I have already listened to it 3 times. Even knowing the ending, The way the story twists and turns makes me want to listen again and again!
The love story between Abra and Eli.
Hester - Grandmother to Eli.
I wish I could have listened in one sitting. Listened to some at work - hated it when someone would ask a question and I had to pause the book.
Totally addicted to Audible.
I won't disagree that this is not Nora Roberts' best but I always enjoy characters that overcome their circumstances. Narrator was not my favorite but not detracting either.
Basically it's unbelievable. Roberts must have had a great massage and thought describing it was enough. Characters not interesting.
No, but narration was Ok . You can't do much with a boring book
happily ever afters
The story could easily have been told in 10 hours by a better narrator.
Far too much was said/done that didn't propel the story forward in a timely manner.
Wouldn't you know one of the few times I find a male narrator who can successfully pull off a female voice is a dud as a hero. Where are James Daniels, Jack Garrett, Steve West & Dennis Boutsikaris when you need them?
While several scenes differed in setting, their purpose ended in the same results - more of the same. Thereby the story didn't progress fast enough.
A good audio book has me glued to my audio device, absolutely can't miss a word. Meaning I've got to stop/start & some times back up because our home sweet home runs like Grand Central Station. But when I can leave the room for a snack or prepare for bed, including an arsenal of miracle promising potions, while the book plays on and on, return to discover I haven't missed a thing, then this isn't a good story.
One great read
Abra - she was so positive and full of life and energy
Not sure I have ever listened to any of his performances, but I will be looking for them now. He made the book flow and each person an individual entity that you could tell apart just by his voice. Wonderful performance on this book.
Overacted, distracting performance. Should have been a less affected actor... disappointed. Can't understand how this was so highly rated...
Too much! So distracting...
The story was good, performance was just awful.
Say something about yourself!
I probably would have enjoyed the abridged version much better
Yes I have older books/audible that I have re-listened to and probably will listen to again. May not buy any new books again, unless abridged
Luke Daniels is the only reason I continued to listen to this book, he is always reliable.
I would. This book was just OK, but some have been excellent.
More of a plot. It was somewhat boring and the woman's voice was irritating
I thought he did an excellent job for the man's voice, but terrible for the woman's voice. I think they should consider a male and female narrator the next time.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
This was in an Audible "Three books for two credits" deal this week-I'd been bit with a couple of other titles that I returned and I have a feeling this one is going back.
Nora Roberts writes similar stories-we all know that. I thought Luke Daniels narration would sufficiently save a unsubstantial plot but sadly not even that worked with this story arc.
I've come to the confusion that I'm never buying books from the "loser list" again.
Not worth the time or money, even for a real Nora Roberts fan
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
Again I find myself questioning, "Who is Nora Roberts?"
I LOVE many of her works but it seems that her best and most interesting are her older books! It seems that her newer stuff is blasée... Whiskey Beach is a romance with history wrapped around a mystery but all aspects are boring to this reader.
For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.…
A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife.
He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents - including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries - one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all.…
The most interesting aspect was who murdered Eli's wife. The rest of the book was SO LONG and drawn out... there were so many details that were not specific or needed.
Eli and his grandmother... Luke Daniels did a good job, it was just SO tedious.
No, I may recommend the Abridged version...but I'd listen to other Nora Roberts books over and over. Some of those are: Carnal Innocence, The Villa, Northern Lights, Honest Illusions, Rivers End, Three Fates and The Witness