Blue

A Novel
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,482 ratings)

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Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills - until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe.

Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident - and wrestling with the lure of death herself - she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows.

Blue glows with outsized spirit and an irresistible mix of innocence and wisdom beyond his years. Ginny offers him respect as they form an unusual bond and become the family they each lost. But just as Blue is truly beginning to trust her, she learns of a shocking betrayal that he has been hiding. Is it a wound too deep to heal, or will she be able to fight the battle that will make them both whole again?

Blue is number one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel at her finest, a probing and emotionally gripping story of dark secrets revealed, second chances, and the power of love and courage to overcome life's greatest challenges.

©2016 Danielle Steel (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Striaght to the heart story telling.

I loved this story and to sum it up, you cant fix broken people but you can fill the cracks in ones heart and bring strength to another. This book kept me going striaght from the start and through to the end while the narrator led me through every emotion imaginable Steel,steals the heart again with a story that will linger on my mind for quite sometime. I want to listen again.
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Yet Another Hit

Danielle Steele does it yet again .-the book was a quick read and I finished it in one day
You won't be disappointed!

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Blue isn't.

What made the experience of listening to Blue the most enjoyable?

A good plot well developed and I just knew there was going to be a happy ending.

What did you like best about this story?

How tragedy can create very strong bonds.

What about Alexander Cendese’s performance did you like?

The ability to feel what the characters were feeling.

If you could take any character from Blue out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Jenny. I want to hold her hand and tell her that the pain will eventually become less raw and more livable....it doesn't ever go away, but it does diminish.

Any additional comments?

Great Nora Roberts.

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Enjoyable read but light - great for summer beach

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No.

Would you be willing to try another book from Danielle Steel? Why or why not?

No.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator had a pleasant voice, but was totally unable to make the dialogue between the characters believable.

Was Blue worth the listening time?

Yes because it was a quick and light book. The subject matter (mentoring a homeless child) was a very good premise. The plot was predictable. Too bad

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This is the first Danielle Steel book that I've read/listened to. When I saw the great reviews, I was hoping for something more substantive. I like the plot premise but Blue was too perfect; thus it was easy to take him him nurture him along. The issue with the church was superfluous but it was a way to bring in the lawyer, who was also too perfect. I did like Ginny - she at least had some flaws and I found her believable.

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Great True Story

The story was a true one and modern. The narrator was great. Thank you Daniel Steele. I really love your books.

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Not one of her best

A little boring. predictable. I waited for something exciting to happen and it never did.

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liked it

Enjoyed the book, just what you would expect from Danielle Steele. Need 4 more words.

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This was a beautiful story

this was a beautiful story unconditional love and just being kind to people and looking past the surface and seeing the good in people I truly love this story and wish I would have continued on thank you Daniel Steele

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I've been a Danielle Steel Reader since teens..

Good story. Needs to reiterate already known info less and move on with story.
But was a good listen. Would like to hear more narrators in a story. Would make the listen more enjoyable. Just saying....

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Great story

This was an excellent snd touching story. I wish I had listened earlier to it.

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  • ajc
  • 10-20-19

<br />disappointing

i love danielle steel books but the narrator on this one has ruined it for me. He made all the women sound big drama queens. The story was ok but felt like it was a trash story, than what Danielle Steel normal writes.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-20

excellent

loved it. good narrator. story easy to follow and very enjoyable. uplifting and just enough suspense

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-20

i have always lovely Danielle steel.

this story was heat warming, some time tragedy makes people change their life. this is true in the world today.

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  • Linda Caroline Pearson
  • 02-09-20

wonderful story so up to the minute

I thoughrely enjoyed this book , it was such an eye opener and so True

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-10-19

Blue.....

Didn't captivate me. Weak story line, choppy. I actually don't know how I forced myself to finish this book but I skipped many pages and didn't lose the storyline.

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  • adriana maximo
  • 07-02-19

blue

this is a wonderful book full with compassion and love, I really enjoyed it.
excellent!!

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  • lynda cass
  • 05-26-19

I have really enjoyed this book

brilliantly written by danielle Steele I would recommend it to anyone I enjoyed it so much

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  • michelle moore
  • 07-26-18

Don’t be out of by the name

Completely uplifting, couldn’t stop listening. Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend it, very addictive, sad it ended

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  • JEAN OGILVIE
  • 12-23-16

Blue

This is the first audible book I have read and I was transfixed. The story was excellent and well written and read. Thank you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-20-16

book

Didn't really enjoy this book. read a few of hers books and have enjoyed them.

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  • Debra
  • 06-11-19

Lovely Story

I loved this story. It is a feel good love conquers all tale. Well worth a read.