GREY: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian
Companion to Fifty Shades of Grey (Book 1)
I know that people may think badly of the Fifty Shades books by EL James, but funny thing is, many of the people that do might not be popular authors today if it weren’t for the books. It was a genre-busting trilogy, making so many people start reading again, or move from Vampires to sexy Doms. It was the early stages of Indie publishing, and began the book blog craze. I know that I went nuts looking for books like Fifty and started my blog to share my finds. Though I am an #officialfifty blog, and I actually loved the movie. I wasn’t dying for this book because I don’t love the same book re-told, but come on, it’s Fifty! I had to one click. But I decided to get the audiobook. OMG…if you haven’t read it yet, you WANT it in audio! His voice! HOLY HOTNESS!
Almost 19 hours of pure sexiness. I could listen to him all day. (And I’ll just pretend I haven’t met his mom! Eeek!) I think I may have even liked this better than the original. Christian doesn’t have an inner god, but he does talk to himself a lot.
She peeks up at me and bites down on her full bottom lip.
Fuck! How did I not notice how inviting that mouth is?
“S-Sorry. I’m not used to this.”
I can tell, baby, but right now I don’t give a damn because I can’t take my eyes off your mouth.
“Take all the time you need, Miss Steele.” I need another moment to marshal my wayward thoughts.
Grey…stop this, now.
Grey actually really softened the character for me. His inner musings were so much more desperate than he ever let on in the original books. His confusion over the feelings he was having was much more endearing than the hard shell of a man he seemed in the original. But I must say, his dick was like a separate character in this book, and it got on my nerves after a bit. His cock concurs and agrees with many of his inner thoughts.
We see even more about why Christian is “fifty shades of fucked up” with a lot of flashbacks to his childhood, which all made him seem younger and more vulnerable in this book, but also more human…more real. In fact, there was a lot more humor in Grey than in the first one, as Christian’s inner thoughts were quite amusing at times. We were able to feel his excitement more, his bewilderment over his unfamiliar feelings, his need.
We got to see Christian at work…daydreaming about Ana, unable to focus, and it was nice to see that he really did have a job, (but no board in a company that big? I think not) and he was a great boss to his employees, another reason I found him softer in his version. He was written as very intelligent, with a formal smart way of speaking (I didn’t know a few words!) which made it even more fun when his boyish, fun side came out.
The sex! OH MY….THE SEX. So much hotter hearing it out of a sexy voice, I mean when he moaned, I moaned. Damn, I could listen to that guy read the phone book and get hot.
She has a small, sweet face that is blushing now, an innocent pale rose. I wonder briefly if all her skin is like that—flawless—and what it would look like pink and warmed from the bite of a cane.”
I really enjoyed the new material, but my god, not the contract again!!!! A few scenes were just rehashes, and I get that you need them to tell the story well, but I did not need to listen to the entire contract again, especially after seeing the movie twice. E-mails were repeated as well, but there were new ones added that I loved.
- Zachary Webber’s voice….OMG, totally made the book.
- Seeing his point of view really softened the character for me.
- There was a lot of humor.
- The scenes from when he was a child were both acted well and added a new dimension that explained so much.
- His dick was like a second character.
- Sometimes it was hard to tell his thoughts from his words.
- Too much repeated from the original.
- The repeating of the e-mail headers over and over was a little torturous.
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 4.5 Heat
The Down & Dirty:
Audible has whisper sync so you can switch between reading and listening anytime.
Loved the book.
Cristi Riquelme says
Love the book and yes some scenes like the contract I was Again??? but love the book…love to enter in his mind!!! can´t wait to read the second book in his pov!!!!
Loraine Oliver says
would love to have the audio book thank you for chance!
Lori Moore says
Jeannie L says
To be honest, I only jumped into the Fifty Shades craze recently after renting the movie on iTunes. Yes I DID NOT READ the book. I was skeptical about the whole Fifty Shades hype and also not a BDSM fan but I was intrigued enough to check out the movie. Of course most of the movies aren’t exactly the same as the book but I thought if I enjoyed the movie, I’ll check out the book and wow I sure did. Christian intrigued me more than I imagined and it’s not because he was Jamie Dornan though I must say I felt that the choice of Dakota as Anastasia was a good one. When I watch movies, I feel through the emotions the actors project and that’s how it was with Christian.
I had a credit on Audible and decided to buy the next book 50 Shades Darker and I’m still listening to it halfway now but it’s already blown me away. I never thought I’ll enjoy audiobooks this much (Again, I was skeptical about listening to someone reading the book to me thinking I’d probably fall asleep) and I find myself struggling to pause each time. The narrator for the book was also good. I really loved her voice and the inner goddess talking. I’m IN LOVE with this series. My heart constricts along with Anastasia for Christian. Definitely would love to have Grey! And sorry for the long comment. I couldn’t contain my emotions.
One thing that I didn’t get is why do they have to keep emailing each other instead of texting! That was a little annoying especially when I had to keep hearing To… Date… Time… Subject… well you know what I mean.
Ana's Attic says
Ugh, you are right, and I’m adding that to the review. The date thing made me nuts. But now you see why the whole world is so captivated!
Kat Snark says
Thanks for the opportunity!
Marcy Meyer says
I would love to have the chance to listen to this book. Thanks for the chance!
Jennifer Taylor says
Thank you for this giveaway.
Kim Perry says
I haven’t had a chance to read or listen to Grey yet. Thanks for the giveaway!!
Diana Garey says
I really liked the book, even with the repetitions! I would love to hear the audio book!! Thanks for the opportunity!
Loraine Oliver says
would love to win this thank you for chance Ana!
This is on my list. Can’t wait to read it….
loved the book would love to own the audio book . Great giveaway