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.
Characterizations were hyper-developed to the point of ridiculousness. The female lead, a yoga-teaching free spirit, also made jewelry, did massage, and burned sage to rid the house of evil spirits. The bad guy was so stupid that he repeatedly broke into a house to search for legendary treasure, and even killed to claim "his birthright" and spilled it all as soon as he was caught red-handed. Formulaic and predictable, the story line seemed like a Scooby Doo episode.
The narrator had to contend with trite dialog, but the voices were so exaggerated (trembling old person, flirty giggles with female voices, gruff Boston cop accent) that it felt like a comic book come to life. Ugh.
This was among the worst Audible books that I managed to finish. At a certain point, it became a comedy to me, which is the only reason I stuck it through.
I am. Ever disappointed by any of Nora Roberts books. It flows so well and end so well. The narrator was fantastic with all the characters which is what makes a book so good.
I don't usually care for male readers. but I really enjoyed this one. the story was somewhat predictable. but overall a fun lesson
This was a pretty good book that kept me listening while unpacking from a recent move. The story was good, but not great. It had a little romance and a little suspense, but not a lot. It was just enough to keep me on the hook. The narrator on the other hand was the best I've ever heard. He had a lot of voices and accents to speak and he was phenomenal. This is the first time I have the desire to check out what else he's read just to hear him perform again. Excellent job.
The book was well read and the heroine was an interesting character. Setting that aside your really not left with anything more satisfying than a "happy meal". The book fills the needs but not the desires.
Unable to listen to the unabridged version would not download. had to spend extra to purchase abridged version
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