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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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  • Sara Ella
    21/02/16
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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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • toni
    07/02/16
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    "funny and suspenseful!"

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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine
    Decatur, IL, United States
    08/01/17
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    "Meh..."

    I got this audio book for $1.99 and it was worth every penny. A decent plot, the narrator was good, the class distinctions were set and the characters believable. But, and this is a big but, I did not buy the romance, such as it was. This is a set up for a series, introducing the players and backgrounds. As a devotee of Georgette Heyer, I like sparkle, wit and chemistry in my romances. I found little in this book. An older, titled man and a "council flat" feisty Londoner. Nope. Even the author admitted the unlikelihood. I may read or listen to the others in this series because of the plotting, but if you want romance, go elsewhere.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Whole Truth
    Central Valley of CA.
    18/01/16
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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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A.
    SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, United States
    09/01/16
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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
  • Melstamps
    11/12/16
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    "Outstanding Series"
    Any additional comments?

    I have read the entire series in print form and am now listening to them on Audible. This is the first. The narrative, as before, drew me in and I enjoyed it very much. I had a more difficult time with the narrator, especially the voice characterization of Kate. That said, I highly recommend this book and the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathi
    Sterling, VA, United States
    01/01/16
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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.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • kestergayle
    30/12/15
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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
  • Paula Weathers
    NC, USA
    24/02/17
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    "It's a cozy."

    The romantic angle between between Chief Superintendent (Lord) Hetheridge and Sgt Kate Wakefield had me rolling my eyes and saying "Oh please, give me a break."
    That being said. I did enjoy the book. You just have to suspend common sense and not let that part of the story ruin the over all mystery . It' a cozy.

    I do plan on reading more in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Linden, CA, US
    16/02/17
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    "I hope there's more."

    Great story. Super characters. Very believable setting. You will enjoy this book. I could not stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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