Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: [New York ] : Books on Tape, 2012.
ISBN: 9780449808177
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIO
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JCLMaryanaK Jul 13, 2020

I’m a little late to the party. While Fifty Shades fever was sweeping across the country, I was resistant to reading the series, because I didn’t think I would enjoy this type of fiction. So, I am surprised by how easily I was pulled into the story. It’s fast paced and exciting, but repetitive. The protagonist, Anastasia, feels flat, while the character of Christian Grey grows and develops with a more interesting and complex character arc. I started to read the second installment in the series, but quickly lost interest.

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Lissabon
Jun 07, 2020

I made it about 1/5 through the book. Boring characters and poorly written.

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edith_18
Nov 03, 2019

I was very curious about this book... I wanted to understand why he treated women that way.. I couldnt understand why if he had everything in life he still hated himself and felt like he didnt deserve to be loved... I enjoyed all the books i feel like if u dont finish the set u dont get the full story

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Brittany182204
Aug 23, 2019

Love this book.

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ilokaye53
May 11, 2019

I just recently read this book. It's disturbing, however, people like this do exist. I hope I never meet one.

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jephious
Apr 22, 2019

I took this book out just to see what all the hub bub was about and didnt get an answer. I made it 3/4 of the way through and put er down. Long boring dialogue and monotone characters. Im really not clear how this is the best selling paperback of all time.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 21, 2019

Fifty shades of grey are a series consisting of 3 erotic romantic movies based off of the fifty shade novels. I did not enjoy this book at all. I think the main character of this novel, Anna, was so badly done. She didn’t send any good messages at all, she was insecure, weak and could easily be taken advantage of and sure enough she was. Christian Grey was such a cringe character he also sent no good messages throughout, he mistreated woman and was just an overall awful person. Yeah, he might have had his own private jet but who really cares when he’s got that many mommy issues. Overall a terrible book and would not recommend watching it. 2/5 stars @EffyStonem of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board.

I honestly thought Twilight was quite possibly the worst pile of steaming garbage on this planet- then I remembered this book exists. I feel books like these will keep being created until we young adult get better tastes in literature. Just like in Twilight, the ‘heroine’, Anastasia Steele is a klutzy naïve mess of a character. In fact, she’s so naïve and ‘innocent’ that in one scene she actually puts her hair up in pigtails- hoping that would keep her safe from any sexual advances of her love interest. Yes. She actually does that (please keep in mind she is an ADULT.) And don’t even get me started on her love interest. He’s some rich alpha male entrepreneur who’s ego is bigger than his brain. But don’t worry, it just so happens to be hot so it’s all fine! That totally justifies his behavior and attitude. To roughly put it, this book is basically what happens when erotica meets YA. It’s just terrible, I don’t recommend it to anyone. 1/5 Stars. @Bloop of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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kmobuckeye
Feb 24, 2019

I dont know if I am more embarrassed to have read this or that I liked it

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Alushka
Dec 16, 2018

Got the audio book for a road trip...I couldn't get past the second chapter...and that was a struggle in itself. Predictable, cheaply written, painfully tedious dialogue. Terrible. I never saw the movie nor read the book and I never will. This is a "toilet" book...as in a read at the outhouse.

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coreAgogo
Dec 14, 2018

This will be a short review because frankly I didn't finish this book. I couldn't. The Ghosts of English Professors Past would not let me. The grammar, the cobbled together sentence fragments, the dialogue- ugh! I'm getting a rash just thinking about it.
I picked up the book to see what all the fuss was about. I've read erotica before. It's a fun, escapist genre. I was happy to see a book about the BDSM lifestyle become so popular, if only because it may have signaled our society's liberation from prudishness. Sex-positivity, body- positivity, open and honest communication around our love lives: all good things in my book. Boy was I wrong!
This book is not romantic. These characters are not interesting. This relationship is not healthy. The sexy scenes aren't even sexy! If I could give this book no stars, I would.
How did this ever, ever, ever get published?

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KH_2023
Jun 12, 2020

KH_2023 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

black_cat_1876 Aug 13, 2018

black_cat_1876 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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mauve_toad_6
Apr 12, 2017

mauve_toad_6 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 2

robert909 Oct 15, 2015

robert909 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Flower1000
Sep 01, 2015

Flower1000 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 30

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umerhassan
Jun 23, 2015

umerhassan thinks this title is suitable for 19 years and over

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alyssanmedina
May 16, 2015

alyssanmedina thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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SoggyBiscuit
Apr 07, 2015

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Feb 18, 2015

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Flower1000
Nov 27, 2015

Sexual Content: Um hum

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atd
Sep 22, 2012

Violence: beating, etc

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atd
Sep 22, 2012

Other: Way too graphic. And totally unrealistic.

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atd
Sep 22, 2012

Sexual Content: 24/7 apparently.

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KazNic
Sep 17, 2012

Coarse Language: There is a bit of swearing in this book.

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KazNic
Sep 17, 2012

Sexual Content: Very explicit.

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KazNic
Sep 17, 2012

Violence: The book is centered around BSDM, so there are explicit scenes where Grey beats Ana.

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audwe
Jun 29, 2012

Sexual Content: BDSM

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23149011217443tr
Jun 16, 2016

this was a good book I would recommend it to be read by others

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sgray2015
Aug 31, 2015

Troubled relationship

_aabigailx Jul 05, 2013

THIS BOOK HELPED VERY MUCH IN MY INCREASE OF VOCABULARY WORDS. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ "FIFTY SHADES DARKER". BESIDES THE FACT THAT I HAD A CHANCE TO INCREASE IN VOCABULARY, THIS BOOK WAS REALLY INTERESTING, THAT I CAN'T WAIT TILL THE NEXT BOOK. (:

Rotca1 Aug 10, 2012

Anastasia and Christian engage in bondage exploration as they feel they fumble their way toward a real relationship.

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SCuffy1960
Jun 13, 2012

TAKE THE SPECIFIC AGE FACTOR OUT AND IT COULD BE,FROM THE ROMANTIC ASPECT ALONE,EVERY WOMAN'S FANTASY GUY.
RICH, EXTREMELY HANDSOME,INTELLIGENT AND VERY ASTUTE IN HIS CAREER.
DANGEROUS ENOUGH TO BE EDGY BUT HAVING A SENSITIVE(ALBEIT HIDDEN)AND ROMANTIC SIDE.
I'D DATE HIM! LOL

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Flower1000
Sep 01, 2015

Laters baby©

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karmil
Aug 21, 2012

"Nothing plain or old about vanilla - it's a very intriguing flavor", he breathes

scorpiolicaddict98 Jun 01, 2012

“Sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me. Perhaps I've spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.”
~ Fifty Shades Of Grey ~

enygma312 May 11, 2012

“Why don't you like to be touched" Ana whispered, staring up into soft grey eyes.
"Because I'm fifty shades of f*****-up, Anastasia”

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