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Blue Heaven Audiobook
Blue Heaven
Written by: 
C. J. Box
Narrated by: 
John Bedford Lloyd
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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    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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    Bonnie 06-28-15
    Bonnie 06-28-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Believable nail biter"

    Two children witness a brutal execution. One of the killers spots them and the children run with the killers hot on their trail. Great action, believable characters, and a story that will have you reading into the wee hours with nail biting interest.

    I highly suggest all of C J Box books. I have read them all - first the Joe Pickett series and then all the stand alones like this one.

    It was even better due to the narration of John Bedford Lloyd. He performed many different voices and they were all distinct.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Cardiff by the Sea, CA 05-07-15
    Amazon Customer Cardiff by the Sea, CA 05-07-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Best writer of really believable suspense"
    What made the experience of listening to Blue Heaven the most enjoyable?

    Actually, I didn't want to be kept so very wide awake at night, but the book is a thriller.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The worse-than-you-could-imagine deceptions kept happening, and the setting and characters made it plausible.


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

    Sure.


    Any additional comments?

    C.J. Box kepts coming up with plots so bizarre that you "can't make this stuff up." I just hope he's making it up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Murrieta, CA, United States 01-20-15
    Diana Murrieta, CA, United States 01-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not Joe Pickett but still a great read"
    Would you listen to Blue Heaven again? Why?

    probably not. it was good but not that good


    What did you like best about this story?

    the last 90 minutes


    Which character – as performed by John Bedford Lloyd – was your favorite?

    Jess


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    no clue


    Any additional comments?

    The last 90 minutes would have been a page turner if I was actually reading. What bothered me the most was the hispanic accent on both the latino cops. Not everyone latino has an accent. just like all irish don't speak with an accent. seemed a bit much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 08-27-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 08-27-14 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Early C. J. Box"

    This was a good story, however, I think that the newer Joe Pickett series stories are better. His newer novels have a smoother presentation. I enjoyed the characters and the unexpected ending. It was fun to read this on a buddy read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 02-07-14
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 02-07-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Blue Heaven"
    Any additional comments?

    Audiobook. The first few pages grab your interest with a grizzly event involving two children witnessing a murder. The remainder of this procedural drama traverses the adventures of a toughened rancher seeking the answers. Bad cops have infiltrated a peaceful Idaho community.

    The individual motivations of characters is nicely done, you feel sorry for some, detest others. Empathy is drawn even to peripheral characters caught up in the scenarios created.

    No spoilers, but there are a few surprise deaths; the ending of the book is disappointing in that it became a bit ethereal. This isn’t an element throughout the book, only the last chapter.

    I had no trouble with the reader; he did very well with a variety of ages, sexes, and ethnicities. No trouble determining who-said-what-to-who. Not what anyone would label as a deep book, simply a nice page-turning mystery. Easy listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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