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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
Story was laying the foundation for the next two books. Loved the total. Was a little to graphic.. tended to become bored with the explicit sex. Seemed to be unnecessary.
5 Stars - Loved it & will listen to it again 4 Stars - Really liked it & may listen to it again 3 Stars - Liked it but will not listen to it again 2 Stars - Didn't like it very much 1 Star - Hated it
I really enjoyed this book. It is about a lifestyle that I knew little about. I know there was a lot of controversy over the narrator but I thought she did a great job. The story is about a woman in her early 20s and this narrator sounds just the say she should.
It's a very provacative story that held my attention. There were times when I wanted to strangle Grey and times when I wanted jump him!
It's the start of a love story and I'm a sucker for a love story
Mr. Grey's of course. Becca's portrayal of Ana wasn't bad, but she did make her sound really whiney at times and that was a little hard to take. I don't think Becca is as bad as some of the other reviewers have made her out to be (IMO). She does not make it unbearable to listen to the story...there have been narrarators that were so bad that I just couldn't finish listening.
I don't think my reaction is appropriate to list on audibles site ;)
Great story, so glad I found this trilogy and I will be sad when I'm finished.
I had not heard of this book until my book club selected it as our next read. I WISH that I had bothered to listen to the sample before purchasing. I found the the narrator's sorority/valley girl voice to be extremely distracting and annoying. So annoying that I couldn't wait for it to be over. I will not bother listening to the last two books.
The story was okay and the writing was fine but the story lacked depth. I was not drawn in and didn't care about the characters. On a positive note, the sex scenes were both spicy and tastefulI. However, in the end I could not relate to the the main character (a 21 year old virgin) and would not recommend for mature women (Try the Outlander series instead).
In the end I didn't get what all of the hype is about. Zane blazed this trail a LONG time ago with Addicted.
I really liked the story as far as the unexpected in Christian, and it was relatable on the girl's side
I really liked Christian, it was hot, such a gentleman but such a freak. Combo was alluring
all the hot steamy scene and when he tells her he's trying and was getting all into her!
Christian's perpective would be awesome, i'm onto book two!
In Anna's own words, "Oh my!" This story keeps you on the edge of what's going to happen between them next. Yes, this book has lots of Sex but there is a story there... there is growth of the characters. You find yourself really rooting for them and their growth.
The evolvement of Christian and him giving "MORE". Listen/Read the book it will make sense.
I didn't have a problem with this Narrator. I thought her voice fit Anna well and meshed with the age of Anna and a young woman living in 2011. She did well with the other characters. But this is from Anna's point of view so I thought she did just fine.
If you aren't a Twighlight fan or if the fact that this started off as a Twighlight fan fiction is putting you off... don't let it. I've read Twighlight and seen the movies (a little young for me but I had to see what the fuss was about) this book is NOTHING like Twighlight, no Twighlight vibe as far as I'm concerned. Yes, it's about a girl who's infatuated with a guy and falls for him and his "weirdness" but it's not Twighlight!!
I'm not usually into super steamy books, but a friend of mine loved this book and thought I should give it a chance. I will say that after I got used to it I did enjoy the book. It had me in tears at the end, and the story was pretty good. However it was VERY VERY STEAMY, and repetitive in spots. Although I did enjoy the story I will admit I had to roll my eyes a few times at the pillow talk, and the way the narrator mutters the word baby... it made me lol a few times. Still I will admit that as soon as it was over I was ready for the second book. Have not started it yet so I cant tell you if the rest of the series is worth listening to, but I think this book is worth the credit..
The whole concept, everything about it EVEN the first narration of the book. Then they went and remastered it and ruined it!
Christian of course... Hope they get someone right for the movie role. I could see Henry Cavill playing him or even Ian Somerholder. Someone with that general look is how i picture him.
The first time around was amazing. She sounded young and innocent and I could picture Alexis Dziena (the actress) playing her in a movie. I was so excited and was about to buy the second book when I saw they had been remastered. So, I listened to the sample. I don't think I can get into the second book as the narrarator sounds like a different person. An older person, maybe mid thirties and Ana is supposed to be 21 so this questions is hard to answer because I thought the narrarator did pretty great the first time around, but the remastered version is one of the WORST audio books ever.
If I were making a movie the tagline would be "How far would you be willing to go!"
Alexis Dziena or Emma Roberts as Ana
Henry Cavill as Christian (someone tall, dark haired, and gorgeous..Kind of a pretty boy but in a dangerous way..I picture someone that favors Matt Bomer when I read the books, but him coming out may hurt him from getting the role.)
Katie Cassidy as Kate ( I keep picturing Kate Hudson when I read the books but I think she might be too old for the role).
PLEASE fix the audio books back to the sound of the original narration so I can buy them. I prefer her young sounding. Otherwise NO WAY...Just about every comment on the second book that I looked at was the same, fix them back....
Yes, I have already listened to book 1 and book 2 again. Christian Grey's character was so deep and truly sad I felt the need to hear his story again. I definitely will listen to the 3 book series again. Christian was the most vivid character in the book.
For me, the most memorable moment was when Ana walked out.
If you can suffer through the first few chapters, the narrator's voice becomes less abrasive as the book goes on. Her male voices were atrocious, but I've listened to other books read by her that were stellar. I am unsure why she started the book out screeching like a cat.
Do not let the narrator's poor ratings deter your purchasing of this Trilogy. You will be hooked once you begin listening.
I cried during many scenes in this book. Ana would imagine Christian as a neglected child, I would cry. Christian would filet himself before Ana emotionally revealing more and more of his past, I would cry. Ana left Christian, I cried. Need I say more...
I enjoyed Book 1 & 2 very much. Book 3 could have been combined with book 2, in my opinion. If you liked this book, download J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series...
Yes, I think I would recommend because it was enjoyable. Not sure it's as bad as everyone is making it out to be. No worse than a romance novel really. I just think the subject matter may be a little more taboo. I have to say I did not re-download the book after the narrator change. I enjoyed the innocence of her voice. It fit the character, so not sure what everyone complained about!
When he pulled the tampon out of her before having sex with her.
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