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Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy | [E. L. James]

Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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

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    Lilian Seattle WA United States 12-07-13
    Lilian Seattle WA United States 12-07-13 Member Since 2011

    I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!

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    "More Romance in the second"

    Once again before buying this book I read the reviews. I saw alot of negative reviews, there were hints that the audio wasn't as good as should have been expected. I didn't have any issues with this though, loved the story and the narration. More hearts and flowers in this book. My most memerable moment was when Grey did the 180 and dropped on his knees to assume the role of a sub!, I was left wondering wtf? But of course he is 50 shades of fucked up!, Looking forward to the conclusion looks like Ana is going to be the damsel in distress!

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    steele memphis, tn, United States 11-25-13
    steele memphis, tn, United States 11-25-13
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    "yummy"
    Where does Fifty Shades Darker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    number 1


    What did you like best about this story?

    the love story was breathtaking. makes one want that deep complete love. the compromises, the earning of trust, finally giving oneself to a person completely.


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

    I do not care for her trying to immulate a mans sultry voice. became irritating. she is my only complaint.


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

    YES!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheree Waynesville, NC, United States 11-12-13
    Sheree Waynesville, NC, United States 11-12-13
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    "I had hopes for this heroine at the end of Book 1."
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Darker the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the story.


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

    Yes, she did a good job with all the characters. But Anastasia sounded like she was a 15 yr. old.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This will make you tired of pornography.


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    peggy Indianapolis,, Indiana, United States 09-14-13
    peggy Indianapolis,, Indiana, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Truth shows it's ugly head."
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades Darker in three words, what would they be?

    Love (Most ‎definitely). Truth, and understanding.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how Anna loves Christian unconditionally. Although, he loves her just as much, he has a lot of issues, baggage as Anna puts it in the story, and I don't think even I would trust most of what he says to her at times.

    I also like how he finally comes clean with Anna, giving her something more to think about on whether she can trust him to stay devoted to her.I like how he proposes to her, that took not only her by surprise, but me as well.

    Also, although it frightened me, I like how he disappeared off radar while flying the Charlie Tango on a business trip. That had me on the edge of my seat waiting along side of Anna and Christian's family as they waited news of his hopeful return.

    There are so many scenes that I loved about this story that I"m sure I've missed explaining here.

    But I liked how E.L. James ended it with Anna's old boss out to get the sexy Mr. Grey. It makes me dread the wait until I can download the last book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think that would have to be where she gave him the key chain that lite up and gave him the answer that he so longed waited for.

    I'm glad that E.L. James didn't give us a glance early on about what she was thinking of giving him for his birthday.Although, there were many favorites to this story, this one was the best...I think. lol.


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

    Yessss! Even with my confession of every day life getting in the way of listening or even reading this story, I found myself completely immersed in these two books, and I can't wait to get back to listening to the last book.


    Any additional comments?

    Only what I said before in my comment of the first book, and that I highly recommend reading or listening to this awesome trilogy.

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    tcwatson1004 07-08-13

    I am a new listener to audio books and I am loving every moment of it!!

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    "Go Fifty!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Darker the most enjoyable?

    The performance was impeccable, intense, and fabulous..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite had to be Ana, just in her growth as a women was incredible to hear.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Christians reaction to his family along with Ana's after he finally arrived home to Escala after Charlie Tango.


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

    Yes!! I definitely cried, more or less sobbed.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to listen to it again!! I will be very soon. Such great writing!!

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    krystle clarkridge, ar, United States 06-10-13
    krystle clarkridge, ar, United States 06-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "narration made a good book bad"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not the audio book, but the paperback, yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters dynamics


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

    Not a thing. The narration was weak and made the book come off cheesy. Inflections were in the wrong place and it it hit the ear wrong making it hard to stay interested.


    Could you see Fifty Shades Darker being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I dont see how they could


    Any additional comments?

    Goog book for someone already interested in romance novels but not for the faint of heart.

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    Arlena Broken Arrow, OK, United States 06-07-13
    Arlena Broken Arrow, OK, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself! Married, avid reader and book reviewer.

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    "Another good read by this author E.L. James"

    By: E.L. James
    Published By: Vintage Books
    Age Recommended: Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Rating: 5
    Series: Fifty Shades #2
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    "Fifty Shades Darker" by E.L. James was the second in the series and as the first novel this one too held my undivided attention till the end. There will be so many twist and turns that goes on between these two people...Anna (Anastasia and Christian. This author really has the writing ability to keep us on the edge of our seat with all that is going on. Its really a 'heart pounding novel.' As you read you will find out this whole story is not only about the sex. It is not only a wonderful and but yet sad story. I can't hardly wait till the next novel because I know it will tie this story all together. So, with that being said I am starting on the last one now!

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    Stacie Nation Texas 05-26-13
    Stacie Nation Texas 05-26-13 Member Since 2013

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    "More of the same..."
    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    Yes, Becca Battoe.
    Maybe, E.L. James.


    Would you be willing to try another book from E. L. James? Why or why not?

    The writing was repetitious, but once I was into the story I wanted to see it through.


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

    She brought the story to life.


    Did Fifty Shades Darker inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, and it definitely opened my eyes to emotionally abusive/control freak type behaviors.


    Any additional comments?

    Not at this time.

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    Tiffany Ramsey kings mountain, NC, United States 04-27-13
    Tiffany Ramsey kings mountain, NC, United States 04-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Darker the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was fabulous. The flow and symetry of the words simply kept me unually clear as I imagined the characters as each of them formed and came to life for me. One moment, I found myself uneasy, but not for the anticipation of what was to come next. However, the next pulsing moment just left me breathless and overwhelmed with emotion. I'm now in the middle of the next book and can hardly wait until the next chapter.


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    Brandi ROME, GA, United States 04-24-13
    Brandi ROME, GA, United States 04-24-13
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    "AMAZING!!!"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades Darker again? Why?

    Definitely! Who wouldn't read it again???


    What did you like best about this story?

    Um... hard to pick a specific one, I loved it all!


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    She reads it so well & makes the story seem so real!


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

    Oh yes, a couple! When Christian went missing, I was crying & anxious just waiting to see what would happen!


    Any additional comments?

    Once again, I can't wait to hear the next one! I saw that some people have left bad reviews for the performance of Becca Battoe, but I have to say I was not disappointed at all! It was just as good as the first one & I'm looking forward to the next one! Great job!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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