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3.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 5 3.00 (269,674 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. L. James Narrator: Becca Battoe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fifty Shades Trilogy Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780449808184
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E.L. James continues her sexy yet shocking story in the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey in a way that is sure to leave the reader yearning for more. The Fifty Shades Darker audiobook follows Anastasia Steel through her journey as she begins a new career, apart from her former lover, Christian Grey. She has ended their relationship and started her professional life over again, as an employee for a Seattle Publishing House.

Even though Ana has made a decision to leave her sexual experiences with Christian behind, her heart yearns for him more than ever before. Not only that, she is plagued with repeated advances from her sleazy new boss, which only bring her memories of her time with Christian to the surface.

After only a few days, Christian approaches Ana with a new arrangement; one that she can't refuse. She succumbs to his desires for her once again, only this time she learns even more about the dark past of her irresistible lover. Ana, much to her chagrin, comes face to face with women from Christian's past.

Christian, it appears, is beginning to let down his guard with Ana. Will he be able to let it down enough to keep her from leaving her again? Can he give her enough of his heart to secure her place by his side forever? You'll have to check out the Fifty Shades Darker Audiobook for the answer to those questions.

No one was as surprised as E. L. James herself with the immediate success of the Fifty Shades trilogy. Fifty Shades of Grey, the first book in the trilogy, which began as Twilight fanfiction, set the tone for a harrowing journey into the lives of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. James describes the series as her "fantasies...and that's it." She is excited about how successful the series has been and when asked about what she planned to write next, replied, "...who knows?"

The Fifty Shades Darker Audiobook is available for download at www.theaudiobookstore.com.

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Christian.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fun summer read.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “In a class by itself.”

    Entertainment Weekly
  • THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FIFTY SHADES Trilogy
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • An NPR Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 BARBARA | 4/26/2017

    " Rebecca did an awesome job! Loved the story. Would highly recommend. Would like to know of more romance novels she reads "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 3/13/2017

    " Really enjoyed listening to the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Change my life | 10/14/2016

    " This trilogy has been incredible!!! Complete turn on and my boyfriend loves it. It really made me think about trying different things that I didn't think I would enjoy but I was so wrong. Must read!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 2/17/2014

    " Can't get my head into the book, sex scenes are very repetitive and seem to be thrown in to fill space! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 2/14/2014

    " I was so mesmerized by the book..and unable to sleep and do daily chores because I NEEDED TO READ!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oo Cheng | 2/13/2014

    " This is my favorite among the trilogy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wandertheroad | 2/12/2014

    " Ok, up to 2 stars because Christian is turning out to not be so f'd up now that we are getting a glimpse into his past. Don't get me wrong, he is still a very f'd up person, but don't we all tend to judge less once we start to understand someone's real story. But other than that, Anastasia still bothers me, and the book in a literary sense in just crap. Terrible even. I do find myself skipping over the love making scenes simply because they are all so similar and frequent and all I really care about is the non love making parts- the love story if you will. And yet, after reading the first two I understand why so many women are enthralled. Sadly. Bad writing tends to make me happy because I can read a book in a day or two. Reading books this awful actually brings a certain amount of joy into my life. Scratch that. I'll admit though the story is crap, I continue reading because deep down I do love a good love story, even if it is a really f'd up love story. Hmmmm, what does that say about me!? Ok rambling complete and I will get through the third quickly, maybe just so that I can move on to far better works and try to forget this terrible mind scaring trilogy. I hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Bisineeru | 2/1/2014

    " It is misunderstood as a book of erotica but in the end it is a love story. The man is just as liberated emotionally as the woman. It is not about sexual bondage but one of understanding each others need and growing together as man and woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reyhana | 1/22/2014

    " Well lets just say that E L James did not disappoint. I really enjoyed this book and I'd say that this is my favourite out of the three. Again, her writing style isn't all that wonderful but I think the actual story is very gripping, like the first. And like Fifty Shades of Grey, I couldn't put the book down! I think that, again, the sex scenes could've been better spaced, but the detail kind of made me look forward to the next one, and the next one. An great fantastic read. WELL DONE JAMES! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Adams | 1/15/2014

    " FIFTY SHADES OF GREY WAS A GOOD BOOK. I READ IT WITH NO PROBLEM. FIFTY SHADES DARKER (BOOK 2) WAS OK. I STRUGGLED TO GET THROUGH IT. BY THE TIME I GOT TO FIFTY SHADES (BOOK 3) I SIMPLY COULD NOT GET IN TO IT. I REALLY DONT MIND SEX PARTS AND EVEN EROTIC SEX IS A GOOD READ FOR ME. BUT THERE WAS JUST WAY TO MUCH SEX IN THESE BOOKS TO KEEP ME INTERESTED. MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL FINISH THE 3rd BOOK AND FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sneha | 1/14/2014

    " Neutral opinion - Underneath all the kinky fuckery, sex and jazz, Fifty shades is an hopelessly romantic book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/8/2014

    " The ending was a bit cheesy and irritated me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina Aguilar | 1/7/2014

    " Poop. Why did I do this to myself? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Happy | 1/3/2014

    " I really liked this book. It was my first erotica book. It was sorta based on my favorite series of all times so far---Twilight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roseanna Eversole | 12/30/2013

    " I love this series, Christian Grey is every woman's dream man!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Davis | 12/18/2013

    " Great book. easy read. Good story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaclyn Emmerich | 12/12/2013

    " Very good. I liked how there was more romance in this one. A cute and romantic yet dark novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joscelyn Feulner | 12/9/2013

    " So much better than the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/2/2013

    " Can Ana live without Christian, Can he live without her. But how can they be together? Heart wrenching book that keeps you wanting to know what will happen next. Explicit sexual content. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marigabi | 8/1/2013

    " I read this book because after the way the first ended, I thought that maybe Anastasia would be a clever character to read about. But NOPE. BIG NONO on that one. I've never ever read a book before that made my eyes roll when they start having sex. IT'S ALWAYS THE SAME THING. BO-RING. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sanchari Basu | 6/23/2013

    " Was just checking out whether its better than the first one...ouch!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerli | 4/30/2013

    " Well that went fast! It fas a pleasure to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 michelle | 3/27/2013

    " hi love these book, after finishing the first book i was so ready to read the second one i could not put it down i fine my self getting up in the middle off the night to read hi just want to now what happen next love it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krita | 3/14/2013

    " 50 shades stupider. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Wilson | 1/19/2013

    " Again, repetitive but a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lili Šáliová | 12/16/2012

    " Very addictive reading!! :) I liked it, better than the first part, I guess. The language did not change, though - simple, not on very high level, the words used for description repeated themselves. But still..can't wait to read the third book. :)) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yelena Shneyder | 12/15/2012

    " As the book repeats more sex and nothing in between, same I do repeating it on review "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jesah May | 8/3/2012

    " its kinda boring.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victoria Durán | 7/15/2012

    " This trilogy seriously getting bored... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly N. | 7/8/2012

    " The 2nd book in this sexy series continues on in mostly the same vein as the first book. It's not as shocking as the first, but there is still plenty of sex on every page. Ana has fled Christian in horror and is focusing on putting the pieces of her life back together while Christian is does the same thing. All in all it continues the story quite well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice Robinson | 7/8/2012

    " This is my favorite of the three books. The first book, "Fifty Shades of Grey" takes into the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. H. | 6/2/2012

    " After finishing the first book, I was so ready to check out the second book in the trilogy. I really understand why so many other people are doing the same thing with this series. It's filled with hot sex and steamy eroticism as well as just enough story to hold it all together. Very enjoyable if you accept it for what it is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy Aga | 5/29/2012

    " I continued reading it, knowing that it's porn (hehe..). Still curious (..and I kind of started to picture Ian Somerhalder as Christian, and I'm Anastasia. Lol! But it doesn't mean that I already like the book). I just wanted to finish reading them all so it would be fair to judge it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis B. | 5/22/2012

    " Just like the first book in this series, this one is just as trashy and just as entertaining. It's meant to be good fun and if you view it as simply that then it's very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica C. | 5/9/2012

    " Good decadent fun and very enjoyable as long as you don't take it too seriously. Now on to the 3rd book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin P. | 4/19/2012

    " I loved the first book so I was really looking forward to the follow-up and it definitely did not disappoint. In some ways I think the 2nd book is even hotter! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie Cross | 4/19/2012

    " These people do the deed at least 8 times a day. My loins are still recovering. "

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About the Author

E. L. James is a former TV executive, wife, and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. Since then, the erotic romance series has sold more than sixty-five million copies, setting a record for the fastest selling paperback of all time. 

About the Narrator

Becca Battoe is a film and television actor, as well as an audiobook narrator. Her film roles include appearances on television shows such as Scrubs and Invasion. Other roles include Equity stage performances in Cats, Ug the Caveman Musical, and Shadow Hour. An AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, she is best known for her narration of the bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James. She currently lives in Los Angeles.