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Shades of Blue

Narrated by: Roxanne Hernandez
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

Brad Cutler, 28, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all - a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancée, and a fairy tale life ahead of him - when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: he must find his old love and make amends. Haunted by the past and confused about the future, he turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption.
©2009 Karen Kingsbury (P)2010 Zondervan

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Another great book by one of my favourit authors.

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

The narator roxanne hernandez narated the book very well and gave each character there own voice and personality. also i always have a high antisipation level when i listen to one of karen kingsburies books as i know there lightly to be brillient.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shades of Blue?

When Brad and Emma managed to get themselves sorted out and managed to sort out there past.

What about Roxanne Hernandez’s performance did you like?

Just the way she reads the book and gives characters there own voices.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

owerful dramah.

Any additional comments?

fantastic book, i am a big fan of this author and love everythign she writes.

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Moving story

Loved it. Moving realistic story. I feel the storyline could help anyone who feels the need for forgiveness.

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  • Lynette
  • 04-02-10

Powerful

This book was one of my favorites Kingsbury books. I was put into the situation of each character and could appreciate how forgiveness and redemption was given and received when the issues at hand were faced. I wish all who have found themselves in this situations could read and understand the redemption that is available.
Thanks Karen for being honest about the effects of abortion on the life of those who choose it.

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  • Kristin
  • 07-02-10

Very Inspirational

I thought this book was very inspirational, as is all of Karen's books I've read so far. This book raises the awareness of the emotional and spiritual stress caused by the choices we make and cannot undo. A very good read in my opinion.

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  • Laura O.
  • 28-12-16

Wow. What talent to be able to write like this.

Tears and laughter. You almost feel like you ate part of it and leaves you wanting for more.

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  • Public persona
  • 11-07-10

too much

This book had a lot of promise but it was just TOO MUCH, too much crying, too much sobbing, too much, too much. I usually enjoy Kingsbury and the premise for the story is good but her writing was just dragging on the points and everyone was SOOOOOO sad and depressed about everything and it really wasn't one of her better books.

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  • tasha
  • 01-01-10

PLEASE!!!!!!

I will attempt to make this short and sweet by simply getting straight to the point. Don't waste your credit. The idea behind the story is good, but it could of been written much better. Instead of taking 10+ hours, this story could of been told in half that time; it just went on and on. I got half way through it, listened to the last chapter and that was enough for me. Without spoiling the story too much, I found the characters to be less than realistic in their approach to problems. I don't want to minimize the seriousness of the theme but, please!!!!! Also, Brad, the main character, inability to formulate his thoughts and his constant hesitation made me want to puke. The narrator was good, but the story was not. This is not Mrs. Kingsbury's best, if you are listening to her books for the first time, try the Sunrise series or the Redemption series or any Terry Blockstock book. I think three stars is more than fair for this book.

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  • Karen S
  • 03-08-19

Shades of Disappointment

I usually love Karen Kingsbury books & although the story was good. It dragged on & had a lot of unnecessary sub stories

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  • AMY HATCHNER
  • 30-05-19

Shades of blue

This was a very good book and I will reccomend it to my friends who also listen to audible

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  • Jennifer
  • 30-06-18

shallow and boring

This book had me praying for it to end. I don't know how it got four stars.

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  • brenda guest
  • 06-02-18

Wonderful story, helps understand abortion pain

I wish this book was a required reading of all young women and teen girls. It helps me understand the pain of abortion more clearly. God bless Karen. Thank you. Redemption and peace. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-01-18

Blessed My Life in so many ways!

63 years ago, my my pregnant and very, very young unwed mother placed me for adoption. She could have chose abortion, but she made the sacrifice of letting me go to a family that was where God wanted me to be. I am so thankful that she chose life for me, especially in a time when doing so was not easy.