Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

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Written By: E L James

Narrated By: Becca Battoe

Date: April 2012

Duration: 19 hours 50 minutes


Look for E L James’s passionate new love story, The Mister, available now.

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 Fifty Shades.
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.

This book is intended for mature audiences. 


  • Amanda H

    Loved it I felt like I was in the doom and could see everything as I listened as she speak I could feel all the emotions she feels as she read's The book

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Sara H

    I watched the movie first and now that I read the book I know more about what’s to come! *****

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Katherine h

    i loved this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Rebecca M

    The narrator did not sound like a pro at all. Her impression of the male characters sounded very forced and unnatural to the point where it was distracting and almost comical. There were also glottal frys everywhere. (I admit this is a personal pet peeve of mine) Poorly-done accents as well. For such a high-profile book, I would have expected a better reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    It was awesome

  • MaKayle O.


  • Anonymous

    More of the same. Its value is in being unintentionally funny.

  • Holly Marie

    I can definitely see what all the hype was about! I am so glad that I read the books before giving in to see the movies. So creative and descriptive! I thought the narration was good but was different or she sound different from the first book of the series, even though it was narrated by the same person. Just my opinion ☺️

  • Krystal M.

    great book keeps u on edge

  • Nick H.

    Loved this book

  • Chris E.


  • Jennifer S.

    Love having this series read to me

  • Holly C.

    Amazing work!!! Suspenseful,and also keeps you on the edge of your seat!!!

  • Alesia G.


  • sarah f

    Good read! The narrator did a great job and I like that is was same narrator as the first book. Now I'm onto the third book

  • Rebecca S

    I really love the reader and she does a wonderful job. I couldn't stop listening.

  • Lisa Anderson

    Not bad. Could use less "oh my!" Character build up was good.

  • Jennifer potter

    This was another great book! Can't wait to listen to the next one. I think that the Narrator did a great job.

  • Ashleyann Sanabria

    Accents were still cringe worthy, but less breathy on the narration. Great book.

  • Jackie Hendrix

    Such a good book and the narrator was enthusiastic and not monotone. Very pleased!

  • Veronica Boolman

    The narrator was wonder. I could visually see when she spoke. She was wonderful.

  • Rosemary Toscano

    I love this book I'm listening to it again. I can't wait to see the movie I hope they keep a lot of the stuff from to book in t

  • Suzanne Huskey

    The book is great and I love the entire collection. The narrator could have done a better job with voices and pronouncing words correctly. Overall, I loved it and I am glad I tried audiobooks as a new source of reading. I will continue to use audiobooks in the future!

  • kristy Bentley

    Becca does a great job and creating the story. There is a lot of repetition.

  • Wendy Moss

    Very entertaining read. Listening while cleaning makes household chores not quite so tedious.

  • F P

    The story was great but there was so much repetition and the narration was distracting. I love stories about undeniable chemistry, the two people who find it together, and everything falls into place. The have great sex every chance and place they can. I feel like I should have read the book instead of listened to it because now I have certain phrases burned to memory because of the repetition in the story. "He runs his hand through his hair", "I bite my lip", "oh, Christian", "oh shit", "he scowls at me", "come", and the list goes on. I was finally able to focus on the story instead of the narrator's voice when new characters were introduced. All the men sounded the same except Mac from Northern Ireland who sounded Australian. Mrs. Robinson's condescending or whiny "voice" made me cringe like listening to nails on a chalkboard. Dr. Gray's "voice" was a forced proper voice but occasionally sounded like Mrs. Robinson. Mia was probably The most natural sounding "voice" from the narrator. The other women sounded the same. Even Ana, whose voice I assume the narrator used her natural voice, seemed depressed, very California, and almost monotone.

  • marcie parker

    Becca Battoe is an awesome reader. She does the voices and everything.

  • Pamela Martin

    I love the 50 shades stories, they did a wonderful job. I will buy more.

  • mario merlos

    One of the best love stories told. The narrator is very talented. She should do more.

  • Lisa Woker

    Love this book!

  • Edith Hernandez

    I liked this one better than the 1st one, a great story.

  • Kirsten Pawelek

    I love this book! It's more than just sex it's a love story between two people.

  • Shara Jones

    Made me crave for "more". l liked this book even more than the first one. The ending was such a shock, I couldn't wait to delve into the third one.

  • Kristen Citan

    I actually liked this one more than the 1st book. So I guess the last will be great! The ending to this book was great also!

  • Margie Brigham

    Only 4 stars for narration because I think a male voice would have been better for the male dialogue.

  • Shana Bowen

    Repeated use of the word gape, glare, and gaze, drove me nuts! Every other sentence was "he glared at me," "he's gaping at me," blah blah. Did not like the book at all. Too many major events occurring to be a fluent story line. I wish I could give this a negative rating. I kept wishing for the book to be over only to find there were literally hours left. It dragged on and on and on... will not read the third book.

  • LaQualla Holland

    Loved it. It was equal to the first one...i'm off to the third

  • Robin Harvey

    Really great story! Just as good as the first! As messed up as he is, he has so much love to give! Looking forward Fifty Shades Freed

  • Chris Shaw

    I believe it needs a male voice during the male characters it would sound more life like and as far as the narrator goes on the ladies parts, she is good. James is a very descriptive writer so it's almost as if I can close my eyes and be there. More romantic than people think.

  • Dionne COSTON

    Amazing read... Very romantic. The narration was perfect.

  • Katherine Janes

    Very good. Narration was great, but would have preferred male voices when appropriate. Love the story. Clarity and quality are incredible.

  • Brooke Bonder

    I absolutely love this app! Due to a neck injury, it is very difficult to read a book the typical way. Finding audiobooks has been such a welcomed treat, something I have been needing for a long time! This book in particular is wonderful, I highly recommend. It transports me to a different world entirely and I greatly appreciate that.

  • Anna heard

    Very good! I saw the first movie without reading the book and I had to listen to this book because it was intriguing. It's a bit vulgar but it get your attention!

  • Wendy williams

    I think this was a great book and the narration was on point. Can't wait for the next read.

  • Tresa Lindo

    I enjoyed this narrator, she was witty and captured each emotion exactly! Kudos

  • Ashley Mckinney

    Most people think these books are just about sex but the romance is great. I listened to it every moment I got and immediately downloaded the third book.

  • Casey Butler

    I wish I could have given this book half of a star or no star at all. The book had some high points but overall it was a bore. If only the writer could have taken the high points and given us a great story line. I would not be listening to book three or watching the movie any time soon.

  • pamela taylor

    I couldn't stop listening! I was so engaged excellent story and narration

  • Shelby Comeay

    Loved it ! Cant wait to download the 3rd one ! :)

  • joanna romo

    let me just say I saw the movie first before reading the books and I hated the movie but reading these books I have fallen in love with the trilogy I even re watched the movie and it was ten times better having have read the book. I love Christian dark mysterious tho a bit controlling and over the top for my taste but this one was more romance and letting us have a more insight look on why he is the way he is....I seriously can't wait for the third book and 2nd movie which upsets me is not till 2017

  • Taylor Williams

    Had me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book! I listen while I'm at work as I do data entry and I find myself looking around to see if anyone notices my arousal! It's a naughty thrill! DEFINETLY listening to the third book then Grey! I can't wait to hear what happens next! A must read! Or listen if you will!

  • Sherry mitchell

    Loved it!! Can't wait for the next movie! 2017 hurry up!

  • Eva Gentile

    Love it.....,,,,,,,...........................................................

  • Melonie Padre

    The couple is just absolutely adorable. I really like this book =] its way better than the first one because there's less of sex and more of things being actually done

  • Melinda Roberts

    Enjoyed the Narrator of this series. She does a great job bringing all the characters to life.

  • Fran Wiltberger

    Love the fifty shades series would have liked Christian's part done by a man. Still liked the book though

  • Bianca Ethridge

    Love this book! The girls voice isn't my favorite.. Well, just her impersonation of Grey, but I love the story and the scenes! ????

  • Stacey Bridges

    Would have been better with male for male voices love it..............

  • Karla Feliciano

    I love this book. The one thing I'd change is the narration instead of having just a female speak all the parts have males involved, a male for Grey and a male with an accent for Jose. Things like that I think would make it an even better book to listen to.

  • jeffery dowdy

    love it! I've listened to it over and over! I just recently started reading them, and I can't get enough now.

  • Shanley McNeil

    Love love love LOVE this book. <3 It shows the love they have and that Christian is in fact not the monster he is semi portrayed to be in the first book. Narration in this book is amazing though! I LOVE this narrator - she actually talks like this is real and makes it very real feeling. Best narration I've heard on this app so far!! I love her different voices and emotions put into it. It's so realistic! Love it!! Great job! :)

  • Christine Seminario

    So addicted this part of the trilogy is my fav!!! Luv it !! E L James is a goddess!

  • marta concepcion

    Love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • emely kaine

    Great book better then the first one so much more uplifting !!!!

  • Britteny willard

    I love this book???????????????????????????????????? it's just life lol

  • Jessica estes

    loved the 2nd book the best! I'll definitely read the 3rd and reply.

  • Stephanie Leung

    Watched the movie then read the first book, the book gives u so much more detail of this love story but the movies is just pure eye candy! Reading book 2 & 3 now!! Can't wait for the movies!

  • Britney Robledo

    So much drama!! I love it though, and the narrating is good too, to me it was no different than the first book!

  • Robert Kearney

    Really need the first to understand the second. Love that she feels so vulnerable to him yet it is the other way around.


    I didn't read the first book. After watching the movie I had to read the second book. Can't stop listening, addicting. Thank god for audiobooks for the instinct gratification. Love the twists and turns as Christian and Ana's relation grows. 3 book on download!

  • Paula Nichols

    Love this book! Listened to it while driving on a long trip. Wanted to read/listen again before seeing the movie.

  • Brenda Throckmorton

    Love this series!!! Christian is such s lonely scared person that finds his lifeline in Anastasia!!! Can't wait to read Fifty Shades Freed!!! Narrator is much better on this book

  • Melissa McCloud

    I'm drooling!!! Book 3 ready to play!! ???????????????? I want to be Freed, here I come!!!

  • brittany baker

    i love these books they are amazing! !!!! i can't wait until the movie comes out although i do wish it would come out as a series instead of a movie but either way im super excited cant wait

  • Mariflor Santos

    I like this better than the first book. The first one had a sad ending

  • Jodi Metzler

    Overall it was very good. The only thing that would make it even better is have a women reading the females and a man doing the men, even though she tried sounding like a man it would to me just make it seem real and so much better if there was a man to do the man character voice.

  • Ann jorgenson

    It seemed to skip around a few times. The narration either has a good amount of emotion or none at all. I also don't like how she always makes Mr.Grey sound cold. But then again I couldn't do any better.

  • Jennifer Snider

    Hard for a women to play a mans voice I giggled a lot but overall it was good!

  • Jeri Lawy

    Becca changed her voice from book one. I enjoyed her voice on the first book. No sure why she changed. :( still nice to have the audio version so I can worry about other things while listening.

Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

by E L James

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