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Under The Ice: A Gus LeGarde Mystery

Narrated by: Lou Hecker
Series: LeGarde Mysteries, Book 9
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

Note from the author: This is book nine in the award-winning LeGarde Mystery series, but it can easily be heard as a standalone, and all of the books can be heard in any order.

What do you do when your past comes back to kill you?

After escaping her abusive husband, life is finally good for Camille LeGarde and her daughter, Shelby. She has a great relationship with her new husband, Gus, who also loves Shelby like his own child. But the LeGarde family's fragile oasis is shattered when the man of Camille's nightmares is released from prison.

Greg Robinson never wanted to be a father. But he's playing the biological card for all it's worth to get close to Shelby, so he can realize his true goal - revenge against Gus LeGarde, the man who "stole" his wife and daughter.

Lured by the promise of connecting with her real dad, Shelby vanishes, sending Gus and Camille on a desperate race through the worst ice storm of the century to find her before Robinson can act on his chilling threat....

"If I can't have them, neither can you."

©2015 Aaron Paul Lazar (P)2015 Aaron Paul Lazar

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fantastic

another fantastic audiobook from the pen of Aaron Paul Lazar and brilliantly narrated by Lou Hocker. as always Mr Lazar's books are well written and I can't wait to listen to another one xxxxxxxxx

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nice story

This was a nice little book. No surprises or great suspense. The characters where expanded on well and you got a very in-depth monologue on each and every one. There was also a bit of a recipe book thrown in to. Each meal was described in great detail. Bazaar!! All in all it was a safe listen.

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amazing book

amazing book iEnjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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A brilliant book

If you could sum up Under The Ice: A Gus LeGarde Mystery in three words, what would they be?

Suspense, rebellion and revenge.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Under The Ice: A Gus LeGarde Mystery?

The themes all build from flu to Shelbys problems, an ex husband coming out of prison and a storm of ice which will test everyone's chance of survival. It's brilliantly written and build throughout to an exciting conclusion.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

You can't answer this question without spoiling the book. However let's keep it simple. The characters are great. The suspense and pace of the book is excellent and it builds well to a very good ending.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's an amazing story around a great family. Well written characters that you really engage with and like and you go through the book wanting them to survive.

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This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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  • Davidt100
  • 09-03-16

A Decent Story, Feels like a Soap Opera

I started listening to this book because it was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

I did not realize that it was the ninth book in a very long series. At first I thought the author had left out a lot detail, for instance a one line mention that the daughter had been in a comma most of her life. I realized that I had jumped into the middle of a soap opera and the character development had been going on through the previous eight books.

That being said, I am reviewing this from the position of this book as a standalone and not one of a series. I liked the book in that the story was relatively complete once you got to the end. Overall the story was interesting and it kept me listening to it each day until complete. I thought the author spent too much time on the relationships in the book, especially Gus's grandchildren. It was like sitting and watching someone play with their grandchildren and not being able to walk away after the initial cuteness wore off quickly. That combined with the sappy voice of the narrator was a little too much at times.

The narrator's female voices were just plain annoying to me. His voice was either too high or too deep for a regular woman, and it felt like he was trying too hard to make the women dramatic, much more than the men.

Overall the story is decent, the characters are interesting, but there is too much time spent on daily interactions that no one cares about, except if your into soap operas. The narrator adds to that distraction and adds too much drama to the book in his voice.

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  • Lisarami
  • 16-02-16

Good Story

Would you listen to Under The Ice: A Gus LeGarde Mystery again? Why?

No. This was a good story that was well written and well performed; it just wasn't for me.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No

Which character – as performed by Lou Hecker – was your favorite?

The German

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

When Shelby realizes that her parents did indeed know what was best for her.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast.

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  • Brandy Blackerby
  • 11-02-16

wow each new book I read by Aaron Paul Lazar

wow each new book I read by Aaron Paul Lazar makes me LOVE HIM AS AN AUTHOR EVEN MORE!! His writing is unique IN A VERY GOOD WAY & I can't wait to see what other books he has!! I don't leave reviews that just tell you the book description! I will say I loved the book, the NARRATOR DID AN AWESOME JOB & Its definitely worth listening to!! I am already looking for more books by this AMAZING AUTHOR!!

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  • Sarah Moon
  • 28-01-16

Word pictures abound in this book

Would you listen to Under The Ice: A Gus LeGarde Mystery again? Why?

This is actually the first of the Gus Lagarde mysteries that I have listened to I would listen to it again if I started from book one and worked my way through because I would like to have the continuity of the story . It works great as a standalone book.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the word pictures I literally could see them in the kitchen smell the food cooking on the stove hear the laughter feel the crackling of the warm fire . It is a rare author that can take you out of your place and put you into a book so completely that your own surroundings fade

Which scene was your favorite?

The opening scene in which Shelby comes home late , has lied to her family about where she has been , and all I could imagine was each of my children when they were teenagers . At one time or another we had that same argument .

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

When the horse got loose and got into the feed bin . The love and care shown to the horse as well as the consideration of Shelby knowing she had left the stall unlatched and yet having enough of that sense of mind not to go ballistic even though I'm sure he wanted to I knew this was the father most any child would grow up dreaming they had.

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I really enjoyed reading this book , it read like somebody had actually lived the life . The Mystery was there and it was important but to me the relationship of how all the people fit together was more important

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  • Lorrie
  • 26-01-16

Can't wait to read more in the LeGarde mysteries

I was given a copy of this book for my unbiased review. If you like mystery novels you will want to add this to you reading list. The author has a new fan.
Well written
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The narrator has a way to bring the words to images.

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  • Debbie Nutt
  • 24-01-16

Good book

I was given this book in exchange for my honest review. I have never been much into mysteries but this book makes me want to read the hole series.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 03-01-16

Welcome to the family!

--I was given this audiobook is exchange for an honest review.

I loved that even though this is the ninth book of series, I was able to listen to this book and feel right at home with all of the characters. Gus makes you fall into his everyday life, taking care of Joe and dealing with his teenage stepdaughter, Shelby. I would love to be a guest at one of his meals! With that being said, getting to know the characters and meeting Shelby's real father as he gets out of jail, finding out what she thinks the relationship there should be and what he wants, and who is under the ice? So much going on, you get sucked in and just keep listening.


Lou Hecker does n amazing job narrating this. His voice is very rich and warm, but is able to portray the young, old, accents...amazing portrayal.

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  • Susan
  • 25-06-20

This was a good read

I enjoyed this book. A story about a great family with a horrible past. The characters were great. what a terrible experience for Shelby. A definite thumbs up on this one.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 18-05-20

Good

Desperate situation when the past comes back to haunt them, when her ex husband wants revenge now out of prison . Then a parents worse nightmare when the daughter is gone. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 28-02-16

When does the mystery begin?

Would you try another book from Aaron Paul Lazar and/or Lou Hecker?

Not a mystery writer that I like.

Would you ever listen to anything by Aaron Paul Lazar again?

Too boring.

What aspect of Lou Hecker’s performance would you have changed?

Lou has a good listening voice.

Did Under The Ice: A Gus LeGarde Mystery inspire you to do anything?

Not at all.

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."