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Beach Road | [James Patterson, Peter de Jonge]

Beach Road

Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in America's wealthiest resort town: legendary East Hampton. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His clients make a living serving the rich. The billionaires and celebrities swarming the beaches already have lawyers on their payroll.
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Publisher's Summary

Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in America's wealthiest resort town: legendary East Hampton. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His clients make a living serving the rich. The billionaires and celebrities swarming the beaches already have lawyers on their payroll.

Very Expensive
Then a friend of Tom's is arrested for a triple murder near a movie star's mansion. Tom knows in his gut that Dante Halleyville is innocent. Dante asks him to represent him in what could be the Trial of the Century.

Very Exclusive
Tom recruits Manhattan superlawyer Kate Costello to help. She's a tough hire, because Kate is his ex-girlfriend, but she agrees. In their search to find who really executed three locals, Tom orchestrates a series of revelations to expose the killer, and what emerges is staggering.

Very Explosive
The final scenes of this audiobook unveil a truth that will leave readers gasping in shock. Written with the precision that has made James Patterson "a master of his genre" (USA Today), Beach Road is his wildest, most thrilling novel ever.

©2006 James Patterson. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks. All rights reserved.

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    K. Jacob 08-12-06
    K. Jacob 08-12-06 Member Since 2011
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    "Why??"

    Absolutely terrible ending that is contradictory to facts detailed earlier in Patterson's story. The twist at the end was unnecessary and a betrayal of character development.... Mr. Patterson.... your readers, I believe, are not this stupid!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Martha Orosz Fairfield, CT USA 06-14-12
    Martha Orosz Fairfield, CT USA 06-14-12 Member Since 2010

    Accounting Wizard

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    "WHAT A TWIST!"

    I liked this book a lot but the twist at the end has me not liking it as much. Not what I expected, not typical Patterson. If I had know (not that you would know) how it ended I would never have listened to it. Although the rest of the book was enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karl L. Edwards 12-04-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Beach Road"

    Plot - a little too contrived. It seems that he went for a twist at the end rather than consistent plot. Too many unmotivated events. Main character is too inconsistent. A lot of unnecessary profanity.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 11-15-06
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 11-15-06 Member Since 2014

    danmc

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    "Pretty Good"

    The book is well written and the character development is very good.

    The only knock on the story is that it's premise is a story of a young kid falsely accused. But the case against him is so weak that it totally blows the idea that ANYONE would EVER believe he committed the crime - yet everyone outside his ring of believers thinks he did it.

    The readers were great - very enjoyable! Great ending and wrap up!

    Overall, worth it!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Randolph Cocoa Beach, FL, United States 06-11-06
    Randolph Cocoa Beach, FL, United States 06-11-06 Member Since 2007

    Live in Cocoa Beach Florida. Am a videographer and photographer.

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    "Same old story line"

    This same old story line has been used over and over again. As another reviewer said, " this is a cookie cutter book". Another reviewer stated that the only reason he gave it two stars is that he managed to finesh it. That is why I also gave it two stars. In an unsuccessful attempt to shock the reader, he totaly recreated the lead charactor at the end of the book. The multiple readers did not bother me. It was the only thing I liked about the book.
    Finally, if I may quote a third fellow reviewer: "Don't bother"!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Lafayette, CA, USA 05-29-06
    Mike Lafayette, CA, USA 05-29-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Not easy to follow"

    I am a HUGE Patterson fan, and have read everything he's done. I was so looking forward to this book, and downloaded it as soon as it was available. Unfortunately, it was not what I had hoped for. There are so many characters introduced in the first hour, I kept replaying segments, not knowing who I needed to pay attention to. There was the typical twist at the end, which was good. But all in all, it was mostly boring & confusing. Purchase with caution, especially if you hoping to jump in quickly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Provo, UT, USA 05-01-10
    Mark Provo, UT, USA 05-01-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyed BEACH ROAD"

    The twist ending of Beach Road was so excellent that it made this bood very memorable. The narrartors also did an excellent job. One thing to mention is there are a couple of adult scenes in the book - so listener be informed.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 06-02-06
    Chris 06-02-06
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    "Disjointed"

    While the book was a good listen, I can't believe Tom's character. There were no hints, no indications, no ties to his true character. It seems the author adds this twist at the end of the book just because it's exciting. There is no character development or explanation of motivation which would pull this story together at the end. It makes it unbeliveable, to me. In listening to the story a second time, it's even more unbelievable. But, if you are just looking for a quick story, it's not bad.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rena Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-05-13
    Rena Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Lame Road"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It may be good for someone who needs a good distraction who has a few hours to kill on a road trip.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The 13th Tale


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Billy Baldwin?

    No


    What character would you cut from Beach Road?

    The pop star


    Any additional comments?

    This story was just LAME.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aliya Seffner, FL, United States 12-05-10
    Aliya Seffner, FL, United States 12-05-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved it"

    Those who have read James Patterson also know that he is a writer that keeps you guessing until the very end. This book does not disappoint. The narration really takes you into the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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