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)
I read it while I drive to and from my campus. Great way to experience a book.
The endings of these books are such cliff hangers! I'm about to purchase the third now
I adore these books and the love between these two love birds!
I did like this book. Maybe a little more than the first. There were only a couple of things that were annoying. The book's literature is still annoying. It repeats many of the expressions Ana has like here "inner goddess" "oh myyyyyy" "how erotic" etc. Ana also gets wayyyyyyyy more annoying. She tries to "stand up for herself" but she does it at the wrong time. She does it when Christian has already given her an explanation on why not to do it but does it anyways. Which steer some consequences or drama into the story. It is like a child defying their parents when the parents know something is wrong or bad might happen.
The good thing about this book is that it does have drama and you do see a coming to age I guess is what you would call it toward Christian. Another great thing about this book is it picks up where the first book left off. So in the beginning of the book you are aware and not distorted. The drama gets pretty interesting but the book is pretty predictable. What you think might happen next is more than likely going to happen.
The performance was okay not the best but not the worst. Her accents are pretty bad but when I was picturing the book at least I altered their voices so it didn't affect me too much.
Other than that I couldn't put the book down. I wanted to know what was happening even though I wanted to slap Ana.
Everything... after the first book i was hooked. couldn't just give up on it, fell in love with the story behind the sex... soo many ups and downs. couldn't have been better
Naughty.. hot.. perfect
Elevator red room who can really say one here
Ca t wait for movie but all should read... I want more Christian grey
Fifty shades trilogy is the first book series i've ever read in audible.com I have no comparison
As far as i know, she only writes these 3 books.
I love Becca's chirstian's tone. It's exactly how i would picture christian's tone.Dislike:THE SEX PART. It gets old really quick! She repeats the same tone in almost every sex. Oh my, kisses my inner thighs, same wheeze and sigh. And honestly, it's too slow, my ear hurts
Seriously, can a novel has too much sex? Too much unimportant description? Regrettably, i have to say my brain burns because of this. I was very excited when I read the first novel. I get crazy very quickly. HOWEVER, the sex gets old! Just in my humble opinion, Erika uses too much description for something that has been repeated a thousand times. For example, when Christian started to kiss her again for the zillion times, she needs to describe how it feels ALL OVER AGAIN, with similar word choices that is burning in my ears.
Okay, i believe some of you would feel the same. Sorry for grammar errors
A new reader
NO! Absolutely NOT!!!!!
The book? or the reader? If it's the book then, I was all over the place good to bad
Please, please, please, N E V E R, E V E R let another good book go to waste with a bored reader!!!!!
Again... it is very hard to say, it was completed all in one go. Could not stop listening.
She is just the best narrator! I will look forward to listen her other performances.
No. This book could've been cut from the series and not been missed much at all. The plot line was weak. The sex scenes were frequent and a bit over the top. I spent most of this book wanting to slap the hell out of the heroine. I realize the character is young, but GAWD, does she have to be so whiney????? The only repreive to this book was the last chapter. Although it really didn't fit into the rest of the book at all. I was left wondering if it had downloaded properly. Had to check the hardback version to be sure. I loved the first book. It was the only reason I was able to get through this one and also the promise from friends that the third book had many more redeeming qualities. My honest yet humble opinion, read the first and last chapter of this one then just move on to book 3, 50 Shades Freed.
Yes, I enjoyed 50 Shades of Grey and 50 Shades Freed quite a bit.
I didn't care for her at first, but she grew on me. Her performance got better with each book.
Not at all. I think the author must've had some serious sexual issues going on while writing this. Not sure if she was over sexed or not getting enough, but either way, it showed in this book.
For all that the writing is a bit childish, it has it's moments of bizarre fascination. Becca Battoe's voice really highlights all that is wrong with the book, so that's a negative. On the positive side, there is something engrossing about watching these two characters come together despite themselves.
Let me first say, I've listened to the entire trilogy in less than 7 days.
Battoe did a much better job on this narration than the first book. I've noticed slight modifications that makes this book a bit more tolerable to listen to. The man impressions still lack a great deal, but she gets her tone slightly to baritone. However, like I mentioned in my Book 1 review, she shines in the explicit excerpts because that is truly how the main character, Ana, is- slightly annoying, naive, inexperienced and whiny.
This story is really a bridge in between the initial meeting (which ended abruptly enough that James literally took one story and sold it into two. This trilogy, to me, is like a Twilight gone less Gothic and more dark and sexual. It's sweet and annoying at the same time.
No stopping here, Book 2 is the half way point.
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