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 would recommend the book. It was a great read...very intriguing.
Zane books - many of them.
Hated the narration - I just couldn't get into the changing voices of the woman...trying to sound like a man. It didn't work for me at all, as a matter of fact it almost turned me completely off of audio books. I could have been expecting too much but I expected each character to have their own voice. It was very difficut for me to get past the woman...very difficult.
No. It definitely COULD have been if performed by someone else.
Anyone! She way overacted.
Yes - Truly enjoyed the series - I read all three before i listned to them,- Glad I did because the narrator for this seris was not good
A Narrator who reads with passion
Yes & No
E L James Yes, Becca Battoe No.
If the narrator actually participated in the book, such as change of voice when doing male vs female, and scene changes. Every time I listen to this book I found myself falling asleep. I thought it was just me, but after 3 different people tried we all agree that it was the narrator.
to the book per say ( I had read the books prior) I had no issue. the Narrator was a disappointment.
While the "Fifty" series is a great get away from it read, I'm baffled by the choice of narrator. Without offense meant to Ms. Battoe, who is a talented audible performer, I was SO DISAPPOINTED in this narrator for the Fifty series. Anastasia IS a college grad aged gal, an maybe that's why the "younger" sounding choice for Becca Battoe, but it simply didn't work for me. I skipped the "audible" version of the final book, opting to read it myself. Sorry Audible, you missed the mark on this one, in my humble opinion.
Wiccan High Priestess
I'm the type of person who doesn't like to leave things undone. I never walk out of movies, no matter how bad and I can count on one hand (and still have fingers left) the number of books that I've abandoned before the end.
I did manage to finish the first book in spite of the bad writing, flat characters and incessantly whining Ana. And who knows why, but something pushed me to download 50 Shades Darker. I wanted to know what happened next, how the story ended.
My Audible subscription is kind of like Netflix, I sometimes download titles that I wouldn't necessarly spend money on if I were buying from Amazon or one of the chain stores. Most of the time it works out well and I discover a gem that I otherwise wouldn't have, but this time it was 50 Shades of I Wish I Hadn't Wasted My Credit.
Another reviewer said it well...once they go Vanilla, there's no point in continuing. Maybe if the book were better in terms of actual plot and characterization there would be something left worth reading. But without the basics of a good book, once you take away the hook-y gimmick of BDSM, there's nothing left. That's a shame, because even Erotica should be about something more than sex.
No one with any intelligence at all.
The audio version is the WORST audio book I have ever listened to among the hundreds I have listened to while traveling. The reader should never again be allowed to narrate a dictionary much less anything worth reading. She tries to be sexy but comes across like a bad 1-900 number.
Not as an audio. The IBook version is fantastic.
I will never buy another book performed by Becca Battoe.
okay, the story in 2 is better than one...but becca battoe really is a bad narrator for this series. They desperately need to redo it with another person as narrator. I wish Anna Fields was still alive she would have been perfect narrator for this....
PLEASE REDO THIS AUDIOBOOK!
This is a pop phenomom and I had to read it like Twilight. But the message sent to young women about worrying so much about pleasing a man and him being mad every two seconds. The rowdy sex was good fun but got boring after awhile the same thing over and over. What really upset me is when he threatens to "beat the s--t out of her" when it has nothing to do with BDSM. I don't know..... I hope young women are reading this tongue in cheek and just for good summer beach reading fun and not taking this too seriously re: how relationships should work. How can he be so dreamy one sec and beat the s--t out of you the next. You dont want to find out in real life. Read as a pop phemom culteral experience for not other reason.
repetitive nature of it .....took ten min of story and played it out for three books
horrible male voices
none.......add some more
Becca Battoe narrates this book in what sounds like an 80's Valley Girl dialect. "Oh My Gawd, Christian! Could you BE any hotter? Like Totally." Ruins the mood.
I love his dark, troubled character.
It's just the way she reads. She emphasizes certain syllables in a way that detracts from the mood. Her voice is more petulant adolescent than young woman exploring her sexuality. Very distracting.
Yes, because the ending is a cliff-hanger.
Need a different narrator. I wasted my money on the audiobook. The reading was a turn-off. She should narrate tween or teen literature, like the Dork Diaries, or Popularity Papers. "Like, I'm SO sure.....Gawd."
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