Please note: This audiobook contains graphic adult content.
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.
They rekindle their searing, sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades.
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.
©2011 E L James (P)2012 Random House
"In a class by itself." (Entertainment Weekly)
the book itself is good, anyone who is interested in it will probably enjoy /reading/ it.
i would like to finish the series, but do not care to pay for them because upon listening to the first two, there were high pitched small odd sounds resonating through the microphone and made listening frustrating.
yes the narrator did a fine job, a little too valley girl sounding though, and also needs to learn how to properly pronounce city names. Montessano is pronounced Mont/teh/say/no.
it was very fulfilling as a sorry, however not pleased with the technical properties, as in the odd sounds coming through with the narration.
The writing is pretty bad - the plot is predictable and the author needs a thesaurus for descriptive words because she uses the same handful of words over and over and over again. The female protagonist is described by other characters as being intelligent, but I fail to see that actually demonstrated in any of the internal monolog; in fact, the dialog throughout the trilogy is much the same--trite. The narration is OK, but I'm not sure if that's because of the narrator or the deficient writing. On the other hand, the love scenes are very tantalizing and plentiful, making the series worthwhile.
Having a completely differenet Narrator!! She is horriable, between completely lacking male voice and the valley girl she tried to portray, it was painful and a complete waste of time! Which is sad because this book is one of my favorites. I would love to have taken it on long trips. I will never listen to this recording again. HORRIBLE!!!
Loved the book HATED!!! the narrator!!
NO WAY!! This was so painful to listen to and is completely ruined for me!!
More along the line of.. "When will this be over, she is killing me" Again I LOVED this book but this audio version completely runied what the book originally was!
Pull this and find someone who can acctully read it with feeling and belivable voice overs.. please!!!
Say something about yourself!
The story is very good. The more I listen the more I see that Christian and Anna are based from the Twilight books.
I am not a fan of her performance. I think she makes Anna sound like a child. That is not something I am fond of in a Romance - Erotica book.
A different narrator and a better story line
Vince Flynn's "The Last Man"
Monotonic voice, much like someone reading to a classroom with no feeling or emotion
I stopped after one hour so I can not answer
I bought this based on the high count of 4 star ratings. I am obviously in the minority.
Single father of two kids, with a very busy life style. might change some of the people I know like the ex, but not the kids. hard start to life but moving forward, looking for my 50 shades. (ha-ha) Laters Baby
I would recommend this book to a friend. And I allready have. Reason I recommended it is not only because of the scenes that are quite intimate. But the fact that the storyline was well pretrade always leaving you wondering in trying to figure out the clues it was like a Mystery. And most people could relate to this book quite well with their own problems in life the ups and downs of a relationship or very well dictated in this book. Not to mention this book and also teach you of certain techniques that girls me fantasize about. Overall this was a very good
There were quite a few memorable moments in this book. But I am not to mention anything because it would give away some of the book. In order to find the amount yourself you can have to listen or read it. Sorry
My favorite scene in this book was not the intimate scenes. It was more of the scenes of their ups and downs their reality to life their way to find some happy medium. when these two people were considered Polar opposites. Their inability to give up on one another, Still learning secrets about one another trying to understand one another. Learning the more that they learn stronger that they both become I have to say this is the best part.
Yes and it's pretty hard to listen to a 20 hour book in one day so I had to break it up into three days and pretty much completed this book in three days. It was just hard choosing a spot to stop because it would always be something that popped up to meet you wonder how the scene was going to turn out.
A friend recommended this book to me. And I'm grateful that she did. This is a males perspective. And I'm not one for these kind of books. But the dominant submissive position give me a different outlook that would otherwise not have been betrayed in my life. This book was very interesting. And go even though the descriptions of certain intimate scenes were I think a little overdone it was overall still had a very good storyline in the book.
This book is boring, poorly written,.....dreadful.
There are so many other good audio books out there, I happily ordered some others.
Yes, after the first book, I was eager to hear the second book, and it was good although not as good as the first. In my opinion the whole trilogy could have been put into 1 book, and saved the excitement you get from the first one.
By the end of this one, I only went on to listen to the third "Fifty shades freed" because I just wanted a explaination as to why it was even necessary since while this book was good, you get tired of the same wording and mindless thinking of Anastasia. Well anyway, I won't spoil it, but if you enjoyed the first book for the exciting and kinky fu#kery LOL then expect pretty much the same but by now you aren't a virgin anymore.
The hero's story was the most interesting aspect. I wanted to find out his story. The heroine was not interesting at all.
Getting a narrator with a sultry voice would have helped this performance a lot.
The story is ok. It deserves to be read at least once.
TSTL heroines get on my nerves. I have a hard time getting through books where the heroines are too stupid to live.
I'm a mom of two boys, a dog, a heard of cats and a bearded dragon. i am also a wife and a business owner. Wine is my drug of choice.
No, I should have just read the book. The reader was so monotone.
To much hanky panky, not enough story line
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