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.
Gardener, knitter, reader, mandolin & violin player for fun. Mostly like mysteries, history and biographies. Listen to almost anything though.
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.
There are few things better than a good story well told!
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.
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.
Yes. I love Luke Daniels as a narrator. He draws me in to every story he has ever read.
I dont know. Its a nice murder mystery with a bit of romance in it that is not borderline porn! Just the right mix.
All of them
no, I was drawn in the whole time
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!
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.
A better narrator for one that guy put me to sleep I couldn't even finish the voice was annoying and dull
No and I love Nora this book and narrator just were not up to par
slow dull and boring could not even get past the first few chapters
A new narrator would be best because this one stinks
Totally addicted to Audible.
I won't disagree that this is not Nora Roberts' best but I always enjoy characters that overcome their circumstances. Narrator was not my favorite but not detracting either.
Christal - Plano,
I don't have a clue.
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.
Basically it's unbelievable. Roberts must have had a great massage and thought describing it was enough. Characters not interesting.
No, but narration was Ok . You can't do much with a boring book
"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.
"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.
"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 !
"Does not disappoint"
Enjoyable, interesting, worthwhile
Eli as the main character. It was great 'seeing' his journey back to health.
No but would be prepared to.do.so. His female accents do come across as a little camp but not annoying
Read the paperback so knew the story but thoroughly enjoyed the audio version.
"Unsuitable narrator unfortunately"
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!?
Will be more careful when ordering audio books!
"A romantic thriller"
Many many wonderful scenes impossible to pick a favourite.
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.
"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.
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.
"Not up to her usual standard"
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.
Nope. Nora is very variable, so you take pot luck. She can write extremely well, but she doesn't always bother to.
"Story was okay bit weak"
I did enjoy listening but Abra got on my nerves towards the end
the detail descrinig bluff house
Abra's protrayal in the last 5-6 chapters she was a bit giddy and annoying.
Whiskey beach was a worthwhile listen
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