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The Search Audiobook

The Search

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Publisher's Summary

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life: a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

Several years ago, she was the only survivor of a serial killer - a madman who stalked and abducted young women, strangled them, and left them buried with a red scarf on their bodies. As authorities were closing in on the Red Scarf Killer, he shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. Yet all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon’s house, and he’s at his wit’s end.

To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can’t handle. Simon is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he’s a rugged and intensely private artist, known for creating exquisite furniture. Simon never wanted a puppy, and he most definitely doesn’t want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to the laws of attraction.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws and as Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands.

©2010 Nora Roberts (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[T]he romance is finely done, with Roberts's trademark banter lighting up the page. Fiona and Simon are the main attraction, but the setting and the supporting characters—with paws and without—provide a vivid backdrop." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Naomi 09-22-12
    Naomi 09-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy listening for crime and dog lovers"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes if they were dog lovers like myself


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tanya Eby?

    yes


    Was The Search worth the listening time?

    Defiantly! although the plot could be better it was easy to listen to and i enjoyed the canine aspects of the story


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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 09-19-12
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 09-19-12

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    This has been Nora Roberts best work yet. Just loved the story. I love dogs so this book was excellent for me. :)

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    Amazon Customer 09-17-12 Member Since 2016
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    "My favorite Nora Roberts couple"

    I love this book...every time I need a feel good book, this is the one I listen to...Ms. Roberts has created an exceptional heroine; brave, intelligent, strong and insightful. She has paired her with a strong, taciturn but intelligent, frequently funny, always sexy hero. and a bevy of delightful, mostly well trained canines.

    I don't think you have to want to get involved with canine search and rescue to find this book fascinating...and how many of us don't want to know how to keep a dog from jumping on us.

    This book also has two of my favorite "firsts": Fiona's first meeting with Simon and Jaws, and Fiona and Simon's first sexual encounter...even after listening to it at least a dozen times, I still laugh out loud when Simon lectures Fiona about her use of window washing and dog treats to try to train him (although my husband doesn't understand why I find it so amusing).

    As for the narration, I have always enjoyed Tanya Eby's work. Yes, she does have a slight lisp, which stops being noticeable as the story evolves and is a small price to pay for her ability to express the characters' feelings through intonation and punctuation usage . She also makes all her male characters sound very sexy.

    Other Nora Roberts books that I love: Chasing Fire, High Noon, Tribute, the Circle Trilogy and, of course, the Irish Jewels Trilogy (that one had me getting ready to pack up and move to Ireland).

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    Amazon Customer 09-11-12
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    "Good story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was an excellent story, great characters and the story flowed right along. I enjoy audio book but this narrator had the same tone with every character and it got annoying to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the plot and the ending wasn't predicable


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

    no


    Do you think The Search needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no...where would it go, the killer was caught


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    Kwlly Templeton, CA, United States 09-10-12
    Kwlly Templeton, CA, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't Waste Your Credit"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Tanya Eby?

    I do like her books sometimes, but this one is poorly done and she uses the F word why?It just doesn't work.


    Has The Search turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She was good.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Search?

    Simon, completely


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    Cherie Molalla, OR, United States 09-04-12
    Cherie Molalla, OR, United States 09-04-12
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    "great read"

    could not turn it off had to listen till i fell asleep great book

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    Barb Adams Burlington WA 08-23-12
    Barb Adams Burlington WA 08-23-12 Member Since 2012

    I love audiobooks!!

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    "Great For Dog Lovers"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    As always, Nora Roberts writes a fab story, but I especially loved this being from the San Juan Islands, Washington State myself, and being a dog owner.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The dog training tips she reminds us of, and as usual, and interesting story line.


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    She made a great Fiona voice.


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    Ken GLOUCESTER, VA, United States 08-19-12
    Ken GLOUCESTER, VA, United States 08-19-12

    Rural Mail Carrier with an awesome husband and 3 fantastic kids!

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    "Cute human love story for canine lovers"

    This is a cutsie story, but very predictable. I have an interest in canine search and rescue, so I did find the dog training portions interesting. I had a hard time distinguishing between the narrator's female voices and often had to rewind to figure out who was supposed to be talking.

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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 08-15-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2016
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    "It was a good listen"
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    not a great listen. The characters and plot were rather... formula. But, I tend to like the formula, so it is ok with me. I did learn a lot about training dogs.. maybe Nora is training me as a listener? Anyway, it was a good, happily ever after. The suspense was rather predictable in this story, but I would recommend it to someone that just wants to escape life for a while and not think too hard. Worth the credit if this is the genre you like.

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    Sandra Centurion, South Africa 07-28-12
    Sandra Centurion, South Africa 07-28-12
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    "Worse than Boring!!!"

    I have read quite a few of Nora Roberts' books and seen some of the TV movies made from her books but will never again buy an audio book by her. If I had wanted a dog training book that is what I would buy. I found the narrator insipid. The love scenes particular boring and drawn out. I finished it purely because I bought it!!!

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