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Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian Grey

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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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    Beverley Deeming 19/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "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.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 22/06/2015
    Patricia 22/06/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Arizta 22/03/2016
    Arizta 22/03/2016
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LEANNE 10/07/2015
    LEANNE 10/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anitra Terrigal, Australia 02/07/2015
    Anitra Terrigal, Australia 02/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lacey 02/07/2015
    lacey 02/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "loved this book"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy 25/06/2015
    Tracy 25/06/2015
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natasha Hurley 23/10/2016
    Natasha Hurley 23/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "awful"

    it was awful. it actually turned me off trying any other audio books for a while!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jo 17/10/2016
    Jo 17/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "More Please"

    I really like this insight from Christians, point of view.
    Hopefully EL James will release the next 2 as well from Christians

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Luanna 02/08/2016
    Luanna 02/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "OMG......WANTING"

    where to start...where to finish...this is fantastic...his side , him thoughts, where is the rest of the story.....wanting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Lucy
    19/06/15
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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
  • ladyarcher
    Australia
    9/07/15
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    "Spectacular"
    Would you listen to Grey again? Why?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    Grey's POV


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

    Zachary Webber's voice was like warm chocolate running over your body, he was perfect for the character voice of Christian Grey.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ann Hawkins
    Auckland, New Zealand
    29/06/15
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Meghna Rastogi
    lucknow uttar
    26/06/15
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    Barbados
    12/05/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    26/02/16
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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.
    😕😕😕😕😕

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    6/02/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SaniqueMcLean
    25/12/15
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    "Awesome"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TheWifey1995
    8/12/15
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    "a movie for this book please"

    loved listening to this book. the narrator captured it well. there needs to be a movie

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Olivia
    25/07/15
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    "Good read"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Michele
    Cranleigh, United Kingdom
    22/08/15
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    "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.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • frances
    19/08/15
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    "wow"

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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • gail
    17/08/15
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    "Grey at his most exposed"

    Loved the way the narrator captured the emotional Grey.

    Kept me interested, finished too quick!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    21/07/15
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    "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.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/06/15
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    "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

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • LucyD
    4/09/15
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    14/08/15
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    "great"

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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sed
    20/06/15
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    "Disappointed"

    Unfortunately, I have to agree with those that say this book is pretty much the same as Fifty shades of Grey. :(

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/06/15
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    "exactly the same story :("

    waste of money . there is nothing new in his story ... extremely dissapointed . I expected so much more

    18 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • jo
    20/07/15
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    "Ok"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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