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Whiskey Beach Audiobook

Whiskey Beach

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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 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.

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    Megan 01-14-15
    Megan 01-14-15 Member Since 2016
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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

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    Amazon Customer Columbus, OH, United States 12-10-14
    Amazon Customer Columbus, OH, United States 12-10-14 Member Since 2016

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth Gray Louisiana, USA 09-19-14
    Beth Gray Louisiana, USA 09-19-14
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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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    Raemar3356 Williamsport, PA, United States 09-01-14
    Raemar3356 Williamsport, PA, United States 09-01-14 Member Since 2016

    Rachel H.

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    "Better with new narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I originally bought this book with a different narrator. I had a hard time getting invested sin the story. Since this was rereleased with Luke Daniels as the narrator, I redownloaded and was much happier with it. I wish there was some way Audible could let buyers know when a book was done with a different narrator.


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

    Most of Nora Roberts mystery type books have a similar flavor. I enjoy them enough that I usually listen to them at least a couple of times a year and never get tired of them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Abra fights off her attacker.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Once again, narration is key to enjoying a book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Front Royal, VA, United States 08-10-14
    Amazon Customer Front Royal, VA, United States 08-10-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Poor narration"
    Any additional comments?

    I love Nora Roberts books but the use of a male for narration is off-putting. Although the main character is male, the author is a female and writes with a female voice and perspective. Luke Daniels makes the female characters sound whiney and weak. If you want to enjoy the book, you are better off reading it rather than listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shela 07-17-14
    Shela 07-17-14
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    "Narration is fantastic"
    If you could sum up Whiskey Beach in three words, what would they be?

    One great read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Abra - she was so positive and full of life and energy


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

    Not sure I have ever listened to any of his performances, but I will be looking for them now. He made the book flow and each person an individual entity that you could tell apart just by his voice. Wonderful performance on this book.


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    Liz Healy 07-16-14
    Liz Healy 07-16-14
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    "WORST performance. So bad, it's distracting..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Overacted, distracting performance. Should have been a less affected actor... disappointed. Can't understand how this was so highly rated...


    What didn’t you like about Luke Daniels’s performance?

    Too much! So distracting...


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

    The story was good, performance was just awful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra R. Marcil 07-16-14 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Predictable and Tedious"
    What would have made Whiskey Beach better?

    I probably would have enjoyed the abridged version much better


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    Yes I have older books/audible that I have re-listened to and probably will listen to again. May not buy any new books again, unless abridged


    Did Luke Daniels do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Luke Daniels is the only reason I continued to listen to this book, he is always reliable.


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  • CathyR
    Wales, UK
    9/30/13
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    "Second recording so much better"

    Revisited this since it's been recorded again with a new narrator....and it's a completely different listening experience. Luke Daniels gives the characters' life and personality, which was lacking in the first narration, and makes it incredibly easy to care about and empathize with them. You know immediately who's talking, each character has a distinct voice, brilliantly done. The story took on a different perspective with much more depth and was like a first listen. Loved it this time round.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sunshine
    HORSHAM, West Sussx
    8/11/15
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    "TYPICAL NORA ROBERT"

    This story is a typical Nora Roberts. It is filled with wonderful characters, humor, romance, plots with lots of unexpected twists and turns, a book that keeps you want to know more. Being a Nora Roberts fan I enjoyed the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Graeme
    STEVENAGE, United Kingdom
    3/3/15
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    "Too soppy and soapy for me"

    Not sure what attracted me to this book but it was far too soppy with a far fetched story line .
    I like a good Chicklit book but this of course is under the romance genre .
    My fault, I finished it, but not really sure why !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/5/14
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    "Does not disappoint"
    If you could sum up Whiskey Beach in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable, interesting, worthwhile


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eli as the main character. It was great 'seeing' his journey back to health.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but would be prepared to.do.so. His female accents do come across as a little camp but not annoying


    Any additional comments?

    Read the paperback so knew the story but thoroughly enjoyed the audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FrancescaD
    London
    6/10/14
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    "Unsuitable narrator unfortunately"
    What did you like best about Whiskey Beach? What did you like least?

    Nora Roberts writes great books so a no star review will not affect her in the least, but the narrator was unsuitable for this story as his 'female' voice sounded ridiculous. Why did he have to resort to a simpering man to get the heroine's dialogue across!?


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    DNF


    Would you be willing to try another one of Luke Daniels’s performances?

    No


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Yes, probably.


    Any additional comments?

    Will be more careful when ordering audio books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo Davis
    UK
    3/26/14
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    "A romantic thriller"
    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Many many wonderful scenes impossible to pick a favourite.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the 1st book I've read by Nora Roberts, but it won't be the last. The characters were brilliantly written by her and portrayed by the narrator. They were people you began to care about, wanting things to go well for them and whilst the story was fairly predictable it was told well and kept me listening, not wanting it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    2/27/14
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    "Same old, same old"

    Pretty daft storyline of a previous family member burying treasure on the beach and lots of people trying to find it; while present day family deals with an ailing grandmother and false accusations of murder.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    2/26/14
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    "Another Triumph"

    As always, I tried to work out who had "done it", and as usual remained wrong until the final couple of chapters.

    Any Nora Roberts fans will enjoy this hugely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AMG, London
    London UK
    9/27/13
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    "Not up to her usual standard"
    What disappointed you about Whiskey Beach?

    I am a big fan of Nora Roberts, and when she makes an effort her standalone romances are often her best work - The Witness was great - but this has a knocked off feel to it. Boring plot, and the lead female character was AWFUL. So smug and annoying, even worse than Mia Devlin in Face the Fire. Eli really should not have let her get away with dictating to him so much and "knowing better" than him constantly. I feel very sorry for him if he's stuck with her ever after.


    Has Whiskey Beach put you off other books in this genre?

    Nope. Nora is very variable, so you take pot luck. She can write extremely well, but she doesn't always bother to.


    What character would you cut from Whiskey Beach?

    Abra!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • valerie
    4/23/14
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    "Story was okay bit weak"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I did enjoy listening but Abra got on my nerves towards the end


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the detail descrinig bluff house


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

    Abra's protrayal in the last 5-6 chapters she was a bit giddy and annoying.


    Was Whiskey Beach worth the listening time?

    Whiskey beach was a worthwhile listen


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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