The Gate House

The Gate House

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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When John Sutter's aristocratic wife killed her mafia don lover, John left America in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world. John returns to Long Island to attend the funeral of an old family servant. Anthony Bellarosa, the son of the long dead mafia don, intends to drawing John back into the violent world of the Bellarosa family, and exact revenge on his father's murderer Susan Sutter.
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape, 2008
ISBN: 1415960704 (electronic audio bk.)
9781415960707 (electronic audio bk.)
Branch Call Number: eAUDIOBOOK FIC DEMILLE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file)

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zipread
Jul 20, 2017

When you set out to read this book you are making a commitment: Gate House is over six hundred pages long. The plot is slow: sot of literary molasses. Every twenty or fifty pages or so I found myself asking "Why am I still reading this book?" Maybe you'll find the answer for yourself. On the whole I found this DeMille disappointingly devoid of any kind of action until you get to the last few pages where there is a complete turn-around.
My problem derives from the fact that I'd been reading DeMilles's John Corey novels. They're full of action: people being blown up, that sort of thing.
In Gate House, DeMille still gives you droll, self deprecation, sarcasm: all those things for which we've come to love DeM.

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10000mefest
Apr 05, 2017

LOVED THIS ONE!
Sharp wit, detail, sarcasm and awesome main character.
Excellent in just about every way!
*Recommended

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rahmmie
Oct 02, 2016

DeMille's follow up to The Gold Coast is good, just not memorable. The writing flows well and the characters are interesting but the subject matter just doesn't didn't have that much appeal for me

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ale716
Sep 23, 2015

I usually enjoy a DeMille novel but this one was not his best. The writing is good, but the author keeps repeating himself ad nauseum. The plot is slow and becomes even boring.

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mishimishi
Nov 14, 2013

This is the sequel to his story The Gold Coast and although it is not as good as the first book, it is also enjoyable. Mr. DeMille writes this story in the narrative and includes much "tongue in cheek" humor. I recommend this book, but I advise you read The Gold Coast first.

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jmdeinken
Sep 01, 2012

Great book!! Loved the humor--at times it was hard to determine whether the lines were actually spoken or only thought. Provided many good quotes to the friend who recommended the audio book. Agree with other reviewers--definitely 10 out of 10!!

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Molly2006
Dec 12, 2011

I thought this would never end. I like this author but not his best work

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queensgirl1963
Oct 19, 2011

I love Nelson DeMille and have read many of his books but this one seemed to go on and on and nothing exciting was happening. I could have skipped to the last 20 pages to finish the 800 page monster off. This book is a reason to have an eReader.

GMAFOR9 May 31, 2011

both of thee booke in the series have very long set ups . end is good for both

debwalker Nov 14, 2010

Another witty read from De Mille. Lots of good mafia jokes.

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