See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E. L. James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of listeners around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty - until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him - past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian's cold, wounded heart. Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
©2015 E. L. James (P)2015 Random House Audio
It was great to find out all the things that went on in the story when Anna could not hear or wasn't around. Yes it is the same story but it had a totally different feel to it. When you read the original books you have questions. Why did he know so much about her? To Anna he just showed up out of the blue but from Christian's POV you find out what was really going on. You get to hear what got said between him and Mrs. Robbinson, what was said on the other end of phone conversations. All the things that drove Anna (and the reader) crazy because she wanted to know what was going on, in this book you get to find out. Plus, without all of Anna's inner thoughts you get to hear Christian's inner thoughts and how he didn't always understand what was going on with Anna. You find out that neither one of them was communicating what they felt to each other. I would like to see the other 2 books done in his POV. I really enjoyed it. I don't understand why so many are upset and shocked that it is the same story. There was no secret about that. Heck that's why it says 50 Shades of Grey as told by Christian. I also loved the narrator for this book. He did a great job.
I love contemporary romance novels!
I was leery about purchasing this book. I did not want it to be a re-print of the fifty shades series. It was the original story but so much more than that! I hope there is going to be another POV book for books 2 and 3.
This book ends where book 2 begins however it shows is Christian's struggle with the break up. I enjoyed with this book the many facets' of Christian's relationships with Mia, Elliott, Mom, Elena, Roz and Dr. Flynn. Also a little banter with Claude Bastille and Andrea . I just love the behind the scenes working of Christians mind.
I recommend it. It was worth it.
The narrator for the first three books made me want to burst my eardrums. I just did not care for her but the stories
kept me listening.
The narrator for this book is great. I like his voice. Hearing the story from Christian 's point of view skips all the girly girly stuff I didn't enjoy in the first 3. Hearing the childhood memories is also interesting. I would never pretend that the Fifty Shades series are meant to be serious literature, they aren't meant to be, but hearing the flip side is more enjoyable and it's a little deeper.
These aren't the type of stories I normally enjoy. I am not a romance junkie and frankly the fantasy of poor beautiful girl is swept off her feet by gorgeous young billionaire makes me cringe. EL James does it well and there is a story beyond rich man poor woman .
Say something about yourself!
I have missed these characters and I hope Mrs. James writes the other 2 books from Christians perspective as well!
Did you ever wonder what Elliot's reaction was when Christian said he had to go get Anna from a bar?
Did you ever wonder what was going through Christians mind when the belt incident happened? This book gives a whole hour of what was Christian thinking after Anna dropped that bomb shell.
If you loved the trilogy this book is for you, if you didn't like the trilogy this book won't change your mind so quit writing bad reviews.
Great for credit/sale/buy!
BEST NARRATION EVER!
Great to hear this story from the man's point of view. So excited that the Audible book was released on the same day as the book.
Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format.
This was good. I like when he dreams as himself as a boy. Can't help but smile or laugh. I wish we could know more about Christian as a little boy. And it's good Anna helps him with his dreams.
And Elliott is hilarious. When he be calling Christian names. But I didn't know I was finish with the book until it said this is Zachary blah blah blah lol.
I enjoyed this version much more. I found that you could hear the struggle Christian went through trying to figure out why Ana made him feel so different than other subs. How he changed the more he spent time with her. It also provided some missing pieces from the first book, like when he had to leave Georgia so quickly. Zachery Webber wow - great naration - will have to look up his other narrations.
OMG! This is even better than the original Fifty Shades of Grey! Granted, you need to read the original series first before reading (listening) to this version or you won't understand. But this book just takes the cake so far! I loved it! I can't wait for E.L. James to release the second installment from Christian's perspective. So...when WILL the second one be released? I want it NOW! Lol
I love this series and I am begging for E.L James to please continue the trilogies told by Christian Grey! I feel excited in the fantasy because the book tells all those thought revelations what Christian really was feeling for Ana and provides insight. As for the narrator Zachary pronounced Ellena and Leila's name different from Becca Botow and some of the words were different then the prologue from the original Fiftyshades freed, but overall he was good.
I was reluctant to go back into the "Greg" world, however seeing things through Christian eyes was way more interesting. Looking forward to the next addition.
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