A Different Blue

  • by Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least.
Tough, hard, and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing.
This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don't know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can't love you back might be impossible.

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What the Critics Say

"The emotional fierceness of A Different Blue will cut to the core of the [listener]. Amy Harmon has written a story with such allure and relevance, and she has once again displayed how to eloquently write a story that will move the reader beyond words." (Romantic Reading Escapes)

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Customer Reviews

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A Different Blue - my number one book ever!!!!

Would you listen to A Different Blue again? Why?

Wow! Where do I start. It is difficult to review a book like this without spoiling it for others.

A Different Blue is a story with so many layers. We meet Blue as a twenty year old working her way through her graduation year of school. Her life takes a massive change when Darcy Wilson, a young history professor, comes into her life. His take on history - how it moulds who we are and where we going, forces Blue to confront her own past and future.

Would I listen to A Different Blue again? This book is awe inspiring and I know I will listen to it again and again.


Who was your favorite character and why?

We all remember that special teacher at school - the one who made learning seem worth while - the one who made a difference. Darcy Wilson was that person and more. For Blue he was the one who made it all make sense.


What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

I have listened to other books narrated by Tavia Gilbert and I think this was on of her best, although I do think she could work on her British accent.


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

I did have an extreme reaction to this book. A Different Blue ran the full gambit of emotions. Without spoiling it for others this is a book that will leave your heart full whist at the same time giving your emotions a heavy going over.


Any additional comments?

This is a story that can be read by old and young adults. Each of us will take something different from it. Amy Harmon has has bravely written a story that that confronts some of society's saddest and happiest events. Well worth the credit.

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- Angel Claire

Lovely, heart-felt story

“Regret is just life's aftertaste.”

This was a lovely, heart-felt story about Blue's discovery of who she really is. There wasn't a moment during her journey that I wasn't fully invested in what I was listening to.

The narrator brought this story to life with her amazing British, Spanish and Native American voices. The overall quality of her voice is almost melodious. It rings with clarity and intent.

I don't usually listen to contemporary stories on audio and this one was a bit of a risk for me. I'm happy to say that it exceeded my expectations and I still think about certain parts of this book-the humor and heartache, often. It's one of those stories that lingers long after you've stopped listening.
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- Melissa Bee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-18-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio