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Blue Heaven Audiobook

Blue Heaven

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Publisher's Summary

A 12-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder - four men who know exactly who the children are and where their desperate mother is waiting patiently by the phone for news of her children's fate. In a ranching community increasingly populated by L.A. transplants living in gaudy McMansions, the kids soon find they don't know whom they can trust among the hundreds of retired Southern California cops who've given the area its nickname: "Blue Heaven".

This program also includes a sneak peak of the first chapter of C.J. Box’s newest novel BACK OF BEYOND.

©2007 C.J. Box; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Blue Heaven is one of the best thrillers of the year, and it kept me up most of the night, the way few books have ever done. C. J. Box owes me a night's sleep!" (Tess Gerritsen)

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    mary Jefferson City, MO, United States 02-02-09
    mary Jefferson City, MO, United States 02-02-09 Member Since 2006
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    "BLUE HEAVEN, UNABRIDGED"

    THIS GRABBED MY ATTENTION AT THE BEGINNING AND DIDN'T LET GO UNTIL IT WAS OVER.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bob 01-25-08
    Bob 01-25-08
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    "About time!"

    I am a huge fan of both CJ Box and Audible, it is about time they found each other. If all of Mr. Boxs' Joe Pickett series was on Audible I would download them all.

    I have read and reread them all. I can not wait to listen to "Blue Heaven".

    Thank you Audibles

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Long Beach, CA, United States 02-26-10
    Cheryl Long Beach, CA, United States 02-26-10 Member Since 2004

    All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!

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    "Good story suffers from implausibility near end"

    I truly love C.J. Box's Joe PIckett series, but I have to say that I am not so fond of his stand-alone novels. I don't want to give anything away, but it really defied common sense that the "hero" didn't think to "get outta Dodge" with the ones who were in danger near the end. Come on, C.J., you can do better!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    G. boulder creek, ca 05-28-09
    G. boulder creek, ca 05-28-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Young adults?"

    I was a little disappointed with BLUE HEAVEN, but then again the pretext is a little silly. A bunch of cops retire in a rural community and a criminal element emerges. If anything I would say this is a pretty good 'young adult' book, kind of G-rated. But not awful. Maybe good for a roadtrip with youngsters...?

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Charley 11-17-16
    Charley 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    Very likeable suspense story, I really couldn't stop listening to this book, it kept me wanting more and more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trey J. 11-05-16
    Trey J. 11-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "one of my favorites from CJ Box!"

    I have listened to 15 CJ Box novels and this one is easily my favorite. great story, greater narrator. I highly recommend this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri South Texas USA 10-19-16
    Cheri South Texas USA 10-19-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Ehhhhhhh"

    Not up to usual standards. Not as well done as Joe Picket series. Didn't care for it at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John R. Brandon Tennessee 09-19-16
    John R. Brandon Tennessee 09-19-16 Member Since 2011

    John

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    "Great story until the end then the writer got on drugs and went ballistic"

    I would not have listen to this one based on how it ended. Don't waste your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Kihei, HI, USA 08-22-16
    Ken Kihei, HI, USA 08-22-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Close to Joe Pickett standards but improbable plot"

    When you run out of great books to read, pick a stand-alone from a favorite author and hope for the best. That is what I did and wasn't disappointed. This is as good as you can expect for an alternate story from a writer of a great series like Joe Pickett.

    Don't expect the author to be a master of a different genre, police detectives in this case. The book is well crafted with complex plot and engaging characters. It's failing is similar to a lot of novels, occasionally the characters don't do the obvious simple thing to resolve their predicaments which requires the reader to suspend his common sense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dean 04-12-16
    Dean 04-12-16
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    "Kept me interested"
    What made the experience of listening to Blue Heaven the most enjoyable?

    Good story, With the unlikely hero.


    What other book might you compare Blue Heaven to and why?

    Can't compare it to anything.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Didn't really like the narrator, at times, he made me feel like he was reading a story to a fifth grader. But the story, and most of the times, narration was good enough I kept listening.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, mainly because of the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to most of the Pickett books. I have also listened to other CJ Box books this was the best out of the Pickett series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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