I really did not like Abra at all. She goes around trying to "fix" or take care of everyone around her whether they want to be fixed or not....and her Mother a Nobel Peace Prize winner??? Let's get real here. It was hard to relate to Abra.
Almost seems like someone else wrote the book.
Anger and boredom. Abra was tedious and a know it all.
The narrators voice was so appallingly bad my flesh crawled. I have never had this reaction to a narrator before. I've also never abandoned a book with NO intention of ever trying to listen again. Just could not get past the smug, effeminate and graceless voice and performance of the narrator.
Of course, provided its a different narrator
see comments above
truly a disappointment and a complete waste of a credit.
Don't you wonder sometimes how she thinks these stories up so well. This one was believable and enjoyable. Ms. Roberts can write a page turner. The narrator was good as well.
I am ready for the next NR audio.
Yes. This is a riveting story of a man trying to prove his innocense and learning to fall in love again. Great story plot!
When he gave her the emerald, and knowing where it came from.
No, but he did a great job.
When he gave her the dream she wanted.
I thought the story was brilliant and it just always amazes me how Nora come up with these wonderful stories that captures every moment of every word that makes you feel that your part of the story and puts you right there!
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
I enjoyed Whiskey Beach, but the narrator at times was a little confusing with accents. He has quite a deep voice and does not have the ability to change tones, nuances and accents to enable the listener to differentiate between the characters.
The story was good and could have been even better if it had been narrated by a different narrator. Maybe not Nora Robert's best, but still a good read!
I'd have to say that I enjoyed Gran the best. Her independence and spunk is something that I wish I will have at her age.
This would depend on the type of book he's narrating. In my opinion he's not one for romantic books. It took me a while to get use to his gruff narration. But after 15 minutes I enjoyed it.
This is a typical Nora Roberts book and her usual character plots. Her humor and her touch of mystery are spot on.. Which is why I enjoy reading her books. This is the first time that I listened to one of her books on audio.
I just couldn't finish it. It may be a good story, I don't know. I just couldn't listen another minute because of the narration.
I love Nora Roberts, but I couldn't stand the narrator's performance.
I was sorry I spent a credit on it. I feel I was misled into thinking this would be a good buy.
Please choose your narrators better, maybe Mr. Berkrot would be better in another genre.
When I listen or read a book I look for specific things to catch my interest. How quickly the author can get to the story layout and peak my interest with the main character background, the main point of the story, how well detailed the story is and how well the twists and turns will come back together in full circle.
Well, Nora always has a wonderful way to do that and did not disappoint again. WB started out a bit sad, laying the ground work of a story already in progress from another city. Relocating for a breather, Eli moves to WB after an unrelenting ordeal lasting for the past year, not yet over. Enter Abra for camaraderie and compassion and the story begins those needed twists and turns so that the story on Whiskey Beach can begin to develop and unfold at the same time.
You have murder, intrigue, suspects, PI's, pirate booty and angry police, with a little angry grandmother thrown in for grit (:D).
This is not one of the edge of your seat novels, but is a very enjoyable, intrigue at a balanced pace with just the right amount of romance thrown in.
I believe this is Nora's year thus far with "The Witness" and "Whiskey Beach" so far and both entirely different. Can't wait to see what else she treats us with. Thank you Nora!
The original narrator completely ruined the experience for me. Luke Daniels re-recorded this because enough of us listeners made a stink about it. While I feel bad for the previous narrator, Luke Daniels was everything I could have hoped for. His emotional telling of this story opened Whiskey Beach up and drew me right into Eli and Abra's world.
This was definitely Eli's story. I loved his character growth. He started off a shell of a man and grew confident both in his life and his calling as a writer. Nora nailed his 'voice' and the way she wound the story around all the different aspects of Eli's changes was truly wonderful.
His sexy, emotional, and compelling reading made the book for me.
Listening to Eli's character slowly come out of his stasis and live again really resonated with me.
This is a slower paced Nora book, but definitely worth the time. The rich history and incomparable character study of both Eli and Bluff House itself held me completely. I loved it from beginning to end.
I am not sure who would enjoy this, i think this is poorly written
He was shocking. His reading was simpering and in the stronger parts that should have been read with some strength and force in his voice, this was lacking. I do not want to hear another book narrated by him.
I would cut about 4 hrs of this. There was alot of repitition and wimply simpering rubbish. It was like a mills and boon book and not a quality Nora Roberts book. It was not necessary to the story and as these things had already been mentioned in the book a number of times, i do not see the point in repeating them even if they were worded differently. They ended up being the same and i didnt want to hear it again. The problem was i would have also skipped chapters if necessary in a book and just skimmed the areas necessary.
I ended up starting the second part of the audio book and then skipping to the last 2 chapters as i just couldnt stand to listen to another 4-5 hours of unnecessary waffle. I am very disappointed in this book and would be hesitant about purchasing another of her stand alone books and that says something as i have read every book she has written since about 1995. I would read her trilogys anytime but her stand alone ones have lost their touch.