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 female lead in this book is annoying. Don't waste your credit or your time. I can't get those wasted hours back.
When Christian shows up - from Tango going down.
She had great voices and held your interest.
Wow -- It was hours and hours. I really enjoyed it being read.
Audiobooks is a great service
Why oh why did I get the second book after I knew.. I KNEW.. what the first book was like. I guess Ive got a bit of a masochistic side to me. *sigh* Anyways, I laughed (Mostly at the over the top sex scenes) I cried, (mostly because I used a precious credit on this drabble) I listened to it spanning 2 days (kinda like pulling off a band-aid, get the pain over with all at once instead of dragging it out). Christian is a jerk plain and simple. He treats Ana like crap when he doesnt get his way and he gets so needy he crosses over into creepy obsession mode with her. I can easily see him losing it and going psycho and killing her if she ever tries to leave him. I was hoping he would gain a redeeming quality somewhere in the book but it just didnt happen. Also, Ana takes to calling him 50 which started *In da club* by 50 cent in my mind EVERY TIME she did it and put images of 50 cent playing Christian Grey in my head. It did make the sex scenes a bit more interesting however. Ana really should have gone with Jose' in the first place. They wouldve had a much much healthier relationship. I feel like Christian was trying to do to Ana what Mrs. Robinson did to do to him at 15. She had no previous sexual experience so he had a clean slate to work with. Nice way to warp a girl Christian...
3rd book to finish the series... hhmm.. I think ill have to wait awhile before I decide whether im going to attempt it or not...
She ruins Christian Grey's voice making him sounds like a really an old fat slow man, with very little energy. An odd Rich phony person. Makes for a humorous narration.
Not use such a old slow "phony" odd unreal voice, for Mr Grey.
This is a great humorous story. It does have it's dark side, but with the voices Becca Battoe uses, I can't take it too seriously. I have read this book series at least 25 possibly more times, and never imagined the male voices so unreal.
I loved this book, especially the Audio version! This second book had a plot and it was very enjoyable to the point that I had to finish the series!
It made the book very enjoyable!
I loved the book and could not wait to read the finally book.
This has got to be the most trite, silly story I've ever listened to. The writing is so one dimensional, pedestrian and juvenile. The Story of O or anything by Anais Nin would be far better books to read on this subject than this drivel. The character of Anastasia Steele is so oblivious, immature, self-righteous without a shred of world experience, stunted in how human nature works. Yes, I understand she's a neophyte, but my God!!!! She is beyond unrealistic with an overbearing sense of entitlement and just plain stupid. Any man worth his testosterone would have thrown her out of his house the minute he found out she went snooping in his personal effects. Time and time again, she is told why she should not do something and then she goes ahead and does it and has to have Gray come save her behind. She never learns anything. And if I have to listen to another bloody "Holy" anything, I'm going to scream!! And someone shoot the stupid goddess and subconscious twit she keep referring to. This should have been shredded better by E.L. James' editor--was this mess self published?
Anyone but this twit.
Becca Battoe contributes to my disdain for this book. She sounds like a whiny Valley Girl... Horrible, horrible, horrible!!!!
Disinterest. The Story of O is the standard on this subject and this drivel pales in comparison.
I will never read another book by E.L. James. Whoever they are, they need to go back to school and take some creative writing courses. They should also learn that if they can't surpass a standard, to leave the subject alone.
The continuation of 50 Shades of Grey. This book was great and I finished it in two days because I couldn't turn the audio off. Now I am listening to the third book.
Honestly it was a little hard to imagine a guy acting this way. Not that i wouldn't mind a guy acting like this for me. The brief insight about his emotional maturity made it a bit more believable though so I guess I wouldn't change it too much. The cliffhanger part was a bit too predictable, not sure how I would change it though.
The story could have ended there for me, though I'm glad it continued.
Anastasia of course.
I want to say a more believable guys reaction but then again that might not make it romantic enough ;). So I will say given Christian's background as explained I think it's good as is.
I would have liked this and the other story to give some glimpse into what Christian was thinking at times. It was also a bit long winded like the last one but again the email banter was humorous.
A better book than the first one. The story line is getting expanded and keeps getting interesting. Worth listening to.
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
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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