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Fifty Shames of Earl Grey

A Parody
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Young, arrogant tycoon Earl Grey seduces the naïve coed Anna Steal with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money, but will she be able to get past his fifty shames, including shopping at Walmart on Saturdays, bondage with handcuffs, and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick)? Or will his dark secrets and constant smirking drive her over the edge?

©2012 Andrew Shaffer (P)2012 Tantor

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"Erotica is hard. Comedy is harder. If anyone can pull this off, it's Andrew Shaffer." (Paul Bogaards, publicist for E. L. James)

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An Amusing Parody - Good if you're a guy

Face it. You're a guy and you want to know what these books are all about but you don't really want to get caught reading the Original. Henceforth, this amusing and charming parody written by Fanny Merkin and wonderfully read/performed by Allyson Ryan. Ryan captures the outrageousness of the story and makes you giggle and the expanded themes ...and sometimes overexpanded themes (I hope) which are in the original "Fifty Shades of Grey".

I found it funny, the storyline a bit thin, but good for a laugh and roll of the eyes.

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This book offers nothing

This book parodies the Fifty Shades of Grey series, but I can’t decide which is worse Fifty Shames or the source material it parodies. This book derives it’s humor from pop culture references which within 10 years will be largely forgotten.

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loved it.

This book was hilarious, I found myself laughing out loud so much I had to rewind to catch what i missed.

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Just ok

The book was just ok. I was hoping it would be funnier but it seemed to try too hard. There were a few funny moments but overall it was predictable.

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Laughably Erotic

i knew i was in for a parody, but never having read or watched 50 Shades, I didn't really know what the parody was. the narrator read beautifully and was quite articulate; the variety of charachter voices was surprisingly fitting.

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Impulse Buy

An impulse buy from years ago, during my 'vitriolic anti-Meyer teen' phase. The premise is a little dull, and the satire is not quite biting, but the narrator herself has enough fun to let you do the same.