Please note: This audiobook contains graphic adult content.
Random House Audio’s recording of Fifty Shades of Grey has been remastered in a new edition. If you've already purchased the audiobook, you can re-download the file from My Library to get the new audio.
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of his success—multinational businesses, vast wealth, a loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
©2011 E L James (P)2012 Random House
The narrator is so whiny and annoying! I could only get through 3 chapters before I went out and bought the book. I would NOT recommend this series as an audiobook - I couldn't imagine HOURS of her voice. I actually made a few friends listen to see what their thoughts were and they agreed they her voice was absolutely dreadful!
Couldn't stand the narratoe's voice and couldn't get into the story at all! It would have been best if Christian's voice was a male.
Would have been satisfied if I had read it myself but had a credit on my acct for the second book.. It's best to read yourself!!
Say something about yourself!
Listening to Becca Battoe is like nails on a chalk board. Her voice is so whiny and valley girl like. Awful. And holy hell, i have never listened to a narrated book with SO many mispronunciations!
E.L. James, PLEASE do not rebook Becca Battoe for any future readings!
I must admit, I like a little smut every now and then, so this book was sure to be on my list to check out. It did not disappoint. I was a little apprehensive at first, having seen some of the reviews about the narrator, but I thought she did fine. It wasn't the best book I've ever listened to, but I wasn't expecting it to be some great literary novel. I like to listen/read romance novels because I can lose myself in the story and discover different roles to fantasize about - this book was perfect for that. If you like some spice in your stories, then this is a great choice. Will I finish the series? Heck yes, already into book 2, with book 3 waiting in the wind!
Christen. He a complex man with everything a woman would want.........
The low tones in voices and makes it more visual........
When Christen realized he wanted a girl friend and then wasnt afraid to show her off.
Most likely not, but I don't usually reread books either.
I like that it is set in the Pacific NW.
I was surprised after reading all the horrible reviews on her narration because I think she was pretty good and I am a narrator snob. I am reading the third book on my Kindle and it is not as enjoyable as listening to Becca Battoe reading it.
The end, made me want to listen to next book right away just to see what happens.
Becca Battoes narration is not bad, listen to the sample and you can hear for yourself.
If you are an adult woman who liked the Twilight series or romance novels, there is a good chance you will like this book. If you do not fall into that category, read at your own risk. It takes a few chapters for the book the develop, so give it a chance.
I typically only listen to audio books since they allow me to double task. Unfortunately, this audio version was horrible. So bad, in fact, that I gave up, bought the kindle version, and read my first book in years. The voice was so whiny and catty, not at all as I imagined the main character to be like, and her male voice impersonation didn't help his character development at all. Plus, it made the poor writing more noticible.
I have listened to over 700 audio books in the last 20 years. This is by far the best series I have heard. Now if you don't like erotic romance this is not for you. No other series has actually had me go seeking out my husband for private time.
I never got old.
When he finds out she is a virgin
A good book. A great read. A great story overcoming the trama of our lives against our future growth.
the cocky childish inflection of the narrator really dimished my enjoyment of this audible. I have read all 3 books. I enjoy rereading and thought I would try audible. The narrator ruined it for me. Also the stupid inflection immitating Christian's voice made it utter rediculous. It reminded me of listening to stories in Kindergarten with the inflection.... that is if you can imagine your kindergarten teacher reading erotica. Just didn't compute.
worst narration ever for this type of book.
intriguing, spellbinding, referable
Use of different voices. The male performance should have been male.
I could feel her confusion and lust
That was the first of the trilogy. Does the other two also use this same voice? I don't think I can take it!
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