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Editorial Reviews

The love story of Christian and Ana is uncovered in the much-anticipated new release audiobook, Grey, written by international best-selling author of the Fifty Shades series, E. L. James and narrated by Zachary Webber. Ana came into his life unexpectedly but from the moment she did, he knew it had changed forever. She drove him to the depths of a dark, intense desire. There was so much he wanted to tell her about his past, who he really was. Would she run if she knew the truth? Hear it all through the eyes of Christian Grey. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty - until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair.

He tries to forget her but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him - past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

©2015 Random House Audiobooks (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

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Zachary Webber is Christian Grey:-)

Would you listen to Grey again? Why?

Maybe but only if Zachary Webber as the Narrator, he was the reason that I pre-ordered it as soon as I found he was narrating Grey.. then it was a buy for me!

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

Nothing, it allows us to understand Christian the readers/listeners needed POV from Grey's side of thoughts & to know what he feels & thinks helps us to understand him better!

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

Zachary Webber is my headline, I think that states it all :-) I just see Zach's name on narration for a book & the book is sold for me. As for Zach's performance of Christian Grey he speaks slow enough to hear every word & he became the part.. he is Christian!

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

Not extreme reaction, just a better understanding of Christian & that he honestly does love Anatasia, but gives in to his dark side, and we know why..

Any additional comments?

That's all folks:-)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Seventy-Five Shades of Re-Cycled

I felt cheated by this purchase. It was virtually the same book as the original Fifty Shades until three quarters of the way through, when the author decided to give us slightly more insight into Christian's character. I won't be purchasing any further episodes in this series.

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Good

Why did not the author write Fifty Shades of Grey the series, in entirety, through the point of view of Christian? That would have been way better.

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Amazing voice

What a voice....woooow it's just amazing and makes us go addictive about the story. awesomely narrated by Zachary

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Loved it!

It was great to hear this story from the other side, I went in knowing that the story line would be the same and wasn't expecting anything different. I was only disappointed that it didn't finish book 3.

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love book

love book love book is the book love book is the book is the best good how am I

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Love this book...

Hearing the story from Christian's point of view is really great. I can't wait for the next book, as the tale continues..

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The man's side of the story

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The ending is too abrupt.

If you’ve listened to books by E L James before, how does this one compare?

The author was more descriptive.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

What would have made this romance irresistible?

Expansion of the story

Any additional comments?

I would have liked the story to at least finish where the book did.

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what's up with that?

Bought the audio book but cannot hear it I'll give a review when I do.
😕😕😕😕😕

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Awesome book

This was an awesome book really enjoyed it. The narrator is very good at what he does he make the book more real.

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  • Michele
  • 08-22-15

Much better than the original 50 shades

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

If you've read 50 shades this gives you a look into the character and formative years of Christian. The story is still weak and repetetive but it does provide provide a context for the darkness in Christian's character. A good addition to the successful trilogy.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard
  • 07-21-15

Was this written in a weekend?

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, in the fact that having read the others I really wanted to hear more and would have always wondered.

Has Grey put you off other books in this genre?

Not at all. The genre is fine, it was the cheap repetitiveness that was almost offensive. It was literally what Anastasia had said in the other books with a mans voice. I couldn't quite believe it. Shockingly poor attempt of a book.

What about Zachary Webber’s performance did you like?

Lovely voice, just as I had imagined Grey to sound. Felt the feelings really come through.

Was Grey worth the listening time?

Unfortunately not.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • LucyD
  • 09-04-15

This really lets you in to the mind of Christian Grey

This book is fantastic. It really helps you to see why Christian Grey is like he is. Your heart reaches out to the small damaged child.

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  • Lisa
  • 08-14-15

great

loved it great story from the other side well worth a listen to.looking forward to the next in the series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-19-15

Exactly the same

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I was really looking forward to this book, I was very disappointed. It was the same story. I would not recommend wasting you money on this book if you have already read fifty shades. Wish I hadn't bought it :-(

Has Grey put you off other books in this genre?

Yes I will not buy another book from grey..... I love the original and will stick with that.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was not my Mr grey

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

Unfortunately not for me. I kept thinking "it'll get better" it didn't .

Any additional comments?

Would not recommend

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • frances
  • 08-19-15

wow

amazing fantastic narration really brought Mr grey to life.
I hope there is 2nd book

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • gail
  • 08-17-15

Grey at his most exposed

Loved the way the narrator captured the emotional Grey.

Kept me interested, finished too quick!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Kimberley Bennett
  • 07-30-15

Glued!!!

So much better than the female narrator of the 50 shades of Grey book. I could listen to this over and over again!! Hopefully there will be a second book through Christian Greys eyes. I much prefer his perspective over Ana Steele's, she just winges all the time. I'm more the darker side.

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  • jo
  • 07-20-15

Ok

Struggled to finish it as it is basically the first book
wasn't all that impressed to be honest.

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  • mrs
  • 07-19-15

Rehash of 50 shades

I was really disappointed in this book. I was hoping to find out more about Christian before Anna, about his past to the time he met Anna. 3Stars and that's pushing it.

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  • Beverley Deeming
  • 06-19-15

Needs Re-recording NOW

THE WORST narration. Not sure I can listen to the whole thing. As we all know, the writing isn't great to start with but at least Becca Battoe gave the first three books some personality, thus getting to know characters and enabling you to loose yourself a little (and accept the books for what they were). This guy has absolutely NO intonation, rhythm - I could go on! Considering this is such a high profile book, I can't believe more care wasn't taken over the choice of narrator, direction/production. It seems the rush to get it out on audio has proved it's downfall. Extremely hard to listen to.

From a writing point of view, of course expectations cannot be high. However, for a complicated character like Christian Grey (as hinted at from Ana's pov in first three books) I'm hugely disappointed with his pedestrian thinking. I thought she might have injected something in there that we didn't already know by reading the first three books. That said, I've only managed to listen to the first few hours (for reasons described above). Maybe that's all I'll manage!

Hugely disappointed thus far.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Patricia
  • 06-22-15

Refreshing

Clear up Grey's behaviour, personally I didn't like the voice of the narrator,sound too old. I now also can relate the actor from the movie, Yes I was one who didn't like him for Grey I couldn't relate him to my Grey, But he portrait this Grey very well.

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  • Arizta
  • 03-22-16

Don't waste your time

It is literally just regurgaling the first book. The narrator doing Ana's and little Christians voice over is quite frankly, creepy.

I have no idea why I thought listening to this nonsense would be a good idea. Rather read the original book again before listening to this.

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  • LEANNE
  • 07-10-15

Loved it

Thanks again for a wonderful book. I loved it was from Christians side of the story.

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  • lacey
  • 07-02-15

loved this book

loved it for a start the narrator sounded to old but then I was into the story to even notice ....

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-25-15

More of an Off White, than Grey

Story is a copy and paste of the original, with very little of the "More" I was expecting to give incite into the Christian Grey mindset. Narration is above average but the changing of the pronunciation of names was distracting. Overall A bit like the Movie, would be OK if you listened to it first, but a real let down after the original.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-18

wonderful

loved it -enjoy listening - The narration was excellent -will be telling others about this

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  • R. W. Payne
  • 12-14-17

Loved It !!!

A look from the other side of the Equation.. Christian's View on this Story is Enthralling.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 11-30-17

its alway good to hear what they are thinking 😙😙

love it .. so cool th hear his thpughts ... i cant wait for more ..😚😙😗

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  • Paula
  • 11-10-17

Love this book

Absolutely the best book in the series.
was awesome to hear Grays prospective.
must get book.