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?
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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.
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.
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.
Another great book in this series. My interpretation of this series is that it is about how a young man overcomes his abuse and lose both in his early life and as a yonng teen through the understanding and love of the woman with whom he falls in love. It is about developing communications and a willingness to compromise and sacrifice for that love.
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.
Having never read the original 'Fifty Shades' trilogy & only seen the first movie with my partner a while back, I quite enjoyed the audio book.
Listening to audio books of movies I've seen seemingly adds an extra shade to the overall narrative experience.
Although, I don't recall how close the characters resemble their movie counter parts, Zachary Webber's narration was still a highlight. He was able to give each character a distinct & identifiable voice that I found convincing.
With the movie coming from Ana's perspective & the audio book coming from Christian's, the whole story becomes more interesting.
I would be curious to listen to the rest of the trilogy from Christian's point of view.
"Zachary Webber is Christian Grey:-)"
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!
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!
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!
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..
That's all folks:-)
Zachary Webber's voice was like warm chocolate running over your body, he was perfect for the character voice of Christian Grey.
All I can say is OMFG Grey's POV is spectacular, having an insight into what is going on in Grey's brain is brilliant, narrated by Zachary Webber who's voice is like melted chocolate flowing over your body I cannot wait for Darker and Freed to be released. You will be amazed at how different Grey's POV is, this is even better than the original story.
"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.
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.
"The man's side of the story"
The ending is too abrupt.
The author was more descriptive.
Expansion of the story
I would have liked the story to at least finish where the book did.
"what's up with that?"
Bought the audio book but cannot hear it I'll give a review when I do.
This was an awesome book really enjoyed it. The narrator is very good at what he does he make the book more real.
I loved it so much. From the beginning to the end. Some parts were boring but otherwise it was a amazing book. I wish El James would write Christian's POV for the remaining books.
"a movie for this book please"
loved listening to this book. the narrator captured it well. there needs to be a movie
Though it delves nicely into Christian's personality and drivers, his whole journey could have been explored in one book. There's a lot of repetition.
"Much better than the original 50 shades"
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.
"Was this written in a weekend?"
Yes, in the fact that having read the others I really wanted to hear more and would have always wondered.
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.
Lovely voice, just as I had imagined Grey to sound. Felt the feelings really come through.
"Exactly the same"
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 :-(
Yes I will not buy another book from grey..... I love the original and will stick with that.
He was not my Mr grey
Unfortunately not for me. I kept thinking "it'll get better" it didn't .
Would not recommend
"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.
loved it great story from the other side well worth a listen to.looking forward to the next in the series
amazing fantastic narration really brought Mr grey to life.
I hope there is 2nd book
"Grey at his most exposed"
Loved the way the narrator captured the emotional Grey.
Kept me interested, finished too quick!
Unfortunately, I have to agree with those that say this book is pretty much the same as Fifty shades of Grey. :(
"exactly the same story :("
waste of money . there is nothing new in his story ... extremely dissapointed . I expected so much more
Struggled to finish it as it is basically the first book
wasn't all that impressed to be honest.
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