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The Gold Coast Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Gold Coast, by Nelson DeMille
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.14 (11,106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: Christian Rummel Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world. Told from Sutter's sardonic and often hilarious point of view, and laced with sexual passion and suspense, THE GOLD COAST is Nelson DeMille's captivating story of friendship and seduction, love and betrayal. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “What makes The Gold Coast glitter is Nelson DeMille’s sharp evocation of...Bellarossa and Sutter...In his way, Mr. DeMille is as keen a social satirist as Edith Wharton.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Captivating...addictive...irresistible!”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “A fascinating, poignantly funny, well-crafted story.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “A gem of a novel.

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Christian Rummel’s narration is sterling. From the Gold Coast upper-crust accent known as ‘Locust Valley lockjaw’ to the streetwise banter of the Mob, each character comes to life...With authentic settings and real people, The Gold Coast provides an entertaining view of the sordid lives of the rich and famous.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Kimberly Kelly kratz | 2/19/2014

    " One of my ALL time favorite summer reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Lori | 2/13/2014

    " Witty, fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Caroline | 2/2/2014

    " It reminded me of all the Sidney Sheldon books I read in the '80s. Fast read, plot twists, evil characters, I loved it ! thanks Suzie ! Can't wait to finish the sequel, The Gate House. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Katherine | 1/31/2014

    " classice demille about the north shore of long island "

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About the Author
Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille 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. DeMille attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in Political Science and History. He is the author of By the Rivers of BabylonCathedralThe Talbot OdysseyWord of HonorThe Charm SchoolThe Gold CoastThe General’s DaughterSpencervillePlum IslandThe Lion’s GameUp CountryThe Gate HouseNight FallWild 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. He lives on Long Island.

About the Narrator

Christian Rummel has recorded many audio books in a variety of genres. He has worked with NYC companies Theatre for a New Audience and Clubbed Thumb. He has also appeared in several episodes of Law & Order. He resides in Brooklyn.