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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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    A. Cooper New York, NY 08-16-12
    A. Cooper New York, NY 08-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth Continuing"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades Darker?

    This second book was the book! It kept me on up three nights in a row and I didn't get to bed until 4 am I was so into it.


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

    I can see the Twilight similarities. She is like Bella.


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

    Christian.


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

    This book made me cry and I was amazed that I did cry. It also made me laugh I got more into this second part than the first.


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    Debra Emporia, KS, United States 08-15-12
    Debra Emporia, KS, United States 08-15-12
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    Where does Fifty Shades Darker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks in the same category of the Twilight Saga, and the Hunger Games. It is an easy read. Highly entertaining, but not emotionally wrenching, as more in depth novels can be.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Uh....Mr. Grey. Elevator. Nuff said.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Fun, sexy, easy read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teddy 08-15-12
    Teddy 08-15-12
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    "Not well written, but I see why it gets attention"
    What would have made Fifty Shades Darker better?

    The author writes mediocre at best. I've seen high school essays with more depth and better command of the English language than this.


    What could E. L. James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    EL James' lack of imagination in writing shows up with her constant and distracting use of "holy sh*t" or "oh, my" to everything that happens to Ana. Couldn't she come up with some more interesting phrases than those?


    Any additional comments?

    I can understand why this book gets all the hype with the mommy porn throughout, but frankly the story just isn't that interesting. Girl meets guy who is deranged, they have very kinky sex and in the end she leaves him because he likes to hit her (I know there are two more volumes, but please). I listened to about half the second book, but just can't face the boringness of the story that goes on between the BDSM scenes.

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    SNAFU 08-15-12
    SNAFU 08-15-12
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    What did you love best about Fifty Shades Darker?

    The investigation into Ana's inner conflicts, borne out throught her prudish subconscious and her adventurous inner goddess.


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

    Definitely Christian.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was a set of 3 companion books, written from Christian's perspective!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda RIFLE, CO, United States 08-14-12
    Brenda RIFLE, CO, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Even better than the first book"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades Darker in three words, what would they be?

    Dark, Romantic, Suspense


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian, I liked his tough side, but his tender side when it came to Anastasia


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    Tiffany United States 08-14-12
    Tiffany United States 08-14-12
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    "Good book that keeps you interested"
    Where does Fifty Shades Darker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great book as a sequel to the first "Fifty Shade of Gray" book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian Gray has grown on me since the first book. This second book explains more of the "why" Christian is the way he is.


    What three words best describe Becca Battoe’s voice?

    I've gotten use to her voice. In the first book, her voice was distracting at times. Now that I am into the second (and even third) book, I've gotten use to her inflections and various voices used.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Inez Grand Prairie, TX, United States 08-14-12
    Inez Grand Prairie, TX, United States 08-14-12
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    "Not What I Expected..."
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades Darker?

    Most of the time, I enjoyed the story. The subject matter was very adult for Anastasia's character to have been written as not much more than a teenager. She just seemed so completely immature and her character development was a little slow.


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

    Yes. Overall, I enjoyed the story the more that I listened to it.


    Have you listened to any of Becca Battoe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't. I think that the only beef that I had with her performance was that she sounded like Anastasia.


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

    Who needs a tag line...just show the picture of Matt Bomer...yum!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kristin HOLLAND, INDIANA, United States 08-14-12
    kristin HOLLAND, INDIANA, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "50 Shades Amazed"
    Where does Fifty Shades Darker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this listen. I'd say it's definitely in my top three.


    Have you listened to any of Becca Battoe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure If I have. I'm new to audible and still getting to know all the performers


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vikki M. richmond, VA, United States 08-14-12
    Vikki M. richmond, VA, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades Darker to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoyed this one. It was better than all of them


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

    In this book, I don't think I could pick just one. Becca was very good in this. Better than the first. She really made Christian's character convincing.


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

    Yes I would


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    Selina 08-14-12
    Selina 08-14-12
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    "The only thing that would make this better......."
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Darker the most enjoyable?

    I loved how the story picked up right from where the first book Fifty Shades of Grey ended.
    I found the second book so hard to put down because you are so drawn to the characters and how their relationships evolve.


    Have you listened to any of Becca Battoe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any other of Becca Battoe's performances other than the Fifty Shades Trilogy.


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

    Yes if I would have been able to listen to this all in one sitting I would have.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing that would have made this better is if the part of Christian Grey was actually spoken by a man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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