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Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible. But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. And it's a decision she can only make on her own...

©2012 E L James (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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Is the best way to get throw a book

If you could sum up Fifty Shades Darker in three words, what would they be?

This is the first book's I have read for years as I'm not that great at reading I have got the books as well but audio has been the best thing I'v found in years you can get right in ti the book and the lovely girl that reads the book is so great at making you feel you are there. So thank you to you for getting me in to books

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  • Lindsey
  • Walkamin, Australia
  • 09-10-12

Twenty shades lighter

I found book 1 of the trilogy pretty 'dark', and way too 'S&M', and aren't sure why I persevered to book 2. I enjoyed book 2 much more (but realized that the first book 'set the scene'), and with the development of the 'plot', got really engrossed in the story line. Very much enjoyed it, and so on to book 3.

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  • Katherine
  • PASCOE VALE SOUTH, Australia
  • 09-01-12

Loved it.

Where does Fifty Shades Darker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely top of the list after Fifty Shades of Grey.

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

Can't compare. Just great.

Which scene was your favorite?

The last scene in the boat house.

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

Made me both laugh and cry.

Any additional comments?

Loved Becca Battoe's reading of this trilogy. She made all characters very believable.

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Fifty Shades Darker

After finding the first book a little amateurish, I still couldn't wait to get this book. And let me say this book is my favourite of the three. It really lets you see the interaction between the characters. It shows you how a strong relationship can form and can save someone who has had a very bad past.

I love the interaction between Christian and Anastasia via the email. It is humorous and I think a good reflection of what and how some real life romances are carried out these days.

Becca Battoe again did a great job of conveying the emotion and drama of the relationship and I have to say handled some of the hotter scenes very well.

I will be listening to these books again and again and after all that is what you want in a book.

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enjoyable

i was not disappointed with the second installment Becca Battoe didn't disappoint would love to see more stories from this author

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High Expectations...

Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

I did read the last book in the series hoping that the story would improve but I was disappointed.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The first book had an interesting story line and a good twist but I felt like the second (and third) lacked imagination and even became boring at times. It seems like E.L. James ran out of ideas and instead wrote something akin to a Mills & Boon novel.

What aspect of Becca Battoe’s performance would you have changed?

Her pronunciation of particular words left a lot to be desired and her attempt at male voices was sometimes horrifying.

Could you see Fifty Shades Darker being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No, I think it would be mediocre compared to a movie version of the first book.

Any additional comments?

Read the first book and skip the rest.

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  • J. Duncan
  • Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
  • 07-22-12

Weakest storyline ever!

Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

Never.

Would you ever listen to anything by E. L. James again?

Never.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

Anyone.

What character would you cut from Fifty Shades Darker?

Both, there are only two!

Any additional comments?

The first time I've ever been moved to write a review, and I'm pretty well-read. More a learning curve in erotica than a novel. I'm broadminded, but this is only about sex!

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  • karen
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 06-05-12

OH MY this is a WOW Trilogy

One of the best I've listened to. Can see how it's getting so much hype. Totally outstanding in every way. Top Narrator and Top Author/Story. WOW

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  • Heather Jean Jack
  • 06-24-17

amazing

This is one of best books I have read and reader is fantastic and males you feel like you are involved in the book

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  • 05-10-17

Not as good as reading it

I didn't enjoy this as much as reading the actual book, the emails which are one of the best bit come across odd in the audio. You also become a lot more aware of how ridiculous parts of the story are, particularly the inner goddess bits. It's enjoyable enough to while away commute times, but I enjoyed reading it myself much more.

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  • misscole
  • 04-19-17

storyline a little dull

too many emails, got a little irritated with them. no real climax, predictable. easy listening.

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  • Bruno
  • 03-19-17

Extremely cheese and repetitive

After listen 50th shades of Grey and Grey I completely had enough and really struggled to finish this book.
It is just sooooo repetitive, I got they are so insecure and love each other so, but I it is too much, "don't leave me please", "I will never live you", "ooh my", "you are so hot"... etc
The trouble is that I like books that make me forget I am reading or listening, for this matter, and this is neither of these.

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  • Jaye
  • 03-12-17

Guilty Pleasures Continues

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

Yes I would, this book is a little more grown up than the first book as the characters grow.

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

Anastasia starting to blossom and a proposal (I won't spoil it)

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

I would say yes, but for me a stronger voice was needed especially when differentiating the male characters.

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

Yes, easily if time would permit.

Any additional comments?

I thought this book was a lot deeper than "Fifty Shades of Grey" I like that we are finding out more about Christian Grey, there are definitely more layers to peel back he is a tortured soul and he comes across as an old soul for someone so young. Anastasia is intimidated by him but she has started come out of her shell and I like that she is becoming a woman.

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  • jason
  • 02-08-17

the audio is messed up chapter 4 for chapter 8 ect

audio not working correct the chapters are all mixed up chapter1 was 2 and 8 was 4 ect

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  • mazaraza
  • 02-05-17

E.L James is amazing!!!

I hope and pray E.L. James will continue to write many more stories of Christian and Anna. I loved 50SOG, Darker, Freed and Grey. I cannot cope lololol xxxxx

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  • Justme
  • 01-29-17

Brilliant

With now being blind i cant read, but before i always loved reading and escaping so to find the books i love was brilliant. The narrater i think was fantastic.

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  • Lexas
  • 01-12-17

Don't listen to the hype!

I always read a book to the end, regardless of how unbearable it is at times, simply because I will not have my money wasted by not finishing it.
This was one of those books.

If anyone who read this book was sexually aroused by it, then I feel for you, as you clearly have only experienced 'vanilla' sex.

I was hoping for 'on the edge', 'pants wetting' experiences. Instead I got a love story, weak sexual perversity with the added annoyance of having the story narrated by a naive schoolgirl.

Ok. It's a good book if you like Mills and Boons after dark type of reads. It is readable. But, don't bother wasting your credits or money on buying the audio addition. It will ruin all your expectations. I wish I had borrowed the book from the library first and used my own imagination for the characters and the situations they found themselves in.

My last gripe is...a virgin? Really? A virgin!

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  • Happy bunny
  • 12-30-16

Becca is genius.

Beccas use of differnt voices for each character was genius. i laughed and cried and got palm twitchingly angry whilst listening to all the diffwrent characters.
excellent!

loved story line... altho...to many 'mouths in a hard line!'
loved it.