If you are not the type who enjoys shop talk and lectures about all aspects of dogs and dog training, skip this book. I seriously considered quitting it after the upteenth reminder that puppies need to be spayed/neutered. The dog talk overshadows everything--the plot, the dialog, everything--until the last 2 hours or so. Very annoying.
This book was my first Nora Roberts experience without it being complete Romance. Sure, she's had plenty of suspense and drama in her other books, but this was more about the mystery and bringing a killer to justice. I loved my adventure in "The Search." There was some romance but it was intertwined sporadically during the build up of the story and really became climactic right when the plot of the killer came to fruition. I enjoyed how the two were conversely built.
There were places where the story was slow. I wasn't sure where the story was headed in the first couple of chapters. I felt like I was coming in during the middle of the story, which isn't always bad, but in hindsight, it wasn't really that important to start out the book. It could have been introduced a chapter or two later and not as the introduction. After that, things get going and there are only minute areas where you wish the story would pick up.
This is the first book I've listened/read by Nora Roberts. Saw all the Lifetime Movies for TV and enjoyed those but never listened/read anything more. Can't say enough about this audio book. The storyline is great love the mystery and enjoyed listening to Tanya Eby another good narrator. Narrator's are just as important as the writer of the story for they bring the book to life and making it move at the proper pace. This had it all. l've recommended it to all family, friends & co-workers. Totally great.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
As a dog lover this book held a special place in my heart. The story was great and very plausable.
The Search had just the right amount of romance and intrigue. I love her dogs and the way the book talks about training techniques. As I was reading I was steadily coached on constantly reinforcing positive behavior which really helped me with my dog training.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, my first read of Nora Roberts. I listen on my regular car journeys and found that I was dying to get back into the car to continue the listening. I was so disappointed when it finished simply because I was enjoying it so much. I'll be listening to more or Nora Roberts without doubt.
I listened to this in little pieces as I was driving and really enjoyed the story. Having 9 working dogs myself had something to do with that but I also enjoyed the dialogue between Simon and Fiona. The foul language was unnecessary but other than that it was good to keep me awake and interested.
Loved the whole story, the narrator Tanya voice was great, this is another story I will listen to again and again. A must have.