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Jack C

Frisco, TX, USA | Member Since 2014

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  • The Gold Coast

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1340)
    Performance
    (532)
    Story
    (525)

    Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world.

    Jack C says: "Unexpectedly Great!"
    "Unexpectedly Great!"
    Overall

    I have owned 'The Gold Coast' in paperback for years, but never got around to reading it. Then I saw the sequel - 'The Gate House' - in the book store and decided to read 'The Gold Coast' in audio form, so I downloaded it.

    I have read all of DeMille's novels except for two, so decided to complete the cycle. I have enjoyed his other works, and have even read some of them twice or more.

    This novel rises so far above his more recent works as to have been written by a different author. Not only is it a great read from the standpoint of excitement and suspense, but it's a grand love story, and future generations will recognize it not only as popular fiction, but also as great literature.

    My wife doesn't read audio books, but I have insisted that she read my paperback version so we can each share the experiences together. The characters are so well developed, especially the narrator John Sutter and his wife Susan, that it's quite difficult not realizing they are fictional.

    Just a little caution. There are some erotic scenes, so younger readers should defer reading until they are able to understand the context in which they are written rather than being tittilated by their explicitness.

    In summary, this book had such a profound effect on me that I just had to download 'The Gate House' and began reading immediately!

    I maintain a library of almost 2,000 novels, and I only get rid of those I don't intend to read again. This one will stay in my library until my dying day, and I will encourage my adult children to read it!

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • The Gate House

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1159)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (403)

    When John Sutter's aristocratic wife killed her mafia don lover, John left America and set out in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world, eventually settling in London. Now, 10 years later, he has come home to the Gold Coast, that stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America, to attend the imminent funeral of an old family servant.

    Andrew Stone says: "DeMille writes another excellent book!"
    "Great!"
    Overall

    While in the middle of reading 'The Gold Coast', I found myself so enthralled that I downloaded its sequel, 'The Gate House'. Although one can enjoy this sequel without having read the first, I found that reading 'The Gold Coast' first added to my enjoyment because I was already familiar with the characters' personalities.

    I have read all of DeMille's novels except for two, so decided to complete the cycle. I have enjoyed his other works, and have even read some of them twice or more.

    Although it's difficult to imagine, as much as i enjoyed 'The Gold Coast', 'The Gate House' was even better. It does not suffer from the obvious hurriedly written narrative so many other novels of today share, as if they were writtn in outline form so that someone can develop into a screenplay.

    Like 'The Gold Coast', this novel rises so far above his more recent works as to have been written by a different author. Not only is it a great read from the standpoint of excitement and suspense, but it's a grand love story, and future generations will recognize it not only as popular fiction, but also as great literature.

    My wife doesn't read audio books, but I will buy her the printed version so we can enjoy discussing the story line and characters together. The characters are so well developed, that it's quite difficult not realizing they are fictional. Like 'The Godfather', the reader learns a lot about true villains and heroes from this book, and see that they come from all walks of life!

    Just a little caution. There are some erotic scenes, so younger readers should defer reading until they are able to understand the context in which they are written rather than being tittilated by their explicitness.

    I maintain a library of almost 2,000 novels, and I only get rid of those I don't intend to read again. This one will stay in my library until my dying day, and I will encourage my adult children to read and learn from it. .

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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