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Whiskey Beach Audiobook

Whiskey Beach

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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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    Lisa Howland 03-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding!!!!!!"

    I loved this story. I was so wrapped up in the mystery and the love story all at once. Usually I can figure out by the middle who is the killer and so on but not this time. I was sooooo surprised!!!! I loved this book. The storyteller was great loved his voices.

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    Jaqi Devitt 02-09-15
    Jaqi Devitt 02-09-15
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    "Pleasant Listen"

    I enjoyed the story line and the characters, even the narrator's voice overall. The only thing that truly puts off slightly, was the female voices. Although the narrator did an excellent job of give each character a clearly discernible personality and voice, I could not help but picture the females as drag queens. I appreciate the effort made by the narrator for each voice, but I had trouble believe the female characters and building strong images of them that were purely feminine.

    Aside from this, I enjoyed the book.

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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