Audiobook, Romantic Suspense

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts #NoraRoberts #LukeDaniels @BrilliancePub

the setup…
Boston criminal defense attorney Eli Landon is a broken man. For almost a year, he’s been the center of a police investigation for the murder of his wife Lindsay, who he was on the threshold of divorcing. He’s lost his job, reputation and spirit so he returns to Bluff House, his family’s home for centuries in Whiskey Beach. His grandmother Hester had a terrible fall and is recuperating with his parents while he occupies the place in her stead. Eli finds refuge and resuscitation from this place and Abra Walsh, who always seems to be there to provide much needed care. But something sinister is also at play and he fears it may be connected not only to the house’s murky history but his wife’s murder.

the heart of the story…
Why did I delay listening to this story??? It has the perfect balance of mystery, suspense and romance with a great setting and two extremely likeable characters in Eli and Abra. She was most interesting in her own right, being highly skilled in so many things…yoga instructor, housekeeper, culinary expert and jewelry maker. Abra was the antidote for all that ailed Eli and it was wonderful seeing him regain his footing and vigor, finding a new purpose for his life. He and Abra drifted into a relationship that developed so naturally. Always lurking in the background though was the question of who murdered Lindsay and who was skulking about Bluff House.

the narration…
It’s not often I hear a male narrator master female voices but Luke Daniels was crazy good! I even checked to see if a female narrator was listed. He delivered a great performance.

the bottom line…
I enjoyed every minute of this story (15 hours!), loving every element. I figured out some of the mysteries before they were revealed but not too much earlier. The journey getting there was fun and the romance was delightful. This turned out to be quite the surprise listening experience.

Book Info

  • Release Date: April 16, 2013
  • Narrator: Luke Daniels
  • Audio Length: 14 hours, 54 minutes
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio


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23 thoughts on “Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts #NoraRoberts #LukeDaniels @BrilliancePub”

        1. Apparently there were so many complaints it was rereleased with Daniels and it was a completely different listening experience. I dnf’d with the first narrator.

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  1. I’ve been collecting Nora Roberts audios since they are rarely at the library. yeah, I have this one wishlisted. It was rerecorded in 2018 with a female narrator but I’d prefer Luke Daniels. Everything he narrates is magic. He does the whole IDC you know.

    Anne – Books of My Heart

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    1. I got this on Audible. Don’t see a more recent one…only this version. I understand it was originally recorded by someone else but was removed after so many bad reviews (see Cathy’s comments above). There’s a German version with a female narrator published in 2018…is that the one?


    1. Thanks, Nicki💜 I’m not used to a male narrator getting them right. It was a pleasant surprise. I can’t remember the book but I recall one recently where the female narrator did a great job with male voices. There’s so much great talent in narrators these days.

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    1. Thank you, Marialyce💜 This is one I put on the back burner because the initial reviews were weak. I think maybe my tastes have changed, liking more mystery and suspense than the romance (I still like romance but not necessarily the main emphasis). I was pleasantly surprised.


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