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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
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.
Character changes could have been a little better.
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....
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.
the reader made the book, also, the writer was able to portray the maturing of Anna
the passion of the love life, and the insite into the world of the super rich
the part where she had to get the and deliver the money to Jack, followed by her recovery and Christian's concern
it made me want a love affair
this book is not for everyone, but I could imagine a couple reading it together
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.
It was funny, sexy, definitely entertaining
Just started this whole audiobook thing so I'm not sure, but Becca didn't do it for me.
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.
its a little more intense listening to it instead of just reading it
My emotions were all over the place with this book, loved it soo much
Erotic, Pornographic, Sexy
Christian Grey because he had accomplished so much at such a young age but was a tortured soul!
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!
Ranked number one
Say You Love Me because of the sensual plot
Anastasia's first glimpse of the playroom. Christian's reaction was dumbfounded and comical
I laughed and cried both.
I will more than likely get the last two books in the trilogy.
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.
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."
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.
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.
This might be a rare instance where the movie will be better than the book, but the movie should be released straight to DVD.
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.
Anyone - and if you really want to make this sexy, have a guy reading the male roles.
Not since they recast. I was so looking forward to Charlie Hunnam playing this role.
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