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Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook

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

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.
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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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    lisa frisco, TX, United States 05-03-12
    lisa frisco, TX, United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book. I think people are being a to harsh"

    I think being are being overly negative about the reader. I didn't have a problem with her. She wasn't the best but I have heard worse. I thought she did a fine job!

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    Tammy F. 05-02-12
    Tammy F. 05-02-12
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    "Unsettling, yet Exhilerating!!! Read alone......."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes...but, would be much better with a man speaking Christians part.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    So far, Christians character. I cant wait to see how it developes and of course the submission/domination sex. Christian makes it feel okay. Kate, is the least interesting.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Umm, she sounded like a good representation of a naive 21 y/o virgin.


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

    Yeah...the last 2 chapters of part 1. (wink,wink) ;-^) lol...


    Any additional comments?

    cant wait to dwnld parts.2 and 3.

    Warning: Do Not Start reading /listening to this at bedtime.....you won't want to stop, then you may not make it into work the next day...Jus' sayin' yawn!!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    H. Havener Bowling Green, KY United States 04-29-12
    H. Havener Bowling Green, KY United States 04-29-12
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    "Beautiful and erotic love story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - It is well written and well delivered by the narrator. It is adult themed and very erotic so be aware of what you will be hearing. I totally disagree with the other reviewers who have made negative comments about the performance. I think Becca does a great job of portraying all of the characters. Her Ana has just the right degree of sexual innocence combined with honesty and a good sense of self.


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

    Yes - but impossible to do...


    Any additional comments?

    Please make the rest of the trilogy available quickly!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    snarkyparanormal 04-29-12 Member Since 2015

    love listening to great books while I work, clean, and drive...a great way to experience great books!!!

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    "Good book, but all the "OH MAY" s !!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    the anticipation of what the characters would do


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

    When Christian gps Ana at the bar and comes to her rescue.


    How could the performance have been better?

    the voice work was ok but the emails: listening to the heading of each email prior to the actual message was madding!!! "From Christian Grey CEO...." OK WE GET IT!!!!!


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

    when Ana enters the elevator for the last time and Christian is a live wire of pain...it is a haeart breaking moment when one knows they have lost love.


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    Ginger Greenfield, WI, United States 04-28-12
    Ginger Greenfield, WI, United States 04-28-12
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    "VERY DISAPPOINTING..."
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    A BETTER ENDING...


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A familiar author...I know then I will like the ending for sure.


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

    She does pull you into the story with her reading.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    The ending


    Any additional comments?

    Bring out another book with a continuation and a better ending!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri new windsor, NY, United States 04-27-12
    Sherri new windsor, NY, United States 04-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "a sorted love story"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    I never re-read/listen to a story.


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

    I have not listened to her before. I think she reads well, but i thought her voice was a bit young for the role, it was a little distracting. I think she would have been an excellent young Carrie Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries.


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

    unconventional adult love story


    Any additional comments?

    wouldnt want to give anything away. it is a lovely adult love story.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 04-26-12
    Karen 04-26-12

    snookie@bellsouth.net

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    "Loved the books! Audio is ok."
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian. He is a very troubled man and Ana helps him see that he's a good person.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Becca Battoe?

    Not sure


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

    It made me laugh and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read all 3 books and they are very well written. I like the email exchange between Ana and Christian. I think it was needed to read all the lines of the emails as they change the subject line and signature lines in the emails. I do agree that it would have been nice to have a man read Christians parts. Overall it was good. I will probably listen to this trilogy more than once.

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    anna cryer Ardmore, OK, US 04-20-12
    anna cryer Ardmore, OK, US 04-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Becca Battoe Naration"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    I will not be buying the other two books in this trilogy because of the awful narration. The first narration made all of the characters sound like they were from the valley, even Christian who is supposed to be strong and masculine sounding. The second version is NO better! Becca does not sound as air headed as in the first version but Christian sounds even more AWFUL in the second version!!!


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

    The story is well written and the writer takes the reader (listener) through each phase of the relationship between Christian and Anastasia.


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

    I like the story, I very very very much dislike the narrator in BOTH versions!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

    I had an extreme reaction to the awful narration!


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator should be COMPLETELY changed!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    kechia Harrisburg, PA, United States 04-20-12
    kechia Harrisburg, PA, United States 04-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great concept, bad telling."

    This book had the ability to be very interesting, and even with the new narrator it was, well off somehow. The list of Holy explitives and the full description of the emails was, well filler for me, the main character had very little depth. She repeated the same 10 phrases. This could have been an awesome book because the concept is provoking, but it was poorly told.

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    SweetDreen Stony Plain, AB, Canada 04-19-12
    SweetDreen Stony Plain, AB, Canada 04-19-12

    An avid listener of audio books.

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    "Oh my"

    I really think the story is great. It is definitely not the type of book I would usually pick but it is tantalizing listen. I didn't mind the narration at all. I was scared to even buy the book because of the terrible reviews of the narrator. There were a few things she could have done better like making the transition between what Ana is thinking rather than saying. But it was definitely worth getting. Thankfully I saw some tv interviews with the Author that made me decide to buy it. I am looking forward to listening to the next two books.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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