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Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy | [E. L. James]

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

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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    Melissa 10-02-14
    Melissa 10-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't put it down..."
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Narrator was a little monotone for me but once I got past that I dove into this book head first. The story line was a little far off at times but a good read non the less.


    What aspect of Becca Battoe’s performance would you have changed?

    Character changes could have been a little better.


    Any additional comments?

    After completing the first book in the trilogy I can't wait to find out what happens next. Why he didn't run after her is beyond me....

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    Jigzy 09-22-14
    Jigzy 09-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Read the book."
    Any additional comments?

    I new what to expect from the story and knew within the first few minutes that the narrator couldn't pull it off. I stopped listening and decided to try the book.I found the books entertaining for a summer beach read but would not recommend the audio version unless the reader really loved the books and wanted the extra experience.

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    Jane Lee Gainesville, Florida United States 09-21-14
    Jane Lee Gainesville, Florida United States 09-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "exciting for those of us with an open mind"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    the reader made the book, also, the writer was able to portray the maturing of Anna


    What did you like best about this story?

    the passion of the love life, and the insite into the world of the super rich


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

    the part where she had to get the and deliver the money to Jack, followed by her recovery and Christian's concern


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

    it made me want a love affair


    Any additional comments?

    this book is not for everyone, but I could imagine a couple reading it together

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    P. Gonzalez 09-17-14
    P. Gonzalez 09-17-14

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    "Book not so bad, but audiobook not a fan"
    What did you like best about Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you like least?

    I think the initial book got me hooked. I think at first it was a little slow, so the audiobook was good because I didn't have to spend my time trying to get 'into' the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was funny, sexy, definitely entertaining


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

    Just started this whole audiobook thing so I'm not sure, but Becca didn't do it for me.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia 09-12-14
    Claudia 09-12-14
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    "a woman's fantasy story"

    The story is pure fantasy with a predictable ending. The standard formula of rich troubled man meets poor but attractive woman. She is inexperienced and honorable and he initiates her to lust. I purchased it because of the book reviews. One must suspend reality while reading/listening to the book. This is not literature but rather entertaining, if one can overlook the unrealism.







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    Candice 09-09-14
    Candice 09-09-14
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    "Amazing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    its a little more intense listening to it instead of just reading it


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

    My emotions were all over the place with this book, loved it soo much


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Onie Wheeler 09-09-14

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    "Performer's Voice Annoying!"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Erotic, Pornographic, Sexy


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian Grey because he had accomplished so much at such a young age but was a tortured soul!


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

    Julia Whelan


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

    Becca Battoe made this audiobook unbearable to listen to. All those whiny vocal drops did nothing except make the character Ana sound like a spoiled valley girl! Please never use her again!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette N Maxwell Dayton, OH United States 09-06-14
    Yvette N Maxwell Dayton, OH United States 09-06-14
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    "Loved It!!!!"
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranked number one


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

    Say You Love Me because of the sensual plot


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Anastasia's first glimpse of the playroom. Christian's reaction was dumbfounded and comical


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

    I laughed and cried both.


    Any additional comments?

    I will more than likely get the last two books in the trilogy.

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    Melanie 09-05-14
    Melanie 09-05-14
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    "HORRENDOUS Narration- buy the paperback. or don't"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Please see narrator comments below. If you're going to torture yourself with the painstaking verbiage of this book, buy the paper copy and have your significant other read it to you. At least you might actually "get" value out of that. The cheaper, quicker option would be to watch a little late-night HBO instead; the dialogue is comparable and that ~action~ you’re looking for will happen in a tenth of the time.


    Has Fifty Shades of Grey turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If all books of this genre are written, as this was, for a juvenile reading comprehension level, then I will direct my brainpower back toward more valuable, thought-provoking works like Tarō Gomi's "Everyone Poops."


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The abysmal narration only highlighted the poor quality of the author’s writing. The narration is a complete botch-job. This woman seriously makes a living by reading aloud? If she’s paid equitably, she wears Old Navy and eats Ramen at home on a reclaimed sofa every night. The narrator's meter is painful, and the "voices" are hilariously excruciating. Jose Rodriguez must be the only Hispanic member of the Russian mob, because the narrator's "Central-American" delivery of his lines sounded more like a communist party public address circa 1950.


    Was Fifty Shades of Grey worth the listening time?

    Any critic who passed this book with flying colors probably didn’t pass 7th grade English. I wish I'd kept a tally of the (so very many) over-used words and phrases the author used. There was a wider variety of verbs and adjectives in my middle-school classmates’ creative writing samples.


    Any additional comments?

    This might be a rare instance where the movie will be better than the book, but the movie should be released straight to DVD.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    patricia MADISONVILLE, TX, United States 09-04-14
    patricia MADISONVILLE, TX, United States 09-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Story is alright narrator was horrible"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I just couldn't get past the irritating narrator. I usually switch between audio and book as I drive quite a bit. Not this time, I just waited for down time to read the story on my iPad. The Valley Girl tone made it impossible to get into the story lines - especially the "erotica". It was like listening to a Jr. High school girl.


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

    Anyone - and if you really want to make this sexy, have a guy reading the male roles.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not since they recast. I was so looking forward to Charlie Hunnam playing this role.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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