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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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  • 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
  • Claudia
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    11/24/13
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    "Amazing!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would and have.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fifty because he comes so far from what he is used to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes there was, the car scene when they are on the way home from fiftys parents house, it shows how far fifty has come and even tho he hasn't said it but how much he actually loves Anna.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book is a great book it has so much more meaning than people think. People think its just a sex book but it isn't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tony
    Widnes, United Kingdom
    11/3/13
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    "Poor Read"
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Very poor read, no story line


    Has Fifty Shades of Grey put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Poor book, no story line and not recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • hayley
    Chiswick London, United Kingdom
    10/30/13
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    "Fabulous story ruined by narrator's annoying voice"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    No, but that's because the narrator has an overly-young-and-annoying voice. I did not imagine such a voice when I was reading the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robin
    Norwood, Australia
    10/17/13
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    "Baudy repetitive text with no literary content"
    Would you try another book written by E. L. James or narrated by Becca Battoe?

    No


    Has Fifty Shades of Grey put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes


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

    Melodramatic


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

    The description of the sexual act were of interest initially but lacking any kind of literary text - I felt I was listening to pornography.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss L. C. Hirst
    Northampton, England
    10/14/13
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    "Loved it!"
    What did you like most about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    The slow reveal of Christian's issues.


    What does Becca Battoe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She was able to bring out Anna's character better than I did in my imagination.


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

    Yes. I was enthralled by the romantic connection. I felt lost at the end of the book and was glad I could listen to the next one immediately!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • suzette
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    10/12/13
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    "Curiosity..."
    Would you try another book written by E. L. James or narrated by Becca Battoe?

    No, I don't think I would ever read another E.L.James novel - and I would avoid Becca Battoe like the freakin plague!! She is an awful narrator!


    Has Fifty Shades of Grey put you off other books in this genre?

    No - I like the genre, I like reading about other peoples fantasies and getting ideas....


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

    Anyone else. Seriously. Battoe is just an awful reader. It sounded as though she had not prepared at ALL! She made what was supposed to be a sexy character (Christian Grey) sound gay! The breathy sarcastic edge on every sentence he uttered was so off putting!


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

    No. Well, I guess it would depend on the lead characters and whether I were drunk or not.


    Any additional comments?

    James is a really bad writer. I gave her the benefit of the doubt because I like the subject matter and the genre but DAMN, she is awful. If I had to hear about the "inner godess" one more time I would puke. The phrase "sphere of reference" is overused to say the least. The entire book was just so juvenile - which is odd because it is an ADULT subject matter.

    She is juvenile, puerile, verbose, simple minded and plain boring. I resisted reading this book - although when I had an extra credit on Audible I thought "what the hay". What a waste of hay! There is about 2.6% of really good action/content and 97.4% bad dialogue. It's simplistic, predictable, verbose and trite. Too bad too because her subject matter could have been so much more!

    I told my partner it reminds me - seriously - of "See Jane? See Dick? Run Jane Run" sort of dialogue.

    ugh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • linda thompson
    enfield london
    10/9/13
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    "very very good book"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    I love the story line Christian Grey wow every woman's dream man


    What did you like best about this story?

    The BDSM story


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

    Christian Grey


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

    Christian Grey wow


    Any additional comments?

    I really love this book looking forward to listening to the next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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