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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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    Jessie PADUCAH, KY, United States 12-05-12
    Jessie PADUCAH, KY, United States 12-05-12
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    "Awesome Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    Yes, it really allowed me to do other things around the house!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It really kept my attention!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he spanked her!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the first one can't wait to get the second book!!!!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christina rayville, la, United States 11-20-12
    Christina rayville, la, United States 11-20-12
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    "LOve IT!!!"
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    IT Ranked Number 1


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

    none


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

    No


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

    This book made me laugh and cry. It was awesome.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a Must, you will love it!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Donis 11-19-12
    Donis 11-19-12
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    "Great Story but performance is just reading"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved the story and character developement. You fall in love with Anastasia and become confounded by Christian. You can not help wishing them to be together eventhough he wants to beat her. He truly is drawn to her by love which is a feeling that confuses him. He refuses to believe it. Why...? As Anastasia wants to know why, so do I. Every woman wants a man to take control and worship her and Christian does exactly. I would suggest friends to read the book before listening to it on audio books. The performance did not do justice to the story line. No difference in the characters. I was expecting more than just someone reading to me with a purr. I would have loved to have some inflection in the read. Christian almost sounds like a drugged out monotone sulker. Anastasia sounds like an older person who purrs. Not in keeping with the character as described.


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

    The F*** the paperwork in the elevator also Christian taking her to the red room of pain with Thomas Tallis playing. Whew....


    How could the performance have been better?

    Inflection would be a large improvement.


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

    Most moving moment was at the end after the final red room of pain and they lay together while she recovers from the beating. They have a tender moment of realization that they are from different worlds but care far to deeply for eachother to make it easy to move on.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa R. Rapach Woodbridge, NJ United States 11-10-12
    Teresa R. Rapach Woodbridge, NJ United States 11-10-12

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    "My review on Fifty Shades of Grey"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Erotic, Sensual, Sad


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

    n/a


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Her performance was straight forward, unembarrased, and a wonderful acting job!


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

    Not really.. It made me a little sad because Anastasia Steele continually whined about how Christian Grey was not able to offer her what she needed, when to the mature reader, it was obvious that he WAS offering all he had to give.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read Fifty Shades Darker

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Melinda PENNS GROVE, NJ, United States 11-10-12
    Melinda PENNS GROVE, NJ, United States 11-10-12
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    "Intoxicating"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Is my life


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

    None....This book discribes my life and how he swooned me and the deep demons within my husband. I entirely related to the feelings Ana was going through. The ups and downs and at the same time being on a pedestal as a princess. His dark demons from his abusive childhood that he fights with everyday. His addictions are different than my husband's but all the same, addiction to sex.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    He just couldn't be without her. Oh! And the plane ride. I would love to glide like that!


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

    Made me see my husband's side of feelings and more empathy for him. Making our life better when I make him communicate when it used to be hard for him about what he is feeling and can't control it but talking helps. He wants to be better.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read the rest of the series. A person that has had a dramatic childhood can be exhausting but the rewards in your heart are great. We've made 10 years so far and hoping he can make a lot more. God Bless

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    KHimself 10-30-12
    KHimself 10-30-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Girly but OK"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    The print is a little better plays better with your mind, your imagination.


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

    The suspense at the end was nicely put, but the story line in the book itself wasn't all that impressive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The taking of Anna in the boat house.


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

    The flight was beautifully describe and quite moving.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was not really what I expected. It was totally bias, completely based on how a woman feels during sex, all the emotions were overwhelming for me. I wish she added few guys points, talking maybe about his actual erection and size and stop portraying him as a minute man. The lack of description of the actual love act killed it a little for me. Overall still a good read. The audio was pretty good too.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa GULFPORT, MS, United States 10-08-12
    Lisa GULFPORT, MS, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Can't wait for Book 2 !!!!"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Hot, Alluring, Intelligent


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian...he is so complicated and so easy to read all at the same time.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    I liked that she was able to give voices to the different characters, but they weren't so fake sounding that they were unbelievable


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

    I cried


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend !!! Will listen again and again.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    cherwanda Snellville, GA, United States 10-08-12
    cherwanda Snellville, GA, United States 10-08-12
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    "Great Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    The story line and the performance kept my interest


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

    There is no book yet that I can compare to this


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

    My favorite character was Anastasia


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

    Consequences of the past has different faces


    Any additional comments?

    A GREAT BOOK!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Isabella LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 10-08-12
    Isabella LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 10-08-12
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    "FANTASTIC"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    Yes facinating story line


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gray-because he was so flawed and yet he has such a generous heart


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

    The rhythm and the cadence was flawless, because of that reading 2 & 3 was very enjoyable because I was reading with her voice


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

    Most of it....


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't inmagine how this first time aurthor could compose such a brilliant series that talked to most women's desires-total and complete love

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    Crissie79 10-08-12
    Crissie79 10-08-12
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    "WOW"

    This is the best series I have ever read. I listened to these books on my way to and from work. Really made the ride something to look forward too. Love Mr. and Mrs. Grey. i would recommend this book to any female reader.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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