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Whiskey Beach | [Nora Roberts]

Whiskey Beach

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.
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For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.…

A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife.

He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents - including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries - one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all.…

©2013 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Amazon Customer 04-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Meh."
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    I listened to it on fast just to get it over with. The characters weren't at all believable to me. Also, yeah, you figure out who done it pretty quick. I think Nora just fell off my auto buy list.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia 04-20-13
    Marcia 04-20-13
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    "Couldn't put it down!"
    Would you listen to Whiskey Beach again? Why?

    I have already listened to it 3 times. Even knowing the ending, The way the story twists and turns makes me want to listen again and again!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love story between Abra and Eli.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favorite?

    Hester - Grandmother to Eli.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could have listened in one sitting. Listened to some at work - hated it when someone would ask a question and I had to pause the book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 04-20-13
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 04-20-13 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Enjoyable"

    I won't disagree that this is not Nora Roberts' best but I always enjoy characters that overcome their circumstances. Narrator was not my favorite but not detracting either.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurita 04-18-13
    Laurita 04-18-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Not all that well written."
    What disappointed you about Whiskey Beach?

    Basically it's unbelievable. Roberts must have had a great massage and thought describing it was enough. Characters not interesting.


    Has Whiskey Beach turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but narration was Ok . You can't do much with a boring book


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    George's Girl West [by God] Virginia, USA 04-21-13
    George's Girl West [by God] Virginia, USA 04-21-13 Member Since 2008

    happily ever afters

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    "Extremely Disappointed in Nora's Latest"
    What would have made Whiskey Beach better?

    The story could easily have been told in 10 hours by a better narrator.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    Far too much was said/done that didn't propel the story forward in a timely manner.


    What didn’t you like about Peter Berkrot’s performance?

    Wouldn't you know one of the few times I find a male narrator who can successfully pull off a female voice is a dud as a hero. Where are James Daniels, Jack Garrett, Steve West & Dennis Boutsikaris when you need them?


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Whiskey Beach?

    While several scenes differed in setting, their purpose ended in the same results - more of the same. Thereby the story didn't progress fast enough.


    Any additional comments?

    A good audio book has me glued to my audio device, absolutely can't miss a word. Meaning I've got to stop/start & some times back up because our home sweet home runs like Grand Central Station. But when I can leave the room for a snack or prepare for bed, including an arsenal of miracle promising potions, while the book plays on and on, return to discover I haven't missed a thing, then this isn't a good story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer YUMA, AZ, United States 01-17-15
    Amazon Customer YUMA, AZ, United States 01-17-15

    Janetnaz

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    "GREAT STORY - LOVED THE HISTORY"

    What's better than a murder mystery, a historical mystery and romance? Throw in some crazy deluded characters and you have a winner! This story has it all and then some.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Megan 01-14-15
    Megan 01-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is awesome but Nora Roberts is the best."

    This is an amazing story I couldn't stop listening to it that's why I love nora's books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Columbus, OH, United States 12-10-14
    Amazon Customer Columbus, OH, United States 12-10-14 Member Since 2013

    Friend of God... Saved by grace... Mother of 3 gifts... Wife of one... Worship dancer.... Educated by God, Academia and Willy Wonka...

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    "Painful..."
    What disappointed you about Whiskey Beach?

    I am one of those individuals who will finish a book at most costs once I have started it - risky I know - so I managed to get through this one. Overall, I just did not care one way or the other about the characters or the story line. The first 14 or so chapters just went on without event. After that you get just to enough to think things may pick up some and, after what seems like 100 hours of story later, it ends very predictably. I really wish I could have just called Eli, told him who killed his wife, and saved us both the time and effort.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    I felt like this is the same story with the character names change. I just finished Midnight Bayou - rich man, new age, beautiful woman, and a wonderful house. Change the beach house to a lush, antebellum home, make the grandmother hers instead of his, add a few ghosts and stir. All in all, this was not the story I needed to keep me entertained during my daily commute.


    What aspect of Luke Daniels’s performance would you have changed?

    The performance was OK I guess. I just wanted him to reel it in a little bit. Some of expressions for characters were a little over the top. However, I do appreciate that he gave every character their own voice.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Redeeming qualities - I did giggle a little at a passage or two. I'm fishing so I will stop here.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. & A. U. NY 09-23-14
    M. & A. U. NY 09-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "BEST Across the board."
    What made the experience of listening to Whiskey Beach the most enjoyable?

    you can't find a better narrator on Audible than this guy! He is amazing. The story was fun, interesting and suspenseful. I enjoyed it very much but enjoyed the narration as much as the story, it was great and I was sorry when it ended.


    What other book might you compare Whiskey Beach to and why?

    Nothing comes to mind, I really loved it because it felt very different.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Loved the main character, the surfer police man and the cop named Frost. Just loved the way he could do the voices and it felt natural, not forced.


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    Beth Gray Louisiana, USA 09-19-14
    Beth Gray Louisiana, USA 09-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Love love love Nora!"
    Would you listen to Whiskey Beach again? Why?

    Great story, great characters!


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed the performer. Made the story come to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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