Fifty Shades of Grey : Fifty Shades Trilogy

  • by E. L. James
  • Narrated by Becca Battoe
  • Series: Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The global publishing phenomenon, this is the breathlessly erotic first installment of the runaway hit series, narrated by actress Becca Battoe. Find out what set pulses racing and had women around the world completely hooked.
Winner: Popular Fiction Book of the Year – Specsavers National Book Awards 2012
Please note: This audiobook contains graphic adult content.
The book everyone is talking about. When Ana Steele meets Christian Grey.... Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.
Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view.


Audible Editor Reviews

The Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy series written by E. L. James spent a record 50 weeks on the international best-sellers lists and is now a major Universal Pictures film starring Dakota Johnson. This unabridged audiobook flits between erotica and romance and has been enticingly narrated by American actress Becca Battoe. These books were a phenomenon that swept over the world in a colossal tidal wave, leaving millions of fanatical women breathless, flushed and addicted beyond measure. It is a heart-pounding, compulsively good listen not to be missed. Available now from Audible.


What the Critics Say

"In a class by itself." ( Entertainment Weekly)
"The book that made women want sex again" ( Mail on Sunday)
"It’s the book everyone’s talking about, becoming a word of mouth hit, topping the bestseller lists, and the film rights have just been bought to bring it to the big screen… a good steamy read. 4 Stars." ( Heat)
"E L James's erotic novel, one of a trilogy, has become a phenomenon." ( Telegraph Online)
"E. L. James is the talk of the book world thanks to her Fifty Shades... trilogy." ( Daily Mail)
"It has become the topic of choice for water cooler chats, school run tête-a-têtes and whispered conversations over the garden fence... Erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey is conquering best-seller lists around the world." ( Herald Scotland Online)
"Fifty Shades of Grey…is now a mainstream publishing sensation." ( Guardian)
"It's the definition of a page-turner… Ultimately, James’s exploration of the dynamics of sexual power is both troubling and intriguing, and women will undoubtedly be discussing it for years to come." (
"Fifty Shades of Grey isn't your average bonkbuster. It could change our sex lives forever." ( Fabulous, Sun on Sunday)
" was a proper love story… If my review has at all persuaded you that Fifty Shades of Grey might be more than just a kinky book full of sex, then I urge you to pick up a copy and try it - I'm sure you won't be disappointed! 5 stars." (
"This is erotic fiction that firmly falls into the by women for women category. I’ll be buying copies for all my girlfriends this year... an intriguing read 5 stars." ( Bookbag)
"They're young and old, doctors and churchgoers, gay and straight - and those are just the MEN who have devoured oh-so-naughty Fifty Shades of Grey, an erotic trilogy that has earned millions of women fans in a matter of weeks." ( Daily Mail)
"What we have then, is something approaching the holy grail – porn for women, by a woman, that women actually want to read." (Lucy Mangan, Stylist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Over hyped and dreadfully narrated

I actually thought that this could be a "sexy" read..wrong! The narrator is "lolly pink schoolgirl" and totally annoying. Oh shucks did I say that (american drawl). The plot is so full of holes in the end I just wanted one to swallow me up. Sure, I persevered. I wanted to ge to the sex part like everyone else...including the characters. What an anticlimax!! Honestly, the media hype surrounding this book deserves a gold star for sensationalist crap.
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- AdaT


well i got drawn into the hype like so many others. it turned out to be one of the worst books i have bought. The characters lack credability, the storyline is weak and in places farcical. The dialogue reptative and listless. The sex scenes are written like a victorian dirty book and are also completley lacking in credability. This stupid woman does not appear to own any clothes, after four years ar university expresses amazement that she has her own email address and her strongest expression is 'oh my'. The man is not believable and creates neither pity or loathing, merely irritation. i won't put any more money into EL James's pocket nor more imprtantly waste hours of my life that i won't get back listening it.
And as for the narration, flat whiney voice, i only survived it by listening to the last half on double speed.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks