Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook – by E. L. James

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Fifty Shades of Grey Written by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of GreyFirst of all I have to warn anyone who is thinking of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey that it might not be a book you like.  The reviews for this audiobook are to say the least “awful.”  But I have read all of these books and have enjoyed them to a certain point.  Fifty Shades of Grey is a very popular book and you may wish to listen for yourself. I do have to say that Fifty Shades of Grey is a story that might possibly obsess you, defensibility possess you and most undoubtedly stay with you forever.

If you love the Beauty and the Beast then this story is right in line for you.  Fifty Shades of Grey is really a love story with the added flare of intense BDSM mixed in. Fifty Shades of Grey really does push the boundaries of what the normal middle American is used to reading.  I would recommend this for a summer listen to on the beach!

Another good listen to is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

Fifty Shades of Grey Narrated by Becca Battoe

Many reviews have been written about Becca Battoe and her performance of the Fifty Shades of Grey Audiobook.  But to be honest people’s main criticism of the narration (if they have one) is that she seems to make Anastasia’s voice sound very young. I have included Becca Battoe’s own opinion for your review.

“The voice I used for Ana is my voice. I am well over 21 years old. Yes, I sound young. That’s probably why E.L. James chose me. Ana IS young. She’s a virgin. She is completely inexperienced. That being said, you know what they say opinions are like.. well, let’s just say everyone has one.”

*Quoted by Becca Battoe

LENGTH 19 hrs and 52 mins

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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

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