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Ice Blue Audiobook

Ice Blue

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Publisher's Summary

Museum curator Summer Hawthorne considered the exquisite ice-blue ceramic bowl given to her by her beloved Japanese nanny a treasure of sentimental value, until somebody tried to kill her for it.

The priceless relic is about to ignite a global power struggle that must be stopped at all costs. It's a desperate situation, and international operative Takashi O'Brien has received his directive: everybody is expendable. Everybody. Especially the woman who is getting dangerously under his skin as the lethal game crosses the Pacific to the remote and beautiful mountains of Japan, where the truth can be as seductive as it is deadly.

©2007 Anne Stuart; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What the Critics Say

"Slick, sexy, and fast-paced, this is one of Stuart's best recent efforts. Taka is a singularly intriguing hero, and readers won't soon forget his love with Summer." (Romantic Times)

What Members Say

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    TellOneNow NYC 12-10-16
    TellOneNow NYC 12-10-16
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    "Brilliant Author, Brilliant Narration"

    Anne Stuart is simply flawless in her writing style, characterizations and storylines. I am forever crushing on the male leads, identifying with the female leads: educated, yet are flawed with insecurities from everyday situations which all women regardless of whether they have experienced the event or not, can certainly relate too. The reader will gain inside knowledge regardless of the setting and understand the depth of emotions from not just our lead characters but even our co's. I laugh aloud at times and cry at the HEA's. I have not found one poorly acted narrators yet to any of Stuart's stories. I would encourage any person who is not familiar with Anne Stuart to invest the time to explore this remarkable talent.

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    Karen 05-09-16
    Karen 05-09-16 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Gabra Made the Story!"
    What did you love best about Ice Blue?

    Good story line for a romance read. A little bit of everything: romance (hot) adventure, and imagination.


    What did you like best about this story?

    this is part of series, but a stand alone in plot. Our hero is hot, in an Asian way...which most romances don't go that direction.
    I always wanted to try this author, and my fave reader read this story so I purchased it. The author work is good, but the other readers don't have enough style to encourage me to buy more of this author.


    What about Gabra Zackman’s performance did you like?

    I purchased this book due to this reader. G.Z makes all her male characters yummy. She really interprets an author heroine dead center. See her Kyra Davis series for humor. Her AKA Isabelle Gordon for hot, see (Buckhorn series)


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

    This was a light read, so no heavy moments, but an even good listen that you will enjoy.


    Any additional comments?

    Note: try new 1.25x speed to get the full impact from this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laurenmik 04-22-15
    Laurenmik 04-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love"

    Perfect author and narrator combination. This will always be one of my favorites!
    I need seven more words lol yay

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    JEB 04-11-15
    JEB 04-11-15
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    "Enjoyed the entire story."

    I have been reading the series and I love it. The voices of Jenny and I can't remember the heroines name from the first book but both were from the US but the narrator changed the voices to English and French.

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    L. Zeller Idaho 03-12-15
    L. Zeller Idaho 03-12-15 Member Since 2015

    Freezing in Idaho

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    "I couldn't put it down!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ice Blue to be better than the print version?

    Fast paced, yet with a deceptively laid back narrator. I like Gabra Zackman, and she was a good pairing with this author.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy J 10-24-13
    Amy J 10-24-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Thrilling on so many levels"

    I want to start off by saying I love this series but the biggest drawback is the switching of narrators. My personal favorite is Ms. Xe Sands who voices the last two books and although Ms. Zackman does a passable job it just doesn't stand up to Sands especially when it comes to Reno and Taka. And most bizarre was the narrator giving Genevieve a British accent, this makes no sense.
    This book has action and heat and quite a bit of sweetness to it as well. I really enjoyed the development of Taka's character. The plot is totally implausible an international man of mystery sent to eliminate a demure and innocent young lady but the characters seemed real. Ms. Stuart does such a good job developing these characters that situations that are off the wall and unrealistic seem explainable and make sense in the perspective of this novel. The interactions between Taka and Summer range from hostile, to sweet and innocent to passion overload to humor.
    This book is worth a credit and if you have not read/ listened to the whole series they are all wonderful.

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    Christina M. Leake Brentwood, CA United States 11-13-12
    Christina M. Leake Brentwood, CA United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Violent denegrating sex"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The violent degrading sex completely overshadowed the storyline.


    Has Ice Blue turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What does Gabra Zackman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The story was well read.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not listen to more books by this author.

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    Roberta Crum-phipps iowa 07-30-09
    Roberta Crum-phipps iowa 07-30-09 Member Since 2012

    Bobbie C-P

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    "perfectly awful"

    Wow.. a quadruple threat! Poor flat non-inflective reader, really awful characters and character development, unbelievable setup, and, to top it all off, glorified rape fantasies! Thank goodness I got this one on sale so I only wasted a few dollars on it! Take my advice and don't waste your dollars.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Coppell, TX, USA 02-11-09
    Sandra Coppell, TX, USA 02-11-09
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    "good mystery"

    i liked the mystery and would like to read/hear the one before and aft if they exist. i did have a bit of a problem with the reader which is why i did not give it five stars.

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    Carole 3122 Eagle Bend Rd Spring Hill, FL 34606-3152 12-17-08
    Carole 3122 Eagle Bend Rd Spring Hill, FL 34606-3152 12-17-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Ice Blue"

    Very engaging! Exciting, I could hardly stop the story, put a copy on my iPod so I could continue listening. What also made the story was an excellent reader, she was like your inner self reading out loud, only better.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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