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Fifty Shades Darker Audiobook

Fifty Shades Darker

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Natalie Auckland, New Zealand 10-05-12
    Natalie Auckland, New Zealand 10-05-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Oh Boring...."

    "I gape at him"..."Oh Christian"...
    "Oh my 50 shades" . Save me now. I grew so tired of hearing the same lines repeated over and over, so I gave up on it. Poorly written. Why is this so popular? Don't waste your precious credit on it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-15-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Captivating"

    It has everything one wants in a book, it's exciting, funny and well yes lots of sex very erotic sex, but it is also a love story with all the twists of one. It will make you cry and laugh and want more, you fall in love with both characters and well it's only fair that I say that men like Christian Grey are only make believe in books. Don't miss this series!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha Yarramalong, NSW, Australia 09-30-12
    Samantha Yarramalong, NSW, Australia 09-30-12
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    "Utter rubbish"
    What would have made Fifty Shades Darker better?

    More about the story of the two people rather than their very boring sex life. I feel stupid for buying it, really stupid. I loved hearing about Christian's lifestyle but that's about it.


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

    Someone who doesn't say "oh my!" every third sentence in that revolting accent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance


    Any additional comments?

    The first book I managed to read, this one I just couldn't bear.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Chris United States 05-14-12
    Chris United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Riviting 2nd Installment"

    The story continues from where Ana has left her beloved Christian, these are two modern day lovers just one is Fifty Shades ........ ed. It has everything one wants in a book, it's exciting, funny and well yes lots of sex very erotic sex, but it is also a love story with all the twists of one. It will make you cry and laugh and want more, you fall in love with both characters and well it's only fair that I say that men like Christian Grey are only make believe in books. You want to follow their journey and see where it takes them, just wait till the final book Fifty Shades Freed, it's a ripper. All I will say is laters baby......

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer corowaAustralia 09-09-12
    Jennifer corowaAustralia 09-09-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Torn"

    I found this really difficult to rate - it does get you in - but its the classic girls meets screwed up millionaire. The plot is weak and predictable - you think that there is going to be some drama some suspense but it fizzles out.
    Focused way too much on having sex every five minutes - but with more in the story line even that could have been forgiven.
    Its pretty much Mills and Boon on steroids. If you want an easy listen that wont keep you awake at night this is it. Oh and just a tiny bit of day dreaming about being with Mr Grey and his money lol

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bianca 07-16-17
    Bianca 07-16-17
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    "oh so sweet"

    I loved every chapter narrator was awesome I will listen to it again and again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-13-17
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    "Imagine"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Darker the most enjoyable?

    It had so much details one could actually see it


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

    To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee, it gave the same details never leaving no doubt as to where it took place, what was used or seen, even the weather. It left nothing to wonder about.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Becca Battoe?

    Yes, but I would prefer more voices. Example a man's voice for the man and female voice for the female etc.


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

    I could have but prefer to listen a bit at a time.


    Any additional comments?

    If possible can more voices be added?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 01-06-17
    Kevin 01-06-17
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    "Intense"

    I like this book mostly because of the intense moments and the way each characters role was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jodikay20 Jamaica 10-25-15
    jodikay20 Jamaica 10-25-15
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    "job well done"

    The narrator did a wonderful job, I love evey minute of it. On to the next one.

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    jacquie 09-13-15
    jacquie 09-13-15
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    "Loved it."

    Was a great series to listen to while driving to work . Looking forward to listening to Grey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • natasha
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    11/25/12
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    "Waste of my life!"

    Really tried to get into this trilogy, but it was too hard to listen to rubbish! I was losing the will to live!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • vicki
    2/6/15
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    ""Awful narrator never again""
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    NARRATOR


    What did you like best about this story?

    they both got the family they both wanted in the end


    How could the performance have been better?

    DIFFERENT NARRATOR


    Did Fifty Shades Darker inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    i loved READING these book but the NARRATOR killed the audio

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • MRS
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    8/24/12
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    "read all reviews before buying ...."

    This book sounds great but the narrators voice is terrible,really irratating, which you wouldnt pick up on from the sample but as she has to repeat the same awful 'Oh My's' and 'Holy Sxxt's on average every couple of minutes it really goes through you.
    Very dissapointed with the end which completely left me feeling a bit ripped off for the credit i'd wasted. I suppose its so that you will feel compelled to buy the next book but honestly it wasnt good enough to waste more credits.

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE
    Hayling Island, UK
    12/1/12
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    "On the downward spiral but I still read it!"

    After the first book, I felt I needed to get the rest of the story - the sex almost got in the way tbh because it was same stuff in different places with different extras!

    After I'd finished it, I couldn't possibly have told you what happened - it is probably the least memorable of all three books.

    I won't comment on the actual language/words - not to my taste - sorry.

    Still glad I listened - sometimes just being able to discuss the current hyped stuff is enough!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    New Malden, United Kingdom
    9/18/14
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    "Even if you liked the first, you won't enjoy this"
    What was most disappointing about E. L. James’s story?

    The pathetic lead became even more uninteresting and limp in this book, and the attempt at bringing some kind of story line in between badly written and repetitive sex scenes was almost amusing, but not amusing enough to tempt me to continue listening.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • pooh
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    6/20/13
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    "WOW"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades Darker to be better than the print version?

    excellent even better and more erotic and intense than the book. beware do not listen to this while driving :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both Ana and Christian


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the one where Ana gives Christian the third present.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • lisa
    narberth, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Really don't know what the fuss is about"

    This book has been a major disappointment for me, I was full of hope and expectation but found it truley terrible, the storyline is slow and predictable the sex is repetitive and lacking in imagination and the dialogue is limited seriously don't bother

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robyn
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    3/3/13
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    "'Fifty Shades' or 'Fetch My Spade'"

    I'm sure by now that most of you have heard of the international best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, probably well aware of its somewhat 'naughty' content and, according to its blurb, "romantic, liberating and totally addictive" storyline. Having suffered emotionally (and needless to say, physically) as a result of successful entrepreneur Christian Grey's unrelenting need for control, we saw main character Anastasia Steele flee from his apartment at the end of the first book. Now, in the second book, she faces him again. But have things changed? Maybe they have in terms of their relationship, with Christian offering Ana a new proposition which may be more suited to her weak personality (well, at least she's no Bella Swan). However, for those seeking a more literary read/listen, then I would strongly advise looking elsewhere. There's been no change in this department from book one. No wonder James has not printed her full name on the front cover; the book appears to have been written by a 16 year old schoolgirl with an unrealistic perception of sexual intimacy and the importance of achieving a good work-life balance (Grey earns an apparent $100k per hour, yet 95% of his time is spent courting excitable young Ana). Aside from the obvious lack of writing skills used in the second book (actually, make that the entire trilogy), the audio version is even worse. My first thoughts on the audio book were that the narrator, Becca Battoe, did not whatsoever convey the mild personality of Anastasia Steele. Next, as Christian's and others' voices were attempted by Battoe, I almost laughed. Her strong accent and rather annoying intonations did nothing to add to the voices of the characters, especially during her ridiculous try at Dr. Flynn's British accent; in fact, I found them rather intolerable. Altogether, this was a thorough waste of my money. But, hey, I'm sure there are a lot of 16 year old girls this mind-numbing audio book would make very happy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • patricia
    barry, United Kingdom
    8/29/12
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    "BRILLIANT"

    the 2nd book is fab its certainly a page turner .and the story gets deaper my house lay untouched for nearly three days i could,nt stop listening to it

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    IWADE, United Kingdom
    8/27/12
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    "fifty shades 1and2"

    My inner goddess belives this book is badly written and the narrator makes it worse with her annoying child like voice.I wouldnt have given half a star but all fields are required.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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