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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Horrific choice for British adults

What would have made A Different Blue better?

Erm, where do I start?! The opening is weak. Is it written for teenager/tweenagers? The grammar is poor. The British English is appalling "We call books scrummy"...er, we do?! O_o The audio accent of the British character wanes between posh American, London, Yorkshire and Irish. Requesting a refund immediately.


What will your next listen be?

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraithe.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The British accent - a central character to the story - wasn't authentic.


What character would you cut from A Different Blue?

For a schoolgirl, 'Blue Echohawk' is far too self-aware - "I was a slut."..."I didn't like the idea of anyone seeing my private parts" - What? This doesn't even make sense.


Any additional comments?

Author needs to take this one back to the drawing board...or the bin (or is that wastepaper bin?!). Just because you know British English expressions, such as 'Bob's your Uncle...', you can't just chuck them around without context. Perhaps having a British person read your work before you commit it to the publisher would help.

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- C. Dow

Excellent and thrilling story

Would you listen to A Different Blue again? Why?

Yes I would. Lovely story, plus the narrator is terrific in performing. Very touching


What was one of the most memorable moments of A Different Blue?

When blue finds out who her real biological parents were.


What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

Tavia's performance made this story richer to the highest level.


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

A lot. I laughed, had lump in my throat few times, and tears in my eyes. It was moving and very emotional and felt like I was in it.


Any additional comments?

A wonderful story. Learn some differences between American and British English, contrast between the cultures. Very authentic. Tavia's performance gave a massive boost and made it perfect.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

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