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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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    Kathleen United States 04-28-12
    Kathleen United States 04-28-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Oh My!! This book makes me squirm...in a good way."
    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 of Fifty Shades of Grey however, I am reading book 2 in the Shades trilogy, and I do miss the narration....I may have to purchase the audio version of the second book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where Ana first experiences pain as pleasure in the Red Room Of.....


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

    I did have an extreme reaction to this book and it made me hot.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read a lot of comments where listeners did not like the narrator....I have to say...Give her a chance. I did not immediately like her either, but as the story cranks up....she really grew on my and became Anastasia Steele.


    I am just a little surprised to see that this racy book is such a best seller....who is buying it??? What is the demographic?

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Florence, KY, United States 05-29-12
    Heather Florence, KY, United States 05-29-12
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    "Got lost in a Grey haze"

    I simply could not stop listening to the audiobook. I went through the whole trilogy in about three weeks. What a fun, exciting, and entertaining series. Here's an idea...maximize on what sure is to be a sensation... you heard it here first... I would love to have a soundtrack to complement the book, as well as a wine list recommended by Mr. Grey. They could offer "date night" recommendations as far as wine, meal, and "dessert" pairings. Regardless, you won't be disappointed with the storyline. A modern day Beauty and the Beast with dark, yet irrestible twists.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 05-29-12
    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2010

    I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.

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    "Perhaps better in print???"

    I imagine the actual print version of this book would have been much better for several reasons. The story does have a lot of steamy bits - and for the most part, they make the story - but the believability of this girl Anna was just not there for me. I couldn't identify with her, conceptulize her - she was just so unreal, I couldn't grab on and relate.

    The narration is just plain bad - I get the young girl/young voice Anna bit - but her voice drones on and on with little inflection and over enunciation of words. It was tedious hearing the email detail read aloud - to the point of distracting from the actual text.

    Like many - "oh my" "holy _____ (you fill in the blank)" was so overused - I found myself mocking the narrator by the end of the book.

    I couldn't wait for it to end. Really - I will not be downloading the other two books in the trio - perhaps I will read them so I'm not tortured by Ms. Battoe's voice.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Donald SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 04-30-12
    Donald SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't see what the big deal is."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Have a more interesting story. The female lead character just seemed weak to me. Not someone to root for.


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

    The sex (most of the book) is very hot. The characters a little unbelievable. I think there is definitely an audience for this. The plot was a little light for me.


    Could you see Fifty Shades of Grey being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not sure. It's pretty graphic. Will be interesting to see who and how they play out the scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    Just ok. I actually didn't quite finish it. Very hot and graphic bondage scenes. The new narrator (I originally downloaded with the first recording) is so much better and sounds more age appropriate to the character.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Naomi 04-17-12
    Naomi 04-17-12
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    "ANYONE HAVE THE OLD VERSION??"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    heard the sample of the audiobook and the new version of the audiobook is HORRIBLE! there are weird accents, her voice does not fit with the character and CHRISTIAN sounds weird!! if I had to choose, I'd rather have the OLD audiobook version than this one. Anyone know of a way to get the old one instead?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    her voice did not match that of Ana's or of any girl that I've ever heard of in an audiobook..


    Any additional comments?

    Please re-release the OLD version of the audiobook!! This new narration kills the story completely!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Laura SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 04-17-12
    Laura SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 04-17-12
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    "Satisfied my 'Twilight' withdraws."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would change some of the dialogue. It drove me insane to read Ana say "Holy F***" so many times, along with her constant refrence to her "sunconscious" and "inner goddess".


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

    Twilight definately. Not just the story line, but some parts are almost an exact reanactment of scenes from the Twilight series.


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

    Someone who could add more emotion and feeling. She sounded like a kid in high school reading in front of the class..very amature. Also, her doing the voice of Christian was very weird to listen to.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Though the story is interesting, it was hard to really understand the "romance" between these characters. I could never really understand why Ana loves Christian. It all feels more like a shallow obsession between the two and less of a genuine love for one another. It all makes for a very sexy, erotic read, but not a romantic one.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the overall story, I espeacially loved the ending and how the writer was able to bring a deep understading of how messed up Christian Grey is and how conflicted this make Ana.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Danelle Port Matilda, PA, United States 04-17-12
    Danelle Port Matilda, PA, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "WOW"

    All I have to say is be careful where you are reading this, hopefully there is a pool or cold shower close by - you may need to cool yourself off!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Danelle 04-17-12
    Danelle 04-17-12
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    All I have to say is be careful where you are reading this, hopefully there is a pool or cold shower close by - you may need to cool yourself off!

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    Sarah Goshen, KY, United States 04-17-12
    Sarah Goshen, KY, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2016
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I will and have!!!! A fabulous book and series. I originally read the books before the audiobooks were available and now I love to listen to the series as I clean. A beautiful love story.


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

    Twilight It is very similar to Twilight but with a billionaire CEO instead of a vampire.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    I don't think it was Becca... I got the one that was re-recorded after everyone slammed the first narrator. I believe this was the same narrator as The Help recording. A very pleasing voice to listen to.


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

    The fact that the characters grow together was very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it!!! You wont be sorry!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 09-10-12
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 09-10-12 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Awesome!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    Yes! Having someone put voices to the characters made it soooo much better


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. I thought this book had an excellent story line. Even though it was full of sex, it didn't take away from the actual story. To create the character of Christian Grey! WOW! He is sooo amazing there is no way he can be real. I really wish he was real though.... I would totally drink his bath water!!! Seriously, this was an awesome read/listen!!!


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

    This is my first Becca Battoe, but I liked her so much I have been hunting for her other reads....


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

    Yes, when Christian and Ana broke up! OMG!!! soo sad, but good at the same time!!! Why didn't Ana safe word!!! Poor Fifty!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Already read the others one too... Read the all at the same time... So much better!!!

    6 of 14 people found this review helpful

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