Please note: This audiobook contains graphic adult content.
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.
Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.
©2012 E.L. James (P)2012 Random House
"In a class by itself." (Entertainment Weekly)
I would recommend this book, It is an amazing book that keeps you on your toes. Makes you laugh and cry.
The best way to read.
Yes, I would listen again and plan to do so soon. I read the first 2 books and was too impatient to read the 3rd, I had to hear it NOW. The story is so loving, interesting, heartbreaking, hopeful and just downright dramatic.
Christain. He was so unpredictable and I really wanted him to figure out who he was and all that. He is so enegmatic and can rule the world if he wants to, but he can't get his wife to keep her bikini top on. Like she says in the story, he is 50 shades. I would love to know someone like him. He does so many positive things behind the scenes, like getting rid of his paddles and canes. And most of all, he is TOTALLY and COMPLETELY head over heels for his wife.
She understood the characters and how they communicated, etc. When Ana would "Grrrr" , "auuggh" , and "oh my" etcetera...she got it just right. She was not overly dramatic (thank goodness). I read the first 2 books, and Becca Battoe played the characters VERY close to what I had imagined in my head. DON'T beleive the narorator issues with the third book. It's a non-issue.
There are so many...mainly "why can't you just do what you are told?" or "I have rather singular tastes when it comes to sex"
This is a great series. It was just shy of being taxing on my emotions. It is unique, the characters are colorful, there is actually a villan who wears black :) I spent a lot of the waiting for the other shoe to drop.
It just keeps getting better with each book.
The last few chapters really wrap the book up in a satisfying way. I am very satisfied with this series and how it closes.
She brings her own into each character that I would have not gotten through reading it myself. Her vioce and tone fits Anastacia Steel very well. Especially with the inner goddess.
No. One sitting would be too much of a good thing all at once. Listening to it is a treat or a reward. Should be savored and appreciated a little at a time.
This is my favorite out of the series. The books build and "climax" to a very satisfying end. I walk away feeling complete and with no separation anxierty of finishing a series. I will return to re-listen to this series with anticipation.
I would definitely listen again! Toward the end of the book E.L. James brings the story around full circle, which made me want to listen to it at least a second time to pay more attention to how Christian acts.
Ana for sure, because I can see myself in her character.
I think she did a good job with Ana and Christian. She contrasts her playful side with his strict personality really well. This is her best performance by far!
oh my goodness... If I did not have to concentrate at work and sleep I would want to listen to this all day every day!
I loved this book and trilogy and definitely recommend it to all of my close girl friends! Hats off to you E.L. James :)
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Just finished the 2nd book and looking forward to the last one... I hope this book is as exciting as the first 2
The story was much more that I expected, loved it didn't want it to end.
It's a love story but also has mystery and suspense.
her voice, in the first book it was really annoying but got used to it as the story was so good.
Well I wasn't fond of the narrator but I pretty much tuned her out and just voided out her voice. I know sounds hard but I ignored her, I loved the story line too much for her to ruin it. If these books come out by a different narrator ppl that bought these vesions should be allowed to upgrade for free.
At first I thought they were kind of like J.R Wards Blackdagger brotherhood books, but I was WRONG!! This books are one of a kind.
tolerable,over doing it,dry
The story is realistic and told in real detail.
Both main characters are wonderful. Seeing how much she loves him and how hard it is for him to except that. Even in the end he understands her love but still doesn't really believe.
I enjoyed the differences she gave to each character. It was frustrating that some words are mispronounced. But overall I liked it!
Made me laugh!!! When Christian was lost it was emotional.
So many things have been said about the series and the sex in it. I think it was very tastefully and realistically done. Anastassia's fears and issues as well as her enjoyment were very real.
All in all it was a great love story with some hot sex. I look forward to listening to them all again!
Yes. We all need reminding that we were once 21.
This reminded me of the Twilight series. Sex and punishment in one book and wanting in the other. Christian more forceful and Edward wanting to be. Bella had more common sense while Ana could not find or use hers.
Christian. He is so damaged - her performance was awesome.
I want to beat that beautiful skin
The author is from England, her story line is set in the Washington state area. So the wording is a mix of England and American terminologies. I had to read the first book of the series twice before I looked up the author. Have an open mind.
Of all the books I have purchased this one was the best. I have had my Ipod on for 3 days I just couldn't get enough BRAVO
The plot was all consuming.
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