We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook

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

Regular Price:$33.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (26083 )
5 star
 (12535)
4 star
 (4755)
3 star
 (3324)
2 star
 (2133)
1 star
 (3336)
Overall
3.8 (22542 )
5 star
 (11266)
4 star
 (3764)
3 star
 (2692)
2 star
 (1754)
1 star
 (3066)
Story
3.7 (21936 )
5 star
 (10058)
4 star
 (3959)
3 star
 (2900)
2 star
 (1820)
1 star
 (3199)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Anrica Dallas, TX, United States 05-07-12
    Anrica Dallas, TX, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not My Cup of Tea"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version...


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Victor McGlothin


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader made it easy to follow along with her and her voice was easy to listen to... I HATED the emails; I cringed everytime they started with the back and forth.


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

    Yes. I was moved by Anastasia's poetic love for Christian in spite of his issues... She was opened to loving him and was forgiving of herself for doing so.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a romance novel kind of girl. This book did have a little drama and a smidge of suspense to keep me intersted so it was not as sappy as most novels of its kind. I'm almost curious enough to read the other two installations but not quite... It was not a bad story, just not for me. Those who are romantics will fall in love with this book and undoubtly the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    val Indiana, USA 05-07-12
    val Indiana, USA 05-07-12 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    33
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    254
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "READ ME!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    Awesome book. I couldn't stop listening! It could have used a few more juicy sceens but it was a great book.


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

    None


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I always listen to books from audible on 2X because I think they read too slow and I like to get through books fast --- So as long as I have that option to speed them up they are fine. I wouldn't be able to listen at regular speed though no.


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

    Extream reaction yes. laugh or cry no.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    KMG 05-06-12
    KMG 05-06-12 Member Since 2010

    KMG

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    144
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excruciating."
    Would you ever listen to anything by E L James again?

    No.


    What didn???t you like about Becca Battoe???s performance?

    Her voice was breathy, her tone was whiny and her performance sounded forced.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't forgive the poor quality of writing present in this book. It was derivative at best and excruciating at worst. The subject matter could have been interesting, but instead was rendered into a cliche of the most tedious nature.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Debra 05-06-12
    Debra 05-06-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    559
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "what's all the fuss?"

    This was our book club's "alternative" book choice for this month. Loved, loved, loved it!
    We have read every genre of book. Reminds me of the Diana Gabaldon series - Nora Roberts 4 brides stories & more. Loved the narration. Not all narrators can read both female & male voices equally well - Becca Battoe was perfect!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelly W. New Jersey 05-05-12
    Kelly W. New Jersey 05-05-12 Member Since 2011

    Long commutes=LOTS of listening. Thanks Audbile!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    79
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Thought it was great"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Sensual and Exquisite


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian- Very sexy character


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Despite all the negative reviews as a the reader, I thought she was wonderful. She sounds young and as I would expect Ana to be.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    katie Payson, UT, United States 05-04-12
    katie Payson, UT, United States 05-04-12 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So Sad"

    Holy Cow havn't we had enough books about un-healthy relationships being idolized. The fact that women feel liberated by these stories breaks my heart :( YOU DESERVE TO BE LOVED AND SHOWN LOVE WITHOUT PAIN OR CONTROL!!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amanda Comstock, WI, United States 05-04-12
    Amanda Comstock, WI, United States 05-04-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved the narrater"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    Great story - hard to get enough of it! I can't understand why so many people complained about the narrator - I thought she was great! I just bought the second book in this series and they changed the narrator - WEIRD! I wish they'd go back to the original.
    This story was addicting... I can't wait to start the next book!


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John M. Sonntag Norfolk, VA 05-04-12
    John M. Sonntag Norfolk, VA 05-04-12 Listener Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pretty good, not bothered by voice"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    YES! Narration of the emails ! ANNOYING and wrong based on any email I've ever seen in my life! Has the author ever seen one???


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

    OK


    What three words best describe Becca Battoe’s performance?

    appropriate, young, innocent


    Do you think Fifty Shades of Grey needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Don't really care


    Any additional comments?

    I disagree with many's opinion that narrator sounded too young. She is! and innocent, voice appropriate.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gwen Flower 05-03-12
    Gwen Flower 05-03-12

    Life-long book lover. Generally cop fiction is my favorite but I've been delving into nonfiction a bit and am really enjoying it.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terrible narration"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend reading the BOOK to a friend, but not the audio version. The narration is terrible. Wish I could get my credit back.


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

    Different narration


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe’s performances?

    No.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Aaron Goldasich 05-02-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Original narration was SO much better!!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The new narration is terrible! Why the change?!


    Would you ever listen to anything by E L James again?

    Yes


    How could the performance have been better?

    Her voice for Grey is so awful! Hard to listen to! Her Ana voice is so not as sexy as the first!


    Was Fifty Shades of Grey worth the listening time?

    Not really


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.