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)
Could not put it down
Anna, a good strong youg woman
Absolutely, I even listened to it while cleaning my horse barn.
If all folks got out of this book was the sex, then they missed the whole point. I am an old fuddy duddy, yes there was a lot of sex, some I had never heard of, but Becca Battoe was awesome, and for a first/second/third book from EL James. She had me wanting to know know more about all the family members. It was gripping. I thought that was the whole point of a great book, to leave you wanting more. I did have a hard time believing a 27 year old male could think like he did, but it did not ruin the story for me.
It let me look deep inside my soul to see my fifty shades...well maybe not that many.
Where he let Ana take the lipstick and oudtline his body
Where he was playing with his son being a little boy himserf.
Look at the deep emotional scars of the character and not just the sex. There is lot more to the book than just the sex.
Yes, I would. But not to just "Any Friend". may give the wrong impression! : )
When she found about Fifty's troubled past, Why he perceived the world the way he did.
the unconditional love Anna had for Christian. All his 50 shades and she would go above and beyond for him.
there were many, when she told Christian about the pregnancy, when she had to get the money for Mia, Jack and she battled.
Only with the other books of the trilogy
I enjoy her narration.
When Christian was so angry because she was pregnant and yet she didnt run away ( as I would have). How she was determined to help Mia forgoing her own safety.
I found this book very intriguing. I personally had heard comment about the book referring to the explicit content, but I came to realize the book was not about the sex but a true love story. I very much enjoyed listening and was able to follow the story line without any difficulty.
I loved this book!!! I loved the series and have yet to find something this amazing that compares. While the writing could be better I LOVED the story and the characters. I loved all the twist and turns and the crazy obstacles they need to overcome to live in each others worlds. I would def read the series again! This book helped up my sex life. :) It was never in danger before but lets just say it def went to a new level! READ IT READ IT READ IT! If you like sex and reading about it this will not disappoint :) I do recommend you read the other 2 before though! So go! What are u waiting for! ORDER NOW!!!
i think Rebecca did a convincing job of playing Anastasia. not crazy about her doing all the voices in the book. Would have been better with different characters.
Enjoyed the story and the narrating voice. But I didn't get all hot and horny as people were saying I will....sorry :)
I loved how Christian realized that Anna was more important than His submissive lifestyle and how she really wasn't a submissive, but only play acted for his sake. Anna seen the real Christian, the little boy that was abused and broken and felt unloved and she cherished and loved him.
When they professed their love for each other and he cherished and loved her more that is dominant lifestyle and was willing to do whatever she wanted, as long as she stayed with him.
I laughed and cried throughout the book. It was heart breaking, touching, passionate and erotic, but a great story.
When I first heard about the Fifty Shades of Grey books, I put off reading them, until recently. I read the first book and understood a little of the disappointment on some of the reviews, because it left you hanging, but I disagree with some of the bad reviews. The first book isn't as good as the the 2nd and 3rd, but it's more of an introduction and building of the the characters. It could have been shorter, possibly combined into two books, instead of three. The combined stories amount to a love story that's heartbreaking, touching and erotic at times, the sex isn't all BDSM. It made me laugh and cry.
You have to read all of the books to really appreciate the story. The sexual descriptions in these books are mild compared to a lot of other authors, like Lora Leigh or Maya Banks, just to name a few.
This book is about a lot more than just BSDM, so for those of you who only read the first book, I suggest you read the others and give it a chance. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Christian seemed overbearing and overprotective at times, but understandable, due to his fear of losing Anna or anyone ever harming her and the way his childhood started and he never did anything to her that she didn't allow, he wasn't an abuser or wife beater.
By for the best
The hope the story gives to those whom have lived with addicted parents
Young, vibrant, Loving
My Fifty Shades
all the detail that is read when they are e mailing is very annoying
The attention to detail was great but even better was the story of Ana and Christian. Anyone who has been in love with someone who has issues can relate. These characters are very well written and you care about what happens to them. You hope for them.
Christian as I think thru the series he has grown the most.
By the third book the narrator had lost a lot of that nasal valley girl sound.
I would really like to see E.L. James write a prequel of Christian concentrating not so much on his early childhood but more when he meets Mrs. Robinson and the years leading up to meeting Ana.
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