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.
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.
I love Nora Roberts, but I couldn't stand the narrator's performance.
I was sorry I spent a credit on it. I feel I was misled into thinking this would be a good buy.
Please choose your narrators better, maybe Mr. Berkrot would be better in another genre.
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!
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.
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.
His sexy, emotional, and compelling reading made the book for me.
Listening to Eli's character slowly come out of his stasis and live again really resonated with me.
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.
I am not sure who would enjoy this, i think this is poorly written
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.
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.
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.
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.
I liked the thread of history running through it and the romance in such an enchanting place....but this sounds a little pay, yes?
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.
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.
I love the all around story
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.
I could envision the setting
The slow unfolding of events
No, I wanted to savor it!
Treat yourself to a little mystery and romance
Yes. It is a good suspense/mystery and still very uplifting.
Nora Roberts does not disappoint.
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.
Abra, because she is so together. and green-eyed!
I didn't have a problem with his switching of genders. He didn't force it and it was natural.
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 .
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