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
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This book is very disturbing, and the narration is a very poor quality. As someone who was mentally abused as a young person this book left me feeling very upset. I am glad to know that the libraries are banning these books from our children.
The narrator needed to distinguish the characters.
The story in general I love. The first book I got had the old reader that sounded like she was a little kid. She was supposed to be young and naive and after a few chapters I was ok with it. When the notice came that the voice had been re-mastered or whatever you call it, I downloaded it again. I still have the old version so not sure where the new version went, but I was used to young voice so I just finished the book that way.. The new voice to me sounds like she's way older and it makes all the other voices she does be way too low. It makes me tune out so it's harder to focus on this second book.
I like that it goes into details regarding the bdsm lifestyle with consentuality and communication, leading her slowly and hearing her confusion as she tries to wrap it around her brain in the context of how she was raised and what she knows. It shows the hard side but gives an insight that doesn't make this type of lifestyle all horrible and taboo.
so far, it's hard to choose
for me...the type of lifestyle makes it irresistible
Other than the new voice, I look forward to getting in the car to listen on my long waits in traffic
I loved everything about this book, some repeditive words but you get used to it.
Christian of course
She read the book with such ease, much better than reading myself, she did a amazing job
I could'nt stop reading it.
Thanks to E L James :)
I would have Ana behave her age instead of like a young infatuated teenager.
Juvenile and unrealistic dialogue.
Childlike, melodic, clear.
Not without a rewrite of the plot.
The concept is good; and I'm hopeful that as Erika gains writing experience, the dialogue and plot will improve.
NO NOT NARRATED BY BECCA BATTOE
SOUNDED LIKE A BAD ACTRESS , WAS COMPLETELY DISTRACTING. I WAS NOT EVEN ABLE TO GET THREW THE FIRST CHAPTER. COMPLETE WASTE OF MY CREDIT.
PLEASE REDO IT WITH A WOMAN AND MAN NOT JUST A VALLEY GIRL.
I listen to audio books on my M-F 40 minute commute into Raleigh NC. I am the founder of The Shore Grief Center, a nonprofit.
This is my first foray into this type of fiction. I recommend it to my girlfriends as it's a great escape and makes me daydream about what life could be like. I find myself anxious to pick up where I left off which means "is it time to drive somewhere again?" as I listen to books in my car!
When the character finally felt belittled and said "that's enough!" so now I must get the second book!
I listened to the first part with the original narrator and was surprised to hear a different one when I downloaded the remainder of the book. Becca's deep voice is much more believable than the original one. But how many times must the character say "Oh my!"?
Intriguing and mesmerizing! Exciting and filled with lots of questions that I want answered
the exchange of the emails (entertaining)
I would just like to say that I, for one, really appreciate audible.com listening to its customers and quickly making an effort to re-record this very popular book. I think it is without doubt better than the original. I read all the reviews protesting LOUDLY and decided to order it anyway. I thought, Good Grief! It can't be that bad. I started listening, determined to not be critical of the narration. After about two chapters. I cut it off and I just thought I wasted a credit. I couldn't take it and it kind of creeped me out and annoyed me at the same time. It REALLY did sound like an eight year old valley girl reading an adult novel. The new version is MUCH better. I think it is very comendable that you would act quickly and respond to your listeners. Thank You! I am now able to finish this book and see what all the fuss is about!
A tall 40ish year old big kid.
Yes, for a man reading this book it will require us to try to unlock a part of our imagination that will probly make most of us just give it up.
Main character, because of her point of view from her innocent
I don't know, but I can't wait to see who get to act the of Anastasia Steele & Christian Grey.
It rates in the top 10
Becca's voice shows the vulnerability, youth and lack of confidence she actually feels.
The voice of Anna Age Appropriate. She is an "Shy" college Girl not a confident "man eater." The many comments on her voice kept me from buying this book until I spoke to a friend who Read the book. "Of course the voice is suppose to sound like that she is a college girl! Don't let those comments scare you off!.
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