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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Sandra HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-11-13
    Sandra HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Whiskey Beach?

    I just couldn't finish it. It may be a good story, I don't know. I just couldn't listen another minute because of the narration.


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

    I love Nora Roberts, but I couldn't stand the narrator's performance.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Berkrot’s performances?

    No


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

    I was sorry I spent a credit on it. I feel I was misled into thinking this would be a good buy.


    Any additional comments?

    Please choose your narrators better, maybe Mr. Berkrot would be better in another genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna/BookTiger United States 05-10-13
    Donna/BookTiger United States 05-10-13
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    "Enjoyable Nora Roberts :D"

    When I listen or read a book I look for specific things to catch my interest. How quickly the author can get to the story layout and peak my interest with the main character background, the main point of the story, how well detailed the story is and how well the twists and turns will come back together in full circle.

    Well, Nora always has a wonderful way to do that and did not disappoint again. WB started out a bit sad, laying the ground work of a story already in progress from another city. Relocating for a breather, Eli moves to WB after an unrelenting ordeal lasting for the past year, not yet over. Enter Abra for camaraderie and compassion and the story begins those needed twists and turns so that the story on Whiskey Beach can begin to develop and unfold at the same time.

    You have murder, intrigue, suspects, PI's, pirate booty and angry police, with a little angry grandmother thrown in for grit (:D).

    This is not one of the edge of your seat novels, but is a very enjoyable, intrigue at a balanced pace with just the right amount of romance thrown in.

    I believe this is Nora's year thus far with "The Witness" and "Whiskey Beach" so far and both entirely different. Can't wait to see what else she treats us with. Thank you Nora!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Coons Clifton Park, NY 05-07-13
    T. Coons Clifton Park, NY 05-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A great narrator makes all the difference!"
    What made the experience of listening to Whiskey Beach the most enjoyable?

    The original narrator completely ruined the experience for me. Luke Daniels re-recorded this because enough of us listeners made a stink about it. While I feel bad for the previous narrator, Luke Daniels was everything I could have hoped for. His emotional telling of this story opened Whiskey Beach up and drew me right into Eli and Abra's world.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This was definitely Eli's story. I loved his character growth. He started off a shell of a man and grew confident both in his life and his calling as a writer. Nora nailed his 'voice' and the way she wound the story around all the different aspects of Eli's changes was truly wonderful.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His sexy, emotional, and compelling reading made the book for me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Listening to Eli's character slowly come out of his stasis and live again really resonated with me.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a slower paced Nora book, but definitely worth the time. The rich history and incomparable character study of both Eli and Bluff House itself held me completely. I loved it from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G. M. Griffin 05-07-13

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    "One of her Worst"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am not sure who would enjoy this, i think this is poorly written


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

    No


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

    He was shocking. His reading was simpering and in the stronger parts that should have been read with some strength and force in his voice, this was lacking. I do not want to hear another book narrated by him.


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

    I would cut about 4 hrs of this. There was alot of repitition and wimply simpering rubbish. It was like a mills and boon book and not a quality Nora Roberts book. It was not necessary to the story and as these things had already been mentioned in the book a number of times, i do not see the point in repeating them even if they were worded differently. They ended up being the same and i didnt want to hear it again. The problem was i would have also skipped chapters if necessary in a book and just skimmed the areas necessary.


    Any additional comments?

    I ended up starting the second part of the audio book and then skipping to the last 2 chapters as i just couldnt stand to listen to another 4-5 hours of unnecessary waffle. I am very disappointed in this book and would be hesitant about purchasing another of her stand alone books and that says something as i have read every book she has written since about 1995. I would read her trilogys anytime but her stand alone ones have lost their touch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paige 05-06-13
    Paige 05-06-13

    Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.

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    "Complex? No, but I liked the story anyway."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked the thread of history running through it and the romance in such an enchanting place....but this sounds a little pay, yes?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Whiskey Beach?

    It's been awhile since I've read it now, but I remember I enjoyed the secrets of the house being revealed a bit at a time.


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

    The grandmother.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna J. Holland Cincinnati, OH USA 05-01-13
    Donna J. Holland Cincinnati, OH USA 05-01-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Good, but..."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator really cannot do women's voices without them sounding childlike. Read this book DO NOT listen to it. He ruined the book for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Salisbury, NC, United States 05-01-13
    Melissa Salisbury, NC, United States 05-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the best from Nora Roberts"
    Would you listen to Whiskey Beach again? Why?

    I love the all around story


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best stories that Nora has written in a while. It is riveting and keeps you guessing to the last minute. The romance and love sizzles and has a great back story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth Spokane, WA, United States 04-29-13
    Kenneth Spokane, WA, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Absolutly Excellent!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Whiskey Beach the most enjoyable?

    I could envision the setting


    What did you like best about this story?

    The slow unfolding of events


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

    Abra


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

    No, I wanted to savor it!


    Any additional comments?

    Treat yourself to a little mystery and romance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara CORONADO, CA, United States 04-25-13
    Barbara CORONADO, CA, United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another fantastic story by Nora Roberts."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a good suspense/mystery and still very uplifting.


    Any additional comments?

    Nora Roberts does not disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanne 04-25-13
    Jeanne 04-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Always a hit!"
    Would you listen to Whiskey Beach again? Why?

    I almost always listen to a Nora Roberts book more than once. She does a great job of putting the reader into the setting. This may not be my favorite, but she's given us a good read again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Abra, because she is so together. and green-eyed!


    What about Peter Berkrot’s performance did you like?

    I didn't have a problem with his switching of genders. He didn't force it and it was natural.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not an extreme reaction, a satisfying reaction. It was a comfortable book and I had a good idea of where it was going. But Nora always does so well on descriptions that I really enjoyed the listen .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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