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Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook

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

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

What Members Say

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    Janie 06-07-12
    Janie 06-07-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Trashy, sorry I wasted my money."
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Trite story line, poorly written. Nitwit girl awestruck by stereotypic mysterious wealthy control freak. "Romance" novel with kinky sex.


    What could E L James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing.


    Any additional comments?

    Book is incapable of salvage, in my opinion.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sexynini Bklyn, NY, United States 06-07-12
    Sexynini Bklyn, NY, United States 06-07-12
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    "Beautiful expressions, just like reading only bett"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It gets the juices flowing


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

    Not sure it's unique


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Lolllll the same that everyone enjoys, the erotic flow of the entire book


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Tooooo much emails. Lolllllll. But I guess it's modern

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    vcsycsy 06-06-12
    vcsycsy 06-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Really needs a different narrator!"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    no, just because I cant stand the narrator


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

    really with that woman reading it....I cant even remember.


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    EVERYTHING!


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

    neither


    Any additional comments?

    These books should really be done over with a better narrator...She ruined the book!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sid Fox 06-05-12
    Sid Fox 06-05-12 Member Since 2013

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. I have heard about sub and doms before but did not really know much about the subject. The audiobook is educational and the love story is very compelling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the love story and the relationships the 2 main characters had with friends and family.


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

    No I have not listened to any of Becca Battoe's other performances. But she made the story very believable and the characters in the book come alive.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the 1st audiobook so much I had to get the remaining 2 audiobooks and enjoyed these 2 just as much as the 1st.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 06-04-12
    Amazon Customer United States 06-04-12
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    "Poor reader"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Hot.


    What three words best describe Becca Battoe’s performance?

    I didn't like the reader at all. She sounds like a spoiled teenager does when she talks to her mother... or maybe a valley girl. The reading wasn't believable so it was hard to listen to.


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    J.Jimenez NEWARK, NJ, United States 06-04-12
    J.Jimenez NEWARK, NJ, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2015

    I love reading. Its the moments that in my mind I'm somewhere else.

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    "Awesome Book"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    This is my 3rd time listening to the book. Love the book. Can't put it down.


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

    At the graduation where he is wearing the famous tie. OMG!!


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

    Yes it was!!!


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. Thomas 06-04-12
    M. Thomas 06-04-12

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    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    First let me start off by saying I truly enjoyed this book, the author took me on a journey through Ana and Christian's love story which I found profoundly moving. After reading the reviews for the controversial topic of BDSM, I thought I would find it distasteful and offensive, but the sexual relationship between Ana and Christian was handled both tastefully and it gave this reader an insight into a world that I have no prior experience in. I've enjoyed this story so thoroughly that I purchased the second and third book prior to reaching the halfway point in this one. I look forward to reading the continuing story of Ana and Christian and as I am a true romantic I am hoping for a happy ending for them both, I sure hope so because I am still reeling from the ending in Fifty Shades of Grey. This is truly a story for lovers of romance who can handle it with an open mind.


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    Kindle Customer 06-04-12
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    "This book gets too much hype!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    The erotic portion was delivered well. It wasn't too much but Mr. Grey was nuts!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was a twist.


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

    The narrator had a tough time trying to making the letters and emails sound interesting.


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

    I must admit the book did gain my attention because I wanted to know the plot. It took a really long time getting there.


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    Alison essex jct, VT, United States 06-03-12
    Alison essex jct, VT, United States 06-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    This novel was trash. I am not offended or scandalized by sex. It was the writing that offended me. Using the same words over and over and over and over again. Sometimes in concurrent sentences. The narration was pitiful--a whiney airheaded voice. Not that she had much material to work with.

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    iTeach 06-02-12
    iTeach 06-02-12
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think this book might be enjoyed by anyone who can overlook the horrible writing. I read the reviews before downloading this, and thought, "The haters are just literary snobs, or prudes." Nope. It's just that bad.


    What was most disappointing about E L James’s story?

    The bad writing. I wasn't expecting a literary masterpiece, but come on! Every other phrase is, "Oh, my!" or "Holy (insert random expletive)!" And, did she really use medulla oblongata...more than once? I swear if something jolted her from her "reverie" one more time I was going to scream. The protagonist is irritating and moronic. There's innocent and then there's idiotic. I've never read fanfiction before and thanks to this, I never will again. Please save your credit. You have been warned.


    Did Becca Battoe do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No. Christian sounded like Ana imitating a man. Aside from that, I can't fault her. She's horrible, but I blame the source material. There's nothing she could have done differently, aside from turning down this job.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not. A. One.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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