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Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy | [E. L. James]

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

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.
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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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  • Mrs
    HINCKLEY, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Great"

    I have read the book many times and am now listening to the audio book. I have bought them in audio to listen to in the car, whilst doing chores when i am not in the mood for music and they are so far working out great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jacqueline
    maresfield, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "DIRE!"

    Well, I gave in.

    Sick of the hype and the 'you haven't read it?' shock horror, from my women friends, I decided to give E.L. James cash-cow a shot. How bad could it be?

    Hmmm. Well. if you take the irritating, mid-atlantic, breathy, twangy narrator out of it, what's left? Not a whole lot I'm afraid.

    Boring - the sex.

    Tedious - the 'plot' (?)

    Cringeworthy - the writing.

    Vacuous - the narrator.

    A TOTAL waste of my money, and a pain in the (r)ears!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • N
    Buckingham, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "A must hear"

    I have read all the fifty shades books twice and desided to use my free credit in downloading the audio book . I am so glad I did cause once again I was able to sit and become lost in the book. The narrator was easy on the ears and didn't take away from the pleasure of the book . After listerning to the first book I downloaded the others .

    If you enjoyed the books then you will love listerning to them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elaine
    Bangor, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "fifty shades of no!"

    I thought I should at least try to listen to this very popular book but I did so with extreme difficulty because I didn't enjoy the subject matter, I found the writing cringeworthy and the reading itself dire. I understand the reason for having an american read the story as it is set in the USA but the accent and style of the reader was execrable, so bad that I just couldn't bear it and gave up about half way through. I should add that I have lived in the States for 2 years and am well used to many US accents and ways of speaking so my dislike is not due to unfamiliarity .

    As I don't really care for the subject matter and the writing itself is terrible, I will not try to read the book or any of the sequels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Queenie
    United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    ".review of 50 shades of grey"

    I found this a book which belittled women, I did not purchase 2nd and 2rd part.

    as I found the first distasteful. Maybe I am old fashioned but certain sex acts are not p8ublic viewing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LUCIA
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "really lovely"

    Still reading the book and it is lovely I don't have any regrets as a result of downloading it. Would love to read it over and over again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mark
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Excellent Telling of this book"

    The story line is excellently written and this narration conveyed as much of the emotion, humor and feeling as the printed book when i read it. The way Becca Battoe read this - narrated not acted - was pretty much the way i envisaged it whilst reading it.

    The story itself, apart from the sexual content, is a tale about trust, learning and understanding that can be applied to any scenario in life where two people enter into a relationship (business, personal, commercial). Two people can have different views and through hard work, learning, teaching and compromise a great result can be achieved.

    I would encourage you to listen (or read) the 2nd and 3rd parts to this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. Bass
    London, England
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Punk writers"

    Does for literature what the pistols did for music. Good on you EL James I support you all the way but I wont be rushing to read the rest of the series, they may feature on my wish list but purely in support of the process, the book was basically poorly written and not my idea of interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • elise
    TIVERTON, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Grearrrt"

    Could not turn it off... listen to it everywhere. .. Great because was able to get on with my eveyday jobs without have to turn page or read words

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "50 shades of amazing!"

    Thoroughly loved this book when I read it in paperback loved it even more as an audio book! Narration makes the characters come alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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