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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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    LAC, PhD NY, NY 01-31-13
    LAC, PhD NY, NY 01-31-13
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    "For a reason you won't expect . . ."
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades Darker?

    I found this series to be written poorly, performed badly, and the content to be presented in a demeaning fashion. I am not, however, put off by the sexual content or even the type of sexual interchanges, however I am disgusted by the portrayal of them and the writing that is quite childish. The performance does not help. The content replete with "Oh My's" made it difficult for me to finish listening to this . . . it took me months. But I hate to leave books unfinished. Clearly all the fuss is about introducing the pruder portion of society to the goings on in the vast non-prude portion of society. Congratulations on dumming down the BDSM world for the rest of modern America. I found this dreadful.


    What was most disappointing about E. L. James’s story?

    Terrible writing.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

    Someone who can read without monotone.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment peppered with disgust (in the writing, performance).


    Any additional comments?

    This applies to all three books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Plymouth, MN, United States 01-30-13
    Sharon Plymouth, MN, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Who knew sex could be tedious?"
    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    Definitely would not do another E. L. James book. The story is very thin and while the sex scenes are intriguing for a while, even they get tedious and boring after too many,

    However Becca Battoe does a wonderful job of reading them.


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

    yes, for sure.


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

    None of them. Anastasia is clueless and Christian is calculating.


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades Darker?

    Anatasia and Christian. Maybe the author could make something meaningful out of the roomate Kate, her brother and her boyfriend.


    Any additional comments?

    I stuck with this series through the second book because people told me it got better. They were wrong.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pandora4 Minneapolis, MN 01-29-13
    Pandora4 Minneapolis, MN 01-29-13

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    "Terrible Narrator"
    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    I love the book; however the narrator is terrible. Very monotone. This book is full of emotion and should be read that way. I'm finding it very difficult to listen and may have to resort to buying the book to finish it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Very monotone; no emotion.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    dawna VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States 01-24-13
    dawna VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "WOW"

    I am just in love with these characters. I am so glad the story isn't over yet.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lesley MARIETTA, GEORGIA, United States 01-23-13
    Lesley MARIETTA, GEORGIA, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Much Better than First Book"
    Where does Fifty Shades Darker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was by far one of the better audiobooks. I put this up their with Midnight in the Garden. Both were good listens.


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades Darker to and why?

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.


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

    She did Christen Grey very well.


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

    When Grey realized his old way was not working and he had to change to keep Anna.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maritza Orlando, FL, United States 01-22-13
    Maritza Orlando, FL, United States 01-22-13
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    "Great Trilogy and great narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Darker the most enjoyable?


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

    Anastasia


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

    Definitely!!


    Any additional comments?

    Overlook the negative reviews. This trilogy is fantastic and the narrator did a great job!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sheri United States 01-18-13
    sheri United States 01-18-13
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    "Oh My.... really!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    first book.. what a mess.second book- MaMa Porn third book was the best of the three, it had a nice follow up and a good ending


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

    the end


    What three words best describe Becca Battoe’s performance?

    oh my


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades Darker?

    the sister was the most irrtating of all


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Mama Porn with very limited expression other than "Oh My'' this this is for you, however, I was board, and I found these characters very irritating. The constant nagging from the leading lady was ridiculous, after each sex seen. This was just too much drama. Please do not make a movie.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Pflugerville, TX, United States 11-29-12
    Amazon Customer Pflugerville, TX, United States 11-29-12
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    "Becca Battoe is great. I love Audible!"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades Darker again? Why?

    Yes, Becca Battoe has a wonderful voice and a great narrator.


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades Darker to and why?

    None that I can think of right now.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Christian and Ana got back together (beginning of the book)


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

    Christian Grey---dreamy!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Regina Lansing, IL, United States 10-29-12
    Regina Lansing, IL, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Horrified"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    To have had more than one reader, The narrator could barely read Anastasia's parts. How could anyone assume she could read Christian's part effectively? So much of the essence was lost, the moments totally missed due to the lack of tonage from the female narrator.


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

    She could not effectively do the male characters nor the other female parts, I'm totally flabbergasted that it could not have been denoted before release. It makes me feel you do not care about the listeners or you were in such a rush for release that you just didn't care about quality of delivery.

    Becca sounded winded on many occassions throughout the book, not to mention rushed.

    I have purchased two other books and was highly pleased; this one here is a true let down and disappointment.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger, sadness and untold disappointment. Why untold, because I really wanted to ask for a refund, but I didn't.


    Any additional comments?

    On second thought can I have a refund? Laughing but very serious...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy L. Doidge Edison, NJ USA 09-24-12
    Amy L. Doidge Edison, NJ USA 09-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Better then the Fifty Shades of Grey"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades Darker to be better than the print version?

    for me yes it was easier to follow and the narrator is wonderful


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Loved how she tried to incorporate multiple voices for the multiple characters


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

    yes and I listened to it 3 times


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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