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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 2017
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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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    Alexandra 05-05-17
    Alexandra 05-05-17
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    "Lots of potential but ending eerl"

    Started off really well, good story, excellent suspense, until the ending. That turned out to be somewhat sentimental and really bit of a miss - not in line with the suspense and quality of what had come before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M.K. Merrill Anchorage, AK United States 04-30-17
    M.K. Merrill Anchorage, AK United States 04-30-17 Member Since 2016

    ~I love to read & listen to the mystery & thriller genre. Give me a good detective, legal or psychological mystery book over TV any day!~

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    "My least favorite Box Book, monotone narration."

    I usually love the Box books and this is the first I have given up on or even rated below a 4'star listen. I also usually judge the narrators harder than the story as in my experience they can make or break most books. I did not like this narrator. With kids as the focus of the books he just can not carry the tone and expression needed - a horrible fit. I might have enjoyed this better if I read the book in text instead of listening. Not worth the money or even a credit unless you don't mind monotone narration that make the characters hard to differentiate.

    0 of 0 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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    "not up to his usual standard"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    not me


    Would you ever listen to anything by C. J. Box again?

    I prefer his Joe Pickett character


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    not a lot


    What character would you cut from Blue Heaven?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    as I say I prefer his other books

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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