We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Shades of Blue | [Karen Kingsbury]

Shades of Blue

Brad Cutler, 28, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all - a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancée, and a fairy tale life ahead of him - when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: he must find his old love and make amends.
Regular Price:$19.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Brad Cutler, 28, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all - a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancée, and a fairy tale life ahead of him - when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: he must find his old love and make amends. Haunted by the past and confused about the future, he turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption.

©2009 Karen Kingsbury ; (P)2010 Zondervan

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (61 )
5 star
 (28)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (5)
Overall
4.5 (20 )
5 star
 (15)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.6 (19 )
5 star
 (15)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Yvonne Devlin, Ontario, Canada 07-11-10
    Yvonne Devlin, Ontario, Canada 07-11-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    33
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    124
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    9
    0
    Overall
    "too much"

    This book had a lot of promise but it was just TOO MUCH, too much crying, too much sobbing, too much, too much. I usually enjoy Kingsbury and the premise for the story is good but her writing was just dragging on the points and everyone was SOOOOOO sad and depressed about everything and it really wasn't one of her better books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kristin Orange, TX, USA 02-07-10
    Kristin Orange, TX, USA 02-07-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Very Inspirational"

    I thought this book was very inspirational, as is all of Karen's books I've read so far. This book raises the awareness of the emotional and spiritual stress caused by the choices we make and cannot undo. A very good read in my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lynette cColumbiana, OH, United States 02-04-10
    Lynette cColumbiana, OH, United States 02-04-10 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Powerful"

    This book was one of my favorites Kingsbury books. I was put into the situation of each character and could appreciate how forgiveness and redemption was given and received when the issues at hand were faced. I wish all who have found themselves in this situations could read and understand the redemption that is available.
    Thanks Karen for being honest about the effects of abortion on the life of those who choose it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    tasha Parkville, MO, United States 01-01-10
    tasha Parkville, MO, United States 01-01-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    95
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "PLEASE!!!!!!"

    I will attempt to make this short and sweet by simply getting straight to the point. Don't waste your credit. The idea behind the story is good, but it could of been written much better. Instead of taking 10+ hours, this story could of been told in half that time; it just went on and on. I got half way through it, listened to the last chapter and that was enough for me. Without spoiling the story too much, I found the characters to be less than realistic in their approach to problems. I don't want to minimize the seriousness of the theme but, please!!!!! Also, Brad, the main character, inability to formulate his thoughts and his constant hesitation made me want to puke. The narrator was good, but the story was not. This is not Mrs. Kingsbury's best, if you are listening to her books for the first time, try the Sunrise series or the Redemption series or any Terry Blockstock book. I think three stars is more than fair for this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kimberly Culpen Burleson, TX 11-06-12
    Kimberly Culpen Burleson, TX 11-06-12 Member Since 2011

    good deal shopper

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautiful storyline!! So touching!!"
    What did you love best about Shades of Blue?

    Such a touching and heartfelt story. I think anyone who was in these circumstance would benefit from this story. I absolutely loved it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shades of Blue?

    The closing of the chapter between Brad and Emma at the beach and the presence of God they both felt. Loved that part so much!


    What does Roxanne Hernandez bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Expressions of the characters. I love hearing the books read to me, it brings a whole new experience to a book!


    If you could rename Shades of Blue, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't, I believe that the name was perfect for this book!


    Any additional comments?

    Just that I would highly recommend this book!! Another awesome book by Karen Kingsbury, but then again, I haven't read a bad one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Inman, SC, United States 09-22-11
    Amazon Customer Inman, SC, United States 09-22-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Typical"

    A very standard Karen Kingsbury formatted book. Interesting characters that remind you of the person you've love to be, with the life you dream of living. Very spiritually uplifting, almost as if you're absorbing scripture and it's practical application in every page. This book tackles a topic that requires a strong stomach, but its a wonderful depiction of the grace of God, and I'm sure it has provided an immeasurable amount of healing in the lives of many.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    roshelle 12-19-10
    roshelle 12-19-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Painful"

    Don't waste your credit! I love Karen Kingsbury but this book was 10 hours of whining!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kari arvada, CO, USA 01-12-10
    Kari arvada, CO, USA 01-12-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "I'll be a Spoiler for your Benefit"

    I gave this book one star because I can't give it none or negative stars. It is right-to-life propaganda. No where in the description of this novel does it indicate the entire storyline is about two (poorly developed) characters struggling with the decision they made to terminate a pregnancy 10 years earlier, both of whom are apparently totally paralyzed by their past and unable to accept the basic tenant of their proclaimed faith: God forgives. Not only could the story have been told in about 30 minutes, it will be offensive to anyone who is not a diehard right-to-lifer. The description of the book is deceptive. I want my credit back.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-8 of 8 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.