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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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A bit disappointing for a Nora Roberts

Possibly the narrator ruined this story for me - I didn’t enjoy his voice, it was whiny and his attempt at female voices was pretty awful. The story in itself wasn’t Nora’s best. I normally like her heroines, but Abra struck me as a pushy know-it-all.

If I could have returned this book, I would have, but for some reason it didn’t qualify as a return. A disappointing waste of a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Nora Roberts doing her thing.

I like Roberts - she's a good writer. Good at establishing the setting and culture, good at developing character, good at creating a mystery, and good at a believable love story. All this is true of Whiskey Beach - it's a good book and I enjoyed the neck out of it despite figuring out whodunit long before the big reveal.

I do not like this narrator though. Specifically, his female voices made my teeth hurt. He made Abra sound like a stereotypical valley girl instead of the intelligent, well educated east coast woman Roberts wrote.

Read Whiskey Beach for yourself.

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Luke Daniels is a great narrator

Luke Daniels. Is a great narrator. He give the characters so much dimension
I am glad I got the audio book!
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Very good suspense story#Audible1

Very good story with excellent performance with a few twists till the end. Would recommend on#Audible1.

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  • Eva
  • 2017-03-10

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!!!

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  • Amy
  • Alexandria, VA, United States
  • 2017-01-12

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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • QueenofKenway
  • Canada
  • 2016-07-09

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

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  • tgp157
  • 2013-06-20

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.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Kim Venatries
  • 2013-04-22

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.

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  • Catherine P
  • 2013-04-18

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.

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  • Diane
  • Ocala, FL, United States
  • 2013-04-20

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.

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  • Elaine
  • Albemarle, NC, United States
  • 2013-04-20

Enjoyable

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.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Laurita
  • 2013-04-18

Not all that well written.

What disappointed you about Whiskey Beach?

Basically it's unbelievable. Roberts must have had a great massage and thought describing it was enough. Characters not interesting.

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

No

Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but narration was Ok . You can't do much with a boring book

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

Disappointment

15 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • KarynRN
  • Syracuse, NY
  • 2018-09-10

Whiskey Beach

Fantastic story line! I recommend this story to any that reads Nora Roberts stories. The descriptions make it so the reader/listener feels like you can visualize the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful