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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

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    cyndi richmond, VA, United States 06-03-12
    cyndi richmond, VA, United States 06-03-12
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    "OMG!Just when I thought it couldn't get any better"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    I loved the end.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Her depth of feeling and ability to make you hear the feeling and anguish of the characters.


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

    The Hospital, when Christian was so worried about the baby and her realizing that he did truly care.


    Any additional comments?

    I truly hope there is going to be a 4th!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri 06-03-12
    Sherri 06-03-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Wet and Juicy, makes me want to try new things"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Erotic, juicy, detailed


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

    The ending where I kept thinking really, this is how it ends. Made me start the second book immediately


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    I wasn't fond of her style initially. She eventually grew on me. She reminded me of a valley girl-esque style, but later one I figured it mirrored the college aged tone as well.


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

    It made me..... to hot to handle this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it. So many thoughts about the first book, but really it comes down to wanting to find my own Christian. Can't wait for this to be made into a movie, but afraid it's going to be too tame which destroys the integrity of the book and the emotion it envokes

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Katrina Forreston, IL, United States 06-02-12
    Katrina Forreston, IL, United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2016

    I love to read, but I can never find the time. Audible allows me to "read" while I'm doing other things.

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    "Great Read"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    It wasn't what I thought it was going to be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    you never new what was going to happen next


    Which character ??? as performed by Becca Battoe ??? was your favorite?

    anna's


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. G SOUTHFIELD, MI, United States 06-02-12
    Ms. G SOUTHFIELD, MI, United States 06-02-12
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    "Two Consenting Adults!"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Love scenes & all of S & M isn't bad


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian, he is so suave, charming, bad, good, controlled, and helpless when it comes to Anna.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he showed up at the bar to rescue Anna.


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

    Yes, could hardly perform daily chores, wanted/needed to read.


    Any additional comments?

    Waiting for next series or continuation of 50 Shades.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sandra MATTOON, IL, United States 06-02-12
    sandra MATTOON, IL, United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "alful"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one should enjoy this book It is about dominance of women!! disgusting


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

    absolultley!!


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

    no one


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    do not read

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rosalinda ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-02-12
    Rosalinda ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2016

    In LOVE w/audiobooks. I find myself counting down the days untill my credits arrive. Married w/kids. Dental Hygienist

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    "I liked the narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    I know everyone is complaining about the narrator but I enjoyed her. Especially funny when she would shout the Argh sound. lol. Good series, sometimes a bit much sex but a good story behind it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-01-12

    Kat

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    "Snoozer"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the narrator actually participated in the book, such as change of voice when doing male vs female, and scene changes. Every time I listen to this book I found myself falling asleep. I thought it was just me, but after 3 different people tried we all agree that it was the narrator.


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

    Narrator


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Monotone voice


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    NONE


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Roy, WA, United States 05-31-12
    Lori Roy, WA, United States 05-31-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Worst Narrator Ever!"

    I have listened to hundreds of audio books and this was, by far, the worst narrator I have ever heard. It was a struggle to get through the book, not because of the story but because of the truly awful, mind numbing, overall idiotic performance. The story was ok but the author could have used a bit more imagination in her descriptions. The word "belly" was probably used more than 100 times in the book and started to become pretty annoying. Anytime the main character became aroused, anxious or scared, I knew the word would be used. Not one of my favorite books and I probably would not recommend this to a friend, at least not in audio format.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amy S Starks 05-31-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Good read, TERRIBLE choice of Narrator Casting!"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    While the "Fifty" series is a great get away from it read, I'm baffled by the choice of narrator. Without offense meant to Ms. Battoe, who is a talented audible performer, I was SO DISAPPOINTED in this narrator for the Fifty series. Anastasia IS a college grad aged gal, an maybe that's why the "younger" sounding choice for Becca Battoe, but it simply didn't work for me. I skipped the "audible" version of the final book, opting to read it myself. Sorry Audible, you missed the mark on this one, in my humble opinion.


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    Double Clear 05-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "AWFUL narration. Good heavens, it's bad. OK story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Since I listen in the car, it's time OK spent.


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

    None...it's in a league of it's own


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

    Absolutely not! The reading is AWFUL. Dreadful. Slow.. bad....just bad...


    Any additional comments?

    I have to admit, I do want to go on to learn more about Christian and Anastasia. Unbelievably, I am interested in the next book. I did buy the Kindle version, though...no way could I stand another audio version!
    This series is getting a lot of hype, so I decided to check it out. It's not all that and a bag of chips. I can't imagine this 'spicing up my marriage' - but my marriage is already great. I can't understand that viewpoint, though. The book is OK. The writing is bad. Very obviously a first book by someone who THINKS they're an author. It's not good. Obvious that she's thrown words in just because she thinks they'll sound good. Doesn't flow. It's bad. But, I have to admit, she did something right, because I want to know what happens in the next book. The writing is very elementary (aside from the subject matter of course), but the story is overall OK. Maybe it's like a train wreck, I have to look....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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