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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,332 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: Christian Rummel Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781600244070
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille delivers the long-awaited follow-up to his classic novel The Gold Coast.

When John Sutter’s aristocratic wife killed her Mafia don lover, John left America and set out in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world, eventually settling in London. Now, ten years later, he has come home to the Gold Coast, that stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America, to attend the imminent funeral of an old family servant. Taking up temporary residence in the gatehouse of Stanhope Hall, John finds himself living only a quarter of a mile from Susan who has also returned to Long Island. But Susan isn’t the only person from John’s past who has reemerged. Though Frank Bellarosa, infamous Mafia don and Susan’s ex-lover, is long dead, his son, Anthony, is alive and well, and intent on two missions: Drawing John back into the violent world of the Bellarosa family, and exacting revenge on his father’s murderer—Susan Sutter. At the same time, John and Susan's mutual attraction resurfaces and old passions begin to reignite, and John finds himself pulled deeper into a familiar web of seduction and betrayal. In The Gate House, acclaimed author Nelson Demille brings us back to that fabled spot on the North Shore—a place where past, present, and future collides with often unexpected results. Download and start listening now!

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  • Narrator Christian Rummel expertly characterizes Susan, the wealthy ex-wife of tax attorney John Sutter, who saunters back into his life following a torrid affair and her murder of powerful Mafia boss Frank Bellarosa. Rummel is most enjoyable affecting the local 'lockjaw' pronunciations as the story mixes in 'criminal' Italian accents just one generation removed from 'deese' and 'dose.' Listening to this witty, entertaining novel, fans of DeMille will be hooked... AudioFile

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Armstrong | 2/11/2014

    " Not as good as the original, but you expect that from a sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Bush | 2/10/2014

    " The story moved kind of slow, but the sarcasm of the main character kept me interested and made me chuckle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 2/9/2014

    " Intelligent thriller. Really good page turner. Set on the 'Gold Coast' of Long Island, NY. Suspense, humor, love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Buller | 1/29/2014

    " The Gate House is the sequel to The Gold Coast,that stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. DeMille fans will not be disappointed as he is at his satirical best writing about ultra wealthy society still to be found in post 9/11 times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 1/27/2014

    " frivolous diversion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenna | 1/25/2014

    " Sequel to The Gold Coast. What happens after "all that stuff" happened. Loved it. It was the perfect ending after the ending for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Geni | 1/21/2014

    " Typically I love Nelson DeMille's books , but not this one. John Sutter is an annoying aristocratic jerk, and his behavior took away from what would have been an interesting detective yarn. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne | 1/17/2014

    " Didn't finish this after spending a lot of time on it. Didn't like the characters at all. I didn't find any redeeming qualities in them, thought certain major events happened to move the story along, not being how "normal" people would react or what they would do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Melendez | 1/16/2014

    " Still a good writer/storyteller. Recommended "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Artha | 12/25/2013

    " It was a good read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JJ | 12/21/2013

    " Didn't like it at all. Plot wandered and was quite ridiculous. Could hardly finish this boring book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davian | 11/26/2013

    " I love Nelson DeMille. Yes, this plot was a little far-fetched, and at certain times completely implausible (is that a word?)...but I don't care. John Sutter is a thoroughly satisfying protagonist, and this was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 11/11/2013

    " I really enjoyed DeMille's writing style but the book did seem to drag and it took me a while to get through it. Sorry Chelmsford Library :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 6/15/2013

    " This is the sequel to The Gold Coast. The Gate House is good but not as entertaining as the previous book. Much is a retelling of the first story. It was good to see how the Sutter family get back together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luan | 12/3/2012

    " I was disappointed by this DeMille book. It was rambling, boring, and self-indulgent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathi Drag | 11/29/2012

    " Good writing, even funny and sarcastic but I was disappointed with the story. Not up to his best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oliver Barratt | 10/17/2012

    " Thankfully, the resolution to "The Gold Coast". I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Chalk | 5/28/2012

    " Listened to this while driving to HHI ... I read "The Gold Coast", and really liked it ... I can't same the same about "The Gate House". I liked to learn what happened to the characters afterward, but I thought the "happy ending" was too convienent. Tragic characters deserve tragic endings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monserrat | 4/19/2012

    " This is a sequel to Gold Coast. The first pages were a bit tedious since it was relating things that happened in Gold Coast. Hopefully it will get better. I have heard from those who read this sequel that it turned out to be a great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith | 4/10/2012

    " Too clever by half and not interesting enough by more than that. Waste of time. Don't go there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Gager | 1/1/2012

    " Lot's of drinking, violence and sex(non-explicit) in this often humorous and sometimes interesting look at the Gold Coast of Long Island. The two major players, estranged marriage partners, are not terribly sympathetic, especially the wife. Made me want to root for the bad guy to blow 'em away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitchell | 11/8/2011

    " It wasn't as good as The Gold Coast -- and I wouldn't recommend it unless you've already read The Gold Coast... Tries to stand on its own, but doesn't ring out on its own... On the other hand, i loved gold coast so much that this just about automatically gets a good rating.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ÊŸá´‡ ♥ cнᴇʏʟᴀ | 8/26/2011

    " This book was too slow for me to get into. I think that people who've read the first in the set (Gold coast) would have a much easier time getting through it. But I wasn't able to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al | 6/4/2011

    " Another very good effort by DeMille as the sequel to The Gold Coast continues the story of three families...the Sutters, the Stanhopes and the Bellarosas. As in his other books, DeMille provides tongue-in-cheek humor throughout as the story unfolds through the eyes of John Sutter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doreen | 5/21/2011

    " This book was so boring. He repeated himself so much each chapter that I lose all interest in the story. Maybe I should have read the one before this and I would have found it more intereting All in all I did not enjoy this one, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bess | 5/6/2011

    " I'm still reading it, it very funny and fast-paced this will be a good summer book for the beach. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanne | 5/1/2011

    " I am a DeMille fan but this book was so boring and hard to get through. Definitely not one of his great page-turners. A disappointment. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lavonn | 4/10/2011

    " I didn't like this book at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 4/7/2011

    " Ive now read 2 of this authors books and while I will admit Im intimidated by the shear lenght of his books, his style is pretty funny to read, especially in a serious drama topic book.

    This one took a while to figure out what the story was about, but in the end, it was worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 3/25/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, which was a sequel to Plum Island. But it was fine to read as a first-time book. It was a great listen -- light, funny, just a nice story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val | 3/21/2011

    " Haven't read a nelson DeMille in a long time. This was a fun read, the rich folks with the Mafia neighbor.....the main character John Sutter allowed you to see what he was thinking verses what actually came out of his mouth and that was hilarious. Found myself reading in the middle of the night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 3/13/2011

    " My favorite author, but thought he could have left the Sutter family alone or come up with a more original scenario. The characters were too...something. Maybe stiff is the word I'm looking for. Still an enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katrin | 3/6/2011

    " BORING! Mostly a rehash of The Gold Coast, which was the first DeMille book I read and thoroughly enjoyed.
    K. "

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About the Author
Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

About the Narrator

Christian Rummel has recorded many audiobooks in a variety of genres and won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has worked with Theatre for a New Audience and Clubbed Thumb and also appeared in several episodes of Law & Order.