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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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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

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    Ida M. Garrett Missouri 06-06-12
    Ida M. Garrett Missouri 06-06-12 Member Since 2014

    Ida Garrett

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    "Couldn't do it..."

    Made it alllll the way to where the main female character (...couldn't get past the voice to catch the name) met what i assume will be the main male...at that point the voice became so annoying I could not continue on...

    Did anyone interview the narrator?

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    GiiWiz Orlando, FL, United States 06-05-12
    GiiWiz Orlando, FL, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2005

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    "I had to listen at 1.5x speed to get through it!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's a great story. I just wish they'd chosen another narrator. I actually began to get annoyed with her and the only way I got through the book was by setting the speed at 1.5 times normal. I plan to get my hands on a hard copy of the book so I can determine if the story is just that slow vs. her delivery.


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    Charlie Watauga, TX, United States 06-05-12
    Charlie Watauga, TX, United States 06-05-12
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    "Narrator is really bad!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story is good, the narrator is really poor


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian Grey


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She sounded like a 9th grade girl that has a hard time reading! She really did not do the character justice!


    Any additional comments?

    Needs a new narrator!

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    Kelly Nashville, TN, United States 06-05-12
    Kelly Nashville, TN, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator, meh"
    What did you like best about Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you like least?

    Like Best-It is pure guilty pleasure. Like least-Narration is dry


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reminds me of my Harlequin Days


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

    Her narration style is dry. Not a lot of depth.


    Could you see Fifty Shades of Grey being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, it would be an MA dirty movie!! LOL!!!


    Any additional comments?

    If you have a credit, why not see what the fuss is about but don't spend the extra money!!

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    Jamie United States 06-05-12
    Jamie United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2017
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    "I couldn't even finish"

    It was my mistaking to listen to this book on a whim. I had been hearing the title mentioned a lot and seeing it in stores on stands. I decided to see what the hubbub was about myself with out actually seeing what the book was about. A few chapters in I was having the strangest sense of deja vu, like I'd heard this story before. That's when I looked the book up and discovered it was a twilight based story turned erotic. Not really my cup of tea. I didn't know it was possible for something to be worse than twilight, but this just might be it. Perhaps the story gets better but I wont be finding out. If I must suffer through Anastasia's inner dialogue I wont do it with Battoe's voice in my head. Her inflections were to pointed and obvious to make them feel genuine and it made me dislike the main character. Not the sort of thing you need in addition to the repetitive sentiment (how many times in the first chapter alone did she say how gorgeous Grey was - and in the same exact way. If you are going to repeat an idea over an over again at least mix it up a little for the reader. Don't just flat out say Oh he's so gorgeous or he's so beautiful. It makes the character seem unimaginative.) This mixed with overtly obvious attempts to make the character seem witty "I must be the color of the communist manifesto" just doesn't work. There may be some characters that could get away with thinking/saying this, but I don't think any of them exist in this story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mirna Woodburn, OR, United States 06-05-12
    Mirna Woodburn, OR, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointment bc of the narrator"
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    The narrator was horrible. I should have read the reviews; I think that the book might be good, but couldn't finish listening.<br/>I started this book at least 4 times and couldn't finish it!<br/>I wish I could get my money back or at least another book.


    Would you recommend Fifty Shades of Grey to your friends? Why or why not?

    No the audiobook; the narrator was dreadful.<br/>It felt like a 15 year old girl from clueless was reading the book.


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

    Johanna Parker, Susan Erickssen, Kristen Potter, Therese Plummer


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I like to be fair, but if you are planning on getting this audiobook get the sample first and make a decision. I'll get the hard copy one of this days.

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    Kay 06-03-12
    Kay 06-03-12
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    "This book is terrible!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no idea why ANYONE would enjoy it. I can't believe it is a best seller.


    What was most disappointing about E L James’s story?

    Very poorly written. I think the average 8th grader has a larger vocabulary than is found in this book. The constant talk of sex in such infantile diction (at the expense of a plot) gets absolutely boring.


    What three words best describe Becca Battoe’s performance?

    She did the best she could with the material.


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

    Disappointment


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    cyndi richmond, VA, United States 06-03-12
    cyndi richmond, VA, United States 06-03-12
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    "OMG!Just when I thought it couldn't get any better"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    I loved the end.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Her depth of feeling and ability to make you hear the feeling and anguish of the characters.


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

    The Hospital, when Christian was so worried about the baby and her realizing that he did truly care.


    Any additional comments?

    I truly hope there is going to be a 4th!

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    Sherri 06-03-12
    Sherri 06-03-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Wet and Juicy, makes me want to try new things"
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Erotic, juicy, detailed


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

    The ending where I kept thinking really, this is how it ends. Made me start the second book immediately


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    I wasn't fond of her style initially. She eventually grew on me. She reminded me of a valley girl-esque style, but later one I figured it mirrored the college aged tone as well.


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

    It made me..... to hot to handle this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it. So many thoughts about the first book, but really it comes down to wanting to find my own Christian. Can't wait for this to be made into a movie, but afraid it's going to be too tame which destroys the integrity of the book and the emotion it envokes

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    Katrina Forreston, IL, United States 06-02-12
    Katrina Forreston, IL, United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2017

    I love to read, but I can never find the time. Audible allows me to "read" while I'm doing other things.

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    "Great Read"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    It wasn't what I thought it was going to be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    you never new what was going to happen next


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

    anna's


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