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Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    sarah orinda, CA, United States 09-11-12
    sarah orinda, CA, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't Stop Listening!"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    intriguing, mysterious and sexy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I dunno ;)


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    For the most part I think she did a fine job.


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

    Yes, both.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story. It kept me interested the entire time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Romi Los Angeles, CA USA 09-11-12
    Romi Los Angeles, CA USA 09-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Words fail me..."
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    I'm not so sure I would listen again. I didn't think the narrator matched what the story needed. My first impression was jarring surprise. It took a while to get used to the way Christian's voice was depicted. Not a fan, sadly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the story better in written form. Listening to it on Audible changed my views on it completely. Ana sounds like a complete moron when you hear the story. It's not Becca Battoe's fault, it's the content. Every sentence out of Ana's mouth is a silly question. "What's she doing here?" "Who's that?" "Christian loves me?" "Is that a car?" "Are we driving?" "How did I get in this bed?" "Where am I?" ... And on and on...for a smart girl she sure is dumb! It kind of wrecked it for me and made it a really silly book after listening to it.


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

    Some were okay, some were fine, and Christian's voice, wasn't the best.


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

    No pain, no gain!


    Any additional comments?

    This story is entertaining and not anything more which is what it was meant to be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Georgia New York, NY, United States 09-10-12
    Georgia New York, NY, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2017
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    "My ears were bleeding"
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    I thought the Twilight series was the worst written books of all times, until I wasted my time on Fifty Shades. I will not make the same mistake I did with Twilight and listen to the other two. Bad soft porn at best, and I had seen and heard way better bad soft porn. Get a better sex life America and you won't need the impossible fantasy of a 27 year old self made millionaire and his multi orgasmic virgin submissive. Rubbish!


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

    Not a snow balls chance in hell.


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

    innocence.


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

    none


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisette STORM LAKE, IA, United States 09-10-12
    Lisette STORM LAKE, IA, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Oh, Fifty"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    New! Sexy! Exotic!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anastasia, because she is discovering everything everything for the first time.


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

    Tranquility


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

    It did make me laugh and I didn't have an extreme reaction because I had read the books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 09-10-12
    Michael 09-10-12
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    "reading it is better"
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    first one i've listened to, and i went back and read the book and reading it was much better


    What did you like best about this story?

    not sure what the hype is all about, i'm starting to read part 2 and that one is much better


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

    there are emails between characters and teh entire email, from, to, date, time, subject, geeting, body and signature are all read, line for line, email for email..this gets really old and annoying quickly


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

    it had erotic moments, it made me laugh at moments


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Antic zagreb, Croatia 09-10-12
    Antic zagreb, Croatia 09-10-12
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    "I'll have to buy the print edition"
    Any additional comments?

    I was really looking forward to this book, but I had to stop after half an hour. Narrator
    ruin it for me... she sounds like horny teenager from a bad movie

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly CHATTANOOGA, TN, United States 09-10-12
    Beverly CHATTANOOGA, TN, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2017
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    "A very good listen"
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A very good listen - an interesting storyline and the much rumored "smut" is not that at all
    due to presentation. Language is risque, so not for tender ears.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen to book 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chelsea 09-10-12
    Chelsea 09-10-12
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    "Excellent"
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top


    What did you like best about this story?

    Christians adaptability, narrators ability to make the characters come to life


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

    No


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent series sad for it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Lemoore, CA, United States 09-10-12
    Cheryl Lemoore, CA, United States 09-10-12
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    "Fifty Ways to Blush"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It presented a new concept in sexuality to me that was honest and explicit. It was time well spent.


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

    The very end was the most memorable. Want to hear the next book asap.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her men's voices were completely unbelievable.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SV Cor Palm Desert CA 09-10-12
    SV Cor Palm Desert CA 09-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Such a disappointment, did not read reviews."
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    Turned it into a mystery


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

    You bet, removed and will not consider reading the other two.


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

    She did a fine job, it was just the story.


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe I am a prude, but do not see how this could be the number one best seller.and I will be returning it tomorrow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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