I was able to get through the whole book, but the mystery seemed fabricated. I love all of her earlier stories, but have been dissapointed lately with her new ones.
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I learned long ago that Nora Roberts has a formula, but it works. Anytime I want an easy read with great character development, a little mystery, some hesitation before admitting love, and then a happy ending, I know to grab her latest book. I'm not sure how she keeps coming up with different combinations, but I always enjoy them and am always missing the characters just a bit.
She didn't disappoint. Great beach read!
I am a Company Rep in Central Qld. I travel around 60,000klms a year and rely on my Audiobooks to keep me company on my Country Trips!
This is right up there with Witness. I loved how the improbable relationship seemed to take an age to develop. I was able to listen to this Book over long journeys which seemed to be over just minutes after I had set out!
I thoroughly recommend this Book! It was beautifully narrated and had me seriously considering taking up Yoga!
Either version would be great.
I am not sure. The story if certainly interesting. I love hearing talking about the house and the mystery death of his wife.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
The story is a good one but the narrator was not very good at all. He kept putting me to sleep.
I love that although it is a romance there is an important story and mystery as well.
Abra, of course. She is quirky, bossy, and beautiful.
I loved the scene in the car where Abra first told Eli that she loved him. She was all over the place in just seconds. Eli didn't know how to handle her revelation or her for a moment.
When Eli was sitting on the balcony in the middle of the night and came to the realization that he was in love with Abra.
I have read a ton of Nora's books and I find them delightful. I don't understand other reviews not liking this one. It is classic Nora! I loved the book, the mystery and the romance. I also loved the narrator. I found his voice was very Bostonish, which it should be, and very sexy. Yea, his female voices weren't great, but I haven't found any male narrator that can do female voices really well. I look over that.
The characters are believable.
Abbra is very earthy and sees the positive and is able to bring that out of the other characters.
not that I am aware of
The relationship with the grandmother and her grandson
Do Not Trust the Negative Reviews
This is another brilliant story from Nora Roberts. Mystery - suspense - romance - exciting setting - believable characters. Just as wonderful as Nora Roberts is expected to be. Couldn't put it down.
The narrator had a nice, easy voice to listen to BUT he really lacked with his character portrayal. It was difficult at times to know what character was speaking during some dialogue. Very flat interpretation, however the story carried the day regardless.
Apart from the narration I do recommend this book especially to Nora Roberts fans.
Bibliophile, English Teacher, Wordsmith
Complex and fascinating characters, layered back story, irresistible setting, and a tightly woven plot make Whiskey Beach one of Ms. Roberts' best. The setting is evocative. Bluff House has a characterization of its own. From Barbie to the beach, every element adds to the beauty of this suspenseful tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat, eager to discover the protagonist, but reluctant for the story to end.
The narrator is awesome. Full differentiation of voices, great resonance, one of the best. His Boston accents are just right, realistic but not overdone. The matriarch's voice reminds me of Rose Kennedy, a quintessential Boston Irish accent.
Whiskey Beach was a great romance, an exciting adventure and a fun mystery! Nora Robert's does all three very well. Love all her JD Robb books. Love her mystery writing and her contemporary writing too.