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Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

  • Finalist, GoodReads Choice Awards, Best Romance

What Members Say

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    Janice BATAVIA, IL, United States 06-11-12
    Janice BATAVIA, IL, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Addicting Listen"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Hot, Sexy, Addicting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main characters Christian and Annastasia were my favorite. Loved the dynamic between the two of them and how they evolve througout the story. Their relationship is simply tumultuous.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Yes, voice was right on with the characters!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Open your mind to another world of relationships.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ebone Woodbridge, VA, United States 06-11-12
    Ebone Woodbridge, VA, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "enjoyable, but does not live up to the hype"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yes. the storyline was an interesting premise. however, the quality of the writing could have been better and did not enjoy the narrator 's performance .


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    i was frustrated with the ending .


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    i hated the "valley girl " affectation


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

    perhaps a movie staring matt bomer and alexis bleidel.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis Woltermann Union, KY United States 06-10-12
    Phyllis Woltermann Union, KY United States 06-10-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Amped up Romance Novel"

    These books reminded me of the first Harlequin Romance I read (having sneaked it out of my mother's discards), but truly amped up in eroticism. I'm certainly old enough to read the descriptions of sex, but the audience attracted to the whiny, valley girl voice of the narrator is probably not. I succumbed to the hype about the book, wanting to see (or hear) for myself. I had read an article about the huge waiting list at our local library. In the end, I hate to admit I enjoyed the books, they were predictable, but explicit, and I'm sure they will spoil a lot of young teens for the realities of real life men and their sexual prowess. The virgin girl, the fantastically handsome rich bad boy who only can love her, the humility in Anna, all pretty far reaching, but, after all, this is a fantasy, right? I even got used to the narrator. I think all I am left with is a feeling of guilt for wanting to read this series, a knowledge that I have supported really poor literature, and a yearning to be Anna.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 06-08-12
    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 06-08-12 Member Since 2016

    book diva

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    "shocked !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    yes, i think i prefer it.


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades of Grey to and why?

    I'm not sure.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    To me she did a good job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Crazy in love lol


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to the book and come to your own, because if i would have listen to everyone else i would not have read this book and its a really good love story.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mommacella 06-06-12
    Mommacella 06-06-12
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    "Worst narration EVER"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I am only on the third chapter and don't know if I will be able to finish it. This is the worst narration I have ever heard. A waste of my audible credit, I want my money back!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Different narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She has two voices, "valley girl" and "stuffy old man" and alternates between the two.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    So far, complete frustration over the fact that I cannot enjoy the story because the narration is so terrible.


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT buy the audible version, take the time to read the book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ValorieK Glendale, CA United States 06-06-12
    ValorieK Glendale, CA United States 06-06-12 Member Since 2013
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    "good story....... Poor writing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print version


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades of Grey to and why?

    In death series by J. D Robb, because of relationship betwee Rorke & Eve and Grey & Ana


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

    no


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

    There were many


    Any additional comments?

    I almost gave up during the first book, but plodded on and it was well worth it. I don't understand the dislike of the narrator, The narrator is really important for me and I think this one is good. Too many 'Holy Cows' and 'Oh my Goshes", they make the writing too childish.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ida M. Garrett Missouri 06-06-12
    Ida M. Garrett Missouri 06-06-12 Member Since 2014

    Ida Garrett

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    "Couldn't do it..."

    Made it alllll the way to where the main female character (...couldn't get past the voice to catch the name) met what i assume will be the main male...at that point the voice became so annoying I could not continue on...

    Did anyone interview the narrator?

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    GiiWiz Orlando, FL, United States 06-05-12
    GiiWiz Orlando, FL, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2005

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    "I had to listen at 1.5x speed to get through it!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's a great story. I just wish they'd chosen another narrator. I actually began to get annoyed with her and the only way I got through the book was by setting the speed at 1.5 times normal. I plan to get my hands on a hard copy of the book so I can determine if the story is just that slow vs. her delivery.


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    Charlie Watauga, TX, United States 06-05-12
    Charlie Watauga, TX, United States 06-05-12
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    "Narrator is really bad!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story is good, the narrator is really poor


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian Grey


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She sounded like a 9th grade girl that has a hard time reading! She really did not do the character justice!


    Any additional comments?

    Needs a new narrator!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Nashville, TN, United States 06-05-12
    Kelly Nashville, TN, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator, meh"
    What did you like best about Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you like least?

    Like Best-It is pure guilty pleasure. Like least-Narration is dry


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reminds me of my Harlequin Days


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    Her narration style is dry. Not a lot of depth.


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

    No, it would be an MA dirty movie!! LOL!!!


    Any additional comments?

    If you have a credit, why not see what the fuss is about but don't spend the extra money!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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