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Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook

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Please note: This audiobook contains graphic adult content.

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

What the Critics Say

  • Finalist, GoodReads Choice Awards, Best Romance

What Members Say

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    Lorna fall river, NS, Canada 09-07-12
    Lorna fall river, NS, Canada 09-07-12
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    "Do not buy this badly written mundane hype"
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    Possibly the worst narrator I have come across. Very difficult and annoying to listen too.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    anything by a different author or narrator. Something with a bit of depth and fun


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

    None. I have no interest in this second rate novel


    Any additional comments?

    After a lot of hype, a mediocre novel with a bad narrator. Waste of a credit

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    Tetyana Carten 09-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "It is very good..."
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first audio book because I wanted to listen when I am driving and not having too much time to read the actual book. I am hooked now... The book is very good adn the narrator is awesome! So much passion and so many emotions. Love it! I can't wait to know what is going to happen through the whole trilogy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian Grey of course :-) Because he is kinky, good looking, rich and bossy.


    What does Becca Battoe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She has a very sensual voice and great at describing emotions with her voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are too many moments worth of remembering .


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    Renetta 09-06-12
    Renetta 09-06-12
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    "50 Shades of Annoying"
    Any additional comments?

    I didn't like the book. I didn't like the narration, I foolishly got all three books at once. I listened to the first one, if I stop there I can tolerate that as an ending. The thought of continuing any more of that annoying monotony makes me need a nap. I was allowed to return the second and third but for some reason not the first. Bleh, lesson learned.

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    marie MODESTO, CA, United States 09-06-12
    marie MODESTO, CA, United States 09-06-12
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    "Charlie Tango"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    I dont kow if its better but I loved it! Listened to it on my way to work and home every day!


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

    Oh there are so many!


    Which character – as performed by Becca Battoe – was your favorite?

    Anna


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Laters Baby!


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    Sharon M. 09-06-12
    Sharon M. 09-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Narration is horrible"
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    The narration was so bad, it sounded like a 14 year old trying to be soooo coy.


    Has Fifty Shades of Grey turned you off from other books in this genre?

    At least the rest of this series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    totally


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    educated readers on doms and subs, if one was curious. showed how childhood /abuse atrocities created the character of Grey.


    Any additional comments?

    This book need to be READ, not told. Kept listening, hoping for a story. And, the endless e-mail chatter, naming, to, from, date, time, was excruciating. that portion needed to be abridged for sure.

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    Kindle Customer Frisco, TX, United States 09-06-12
    Kindle Customer Frisco, TX, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Oh my!"

    Ok. I get that this is a book with lots of drama, emotional highs and lows. Lots of dialogue repetition! I think the book could be 50 shades shorter without the constant repetition. After listening to book one i have to say i smiled a couple of times when the couple enjoyed themselves outside of the playroom; and felt the disappointment the characters felt.
    This is my first exposure to this type of book... I kind of felt, well get on with it, because i was loosing interest.
    I do need to see how it ends and may buy future books, but i'll probably take a break.
    I'm seeing some growth of character towards the end... we'll see how it turns out and whether i can complete the trilogy or not. I' d almost prefer to have someone tell me rather than going through the long, repetitive dialogue to get to the end.

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    Dynel Christiansted, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 09-05-12
    Dynel Christiansted, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 09-05-12
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    "Awful Narration"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This must be one of the WORST narrations I have ever heard. It was painful to listen.


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

    New narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    Terrible reading, awful tones.


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    Tawnya 09-03-12
    Tawnya 09-03-12
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    "Not as bad as I expected"

    First, I have to say that the book was painful because of the narrator. Listening to her nagging childish voice would have made me want to go to drastic measures to silence her. When she was reading the emails I thought I would go crazy just wanting to know what the text was instead of what seemed like hours of "From:... To:....Time:...Subject... From..." There were dozens of these emails. On another issue, the book had far less of a porn aspect than I expected. I was expecting one episode after another, but they were scattered enough that I felt there actually was a good story buried deep inside. This is where I felt the book was worth reading. I want to know more about Christian Grey. I plan on reading hard copy versions of the other two books so I can skip the email nonsense if it still exists, and to escape the narrator. I really hate this because I am addicted to audiobooks because I walk at least two hours a day just to listen to my books.

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    Sandy Garcia Whittier, CA. 09-03-12
    Sandy Garcia Whittier, CA. 09-03-12 Member Since 2016

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

    Yes, I would. It's a great book and even better when your on your feet and don't mind listening to story while you work.


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

    Only one? There are many.


    Have you listened to any of Becca Battoe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is my first.


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

    Both, where it is suitable...many more laughs than cries.


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    Donnalynn Glens Falls, NY, United States 09-03-12
    Donnalynn Glens Falls, NY, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Worst audio book ever"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better performance might have changed it. Couldn't even get through 40 minutes of the book.


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

    Doubtful.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe’s performances?

    Never.


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Who knows.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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