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.…
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It was a very interesting story with a lot of content. The characters were great.
Vinny.........or the dog.
I have listened to a number of Ms Roberts stories now. She always delivers what I expect, lightweight love stories of strong albeit damaged souls seeking love. Usually the male voices have been less satisfying but I give this narrator higher marks. He did make his female voice a bit giddy and sometimes silly. It was so nice to hear a novel include a cell phone and ipad! Thinking I am starting a new novel only to find out it was only recently made audio has been at times disappointing. For this story, poor little rich boy goes back to family home after his wife is murdered. He meets a yoga instructor, bartender, jewelry maker. Her care taking opens his hurt heart. She has an MBA and her mom won the Nobel Prize but hey, she wants to teach yoga? Really? Like I said predictable. It is a good choice for the lightweight puff piece Ms. Roberts is known for. I have found her stories of the Witness, Chasing Fire more to my liking. The Collector would be also listed but her heroes propensity to tell the women to "shut up" makes me want to slug them not quietly be a good girl for him.
It would be nice to have folks meet and fall in love while actually having to work for a living once in a while.
Like I said, good lightweight, puffy all ends well romance for a sick day in bed.
I loved this story. I was so wrapped up in the mystery and the love story all at once. Usually I can figure out by the middle who is the killer and so on but not this time. I was sooooo surprised!!!! I loved this book. The storyteller was great loved his voices.
I enjoyed the story line and the characters, even the narrator's voice overall. The only thing that truly puts off slightly, was the female voices. Although the narrator did an excellent job of give each character a clearly discernible personality and voice, I could not help but picture the females as drag queens. I appreciate the effort made by the narrator for each voice, but I had trouble believe the female characters and building strong images of them that were purely feminine.
Aside from this, I enjoyed the book.
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.
This is an amazing story I couldn't stop listening to it that's why I love nora's books
Friend of God... Saved by grace... Mother of 3 gifts... Wife of one... Worship dancer.... Educated by God, Academia and Willy Wonka...
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.
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.
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.
Redeeming qualities - I did giggle a little at a passage or two. I'm fishing so I will stop here.
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.
Nothing comes to mind, I really loved it because it felt very different.
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.
Great story, great characters!
Really enjoyed the performer. Made the story come to life.
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