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Dear Listener: Lindsay Foxe is a successful model in New York - a woman who hides behind a new name to protect herself from a past of betrayal and treachery and a present that becomes fraught with danger. The product of old San Francisco wealth, the daughter of a man who despises her, her life is forever changed when she is brutally assaulted by her sister’s husband, and then rejected by her family. Lindsay is finally forced to face up to her past when she meets S. C. Taylor, a tough ex-cop turned private investigator and computer troubleshooter. He is hired to protect her; but can he both win her trust and discover who is trying to kill her and why? Is it her family? A supposed friend or colleague? A faceless sicko, or perhaps a mad psychiatrist? Ah, it’s a mystery to savor.

©1992 Catherine Coulter (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Cruel and brutal in the beginning

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After four hours of this depressing tale I couldn't imagine a reason to go on. Cruelty, brutality and abuse fill the first four hours. If you are tender-hearted, I can not recommend it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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AWESOME! Of Course Its Catherine Cojlter

This book is SO GOOD that I was pissed off that it ended! The characters are so delicious and intersting! I loved this book! The narrators are spectacular! Catherine Coulter is again ALWAYS a good read and I just hate when the books end! Ms. Coulter's books are wonderfully engaging and just a joy to read/listen to.

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Amusing Story

The story itself was pretty good, the writing was a bit crappy -- she needed to hang around with REAL cops or do more research to learn how to talk tough. Most of the police interaction wasn't even close to realistic but the story was amusing. Her leaping back & forward was ackwardly put, it wasn't clear exactly where you went for a paragraph or two. Expecially on the Taylor parts.

The narrators needed to be more balanced. Renee delivered her usual great performance - Paul was too lackluster and tended to make his portion drag.

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A Romantic Mystery!!

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Coulter does a great job of weaving mystery and romance into a story with a great plot and interesting characters that you love and detest.

I really enjoyed this story that begins with a terrible betrayal of trust and leads to violence, intrigue, romance, and vindication. Teenager Lindsay Foxe has every reason to give up after horrific treatment by her brother-in-law and receiving no support from her society family. Yet, she finds the will to become a successful young lady. The story leaves the reader wondering who continues to attack Lindsay as an adult and why they will not leave her alone. Detective Taylor provides Lindsay with the support and love that she never received from her family. Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo provide excellent performances for each of the characters.

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Excellent book

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It's so sad that this book is really close to the truth, men shouldn't be able to get away with raping a woman, and the rape victim should never be blamed. It's a frustrating world we live in when you see the guilty get away with a crime and someone innocent will go to jail because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

What three words best describe Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ’s voice?

I like their voices but Paul is very hard to hear at times, its very difficult to listen to this book because I have to turn the volume down a little for Renee's parts and then turn the volume all the way up for Paul and he's still hard to hear.

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Excellent story

Very emotional - family dynamics and growth of the main character. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Interminably Tedious.....

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I am only half way through and don't know if I can - or even want - to finish this book. The only character in this book I can stomach is Taylor - he seems to be the only normal one in the bunch. Eden/Lindsey is a completely spineless wuss! While I could feel real sympathy for her at 16....by the time she hits her 20's, I am like, really?? Find your spine and tell that crazy moranic family to go jump off the Golden Gate bridge. Yikes, she is annoying....

Has Beyond Eden turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrators were ok - I just don't usually care for 2 narrators doing a book, it seems disjointed and often pulls you out of the story when the voices change back and forth.

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

Anger at the sheer stupidity of the main character and lack of spine. Her family is supposed to be evil - but really came across as cartoon villains. And have mercy - way too long to get the story told. Just scene after scene of this spineless woman trying to grow a set and stand up for herself. Really tedious.

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So - maybe I'll finish it - but probably not.

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couldn't finish

I love Catherine Coulter, but mostly familiar with her earlier books and the FBI series books. Thought I'd try this on audible, but just couldn't finish. The book jumps around and I couldn't connect with any of the characters. But , the main reason I couldn't finish (made it thru chapter 9), was the female narrator. She doesn't have the right voice for this story. All her female characters sounded childish and, at times, it sounds like she's talking with something in her mouth. If I could get past her voice, I'd try to finish, but just too distracting and at times annoying.

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Cheesy

I really like Catherine Coulter but was so disappointed in this book. The storyline was ok but the writing was so cheesy. Example: advancing murderer yells ill hurt you! I’ll hurt you really bad.

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Trying to decide if I can finish

It is so important that I find something I can relate to in a book. The characters, the story or the narrators. Even though this storyline goes into a very serious and brutal attack it is overshadowed by the flat voice of the male narrator and the weak spine of the main character. I have listened to Mr. Costanza in other books and he was great. Which makes me think that even he had trouble reading this book.

I have loved Catherine Coulter books forever but this book has so far been a real let down. The story line is so far fetched and the fact that the main character is allowed by authorities to be brutally attacked over and over is just depressing and why did you have to throw in the bonus of a little girl being raped?!?!

I hate giving up on a book but this one has pushed me to far. If I can stop at least one person from making the same mistake I did the right thing! Save yourself and pick another book!!!