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Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy | [E. L. James]

Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

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.
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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

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    FanB14 Rockville, VA, United States 05-21-12
    FanB14 Rockville, VA, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2011

    Short, Simple, No Spoilers

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    "Peer Pressure"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I acquiesced and listened to all three due to media blitz and friends' recommendations. I feel a lot dumber because of it. You don't even need to read them to have a conversation. Most women are so embarrassed, they simply blush and nod when the topic arises. Save your money and give a coy smile when asked if you've read it. Effective and inexpensive.


    What was most disappointing about E. L. James’s story?

    The characters are flimsy, narcissistic, and quite frankly, psychotic. The plot is ridiculous and there is never a realistic connection between Ana and her friends. The Jose/Jacob characer was tossed in to create a faux love triangle and add diversity. After reading this, I know I can become a best selling author. Maybe I'll rip off Catcher in the Rye by changing Holden's name to Hampton and turn his character into a porn producer who employs roommates and townies as stars.And, the whole comparison to Tess. Please, most people don't know who Thomas Hardy is, much less the complicated plot line of Tess of d'Ubervilles. Just because Meyer wove in Wuthering Heights and Romeo and Juliet well with her novels, doesn't mean a simpleton can do the same with an obscure Victorian novel in this flimsy piece of garbage.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

    I wish I could answer this question. I can say it was not her young sounding voice causing the problem. She had a valley-girl twang making her sound like an farcical idiot. The male voices are atrocious, her accent for Jose is borderline racist & offensive. If we are supposed to believe Ana is a genius with Brit Lit and publishing, then at least find an voice expert with a little depth to her voice.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe. Again, if my tennis friends organize a girls' night out, then yes. On my own, no. I was only able to make it through this last book picturing the actor Alexander Skaarsgard as Christian. It stopped me from deleting it more than once.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not afraid to admit I enjoyed the sex scenes in the first book and believe this allowed Twi-Hard Moms to take the PG 13 relationship of Edward and Bella mentally to new heights. This is the only redeeming quality holding this trilogy together. And people, no one has orgasms every time they engage in intercourse when told. I shudder to think (pardon the pun) women would give in to a controlling freak simply because he is handsome, rich, and gives sexual pleasure. I'll take an attractive man with a witty personality & average sexual skills any day. These books are shallow and ridiculous. Save your $60 for all three, rent a $3 erotic video if needed and move on. Sorry Audible, this may have been a successful financial venture, but it is just veiled playgiarism aimed at overworked, exhausted Moms.If I sound a little angry, it's because I just lost $60 and hours of my time. Shame on me for succumbing to peer pressure. Heed my words ye of higher tastes.

    59 of 63 people found this review helpful
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    kerie keizer, or, United States 06-12-12
    kerie keizer, or, United States 06-12-12
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    "A honest look at how women look at some men"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Freed the most enjoyable?

    I really liked how the writer shows how some women can make a nice looking man feel uncomfortable. She was honest about how it can affect the girlfriend/wife as well as the male perspective. It shows how a man wants a connection with a woman, not to be seen as an object or sex toy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Their intimate connection and how they communicate. How they could put the past fights behind them and move forward still loving one another.


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

    Yes, I think she did a wonderful job. I would recommend her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the female architect was told to keep her hands off her husband. She had it coming.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 05-02-12
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 05-02-12 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "We ate the dessert first..."

    So I finish the Fifty Shades trilogy... Oh the tragedy! Fortunately I can and will listen to all three books over and over. I just can't get enough Fifty. I think my inner goddess is a pervert ;).

    Narration: By now Becca Batoe's remastered recording (the-I-just-drank-half-a-bottle-of-wine-and-started-reading) is growing on me. She's ok but I still prefered the original recording were she sounded young but her male voices were much better.

    Fifty Shades Freed starts with Christian and Anastacia enjoying their honeymoon. It includes more kinky lovery, more vanilla wonders and more Christian going sicko possessive. By now this drags a bit because it is a repeat of situations: Christian jealous, Ana challenges them, they fight, the have steamy sex and so on and so forth. Christians skeletons keep coming out of the closet and threatening his dear Ana. There is some suspense that brings some spice to the book but it never lives up to the mesmerizing stories we got on the first two books. Oh, and Ana calls RED on fifty. I was waiting for that!

    I believe that listeners will be happy with the ending. Definitely the epilogue and the Shades of grey chapters are the absolute best in the whole book. It was exactly what I wanted to listen to in this story. This trilogy is in a class of its own. I've never read anything like it and will treasure it for years to come.

    53 of 58 people found this review helpful
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    Kenya GAINESVILLE, FL, United States 11-20-12
    Kenya GAINESVILLE, FL, United States 11-20-12

    Just me...

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    "Oh My Indeed"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I found the readers interpration of the characters laughable at best. She really got on my nerves. I was already dealing with a book that was not exactly what you call great writing but i wanted to see what all the hype was about...Oh good lord...

    This book would have been better if every other page wasn't some weird "Kinky F-kery" I believe she called it. It was a lot too much!


    Has Fifty Shades Freed turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If it's written by James...then for sure!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was annoying


    Could you see Fifty Shades Freed being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not unless it was NC-17! And it starred porn stars!


    Any additional comments?

    I hate I spent money on this but, oh well. I wanted to catch up and see what all my girlfriends where gushing about. Now I think they all need to have their heads examined.

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    carolyn NAVASOTA, TEXAS, United States 06-20-12
    carolyn NAVASOTA, TEXAS, United States 06-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "MORE! I need more Fifty Shades!!!"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades Freed in three words, what would they be?

    This book was AWESOME, EROTIC, and well written.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ana...she was funny and innocent and naughty.


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

    She's always great!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Chistian opened up to Ana about Elena.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this author writes MORE!!!!

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Colfax, WI, United States 06-12-12
    Katherine Colfax, WI, United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2010

    I love audiobooks! They allow me to do my daily chores and get a book read at the same time.

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    "I really enjoyed this trilogy!"
    Where does Fifty Shades Freed rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    This trilogy came at a great time in my life.


    What about Becca Battoe???s performance did you like?

    I liked Becca Battoe's voice, although her Latin/Mexican accent was not good.


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

    Yes! I did not want to stop listening to this book and I did not want it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED IT!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia Tacoma, WA, USA 09-30-12
    Alicia Tacoma, WA, USA 09-30-12
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    "Thank goodness the torture is over"

    Yes I must have some masochist tendency's as I tortured myself through the whole series - audible even! Mainly to see if the author and narrator could possibly be so consistently bad through to the bitter end.


    My emotions? Frustrated there was no improvement in the writing skills of the author or narration skills of the reader. Disappointment that Ana never matures from her naive, malleable and subservient behaviors. There are times throughout the series that Ana thinks she's acting strongly and standing up defiantly for herself, against Christian, to protect her civil rights. What a bunch of horse pucky! It's sad how she so deludes herself. There are specific items/actions she considers deal breakers but will debase herself for the other 98% of time. She lets Christian roll over her like a freight train, coming and going. I lost track of the times she's trying to figure out how "not to make him so mad or so upset" - over and over. She constantly supplants her own needs for his wants and desires.

    The book is grand example of how abusive and controlling behaviors can be exhibited and some classic victim thinking to go along with it.

    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Maritza Beaverton, OR, United States 07-01-12
    Maritza Beaverton, OR, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "there's is hope even for the most damaged among us"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades Freed again? Why?

    Yes, because I liked it


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades Freed?

    Reading the first chapter from Christian's perspective


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Christian's view point (at the very end of the book)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he realized that what happened between him and Mrs Robinson was wrong


    Any additional comments?

    Great series, I wouldn't mind reading it again but doing it from his perspective

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Chawntilly United States 09-26-12
    Chawntilly United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Only Sad that it is Over, for now--Hopefully!!"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades Freed?

    I am so glad and feel fulfilled that the story has come to what seems to be a full circle. But, I see many ways that other books come be written for the story to continue.


    What does Becca Battoe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    becca bring the story to life.


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

    The drama never ends! I love that growth of the relationship continues


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Yvonne centennial, CO, United States 09-10-12
    Sarah Yvonne centennial, CO, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012

    I love to read. I love all genres but romance in particular. The hotter and steamy and sexier book is the more I want to read it.

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    "lifestyle of the rich and sexual"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Freed the most enjoyable?

    This book was a nice end to the series but it does have a bit to much of daily life. The most enjoyable part was the twist and the ending.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The heart racing car chase and the hiding in the parking lot is the best part for me.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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