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
I would listen to this book again, again and again. I do not understand all the bad reviews about narration. I loved it and thought it was great. I could stop listening. Just finished second book and have to talk myself into going to bed and start the third one tomorrow morning.
Oh my.... My favorite character... CHRISTIAN GREY of course :) But Anna is great as well.
Too many scenes. But most favorite phrase no doubt is "Laters baby!"
I cried, I laughed, I went into deep thoughts, I imagined, I was so into this book that sometimes had to pinch myself to realize that I was listening to a book and it's not my life :( :))
Five thumbs up!
The fantasy, taking me to a place I would never have gone sexually...I liked too, that it was erotic, with out getting into real s & m...that I could not have endured.
The development of the relationship
I thought the performance was well done.
It made me dream!!!
Can't wait to get the next one~
My favorite charactors were Anna's Subconcious and Goddess. They come up throughout the story and make me laugh.
I appreciate that the narrator sounds the charactors's age. I also find that her voice tone of Gray that goes from the domineering and strong to a more vulnerable as the relationship changes.
Yes, actually I found myself wanting to listen to the series in one sitting.
If you get past the erotic nature of the story, the storyline has merit. It is the conversion of Gray and how Anna gets through all of the crap to raise Gray from the dark. I think that the developement of some of the sub charactors chould have been better developed.
I drive truck for a living. My audible books keep my wheels turning.
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.
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!
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