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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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    Tim Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States 06-07-06
    Tim Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States 06-07-06 Member Since 2011
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    "Dont Bother"

    I would not waste a credit on this, and the fact that I did forced me to listen to the end. Multiple readers make it confusing to listen to and the story is bland. Dont bother....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Los Altos Hills, CA, United States 06-05-06
    Christine Los Altos Hills, CA, United States 06-05-06 Member Since 2003
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    "Beach Road"

    I agree with other reviewers that multiple readers didn't help this book. It was a little hard to follow. It was short so kept my interest and I liked the twist at the end.

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    Ana venice, CA, USA 06-05-06
    Ana venice, CA, USA 06-05-06
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    "Ho Hum..."

    Another "cookie cutter" book. When I first started listening to this book and realized that it was not just read to me but has been "dramatized" by different readers, I was put off. Actually it kind of worked for this book, however the content is very poorly written and so predictable that at best it was barely a mere 2 stars rating from me. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because I somehow managed to finish listening.....

    I probably would not waste a book credit on this one......ho hum...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Fort Wayne, IN, USA 02-23-08
    Janet Fort Wayne, IN, USA 02-23-08
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    "Good Book to Read"

    I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to everyone!

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    Mark Huntington Beach, CA, United States 07-02-08
    Mark Huntington Beach, CA, United States 07-02-08 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Listen"

    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me wanting to stay in the car. The first twist was surprising and interesting but the last one at the end simply was not understood. The multi-character narrative was a bit too much. I just didn't see the point of some of the characters and their narrations such as the brooklyn cop, Connie. Maybe I'm just missing something.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loreal Schenectady, NY, USA 08-20-06
    Loreal Schenectady, NY, USA 08-20-06 Member Since 2014
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    "The Summer's Hottest Thriller!!!"

    When I first started reading this book, I realized right away it would be unlike any other I'd read. I've been a long-time fan of James Pattersons books and have become acustomed to a particular standard for the quality of work he puts out. Well this latest masterpiece is truly one to exceed all expectations! Without a doubt, James Patterson has managed to release achillingly superb thriller that has more twists and turns in it than any rollercoaster cold ever hope to have! You'll never see the ending coming; there's no way on earth unless you've already been informed by someone else! The characters are stunning and perform nothing short of an all-out miracle, each and every one of them!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. McMillen Danville, IL USA 08-07-06
    J. McMillen Danville, IL USA 08-07-06 Listener Since 2001
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    "Who? WOW!"

    Like others have said, I didn't see this ending coming. I thought I had the story all figured out! This is one you must listen too. The characters are great! This is well put together and well read. Another great Patterson book!
    Well worth it!

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    Cyndi W Los Angeles 07-03-06
    Cyndi W Los Angeles 07-03-06 Member Since 2013

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    "Suprising and wonderful!"

    I love all of James Patterson's novels and this was the first one I listened to instead of reading. Great narration! Such incredible twists kept me tied to my earphones for for hours. I highly reccomend this book!

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    Vicki Oklah 06-04-06
    Vicki Oklah 06-04-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Too many readers"

    The story, although slow starting was well worth the listen, however, there were so many readers and voice changes that it was sometimes hard to follow. One good reader beats multiple average readers in my book

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    Jackie San Antonio, TX, United States 05-29-06
    Jackie San Antonio, TX, United States 05-29-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Well worth your time"

    James Patterson is at the top of his game with this one. The violence was not as graphic as in some of his Alex Cross novels but maybe that is a good thing. This was an excellent story and true to the mystery genre its not over till it is over.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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