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The Beach House

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Peter de Jonge, James Patterson

Narrated By: Gil Bellows

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: November 2005

Duration: 6 hours 53 minutes

Summary:

Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the news comes that his brother, Peter, has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. Jack knows his brother practically grew up in the water, and that this couldn't be an accident. Someone must have wanted his brother dead.But the police say otherwise. As Jack tries to uncover details of his brother's last night, he confronts a maddening barricade of lawyers, police, and paid protectors who separate the wealthy summer residents from local workers like Peter. Motivated by a hundred forms of grief, Jack rallies his hometown friends to help him find the truth of Peter's death - no matter how rich or corrupt the people who stand in their way.Jack's relentless crusade puts him into a head-on collision with one of the most powerful and ruthless men in New York, a man who wipes out resistance with a snap of his fingers. As it unfolds that his brother was involved with some of the richest women and men in America - in ways Jack never imagined - his dream of justice fades. Only if he can somehow beat the rich at their own game will he be able to avenge his brother.

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  • Valentina Y

    The plot kept my interest. But I feel that is mostly due to the superb narration. I didn't find the writing grating. But it also was not clever. This book does move along quickly and has enough twists and turns to keep you interested. Characters are believable and one doesn't roll their eyes at the dialog. But this does not pertain to the ending. It was as disappointing as Bobby Ewing stepping out of the shower--with the "it was all a dream" ending. This is definitely light reading. I am glad I listened to it instead of reading it. It did help the miles pass quickly. Had I read it, I would've felt guilty to give any of my reading hours to this goofy book. I just wanted to try Patterson and see what all the fuss is about. I still don't see what all the fuss is about.

  • lori handy

    wow took more than have the short book to pick up. I thought it's was never going to have some point and it did end well. I have been reading Patterson for a long time wish the Narrator had some concern in his voice like he finally did in the end.

  • Anonymous

    It was a good listen as the reader was very good . However the plot was very silly and the ending just jumped the shark!! But for a long car ride it passed the time.

  • Anonymous

    This was my first James Patterson book I have ever read. I was impressed. He kept the story interesting and always wanting to hear more! I strongly suggest this book- This book also had a wonderful narrator which helped the story stay interesting-

  • Betty

    This was also a very good book. I couldn't understand why she was killing the men she loved. I was so afraid he was done for at the end, but luckily things turned!

  • Jo

    A light read which is entertaining and a look into the lives of the very rich, aahhh so interesting... Jo

  • Shane Nixon

    This is not one of his best. You may hang on for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is GREAT narration, but this is not typically good patterson. Almost like he was writing just to get to a deadline and when finished, tied up a BAD ending.

  • Anonymous

    I like James Patterson, but this book just didn't make it. Narration was good, but the story wasn't engaging to me and the ending was just plain dumb.

  • Anonymous

    The plot kept my interest. But I feel that is mostly due to the superb narration. I didn't find the writing grating. But it also was not clever. This book does move along quickly and has enough twists and turns to keep you interested. Characters are believable and one doesn't roll their eyes at the dialog. But this does not pertain to the ending. It was as disappointing as Bobby Ewing stepping out of the shower--with the "it was all a dream" ending. This is definitely light reading. I am glad I listened to it instead of reading it. It did help the miles pass quickly. Had I read it, I would've felt guilty to give any of my reading hours to this goofy book. I just wanted to try Patterson and see what all the fuss is about. I still don't see what all the fuss is about.

  • Anonymous

    This was an excellent book. I had to listen to all of the discs at one stretch. It starts out interesting and gets addictive as it goes. The characters in this book are busy and completely not who you would imagine them to be.

Beach House

by Peter de Jonge, James Patterson

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Beach House, Peter de Jonge, James Patterson