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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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    Kim San Francisco, CA 05-29-12
    Kim San Francisco, CA 05-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed..."
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    #1 is the narrator, her voice isn't good with changing voices to male/female. Very irritating and most likely won't be purchasing the next two books.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    her tones, male to female voices, speaks like a teenager...


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

    disappointment in the story, but mostly the voice is irritating.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    jason l gannon 05-28-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not even if everyone I love had a gun to theiheads"
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    A completely different story line and characters would be a good start, probably replace the author as well.


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

    Never ever EVER!!! Nope, rather eat a scary spider, or maybe insert razor wire into my eurethra.


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

    No see above, if you have seen twilight (not a love story) imagine the reader as Bella reading about half asleep and sighing/talking simultaneously.


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    All


    Any additional comments?

    No more of this, you are lowering the national IQ.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole Smiths, AL, United States 05-28-12
    Nicole Smiths, AL, United States 05-28-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing captivating story"
    What did you love best about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    The demention of the characters was amazing, especially Christian. It was like peeling an onion, so many different layers. Once you start the story, you simply cannot stop. Love the storyline.


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

    Nothing I have ever read. Definitely an erotic read


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

    The story comes to life, and she is amazing


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

    Laters Baby


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sumrb8b3 richmond, VA, United States 05-27-12
    Sumrb8b3 richmond, VA, United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Need a new narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    I would have to agree with some of the others. This really needs a new narrator. It was very hard to get past that. Apart from that the story was very good

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Farmville, VA, United States 05-27-12
    Debbie Farmville, VA, United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story For Romantics"

    I enjoyed both versions of the book. While reading the book, I could not put it down. I purchased the audiobook to continue reading/listening to the book while driving to work, etc. I travel over 1 hour to work one way. I love the characters. Grey and Ana's romantic journey is obsessive. I read the Trilogy twice.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brad Zerkel Tempe, Az USA 05-26-12
    Brad Zerkel Tempe, Az USA 05-26-12 Member Since 2013

    Deadhead,full time korporate slave part time musician. Authority Questioner, and Fighter of Alternative Facts

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    "I got sucked in by the hype"
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    Didn't live up to the hype, in fact it was a load of rubbish.....Last time I get drawn in by hype!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not the other two books in this series for sure!...Probably a good Herman Wouk story


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

    So-So but she had little to work with in character development anyway!


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

    Disappointment


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    "Worst Narrator that has ever ruined a book for me"

    I truly wished I had gone on reviews of others and not listened to this book. The narrator was so, so, so bad that I envisioned the female character as a complete idiot and had to just stop listening. Also, not into the whole S&M thing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Napagal florida 05-25-12
    Napagal florida 05-25-12 Member Since 2008

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    "omg this the worst narrator EVER!!"
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    This gal ruined this story. She was soooo bad, I can???t believe she was chosen to narrate anything much less this book - i gave up after an hour - couldn???t handle any more err???s - who say???s that in real life?? - I may read the rest.


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    Jennifer United States 05-24-12
    Jennifer United States 05-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I wanted to strangle Anastasia also..."
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    Narrator sounded stupid trying to make a guy's voice. The overall feeling I got from the main character, Anastasia was that she was a fickle idiot that would have a nervous breakdown if the cashier let her make the decision "paper or plastic". I get that this book is about submission and dominance but for real, you could have given her a brain. Also, the constant rants and ravings over Christian being so dreamy was insanely over the top and made me feel like I was reading a 12 year old's diary, lol. Not to book for me, wasted a credit, wahhh :P


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

    Yes


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

    awful


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Snoopy 05-24-12
    Snoopy 05-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Ridiculous"

    This was the most ridiculous, poorly written and narrated book I have ever listened to. It sounded like the author had a third grade education with phrases such as, "Oh my," "crap," "double crap," "holy crap," and yes, even "triple crap." I sat through the main character blushing and flushing and turning every color of the rainbow. If I had to sit through one more cliched phrase, my head would have exploded. If you want to listen to someone raising an eybrow, cocking his head, smirking, saying jeez, and the absolutely worst of all, the biting of the lip about 10 million times, then waste your money. I actually feel embarrassed for the author and editor because it's so poorly and childishly written. The sex seens are completely laughable and are the antithesis of erotic. If you want to become celibate, buy this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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