This is one of the best Nora Roberts books I've ever read. Although not great literature, the story is so compelling, the characters so real, that I listened for hours at a time!!! For anyone who wants to escape his daily problems for a while, this is the book for you!
THis book was incredible! I was hooked from the beginning and listened to the entire book at one sitting! Yup, I don't have a life! LOL
I am now looking for a book that will be as good as this one and grab my attention by Nora Roberts and just listened to The Search. Although I liked it a lot...it was not as good as The Witness.
I sent it to my nephew; an avid reader. I think anyone would like this book; it is full of twists and turns and an incredible protagonist.
Not really. I'm irritated with Brooks character. He's pushy and ignores what she says and what she wants, yet she *magically* falls in love with him. I just couldn't get into the love story. It would have been better as a thriller without stereotypical romance crap.
She does a great job with female voices, but for whatever reason all of her male voices sound terrible.
I said I wouldn't get any more Nora Roberts but I got tempted. This one is better.
It is less romantic and has more of a crime thriller story line.
I don't think pie was mentioned until about half way through but once it was it was much repeated (pizza pie and fruit pie - American pie). The characters were still all very prosperous but the story was good. So I enjoyed listening.
I love a good story especially when the main characters make reasonable decisions and do not create their own false drama. I love this story as the main character had good reasons for the decisions she made. I was truly captivated and will read this story again.... starting now.
Having just finished the wonderful Robert Galbraith series, I was looking for a change - and was lured in to downloading The Witness via a daily deal, the high ratings and an inadequate reviews / classification system. Hoping for a solid thriller / mystery novel I received a woman's romance/ adventure novel that felt it was written by a teenager. I should have done more research on Nora Roberts - obviously a prodigious and successful writer - churning out 209 books who knows her female audience well - more quantity than literary quality - you have to wonder if she has ghost writers helping her. I managed to get about 40% of the way through but found myself cringing so much at the naive interaction of the characters I had to give up and find something more suitable for my tastes. I doubt many male readers will enjoy this author.
Nothing - I'm not the target audience.
The narrator did a good job - but I was expecting her to burst out laughing at some of the corny lines.
I had initial hopes for Liz but as she morphed into Abigail (as one reviewer commented - Data from Star Trek not Lisbeth Salander) I totally lost interest. I found Brooks aggravating, shifty and superficial.
If you are searching for a good thriller / mystery story give this a miss . If you like woman's romance stories you will be more likely to enjoy (maybe).