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Whiskey Beach | [Nora Roberts]

Whiskey Beach

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.
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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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    Kim Venatries Philadelphia, PA USA 04-22-13
    Kim Venatries Philadelphia, PA USA 04-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Not So Good"

    This was not an enjoyable experience for me. I don't normally complain about a book being too long but this one sags and drags. I did not bond with the characters or the improbable plot. There was no suspense for me. Very repetitive and farfetched. The narration was okay, it was the story that disappointed.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    kate Regina, SK, Canada 04-18-13
    kate Regina, SK, Canada 04-18-13 Member Since 2009

    Gardener, knitter, reader, mandolin & violin player for fun. Mostly like mysteries, history and biographies. Listen to almost anything though.

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    "One big yawn"

    The storyline in Whiskey Beach would have fit perfectly into a short story format. It was frustrating to stop knitting and fast forward through the tedious parts, of which there were many. I listen to Nora Roberts when I'm in need of some light entertainment. This was a tedious slog through nothingness. No more Nora Roberts for me.

    In my view, the narration was fine. It's hard to do much with a dull storyline.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Ocala, FL, United States 04-20-13
    Diane Ocala, FL, United States 04-20-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Same stuff, different day"

    Her books are becoming rewrites of previous books. I remember other books with lost treasures to only be found by love. The ideas in the book are copies of other books. Change the characters and a few other things. The narrator was boring as well. I used to love Nora Roberts books, and JD Robb, but she has dried up and it's not cutting it for me anymore. I will wait for reviews on future work before purchasing it, hate to waste my money.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    tgp157 Alabama, USA 06-20-13
    tgp157 Alabama, USA 06-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved the book"

    I really enjoyed this book. Some might think it is typical Roberts & I guess it is but it is good nevertheless. Berkot did a great job narrating too. I would listen to him again & I definitely will read/listen to Nora again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Layla LONDON, KY, United States 06-04-13
    Layla LONDON, KY, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Total Dud"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better narrator for one that guy put me to sleep I couldn't even finish the voice was annoying and dull


    Has Whiskey Beach turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No and I love Nora this book and narrator just were not up to par


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    slow dull and boring could not even get past the first few chapters


    What character would you cut from Whiskey Beach?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    A new narrator would be best because this one stinks

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christal Plano, TX, United States 04-24-13
    Christal Plano, TX, United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2005

    Christal - Plano,

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    "I Could Not Even Finish the Book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't have a clue.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    I could not even get into the story. The Narrator was terrible. The worst I have listened to and I have 527entries from Audible. I don't think I even made it to the first hour. Very distracting. I love Nora and have read and listened to almost every one of her books. Please find another narrator for the Nora Roberts books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Erika Atlanta, GA, United States 11-12-13
    Erika Atlanta, GA, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Win"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Whiskey Beach to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I love Luke Daniels as a narrator. He draws me in to every story he has ever read.


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

    I dont know. Its a nice murder mystery with a bit of romance in it that is not borderline porn! Just the right mix.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no, I was drawn in the whole time


    Any additional comments?

    This was another great book by Nora. I dont know what all these bad reviews were abot and I am mad at myself for letting those comments delay my purchase of this book. NO REGRETS HERE!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret METHUEN, MA, United States 06-02-13
    Margaret METHUEN, MA, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I really wanted to like this book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm not sure who would like this book more. I love Nora Roberts and this is the first one of her novels that I couldn't wait to end. Usually I can't put her books down but this one never really grabbed me.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm not sure yet but probably a romance because those are my favorite.


    Did Peter Berkrot do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He did an okay job. All the women sounded weird but I think that's because it was a man trying to do women's voices.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Nothing, that's the problem.


    Any additional comments?

    I really hope this book was a fluke for Ms. Roberts because prior to this I never read one of her books that I didn't love. I read the reviews before buying this but I thought people must be wrong since I don't always agree with reviews.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    a Gulf Breeze, FL United States 04-24-13
    a Gulf Breeze, FL United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Lazy writing"

    I am a huge NR fan,I but this & the other recent books are very one dimensional writing. I'm no writer, but I've listened to hundreds of audible books, and this barely kept my attention. Yes, it's a mystery, but no real story there. Sorry to all NR fans. This is not worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Springfield, ma, United States 04-22-13
    Amy Springfield, ma, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    Any additional comments?

    I listened to it on fast just to get it over with. The characters weren't at all believable to me. Also, yeah, you figure out who done it pretty quick. I think Nora just fell off my auto buy list.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Cathy
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    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
  • Amree
    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 1 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 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
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    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
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    EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
    6/22/13
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    "another great story"
    If you could sum up Whiskey Beach in three words, what would they be?

    suspense
    love
    intrigue


    What did you like best about this story?

    twists and turns


    Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favourite?

    Abra


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Abra's story - can't say more as it will spoil the impact


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