"Edge of the seat story"
Wow - I really enjoyed this book. The action was electrifying - you really were gripping the edge of the seat - but the slower bits, with beautiful attention to character development, just made the whole book come alive. I didn't want it to end and yet I had to know what happened next. I found myself driving slower and slower so I could listen to more before I got home and then sat in the drive! Highly recommended.
Not outstanding but enjoyable. If you are looking for a filler romance this is it.
"A new way to enjoy audiobooks!"
I usually find Nora Roberts' novels to be a little formulaic - heroine runs away to new town, has hate -love relationship with hero and they all live happily ever after etc. I was fascinated to find that The Witness was different. That was until I realised that I had only listened to Part 2! Nevertheless, I then listened to Part 1 which added an unusual twist - already knowing what was going to happen in the future! However, I really enjoyed the whole thing and I am sure it would have been as good had I listened in the right order. It was, undoubtedly, one of her better works. Gritty, gripping and not predictable. The central characters were easy to warm to and thus care about what happened to them. I also have to commend the narrator whose ability to differentiate the characters and narrate in a listenable voice, added to the enjoyment of the experience. Here's hoping that Ms Roberts has more books like The Witness in her upcoming repertoire.
"Easy holiday read!"
Before I start slating the book, I have to say that the narrator was excellent. Really enjoyed her reading despite the heavy American accent.
I needed something light and not very challenging for my holiday and a romantic thriller seemed perfect. The only problem was that it was neither thrilling nor all that romantic. The first time our girl hero gazed into the deep blue eyes of her chosen one, did produce an, "Aah how romantic" effect but the next twenty gazes made me wonder if she had a secret degree in optometry on top of her many other talents.
The plot was quite simplistic and predictable. There was a subplot which ran alongside the main one but the two never came together. I was expecting them to be connected somehow which would have created at least some intrigue. Instead of mindlessly enjoying the book, I found myself thinking of how the plot could have been made more exciting. I felt the book dragged on and the fact that the main character recounted the same story three times to anyone willing to listen, did not help matters.
I was considering giving the author another chance but decided that life is too short and there are plenty of other fish in the Audible sea.
This is the first Nora Roberts book I have purchased and I really enjoyed it. The narrator was excellent as well
Just the right amount of emotion and intrigue. Well written and exciting, couldn't stop listening to this book.
very good well written book with a good narrator although i did find the voice for brooks a little old but thats nither here nor there. excellent read!!
"Such an interesting and addictive read"
After listening to the first chapter I was wondering if I would like this book, but it is one of the most interesting books I have ever read, The narrater made you feel like you personally knew the characters I did not want it to end.
"My first Nora Roberts"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story of Liz/Abigail, whose life is totally changed forever by the horrifying event she witnesses one night when only sixteen, unfolds as we meet her again as an adult and follow her struggle to achieve a more normal life in safety. She is a tough loner whose inner vulnerability is exposed when she meets the local chief of police in the small Ozarks town where she has temporarily settled and realises that she has to close this chapter before starting a new, happier one. The narration by Julia Whelan is excellent.
Really enjoyed this lovely book. It flows well. Has a great story that keeps you interested but also has love wrapped round it. The characters all seem so nice and the town its about that you want to be transported there! Nora writes a good tale!