Karen of Northern Michigan
I've never been a big Nora Roberts fan but this book has changed my mind. It kept my attention and was entertaining. The narrator did a really good job, too... One of the best narrations I've heard on Audible.
Yes, I have bought several of her books and like most of them. Her books are all different.
Very well done.
Her narration was well done.
Maybe. The dialogue between the two main characters was funny and interesting.
Abigail's intelligent knack for analytical detail was essential.
The story line was unexpected in the end. I liked it.
I will not be purchasing any more of Nora Roberts books due to the language used in this one.
I did not like the language used in the book. Too many F, and GD and JC used in the book, very unnecessary. It did not enhance the book or the story line
No.I totally dislike the voice that tells the story, it's so slow . Seems the focus is on enunciation of words rather than giving a soul to the material read. very flat.
maybe, with a different performer/narrator
the performer has to learn how to perform with emotion and carry the correct pace of the text.
Can I get my credit back?
Help! I can't stop buying audiobooks!
I guess maybe I just didn't realize before this that I hate romance novels. It's not that I hated this book -- there were moments where I actually enjoyed it -- but it's that it falls kind of flat in the more romance-y sections.
Instead of diving into the character development throughout the book, it becomes more about the love connection. And yes, that love connection is necessary to the character development! But there is so much else going on, and I felt like their relationship was just flat.
Now I know: skip the romance novels and stick to the more character-centric Philip Roth, John Irving, etc.
Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.
I like that the author always manages to bring her characters to life. They practically jump off the pages..I don't normally read/listen to Nora Roberts because she seems like a formula writer to me.So I didn't expect any earth-shattering plots or story lines and I didn't get any.It was a good book with just a little tension thrown in.
No. I use to read the author years ago and didn't like her stories. They all seemed pretty much the same. I decided to try listening to one of her books and it was ok but I won't get another one.
Yes. Julia is a good narrator.
No. There's nothing in it to follow up.
The love story could have been left out... once she met Brooks the whole story went down hill..., The running and hiding story could have been a lot longer and interesting... It was a good book, listened to entire thing, but I wasn't fond of the turning this Witness book into a love story... Think the book should have covered more of her running.
The writing is very, very cheesy and one of the main characters is not even slightly believable. She seems more like an alien or a robot than a human being.
She did a great job with the material she had.
I loved The Search so was looking for another good mystery. The Witness is not it. It was so cheesy and the romance was poorly written. Instead of being at all believable, it is as if the author just wrote the male protagonist in the way a 15 year old girl would imagine. I rarely leave a book unfinished but I can't listen to one more minute of it - really.
Fabio should have been on the cover of this book. Not because any of the characters resemble Fabio, but simply to identify this as a Ladies romance novel. Like others of the genre this book features plenty of bathos, cardboard characters, and sophomoric descriptions of sex. Julia Whelan did do an excellent job of narration, but her talents were wasted. For a gripping, intellectually satisfying novel with a female lead I would suggest "The Likeness" by Tana French or "Restless" by William Boyd.
no, it could have been a good book. The story was good, but the language ruined it for me. Some language in needed spots for character building is fine, but really, that much was embarrassing.
I enjoyed the mystery and twists and turns
Probably the main character, but I felt like I knew her the best.
I super wished that Audible had ratings, like other media has. I would enjoy a rating system similar to movies, everyone can easily understand the rating and make a more informed listening decision.