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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

What Members Say

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    Kristy 12-24-12
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    "Completely Worth It!"

    The book was amazing! I love the audible apps because it allows me to continue my book anytime. I listened while i was cleaning, cooking, working out and driving. I will read (listen to) every book this way from now on.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    mark weasner 12-15-12 Listener Since 2005
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    "I'm emotionanly devastated"
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    YES, but i got the recover my sences and think awhile.


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

    this is the only romance I've listened to or read, nothing to compare to, maybe there is none


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

    She made Anna real


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    TRUE LOVE IS RARE AND OUT THERE


    Any additional comments?

    I'm emotoinanly devastated! NOT KIDDING. Being a guy i got the books to learn more about the pschycy of the fairer sex. The story was captivevating. Know I think I understand why books of this flavor women love to read. No wonder an almost normal and sub average guy as myself is left be the wayside. WE GUY'S ARE EMOTIONAL MISFITS!!!!!!!!!
    I haven't a snowballs chance.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    H. Luke USA 12-10-12
    H. Luke USA 12-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Mr. Twitchy Palms"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    well written, choice of words, could "feel" the authors words.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Annastasia was my favorite character. She was young, spunky, vocalized her feels and point of view.


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

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Half way thru the book, between all the erotic discriptive acts, what moved me was "why" was Christian like this. It had to be something that happened in his past. Immediately ordered the next two audio books in this series. Now on last third of Fifty Shades of Freed and enjoying the transformation of each character.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed hearing how each character evolves and lets go of their inhibitions which is holding them back on life. Thus, what an appropriate title for the last book . . . Fifty Shades FREED.

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    Amanda Bayard, NM, United States 12-10-12
    Amanda Bayard, NM, United States 12-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Dreamy love story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    It is a love story that every girl wants and more! It is too cute and it throws in very many interesting twists in the book.


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

    I haven't read any other books like this one. This was the first of this kind


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

    No


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    If you think this book is boring keep reading it gets better and better.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jessie PADUCAH, KY, United States 12-05-12
    Jessie PADUCAH, KY, United States 12-05-12
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    "Awesome Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    Yes, it really allowed me to do other things around the house!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It really kept my attention!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he spanked her!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the first one can't wait to get the second book!!!!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christina rayville, la, United States 11-20-12
    Christina rayville, la, United States 11-20-12
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    "LOve IT!!!"
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    IT Ranked Number 1


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

    none


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

    No


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

    This book made me laugh and cry. It was awesome.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a Must, you will love it!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Donis 11-19-12
    Donis 11-19-12
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    "Great Story but performance is just reading"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved the story and character developement. You fall in love with Anastasia and become confounded by Christian. You can not help wishing them to be together eventhough he wants to beat her. He truly is drawn to her by love which is a feeling that confuses him. He refuses to believe it. Why...? As Anastasia wants to know why, so do I. Every woman wants a man to take control and worship her and Christian does exactly. I would suggest friends to read the book before listening to it on audio books. The performance did not do justice to the story line. No difference in the characters. I was expecting more than just someone reading to me with a purr. I would have loved to have some inflection in the read. Christian almost sounds like a drugged out monotone sulker. Anastasia sounds like an older person who purrs. Not in keeping with the character as described.


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

    The F*** the paperwork in the elevator also Christian taking her to the red room of pain with Thomas Tallis playing. Whew....


    How could the performance have been better?

    Inflection would be a large improvement.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Most moving moment was at the end after the final red room of pain and they lay together while she recovers from the beating. They have a tender moment of realization that they are from different worlds but care far to deeply for eachother to make it easy to move on.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa R. Rapach Woodbridge, NJ United States 11-10-12
    Teresa R. Rapach Woodbridge, NJ United States 11-10-12

    Teresa

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    "My review on Fifty Shades of Grey"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Erotic, Sensual, Sad


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

    n/a


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Her performance was straight forward, unembarrased, and a wonderful acting job!


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

    Not really.. It made me a little sad because Anastasia Steele continually whined about how Christian Grey was not able to offer her what she needed, when to the mature reader, it was obvious that he WAS offering all he had to give.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read Fifty Shades Darker

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    Melinda PENNS GROVE, NJ, United States 11-10-12
    Melinda PENNS GROVE, NJ, United States 11-10-12
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    "Intoxicating"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Is my life


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

    None....This book discribes my life and how he swooned me and the deep demons within my husband. I entirely related to the feelings Ana was going through. The ups and downs and at the same time being on a pedestal as a princess. His dark demons from his abusive childhood that he fights with everyday. His addictions are different than my husband's but all the same, addiction to sex.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    He just couldn't be without her. Oh! And the plane ride. I would love to glide like that!


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

    Made me see my husband's side of feelings and more empathy for him. Making our life better when I make him communicate when it used to be hard for him about what he is feeling and can't control it but talking helps. He wants to be better.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read the rest of the series. A person that has had a dramatic childhood can be exhausting but the rewards in your heart are great. We've made 10 years so far and hoping he can make a lot more. God Bless

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    KHimself 10-30-12
    KHimself 10-30-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Girly but OK"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    The print is a little better plays better with your mind, your imagination.


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

    The suspense at the end was nicely put, but the story line in the book itself wasn't all that impressive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The taking of Anna in the boat house.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The flight was beautifully describe and quite moving.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was not really what I expected. It was totally bias, completely based on how a woman feels during sex, all the emotions were overwhelming for me. I wish she added few guys points, talking maybe about his actual erection and size and stop portraying him as a minute man. The lack of description of the actual love act killed it a little for me. Overall still a good read. The audio was pretty good too.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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