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The Color of Heaven | [Julianne MacLean]

The Color of Heaven

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.
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Publisher's Summary

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

Full of surprising twists and turns and a near-death experience that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed.

©2011 Julianne MacLean (P)2013 Julianne MacLean

What the Critics Say

"A gripping, emotional tale you'll want to read in one sitting." (New York Times best-selling author, Julia London)

What Members Say

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    Debra Veedersburg, IN, United States 05-28-15
    Debra Veedersburg, IN, United States 05-28-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Give it time. It will grab you."

    I had trouble with the start of this book as it hit a little to close, having had a very seriously ill grandchild. But I stuck with it and loved how things were revealed.

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    Shelby 03-11-15
    Shelby 03-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Dazzling"

    I kept forgetting this was a novel. If you want to get lost in a good book, this one is perfect. It'll have you in tears, laughing and appreciating the beauty of life, love and family.

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    Joy Houghton 01-17-15
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    "The "color" of a true masterpiece! A must to read!"

    Couldn't put it down! Bittersweet with sad & happy tears.. I will read her other books too! Loved the Narrator's enthusiastic reading, easy to listen to & follow along with, kudos! :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey Lombard, IL, United States 11-06-14
    Tracey Lombard, IL, United States 11-06-14 Member Since 2015

    New to audible - enjoy a variety of authors from Chick Lit/Romance to Biographies and interesting personal stories! Nice to meet you .. :)

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    "Uplifting Story"
    If you could sum up The Color of Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    Pain that turned into healing, redemption, forgiveness ..all told by the most awesome story teller.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The healing power of forgiveness theme ...


    What does Jennifer O'Donnell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was as if she was there and related the events to me with voice inflection and expressive tones ... she was definitely a value add!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 11-05-14
    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 11-05-14 Member Since 2014

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    "ONE OF MY FAVORITES"
    What made the experience of listening to The Color of Heaven the most enjoyable?

    THAT IT WAS WRITTEN


    What other book might you compare The Color of Heaven to and why?

    SOME OF NICHOLAS SPARKS BOOKS, BECAUSE OF THE EMOTIONAL HIGHS AND LOWS


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer O'Donnell – was your favorite?

    PETER, THE EVER FAITHFUL


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    CHAPTER ONE THRU THE LAST CHAPTER


    Any additional comments?

    THIS BOOK HAS IT ALL

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Guylou 10-14-14
    Guylou 10-14-14

    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

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    "Good book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend it as a light story, perfect for a summer read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sophie's mother: until she appeared in the book, the story had no life.


    Have you listened to any of Jennifer O'Donnell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    No extreme reaction except to enjoy it.


    Any additional comments?

    I was taken by this story of hardship and by the lives of so many beautiful characters. This is a story of true love and unbreakable friendship. It was captivating and as the chapters went by, the story bloomed into an account of perseverance, hope and joy.

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    Almarie Caldwell 08-29-14

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    "Great Start to a Series of Books!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Color of Heaven to be better than the print version?

    The only difference between the print and audible edition is the tone of the reader. I would recommend that there are different people reading instead of tones in one person's voice. The person reading these books tries to differentiate between the characters but I think her capability was a little short. I think it would not make a difference to the listener if this was not a series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interconnection between the characters.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jennifer O'Donnell?

    I would but I would prefer if they use another voice for other characters instead of her voice trying to change from female to male and character to character.


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

    The Color of Heaven


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to see this series as a movie, a series of movies, or vignettes of a movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SonoSue 07-25-14
    SonoSue 07-25-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Sad, depressing and not worth my time.."
    What would have made The Color of Heaven better?

    Not having paid for it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Julianne MacLean again?

    Read maybe but listen, definately NOT.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jennifer O'Donnell’s performances?

    NOPE.


    What character would you cut from The Color of Heaven?

    I didn't get far enough to decide.


    Any additional comments?

    This one is in the refund pile.

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    Karren Englewood, OH, United States 06-28-14
    Karren Englewood, OH, United States 06-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Get you box of tissues ready"

    The book was wonderful! I listened at a faster speed as the narrator was speaking just so slow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jill BUENA PARK, CA, United States 06-27-14
    Jill BUENA PARK, CA, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Emotionally Heavy"

    Overall, I did enjoy the story and found it interesting. I felt a little drained after reading it. My favorite type of book is usually a little more light and funny and this wasn't that at all.

    The narration didn't bother me as it did some of the others that reviewed this book, I thought she did a nice job portraying the various characters.

    I will read another by this author because I like the quality of her writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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