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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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    QueenofKenway Canada 07-09-16
    QueenofKenway Canada 07-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Oh what a satisfying Read!"

    I love this book
    The narrator was excellent!
    Daniel getting caught in the act!

    Ms. Roberts never disappoint. And Luke Daniels, really, did he voiced all those characters? Wow! excellent. I definitely recommend this book. it's a page turner. This is one for the Library

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Eva 03-10-17
    Eva 03-10-17
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    "Excellent"

    I absolutely love it. I read the reviews and was really worried about getting it but I am so glad I got it. This is a great story. I love the characters (Abra is just AMAZING). I ADORE Luke Daniels. He makes books really come to life!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Alexandria, VA, United States 01-12-17
    Amazon Customer Alexandria, VA, United States 01-12-17 Member Since 2012
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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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    Amazon Customer 07-14-16 Member Since 2016
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L 03-11-16
    L 03-11-16
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    "Narrator ruins the story"
    Do you think Whiskey Beach needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    While the story was good, the narrator was awful. The womens' voices sound like a man making an obnoxious sing-song attempt to sound like a woman. Not just awful; weird.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the plot so I am going to force myself to finish the book. I wish the narrator read Nora Roberts' words as they were written rather than being so over the top.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    beth LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 07-02-15
    beth LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 07-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "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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    Cari L. Jones Burnet, TX USA 10-20-17
    Cari L. Jones Burnet, TX USA 10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the best Read books"

    Great story, awesome characters and Luke Daniels narration made me feel like I was at the movies? Very enjoyable, didn’t want it to end:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri Caron 10-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than reading."

    I bought the book and found it slow , unusual for this author. I loved listening to this much better. The narrator did the book justice. There are a lot of funny character quirks that came to life .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Wegner MN, USA 07-26-17
    Pamela Wegner MN, USA 07-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awsome Read"

    The story line was great, the reading was great. Just a great book over all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy 07-25-17
    Tammy 07-25-17
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    "Here is another: 5 stars all around"

    Nora Roberts is a witty and bright author who weaved a tale of greed and deceit. Her attention to details allowed the reader to easily visualize each scenario being described. The narrator  (Lule Daniels) easily brought all the characters to life with his expressive vocalizations.  The plot was easy to follow but didn't give the ending away until right at the end. This was a delightful book to listen to and I can't wait for another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Sunshine
    Paington, Devon
    8/11/15
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Graeme
    STEVENAGE, United Kingdom
    3/3/15
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    "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 !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/5/14
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    "Does not disappoint"
    If you could sum up Whiskey Beach in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable, interesting, worthwhile


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eli as the main character. It was great 'seeing' his journey back to health.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but would be prepared to.do.so. His female accents do come across as a little camp but not annoying


    Any additional comments?

    Read the paperback so knew the story but thoroughly enjoyed the audio version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • FrancescaD
    London
    6/10/14
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    "Unsuitable narrator unfortunately"
    What did you like best about Whiskey Beach? What did you like least?

    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!?


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    DNF


    Would you be willing to try another one of Luke Daniels’s performances?

    No


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Yes, probably.


    Any additional comments?

    Will be more careful when ordering audio books!

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sarahmoose2000
    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.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CathyR
    Wales, UK
    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
  • AMG, London
    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!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Antonia
    NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom
    5/16/17
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    "unromantic horror"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know who might enjoy this book. I have enjoyed other Nora Robert's novels & like a good romantic suspense but here the woman spends every waking hour bending over backwards in every kind of way, cooking, baking, cleaning, laundry, running errands, waiting tables, and giving the odd massage in between exercising... so I guess anyone who finds hearing all about that might enjoy this.

    This felt like a book Nora Robert's wrote when she needed a break from writing.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    The macho meatloaf loving man who can’t cook. The housekeeping woman who upon first meeting insists on cooking a man’s every meal, giving him massages, folding his underwear and cleaning his home while being super yoga flexible and putting up with his sulking. To me that’s romantic horror not romantic suspense. Every major female character seems to fit rusty typecasts. This is not so much sexy or suspenseful, it’s more stereotypes. I deal with the author’s unrealistic idea of how people talk because normally Nora Robert’s female leads have a more sass and a bit more going on in their present lives than getting the guy and making him happy. Nora Roberts also normally writes a good plot. This female lead, despite her back story, seemed pretty weakly drawn though half the book was focused around her, and the narrative seems slow without strong characters to carry it.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I enjoyed the setting of Whisky Beach and Bluff House. The book was also fairly well narrated, (though the female characters could get a little bit squeaky occasionally.)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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