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)
The first 2 books were better. Last one was really trying to grasp at straws. The other reviews talked about a male voice- it was all done by the female for my version
I would love to listen to this book again because it was very exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat! It made me want to know what the next exciting thing that was going to happen and it was always worth the wait.
I think Christian was my favorite character the way he was able to learn and feel what he had been through and was learning how to see why everything was the way it was and how he was able to change and get through the tough times. He was always learning and didn't ever give up.
Becca made each character with their own voice higher for Ana and lower for Christian and others were a little softer or louder when they each spoke. Made it so I knew who was speaking. She was very good.
This book is easily made to listen to for one sitting but a little to long for that! I did it in 4 sittings.
Anyone who is a little kinky would love this book. And it isn't too had core but it isn't for the weak at heart by any means.
This series was very good. I loved it and would highly recommend this series. Easy listen.
Yes I think I would.
Yes absolutely. As I mentioned in 2nd books review it could have ended there for me. But this one scratched the itch you generally get from some books about... What happened next?
Two scenes since they are companions... How Christian reacted when Anastasia told him the news and her subsequent confrontation the next morning.
I wouldn't mind a book that tells it from Christian's point of view. You get a glimpse of that in this book and I was intrigued. As for a follow up story... Other than scratching that itch again of what happens next I'm not sure what would make a good story. How they handle kinky sex-capades amidst the terrible twos???
Again a bit long winded in the beginning. Also the connection to the antagonist seems a bit too coincidental. Leaving it as a pissed off deranged ex-boss would have worked just fine and been more believable in my opinion.
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well on the romance side it will be top 10 books.
how well the characters deal with each others needs.
the one at the end where all of them are walking on the meadow towards their home.
it made me cry.
I think the narrator has done a much better job with this book then the 2 previous books. I was so disappointed with her performance previously, this time it did not feel rushed & she did a better job of giving the characters life.
The story, in that Anastasia begins to act like an adult.
Read Anastasia as a more mature woman. Even at the projected age of 21, she was described as a no-nonsense character. But the performance turned her into a woman-child.
I couldn't wait for this to be over. If it was about a book and a half long, it would have been much better. Gotta give it E.L.James though, he can write pornography.
literary excellence not
Christian of course
Her voice and representation of the characters. I think another reader would have been better.
Laugh at times but no really EXTREME reaction
Other reviewers have really trashed the books in this series. The books did not promise to be great works of literature. The writing was said to be poorly done, the characters were criticized and just about everything else met with their disapproval. The books are what they are and if you are expecting a great Shakesperean romance or tragedy then you should pick up a copy of Romeo and Juliet or Othello. Yes, it did drag on in places and yes, there was much repetition (Oh my!), and yes, the character of Ana was immature and childlike and made bad decisions and Christian was overbearing and possessive (is that redundant?) and definitely a kinky sex crazed megalomaniac but going beyond the surface and the sex and looking deeper into the characters and the conflicts between them and themselves does provide some redemption of the books. I thought it was a great love story, I liked the way Christian evolved and I enjoyed listening to all three books. Would I recommend them? Yes. If all you read is heavy literary works and intense fiction this is a respite. Don't expect excellence in literature, this is romance for Christsake! Kind of kinky but just sit back and let yourself enjoy the stories as they unfold.
Chemistry that was portrayed between Anastasia and Christian
Anatasia. Her ability to gage the differences and research ,the thought of what if? Questions and curiosity of sex, faith, stand by convictions of what is right for her and wellness to try new things. Committed to letting Christian make his own decisions to change. Simply put the way managed her 1st love and the hardships the relationship endured.
Anastasia and Christian
Real adult film on sex bondage!
Don't believe they could make a movie that would do this book justice.
I'm glad to see them ending up together but why does everything always have to be going 150mph with this couple? Doesn't it just seem like some people just beg for everything to happen to them? The Grey's just seem to be that couple.
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