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The Search Audiobook
The Search
Written by: 
Nora Roberts
Narrated by: 
Tanya Eby
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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    Leslie Rancho Cordova, CA, United States 02-13-12
    Leslie Rancho Cordova, CA, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to The Search again? Why?

    This is an informative and entertaining book with lots of action throughout.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fiona of course. She was caring, interesting and excting.


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    Karen Doyline, LA, United States 02-12-12
    Karen Doyline, LA, United States 02-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful Story!"
    What did you love best about The Search?

    It had it ALL for me, search and rescue dogs, training, romance and drama! Bet I won't find one to top this one!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it did, never boring at all!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The search at the end when they came out of the woods. So much passion for what they were doing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book was moving for me, I train dogs for search and rescue and loved hearing all about that,,, the training information was very good! Must have done some very good research for that!


    Any additional comments?

    I wish this book would be made into a series,,,, I hated for it to end! Loved it!

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    Wendy 02-07-12
    Wendy 02-07-12
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    "A good listen, in spite of the narrator"
    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator, while having a pleasant enough voice, was too clipped and abrupt for my liking and I found there were times when it distracted from the story itself.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the characters and story overall and found it an engaging listen, though the bad guy was a touch too predictable and the romance a touch too trite. I would like the author to have more fully fleshed out the characters of some of the supporting cast instead of just the two leads, but overall, a good read/listen.

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    Candace ISLESBORO, ME, United States 02-03-12
    Candace ISLESBORO, ME, United States 02-03-12 Member Since 2011

    I live on an island off the coast of Maine. Since I installed a "doggie door" I am now retired from "Letting The Dogs In and Out"!

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    "Love dogs and island life!"
    What did you love best about The Search?

    It was heartwarming, scary and interesting


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book and enjoyed it from start to finish.

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    Beverley Netanya, Israel 01-30-12
    Beverley Netanya, Israel 01-30-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Pleasant but a bit slow..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book for the interesting information on a dog trainer..


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    I might... but not sure, as a bit predictable.


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    The reading did not interfere with the story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No... in fact I didn't listen to parts of the second book... just breezed through till the end. It was a bit slow.


    Any additional comments?

    Started off well... but was on the whole was disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beverley Zabow Neve Poleg, Netanya Israel 01-30-12
    Beverley Zabow Neve Poleg, Netanya Israel 01-30-12 Member Since 2005

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book for the interesting information on a dog trainer..


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    I might... but not sure, as a bit predictable.


    What about Tanya Eby???s performance did you like?

    The reading did not interfere with the story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No... in fact I didn't listen to parts of the second book... just breezed through till the end. It was a bit slow.


    Any additional comments?

    Started off well... but was on the whole was disappointing.

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    Anne Calgary, Alberta, Canada 01-29-12
    Anne Calgary, Alberta, Canada 01-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A Very Enjoyable Listen."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Search to be better than the print version?

    I am certain it would be better in audio format than in print. The narration was superb, with just the right tone and presentation to delineate the character perfectly. It was a marvelous performance, & it made the book totally enjoyable.

    This was a good story.
    Roberts has an ability to present, very capably, a 'sense of place'. Also, I learned a great deal about dog training & dog handling through this book, & this is one aspect that made the book enjoyable for me. (I wish I had known some of this information years ago.)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were a lot of favourite scenes, but I had to laugh out loud at the description of Simon trying to get his somewhat unruly pup, Jaws, to jump up onto a narrow board, then walk across it, like the already-trained search & rescue dogs were able to do.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did find this book hard to put down, but not necessarily because of high suspense levels. There was some of that, but the book, itself, was interesting enough, & the people real enough, that I preferred to stay with them, until I was done.


    Any additional comments?

    The descriptions of the canine search & rescue missions were interesting & informative, as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 01-28-12
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 01-28-12 Member Since 2013
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    "one of my favorites"

    really enjoyed this one. Eby was perfect for this story. I liked the charaters, they weren't perfect but they were good together.

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    HeatherMac SACO, ME, United States 01-23-12
    HeatherMac SACO, ME, United States 01-23-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful Story!"
    If you could sum up The Search in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic, Romantic, and Suspensful


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes.


    What does Tanya Eby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I didn't love her narration, the voices were a bit similar, but after awhile, I got the flow, and was able to follow the story quite well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she moved in with him.


    Any additional comments?

    Nora Roberts has done an excellent moving story, as always. Always a pleasure to read her books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandi Coyle, OK, United States 01-09-12
    Sandi Coyle, OK, United States 01-09-12
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    "Excellent Story"
    Would you listen to The Search again? Why?

    No. The book overall was excellent. It simply did not need all the sexual details. It would have been so much better for the scene to fade. If one needed that detail, one can use one's own imagination. Without those details, it would have been a wonderful story for my yourng, interested granddaughter to read. Its a real shame, it's a very good story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Search?

    When she found out the killer had an apprentice.


    Have you listened to any of Tanya Eby’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Very well done.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes. When she was confined in the tent and had to get out to breath.


    Any additional comments?

    Story line and structure are different and interesting. Not the usual generic mystery story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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