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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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    pamela pleasureville, KY, United States 10-08-12
    pamela pleasureville, KY, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "50 shades of OMG"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades Darker again? Why?

    already have. i got done with 50 shades freed and needed more


    What did you like best about this story?

    i love how the story line gets deeper as it goes on


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the grey ball


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

    yes


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    Melissa Shawnee, OK, United States 10-08-12
    Melissa Shawnee, OK, United States 10-08-12
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    "Good Listen"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades Darker again? Why?

    I would pobably listen again, just because I have gotten attached to the characters and I miss them. I really think Becca Batoe does a good job narrating!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anastasia and Christina because of the love that they have for each other.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I'm not sure I read all three books in about two weeks ;)


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

    There are many moving oments, I can't thinkof any at tis moment, I have read toomany books recently and they are all running together :)


    Any additional comments?

    I love the bond between Ana and Christian, I think this was a powerful and moving love story, although it is very hard to read Twilight right after, because of all of the similarities, seems like palgerisim to me, but I still enjoyed it.

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    Crissie79 10-08-12
    Crissie79 10-08-12
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    "LOVE IT!"

    ABSOLUTLEY LOVE THESE BOOKS. I WON'T ERASE THEM FROM MY KINDLE BECAUSE THEY ARE THAT GOOD. I REALLY WANT THE BOOKS TO NEVER END. ONCE YOU PICK UP THESE BOOKS YOU WONT PUT THEM DONE. tHANKS FOR A GREAT READ. WORTH EVERY PENNY OR CREDIT YOU SPEND ON IT.

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    Kevin Kent, WA, United States 10-08-12
    Kevin Kent, WA, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Much better than the first book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Darker the most enjoyable?

    The storyline is much better than the first book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The auditor is not my favorite


    Which character – as performed by Becca Battoe – was your favorite?

    Anna


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

    When Anna twisted Jack's finger!


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    Cynthia 10-02-12
    Cynthia 10-02-12
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    "Enjoyed this audio book!"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades Darker?

    I love the characters and the emotions that Christian and Ana experience.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I never listened to an audio book before and I thought that a man would read Christian's part so I was a little disappointed when Becca read it. She did the best she could for her voice.


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

    I laugh at Ana's inner Goddess. It's really adorable the things she does. I cried when Christian was missing. I can feel what the character's feel as I read and if someone were to watch me they would laugh. I smile at funny, witty parts and get teary eyed when they are sad. I absolutely love these books.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks you for the opportunity to hear these books. I listen to them when I am relaxing in bed and don't have to worry about turning pages.

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    Sara Eaton Rapids, MI, United States 10-01-12
    Sara Eaton Rapids, MI, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not stop listening"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voice for Christian was SO weak your picture of him turns into a a girly boy. Not at all as the character is described.


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

    Yes! So many things going on in the book. You just can not put the book down


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    Marie Alexandia, VA, United States 10-01-12
    Marie Alexandia, VA, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2011

    I don't mind getting stuck in traffic...as long as I have an audio book playing.

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    "So Annoying!!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenagers and 20 somethings maybe...


    Has Fifty Shades Darker turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I usually don't love books in this genre. This book was exceedingly childish.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Nothing could have redeemed it for me.


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades Darker?

    That stupid girl protagonist...cannot even remember her name now.


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    Kaye Monroe chville,va 10-01-12
    Kaye Monroe chville,va 10-01-12

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    "Love the Fifty Shades books"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Darker the most enjoyable?

    I love audible books and became addicted to this story line. I love that Anna and Chrisitan now have a real romance and the truth is beginning to set them free. Can't wait to read fifty shades freed!


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    Kim WINTERSET, IA, United States 10-01-12
    Kim WINTERSET, IA, United States 10-01-12
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    "After all the hype...very disappointing."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't recommend or not recommend it. It's a pretty average series overall. It's entertaining and isn't that we all are looking for? To be entertained? But there is nothing stunning or stand-out about these three books or the author.


    Has Fifty Shades Darker turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all. It's a single thread in a fabric.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Becca Battoe?

    At times, it is somewhat difficult to differentiate if Becca's performance was a little annoying or if it was just truly the material she was reading. Overall I think she did fine reading the story and I wouldn't shy away from another story she was reading.


    Was Fifty Shades Darker worth the listening time?

    Yes, but only because I had to find out what happened after the first book and prior to the third book. It was a necessary bridge to cross, but there is no stunning work of literature here.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed in some of the stylings of writing that the author used. I swear if Anastasia said "Oh my!" one more time or if the author used the word "bemused" once more to describe Christian's mood....I was going to EXPLODE. Exrtremely annoying verbiage. The e-mail chit chat between the two main characters was juvenile and mostly unimportant to the story itself. Hearing the "To, From, Subject and the closing lines including titles in each email was almost more than I could bear. Fast forward is so important in this series. The erotic scenes became extremely boring and all too frequent. Overall, disappointing trilogy from a content perspective.

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    J. Martinez NEW YORK 10-01-12
    J. Martinez NEW YORK 10-01-12
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    "Can't see the big deal."
    What did you like best about Fifty Shades Darker? What did you like least?

    The writer just developed the perfect man with just a weird flaw, but deep down he's attentive (just like all men), caring (just like all men), loves foreplay (JUST LIKE ALL MEN) and rich.
    I hope women realize that they really can't fix the bad boy with love.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I'm sure most women would say the Sub/Dom aspect but it's really not the kinky. If you want kinky read the Anne Rice Beauty series. Now that was kinky.


    Which character – as performed by Becca Battoe – was your favorite?

    Mia


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