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Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook
Fifty Shades of Grey
Written by: 
E. L. James
Narrated by: 
Becca Battoe
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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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    Karen 04-26-12
    Karen 04-26-12

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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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    SweetDreen Stony Plain, AB, Canada 04-19-12
    SweetDreen Stony Plain, AB, Canada 04-19-12 Member Since 2016

    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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    Ronald R. Stearns Orlando, FL USA 04-19-12
    Ronald R. Stearns Orlando, FL USA 04-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting story ..Very appropriate narrator"

    I truly disagree with Random house decision to replace narrators, Becca Battoe's narration is very appropriate and believable with her young woman's voice.

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    Patricia Brookhaven, MS, USA 04-19-12
    Patricia Brookhaven, MS, USA 04-19-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved the book"
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    Loved Narrator....Cannot believe they changed narrator in book two and three. I previewed the audio in book two and was truly upset therefore I chose not to purchase the next two books. New narrator sounds like a 40 year old instead of a perky twenty one year old.The individual responsible for this change needs to be fired.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John Virginia Beach, VA, United States 04-17-12
    John Virginia Beach, VA, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2011

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    "The new narration is 100% better!"

    The old narration sounded like a 13 year old girl that just inhaled helium. She was "chirpy" and "squeeky" and "nasally". It was the worst narration I had ever heard for the numerous audiobooks I have listened to. The new one sounds like a young woman, as it should. Much better! However the story is a joke. It is witten like a bad daytime soap opera. A 21 year old VIRGIN hooks up with a 27 year old self made multi billionaire that acts more like he is in his 50's than 20's. No 21 year old virgin that is extremely SEXUALLY REPRESSED is going to jump into the middle of a severe BDSM relationship. It is not erotica at all, if anything I would say it is a poorly written romance novel. I cannot fathom what all the buzz is surrounding this book.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dictereiter Eslov, Sweden 04-17-12
    Dictereiter Eslov, Sweden 04-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Erotical and romance in one book"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Great romance story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The entire story is great, but particularly the part when the couple run into various problems and they are solved succesfully.


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

    I cried at the end when she leaves him. Luckily I have read the following two volumes on my Kindle and know that it is not the end for them.


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Hightstown, NJ, United States 04-17-12
    Kindle Customer Hightstown, NJ, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved the book!"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    I loved the story line of this book. What a great story!


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

    The most memorable was the ending....I loved it.


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

    Not listened to any of her recordings, this is the first and it was good.


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

    Yes, I listened to this book everywhere I went.


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    linlor913 United States 04-17-12
    linlor913 United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "OMG!! I couldn't put it down"

    I had heard that this was an extremely good series before I ordered this audio book. I read the only review on the site I saw and almost didn't order it because the reviewer was so down on the narator (voice too young, etc.) Yes this narator does sound very young, however, keep in mind that the character is only 21 years old. Since I wanted to listen instead of read, I took a chance. The narators voice was a little distracting sounding more like a 12 year old, but I was able to get past that and finished the audio in less than a week leaving me waiting for more.

    I am writing this in the wee hours of April 17, anxiously waiting for the next two books to come out in audio,. I will pay for book two, and on the 19th buy book three with my monthly credit. When I finish all three, I plan to listen to them all again.

    This is my first venture in to this genre of books. I love them. These are not for the fanit of heart, nor are they for teenagers, but for mature adults they are some of the best books I've ever listened too.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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