubtedly be discussing it for years to come." (Telegraph.co.uk)

"Fifty Shades of Grey isn't your average bonkbuster. It could change our sex lives forever." (Fabulous, Sun on Sunday)

"..it was a proper love story… If my review has at all persuaded you that Fifty Shades of Grey might be more than just a kinky book full of sex, then I urge you to pick up a copy and try it - I'm sure you won't be disappointed! 5 stars." (ChickLitChloe.blogspot.co.uk)

"This is erotic fiction that firmly falls into the by women for women category. I’ll be buying copies for all my girlfriends this year... an intriguing read 5 stars." (Bookbag)

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  • nichola
    pontefract, United Kingdom
    3/11/14
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    "would of been amazing if not for the narrator"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    no i have always loved the books and thought it would be nice to listen to them instead.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    christian grey for sure lol u just feel him pull u in to the story


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    i didnt like her trying to play the part of the male characters that was the biggest disappointment for me while listening to the story. there should of been both a male and female narrator to tell the story then i would of given it 100/100


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    it will be on the 14th feb 2015 and i cant wait to go see it


    Any additional comments?

    u should be able to change the narrator reading the books if your not happy with them that way everyones happy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    hampshire, United Kingdom
    3/7/14
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    Performance
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    "it is all about the sex?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    I have only listened to the audio version so can't compare to written text, but my experience of audio is that its always better than the written text as I like the interpretation the narrator puts into the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Becca Battoes charactorisation of both Anastasia and Christian


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the none sex scenes, the general storyline was ok


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

    if I had time yes but as don't made do with listening to it in bits as I always do


    Any additional comments?

    although this book has been published as porn, there were other elements to this book that were good, although the story line wasn't overly strong, it does lead to 2 much better books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rmm
    London UK
    1/27/14
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    "Lazily written"
    What was most disappointing about E. L. James’s story?

    The story was lazily written with the odd big work in each paragraph to sound intellectual.


    Have you listened to any of Becca Battoe’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to Becca Battoe's other performances so I can't compare however I think the performance was quite good.


    Any additional comments?

    Avoid this book in any form. It is lazily written pron.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • boudmaria
    UK
    1/21/14
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    "Bland"
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    I found myself getting very bored listening to this book because the story seemed to be very boring and due to my personal thoughts about it- the main character seems to be very stupid and naive and that got me irritated when I was listening to the book.
    But this is my personal taste. I got this because my friends kept telling me about how great it is, I was disappointed.


    What will your next listen be?

    the jeremiah hunt chronicle . The books seem to be amazing!


    Did Becca Battoe do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Yes the tone of voice and intonations were very good, and I agree to female reading this book was a good choice


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    the main femal character needs to be changed in my opinion to someone who is not as naive


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • angela
    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
    1/7/14
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    "Fantastic"
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first experience on audible and it was fantastic. I could listen any time any place anywhere and i loved it. I was addicted to this book and couldn't stop listening!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades of Grey?

    There was more than one memorable moment


    Which character – as performed by Becca Battoe – was your favourite?

    Anastacia


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ?


    Any additional comments?

    I tried reading the book but found it abit long and repetative and gave up on it but then decided to get it on audible and found it addictive and exciting...which then led me on to the other two books in the series which were also fantastic and addictive.
    I Loved them all equally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katie
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    1/1/14
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    "REALLY BAD"
    Would you try another book written by E. L. James or narrated by Becca Battoe?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by E. L. James again?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Wouldn't let me listen to anything past 20 minutes. Narrator hasthr most annoying robotic voice, do not waste money or time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Julie E. Ellis
    Herne Bay, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "Fifty Shades and counting"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    This trilogy is not just about bdsm , i feel that the whole story is a very good explanation of the two characters journey through their relationship, its a great love story if you like.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian, because the story shows his struggle with feeling and love realisticly.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    not one in particular, all good


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

    both


    Any additional comments?

    Id like to hear/read more of the 'shades of Christian', hearing it from his point of view was very interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fred
    Tadworth, United Kingdom
    12/6/13
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    "loved it"
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    first audiobook and its not going to be my last i thought it was a really good book and i liked the person to was talking


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades of Grey to, and why?

    nothing i can think im it was so different and i liked it alot


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    all it it i thought she was great


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Asabat
    Uk
    12/5/13
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    "I thought I would really enjoy this book."
    What will your next listen be?

    Fury of Desire by Coreene Callahan


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Granted I liked the email conversions between the two protagonists there was a spark of fun and tension, but its not enough.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened through parts one and two almost 7 hours each, but in the end it bored me so much I could not be bothered to listen to the last 2 hours of part three! I was firstly surprised that a book that was reported to be erotica had escaped its niche into main stream publishing. While it promised to give a good dose of sexual suspense what is delivered was so drawn out it put me to sleep. What is sad for devotes of erotica is this is really detrimental to the genre. It could well put off potential future readers!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    London, United Kingdom
    11/26/13
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    "Absolutely Awful"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    What could E. L. James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Read more


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    nothing


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    I read only the first 3 chapters and could not stand the female lead character


    Any additional comments?

    Can i get a refund please

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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