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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (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: Related: The John Sutter Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781600245114
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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!

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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.”

    AudioFile

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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 Lori | 2/13/2014

    " Witty, fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 Katherine | 1/31/2014

    " classice demille about the north shore of long island "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 1/30/2014

    " Nelson DeMille is one of my favorite writers. I found the Gold Coast to be fantastic. John Sutter really cracks me up. I really enjoy the running dialogue he keeps going through his head. He brings the use of sarcasm to an art form. The cast of supporting characters are great too. You even find yourself rooting for the bad guy. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iain | 1/23/2014

    " A very slow burner, but still keeps itself interesting despite the length. Superb dialogue, and less of a thriller than a look into the head of a man going through a massive change in life and lifestyle. Not what I expected, and all the better for the surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 1/19/2014

    " Deeper than James Patterson but still a light read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Burl | 1/16/2014

    " Could NOT put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katyann | 1/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. The characters are what keep you reading and without John's sarcasm and wit I don't think I would have stuck with it to the middle. It also is a great look into the world of organized crime. Loved it and I can't wait to read The Gate House. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Adams | 1/4/2014

    " great beach read, as are most of demille's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 12/16/2013

    " My book club selection that was actually a recommendation from my BFF. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.A. | 12/8/2013

    " Loved this Mafia meets the Gold Coast novel. I listened to the audio version which made all the true italian and high-born accents all the better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 12/7/2013

    " thoroughly entertaining though not profound. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 11/19/2013

    " if i recall correctly, a very juicy read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn | 11/11/2013

    " I read this book when it came out about ten years ago. I had purchased "The Gate House", which is the sequel, so I figured I better re-read the first book to get reacquainted with the characters and story line. Awesome story. His writing style often has me laughing out loud while reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Spollen | 10/8/2013

    " Normally not into classic novel types but this one was so entertaining. I live the POV it's told through and the way it all twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dena | 9/25/2013

    " Great social narration - the author really highlights the social differences between all the main characters. The ending is GREAT! A very quick read...great beach reading for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 8/4/2013

    " So loved the sarcasm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacklyn Lim | 5/14/2013

    " Love Nelson DeMille - But this one is an all time favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 2/3/2013

    " First DeMille I ever read. He had me at "The". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 12/29/2012

    " This book took a seriously long time to get into. The first half was so slow I wanted to stop reading it altogether (my book club friends know this is not possible for me). It wasn't bad -- just really slow. The second half, however, was really good. I read the last quarter in one sitting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerard | 12/12/2012

    " My very favorite DeMille. Different than his usual fare, but brilliant and funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Martinez | 10/1/2012

    " My first introduction to DeMille, after my sister told me to read t! He is a keeper! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 6/6/2012

    " Wished I hadn't read the preview about "The Gate House," the second in the series, in the little blurb on the B&N website because it gave away the ending of "The Gold Coast." (So warning....avoid the overview to avoid a spoiler!) Oh well, still fun. Love the sarcasm of John Sutter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rob | 4/3/2012

    " I got bored with this book and never finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Dube | 3/14/2012

    " Decent read. Witty dialogue and an interesting story. Seemed to drag on towards a bit in the middle. You could see how much of this character's story was being manipulated and where it was headed but it was still interesting to see it happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Javier Rocha | 1/23/2012

    " excellent read. Keep me up late several nights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 12/1/2011

    " This will be the last one of his I read. If this is his best work, I guess i'm just not a fan. It was OK, but given how long it took me to get thru it, it clearly wasn't great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 May | 11/5/2011

    " First Sentence: "I first met Frank Bellarosa on a sunny Saturday in April at Hicks' Nursery, an establishment that has catered to the local gentry for over a hundred years." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 7/24/2011

    " One of DeMille's finest. Thoroughly engaging from the start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 5/5/2011

    " This is easily one of the best books I have ever read, just a dynamite story!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mario | 4/25/2011

    " Excellent story about the The Gold Coast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michellemcgoff | 4/21/2011

    " I liked this book 'cause it's set on the gold coast of Long Island where I worked for the summer and the author talks about the place I worked, the pub we drank in and the kinds of people that live there. It's also a nice study on mid life crisis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 4/17/2011

    " Good book, but LONG.

    I found my brain kind of wondering around because it took forever to finish this book.

    I like his writing and his stories are good, but he's a little wordy.

    Maybe I need to listen to him on cd or something... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 4/4/2011

    " It started out great, and then I lost interest. I liked the characters in the beginning of the book , but as I got further into the book, I realized I didn't like them at all. I finished the book but found it too be a struggle to get through and I skipped & skimmed through to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 3/7/2011

    " This is a page turner, couldn't put it down-was so intrigued by the wealth, dysfunction and culture of this well known area nearby to where I was raised. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 3/6/2011

    " One of my favorite DeMille books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julee | 2/27/2011

    " A good juicy drama, in line with a modern Godfather. I couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/11/2011

    " This was a good story but it had a lot of retoric in it and I had to skim a bit. The smart mouthed character was getting on his own nerves by the end of the book. I have already started reading the next book. "

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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.