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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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    Amazon Customer Sodus, NY, United States 08-23-12
    Amazon Customer Sodus, NY, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "steamy but not great writing"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story was a cute love story, but not the best written book of all time.


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    diane Des Moines, IA, United States 08-23-12
    diane Des Moines, IA, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and I have, however, I also warn them about the voice of the narrator. I'm not sure why she chose to use a whiney "valley girl" voice for the character of Ana, but it was very hard to get past.


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

    Not really sure there is anything currently out there with the depth and layers of these two characters comparable.


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

    Probably not.


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

    "Fifty Shades of Grey, Hollywood ruining another book because they don't take the time to get it right".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny M Salt Lake City, Utah 08-23-12
    Jenny M Salt Lake City, Utah 08-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Meh."

    At first? Hot! At second? Hotish, and a bit... WHOA? But by the seventy millionth time you hear the same sex scene repeated... it just gets lame. This first book was just ok. Enough story to keep you going, but couldn't the author get more creative with her adjectives?! The 2nd and 3rd books have a better story, but the repetitive stuff doesn't stop.

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    Carol El Segundo, CA, United States 08-23-12
    Carol El Segundo, CA, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "narration"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Exciting


    What did you like best about this story?

    The romance


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was ok


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

    It definitely made you feel


    Any additional comments?

    It would of been nice if narration was done by a woman for female parts a man for male parts! That is my only complaint!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teonia 08-23-12
    Teonia 08-23-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Whining and Painful"
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    If Ana had been more realistic. She was so naive


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

    no


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

    NO!!!! NO!!! Her whining was annoying


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

    NO, I could barely make it through the book. I skipped chapters because it was so boring and Becca Battoe was awful or maybe it was the character


    Any additional comments?

    Ana was so needy and naive and then christian was sooooo needy. It was just to unrealistic to me. Anyone that has ever been in a relationship before will find this a hard read. This book is meant for women that are lonely virgins and dream of a man coming along. to will love them. More power to you ladies but I will never read another one of these books and will discourage my friends from reading it too.

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    Thomas Lincolnville, ME, United States 08-22-12
    Thomas Lincolnville, ME, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2014
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    "You've got to be kidding me"

    After only so many repeated verses saying how incredibly horny this woman got being around the guy, it got old really, really quick. Is it possible that because Im a guy that I don't get it? Do women really want this kind of trash? I like well written porn as well as the next person, but this is unimaginative and poorly written. And there are three parts? Good lord! Total waste of time and my Audible credits.

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    Tisha Brunswick, MD, United States 08-22-12
    Tisha Brunswick, MD, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2014

    Rayne

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    "Not Worth All They Hype"
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    If Ana wasn't so naive and if she didn't do what she ended up doing to Christian despite everything he tried to tell her.


    What could E. L. James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Cut out the To and From in all the emails and the signatures after each email. One full reading of an email was fine I didn't want each email read all the way out from whom it was sent from the time the date and so forth. Got very repetitive. Needs more to the storyline as well. Nothing against the sex but there just didn't seem to be much of anything else to this book plot wise really.


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

    Yeah.


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

    Anger at Ana, frustration with Ana, and annoyed with her. I felt sadness for Christian and a pain for all that he suffered/suffers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis United States 08-21-12
    Phyllis United States 08-21-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Reader makes a HUGE difference."
    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    No, did not care for the reader. Was very dissapointed


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

    The whole book


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

    No, I would not.


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

    no<br/>


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharene Palm Harbor, FL, United States 08-21-12
    Sharene Palm Harbor, FL, United States 08-21-12

    S. Miller

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    "Not impressed"
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    It did not make sense for a girl who is new to sex to be so eager. The body takes time to adapt... not a realistic view. It just is not really like that. It was just a copycat version of "Nine and a half Weeks", which I liked much better. It ended almost exactly the same. Was very predictable.


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

    I would not read any others in this series.


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

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    she said certain words too much. like murmer, bright eyed, etc. poor writing

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    Sandra Saint louis, MO, United States 08-21-12
    Sandra Saint louis, MO, United States 08-21-12

    I love reading. I enjoy a little of everything. It's a way for me to relax.

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

    Yes, this book just opened a new can of worms to say the least.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christen is my favorite. Sexy, Sexy Sexy.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    She very good but I really would prefer that the men sound more like men.


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

    Out of control sex maniac.<br/>


    Any additional comments?

    Each book gets better and better as the stories unfold.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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