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Ice Blue Audiobook

Ice Blue: Lord & Lady Hetheridge

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Publisher's Summary

Anthony Hetheridge, ninth baron of Wellegrave, chief superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married - no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice - will turn 60 in three weeks. With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue-blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable. But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield - beautiful, willful, and nearly half his age.

When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard's powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London's fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.

Fall in love with Ice Blue, book one in the New York Times best-selling Lord & Lady Hetheridge mystery series.

©2011 Stephanie Abbott (P)2015 Stephanie Abbott

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    "An amusing and well written mystery"
    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This was a good mystery that kept me guessing. The interaction between the characters and the dialog was amusing and well written. I bought the first three books of the series a while ago but decided to wait for the Audible recording to be released when I heard a sample of the narrator...and I am very glad that I did. He does a very good job of all of the diverse characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This author is very creative about finding characters who are just a bit different and making them endearing. I have already started listening to the second book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Ella 02-21-16
    Sara Ella 02-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "English and Exemplary"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ice Blue to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version but I thoroughly enjoyed the audio with Davies and his accent. He did a great job of differentiating between characters and pacing.


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

    When Hetheridge shows Kate his fencing room and they spar, it was so smooth that they both were just play fighting. The approach to this scene was really well written.


    What about Matthew Lloyd Davies’s performance did you like?

    Matthew was able to portray each main character with a distinction that fit their role. His accents were spot on and his interpretation was perfect.


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

    This was a fun mystery that had some surprising twists. I really want to know these characters more and bought the next book - looking forward to the character developement.
    <3


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Elizabeth George,you will like this series too! :) Very well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    toni 02-07-16
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    "funny and suspenseful!"

    I enjoyed all the characters. The narrator did a fantastic job. Excited for the next book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    The Whole Truth Central Valley of CA. 01-18-16
    The Whole Truth Central Valley of CA. 01-18-16 Member Since 2007
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    "No more "Blue""

    My favorite genre of fiction is British mysteries but this series is not one I care to follow. I just felt there were too many unbelivable situations included, especially in terms of police proceedure. Also, the relationship between the two main characters did not feel authentic to me.
    I did not care for the narration when different voices were portrayed.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathi 01-01-16
    Kathi 01-01-16 Member Since 2010

    Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.

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    "Oh dear..."

    I wish I had not purchased this book. I can think of books the narrator might read brilliantly, but not this one. His attempts at doing a woman's voice are cringe-worthy. The plot is dreadful. I felt I was listening to a strange copycat version of the Inspector Lynley mystery series (also an older titled detective paired with younger, scruffy sidekick). Caveat emptor. I did think this might have been a bit improved by reading it, rather than listening. Hopefully, there are others who will like it better than I did--just my listening taste.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    kestergayle 12-30-15
    kestergayle 12-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A fun start to this series with brand new narratio"

    I loved this book. It's funny, warm, intelligent with great NEW narration and great characters and writing. It's a cozy-style police mystery, set at Scotland Yard. Our hero is a Chief of Detectives, Lord Anthony Hetheridge, and the heroine is a young female Detective Sergeant under Tony's command. There's snappy dialog, well-crafted mystery, plots and sub-plots, and the start of an endearing love story. The new narration is outstanding, some of the best I've come across on Audible. I'll be looking for more books with this narrator. If you like this type of book, this is a top-drawer example of the genre. I highly recommend it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Suea 11-25-16
    Suea 11-25-16 Member Since 2012

    zoeq is a trained chef an innkeeper. Currently she is writing a cookbook for the family cook. She lives in Florida and loves kayaking.

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    "Shallow, agist, sexist and, thus, a turn-off"
    Would you listen to Ice Blue again? Why?

    No. When a man of 60 is seen as dashing, in his prime and able to attract a woman half his age whereas the woman of same age is relegated to the background laying out breakfast daily and secretarial duties, it's just plain offensive. Does she take his laundry home as well?


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

    I wouldn't.


    What about Matthew Lloyd Davies’s performance did you like?

    It was engaging and clear who was speaking.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The writing is pretty good and held my interest so I still have high hopes for this author. I won't continue the series because I was turned off by the pivatol romantic choice of a young woman, 31, and a 60 year-old man. Contrast this with the 59 year old stern secretary whose role is to lay out breakfast every morning and see to her bosses office needs. It's easy to be young and sexy but takes some depth to admire an older woman's years of experience and accumulated knowledge. I think the author took the easy way out here or she's too young to know better.

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    y 01-08-16
    y 01-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story!"

    I liked the story but did not like the reader's female voices. Would be better with another reader.

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    "Cannot bear unconvincing accents."

    The accents were unconvincing which made me terminate before ending. Plot pretty formulaic and mundane.

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