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
"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)
It was fabulous. Great story, great storytelling. Becca Battoe just brought the characters to life.
The time travelers wife read by Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole. They did a great job, but Becca was a cut above!
Her ability to really create characters with her narration. The mood and warmth or lack of she would create.
its too cool a name, I wouldnt call it anything else! Hat off to EL James! She's amazing!
One of the best. Not only is it a good story, but the narator Becca Battoe is the BEST that I've listen to so far.
I haven't read any others like this.
I haven't yet, but I absoluetly will
If it's me taking them out, I would say Kate or Anna.. But I would definitely let Mr Fifty-Shades take me to dinner any time.
Not worth the hype
Anything better then this
Her character voices
Will not be listening to the next in the series
I have never heard and Audiobook narrator this bad. Do not listen to the Audiobook if you have never read these books before. She reads very slow so you loose the banter and flow between the characters because you are just waiting for her to get to it. She is also terrible at accents. In the first book she sounds like a teenager trying to put on a mans voice (all over exaggerated deep voice that she struggls to use constantly) it was very distracting and unrealistic. Also any new character automatically has a southern drawl (annoying and inconstant given that the book is set in Washington State!) and then when she try's to do a foreign accent I don't know what she was trying to do but she mangles it badly. I could not recognises any of the accents she was trying to do (and they were only French, Scottish and Russian, pretty standard accents).
If you have read the books before, as I had, you can go with the flow to some extent but absolutely do not get these if you haven't already read the story, it will put you right off the books before the end of the first chapter. In any event you will find yourself banging you head against the wall at how she mangles simple things.
I prefer audio
All of them
They are all good
A must for your audio library
I've just finished this audio book and I have one question...When are the others coming out on audible? The story is definitly worth the hype it has been getting.
yes i found i got through it quicker and i liked that i could simply listen while doing other tasks i needed to do
christian grey because of his mystery and intriguing personality
no this is the first
yes made me laugh at various moments and i felt i connecting with the characters understanding how they felt at different times
cannot wait to listen to the others
"Terrible rubbish, dont bother!"
no, her writing is terrible
Had it properly edited or used a ghost writer who actually knew how to write.
a male voice
the whole lot and start again
I enjoyed listening to Fifty Shades of Grey, it brought the book to life even more so when you read and listen at the same time.
"What an AWFUL, SICKING and SAD story!! NO STARS!"
Not using a 21 year old virgin as a sex character in every abusive ways possible!! Slow destruction of a young girl mentally, sexually and spiritually by a rich freak and very clearly sick in the head whom pry on young innocent girl(s) to satisfy his sick fetish! The writer should have used an experienced female sex addict nympho maniac that wanted to be a part of the whole sick bedroom play thing!!!
YES IT HAS! BIG TIME!!!
Yes, I would love to speak with the Author as this story has had a vey uncomfortable effect on me!! Civilized confrontation might set this negative emotion free!
"read the book"
becca battoe isn't good reading this book on tape..not worth getting as her story telling for the characters is not that good. you are better of reading the books at least you can imagine the characters voices for yourself.
"implausable storyline and slow to boot"
Not particularly, often cheesy and predictable. The main characters were implausible and the storyline was generally slow to boot.
I wouldn't be interested
abysmal plot ( or rather lack thereof). sexy? not really, sex scenes very moderate - and bordering on ridiculous. Complete lack of character development - on both parts; dialogue stilted and boring. Laughable - in fact is should be classified as a parody - at least then folks wouldn't be disappointed!
Lee child, I think....
anyone with less whiny voice....
some descriptions are funny?
"wow its great being read to you"
this is my first audio book I've listened to and I'm looking forward to getting all 3 books of the trilogy
love the whole story nothing is more memorable to me love the whole trilogy
she makes the story come to life
i would love to but beings i got the book at 02:06am it was very hard to do so
so can't wait for the rest of the books
The narrator reading the female voice was more than false and grating. It was unbelievable and distracting
This book was long winded and dragged out.
The storyline was poor and the book badly written
"Kinky - But looses its lustre after a while"
This book will certainly have you hot under the collar but it's just a little predictable in the end and there's only so much you can listen about spanking before it looses its excitement. The performance by Becca Battoe increases my overall rating for this book because her voice works so well for the main character (Ana) and I guess this book with all its emails and txts is trying to be a modern book for a modern era, but seriously - bring back sex, drugs and rock & roll if this is really the best we can do.
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