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.
Absolutely, perfect blend of romance, action, drama, and comedy, all rolled up in the imperfect packages of the leading lady and man. You'll fall in love with both of them and by that time you wont be able to stop listening since you'll have to continue the story
Everything! It was actually him as a narrator that let me find this book, there are a few narrators that I'm so addicted to that I'll search for the narrator instead of the author, and Luke Daniels is one of them. Luke Daniels has the same qualities that I get addicted to, he portrays the emotion so well you can't help but feel it too, he switches between characters seemlessly, and I love his voice!
Nora Roberts is romance, with a little thriller thrown in. The thriller component is superficial. Once you adjust your brain to that setting, her books are quite nice. The Witness was very good, but some of the Roberts's other books put me off. I thought Whiskey Beach was one of her better ones.
I loved the whole book. The characters, the setting, the atmosphere.
I loved the main protagonists and how they dealt with the hardships that life had thrown at their path.
I loved the very last scene.
It was. I had planned to listen to an hour before going to bed and ended up listening all night.
I love Johanna Linsday but found this very disappointing. Abra is annoyingly goodie goodie and find the narrators 'voice' for her irritating. Shall hope the next one is better.
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.
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