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Black Ice Audiobook
Black Ice
Written by: 
Anne Stuart
Narrated by: 
Jennifer Van Dyck
Black Ice Audiobook

Black Ice

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Publisher's Summary

Living paycheck to paycheck in Paris, American book translator Chloe Underwood would give anything for some excitement and passion - even a little danger. So when she's offered a lucrative weekend gig translating at a business conference in a remote château, she jumps at the chance to shake things up.

Then by chance Chloe discovers her employers are anything but the entrepreneurs they appear, and suddenly she knows far too much. Her clients are illegal arms dealers, and one of them is ordered to kill her. But instead, Bastien Toussaint drags Chloe away, and the next thing she knows she's on the run with the most terrifying and seductive man she's ever met. What were his motives - and would she live long enough to find out?

©2005 Anne Stuart; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This taut romantic suspense novel from RITA Award-winner Stuart delivers deliciously evil baddies and the type of disturbing male protagonist that only she can transform into a convincing love interest....Brilliant characterizations and a suitably moody ambience drive this dark tale of unlikely love." (Publishers Weekly)

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    N. C. Schmidt 03-03-16 Member Since 2016

    Levioso

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    "Narrated Wonderfully, Story Found Wanting"

    Most of the sites identifying top 25 or 10 romantic suspenses listed Black Ice by Stewart. So I purchased this book in the hopes that it measured up to it's recommendations. Sadly, it did not.

    Here is where I had issues with the storyline.
    First, Chloe argues to retain the position as interpreter for her friend. I get that she needs the money. But the bad guy who is adamant that they can get along without her suddenly does an about face. No explanation and very weak argument.

    Second, all the bad guys are arguing in German about Chloe being there which clearly supports the argument that she's not needed. These are just the tip of the iceberg where there is no evidence to support decisions made by the characters. It's almost like the book was written after drinking a bottle of wine...sounded good but nothing really builds or supports the plot.

    The plot has potential if the author or someone takes the time to iron out all the discrepancies. But at this time I couldn't encourage anyone to purchase it. Perhaps the library?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katy with a Why 10-07-15 Member Since 2015

    I love audiobooks so hard!

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    "Ugh."
    What disappointed you about Black Ice?

    Everything. I didn't like anything about this story.


    What was most disappointing about Anne Stuart’s story?

    The story was not very believable. Also, the main character was a wimp.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mickey 06-07-15
    mickey 06-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "The storyline has been done before"

    I felt that the story was already done by another author or even in a movie. It was predictable and lacking.

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    Ann 03-18-15
    Ann 03-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Didn't expect to love it like I did!"
    Any additional comments?

    Despite the fact the book started off with one massive info-dump after another I hung in there and waited it out. About 1/4 to 1/2 way through BAM...this book got so good. It was such a different romance. I know that flawed hero's are the "thing" right now, but this guy is more than flawed---he's completely wicked, but somehow the author managed to make me empathize with his life. He's the worst and best hero ever, and even though I have absolutely no knowledge of international arms trafficking or European organized crime rings, I felt like everything that happened was so realistic. The Heroine (Chloe) reacted just as you'd expect (most of the time). Sure, she might not be thinking of sex after she'd just been tortured, but it is a romance book---so you have to expect some of that type of thing. My only objection is that it ended too soon. I SOOOO wanted an epilogue. We deserved to know what happened after the final page! :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 11-25-13
    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2010

    Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.

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    "Don't discount the pineapples!"
    Would you try another book from Anne Stuart and/or Jennifer Van Dyck?

    Yes, I would because of how good Fire and Ice was when I re-read it a second time.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The way the translater thought she was merely translating when they were speaking of arms. The least interesting was the way it ended.


    Did Jennifer Van Dyck do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, by bringing the characters to life.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Oh yes!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 06-27-13
    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 06-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wasted my credit!"
    Would you try another book from Anne Stuart and/or Jennifer Van Dyck?

    I like Jennifer Van Duck. This was my first and last Anne Stuart book.


    What could Anne Stuart have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    To make this book enjoyable Stuart should had scrapped the whole idea, it would have saved my time and my credit!


    What character would you cut from Black Ice?

    All of them!


    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    sdgresham 09-20-12
    sdgresham 09-20-12
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    "Boring...."

    I tried to finish this book, but couldn't. It was just not interesting, not very well written, and bad characters. Don't waste your credit.....

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Deanne 10-08-12
    Deanne 10-08-12
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    "Kept me engaged - not as good as Rohan though."
    If you could sum up Black Ice in three words, what would they be?

    Curiosity killed the?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sebastion of course. He just couldn't help himself to do the right thing. He so wanted to remain a bad guy but just really wasn't that person.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed at times that should probably have not been funny.


    Any additional comments?

    The run from the bad guys part went on a little longer than I had patience for but I never was one for the chase scenes or on the run scenes in movies. Not unless there is more substance between the characters who are on the run with more moments of interest within them.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Danna 06-02-11
    Danna 06-02-11
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    "Enjoyable plot; lots of foul language"

    I started the first two chapters three times to make sense of all the characters introduced. After that, the story did flow and was enjoyable. The narrator did an excellent job on all the characters except the heroine. Chloe was a 23 year old with a forty-year old voice. I did enjoy the sarcasm of the hero. However, I probably won't buy another Anne Stuart novel because of the over-use of the "F" word. Seems to cheapen the relationship between the two main characters.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri 07-24-12
    Sherri 07-24-12 Member Since 2012

    Sherri

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    "Actually...very GOOD!"

    I bought this book just because it was on sale & I needed something to listen to @work but THIS IS REALLY GOOD! I'm surprised I enjoyed it...good story but I wish it could have gone on some more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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