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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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Nearly same plot as Angel Falls

What would have made Whiskey Beach better?

If all her plots were more researched. Feels like she is getting lazy as she's using nearly exactly the same formula and recycling plot lines of many of her books. I really used to like her, but please, oh please... never use the quote "Dumb as a box of hair" again. She has used this eloquent quote in several books now. There are many more insulting comments she could use, trust me, I'm a teacher.

What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

Feels like she is recycling plot lines. Its all sounding the same. Literally, all female characters have a difficult past, overcoming a current insecurity, happen to be thin and beautiful, horribly opinionated and quite stupid. The guys all happen to be good, stand up men who are going through personal crisis and usually both charachters 'take the law into theie own hands' as they forgo common sense and 'risk it all' for love. All that changes is charachter name, career, a few personal details and location. Otherwise, its a fill in the blank template.

What aspect of Luke Daniels’s performance would you have changed?

He's not so bad, but a woman for a womans voice would be nice. But its just obvious hes trying his best, but, even he sounded bored in some parts of the script.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Whiskey Beach?

I would eliminate innane comments, which make up half the book. They are stumbling blocks over the stoeyline and what makes the story sound repetitive. I like the old man at the bar, it was a nice character who had just enough 'screen time' to make a scene interesting, provide key information, gave meat to the story, and mentioned in passing before disappearing. The rest of charachters are waaaay to chatty and overthink a situation.

Any additional comments?

Nora does have a way with words, she can make a descriptive scene but bogged down by her past plot lines. Can you get a woman who is in her forties, a little soft, tired and has a intersting backstory but is revitalized by love, personal transformation, not trying to solve a puzzle but gets swept up in getting involved with life, finds new goal, happiness in achieving and finding the guy? Her target audience is getting older, and kinda tired of reading about mid twenties love stories. Life gets more complicated and interesting after forty anyways.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Whiskey Beach

A love story and mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end. You know who didn't do I, but not til the end do you find out who did do it.

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  • beth
  • LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States
  • 07-02-15

Not Nora's best work.

I enjoyed the characters in this book and the beach setting but the story was predictable and dragged quite a bit!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Couldn't put it down!

Would you listen to Whiskey Beach again? Why?

I have already listened to it 3 times. Even knowing the ending, The way the story twists and turns makes me want to listen again and again!

What did you like best about this story?

The love story between Abra and Eli.

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

Hester - Grandmother to Eli.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wish I could have listened in one sitting. Listened to some at work - hated it when someone would ask a question and I had to pause the book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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In spite of itself, I enjoyed it.

It is Nora Roberts. The story line is pretty much from formula. I did enjoy the protagonists - they were atypical. Our hero was not macho alpha and our heroine was more running the show. But it was written with nice balance and I loved Barbie (the dog). Was it a fantastic best ever? No. Did it absolutely stink? No. It was not my absolute favorite NR, but far from my least fav. I like male narrators and so I did enjoy the reading of this book. The main story line is from the male point of view. It was a good read/listen to be entertained but not rocking ones whole world. Select with care but no fear.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah
  • Vilonia, AR
  • 04-20-13

Nora Roberts I love you

Where does Whiskey Beach rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love Nora Roberts for a reason. This book is wonderful and keeps you on your toes.

What does Peter Berkrot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is one of my all time favorite readers. I always know when it's him that im in for a good listen.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I had to stop to get some sleep but first thing the next day it was back on till the finish.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Christal
  • Plano, TX, United States
  • 04-24-13

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.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Extremely Disappointed in Nora's Latest

What would have made Whiskey Beach better?

The story could easily have been told in 10 hours by a better narrator.

What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

Far too much was said/done that didn't propel the story forward in a timely manner.

What didn’t you like about Peter Berkrot’s performance?

Wouldn't you know one of the few times I find a male narrator who can successfully pull off a female voice is a dud as a hero. Where are James Daniels, Jack Garrett, Steve West & Dennis Boutsikaris when you need them?

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Whiskey Beach?

While several scenes differed in setting, their purpose ended in the same results - more of the same. Thereby the story didn't progress fast enough.

Any additional comments?

A good audio book has me glued to my audio device, absolutely can't miss a word. Meaning I've got to stop/start & some times back up because our home sweet home runs like Grand Central Station. But when I can leave the room for a snack or prepare for bed, including an arsenal of miracle promising potions, while the book plays on and on, return to discover I haven't missed a thing, then this isn't a good story.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Great book! Nobody does it better than NR!

Would you listen to Whiskey Beach again? Why?

Absolutely - I just really enjoyed the storyline and the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Whiskey Beach?

It was a series of moments really - watching this interesting man regain his balance and re-engage in life. Just a sweet transformation.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not necessarily - but it was one I enjoyed going back to. I definitely wanted to see what would happen next with this fun and interesting couple. Great story.

Any additional comments?

Just a really good feel good book! NR rocks again....

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • 05-13-17

Very good work by Mr Daniels.

Good picture of lifting depression and nice to have male narration. A longer story than some of Ms Roberts and with very nice ancillary characters.

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  • valerie
  • 04-23-14

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

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Book-Diva
  • 06-22-13

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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful