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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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    Donna Salina, KS, United States 03-19-12
    Donna Salina, KS, United States 03-19-12
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    "A GREAT LISTEN"
    What made the experience of listening to The Search the most enjoyable?

    Well the two main characters. I enjoyed the budding romance that was taking place during some trouble times.


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

    The Romance that was happening that both did NOT really intend to happen but they were an interesting couple, I enjoyed immensely.


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

    Elegantly read


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

    The entire book moved me, nothing in particular stood out.


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    Janet Tempe, AZ, United States 03-19-12
    Janet Tempe, AZ, United States 03-19-12
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    "Great Story!"
    If you could sum up The Search in three words, what would they be?

    Story
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    Research


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fia was my favorite character. The story shows how she appears to others at the beginning, comforting reassuring, then goes into why she is that way today, that she is a survivor, not a victim. How overcoming being captured by and then fleeing a serial killer, who took his revenge ( or though she thought) on her by killing her Fiance and his dog. But has his mentor begins the revenge process through a proxy. The horror of it all starts all over again. The story leads you through her ups and downs as she falls in love with a wood artist, Simon Doyle and must slowly give up her independence because of Perry's wish for revenge through his Protege Echo. All other characters play into this twist of events, including the dogs as the story grows.


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

    No, a good performance, although there are other's I prefer. I had difficulty catching which of the different characters she was performing.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Is he after her again?


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent story line, well researched to make the charactors and their vocations very believable.

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    LaToya 03-17-12
    LaToya 03-17-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book. If you are a Nora Roberts fan I would recommend it.

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    Jenny Orlando, FL, United States 03-07-12
    Jenny Orlando, FL, United States 03-07-12 Member Since 2012

    Avid audio book listener with over 1600 books in my library!

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    "Surprisingly Good"

    I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book. The story line was great! First time reading Nora Roberts but with that said I have read/listened to all of her JD Robb books. I will definitely read more of Nora!

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    Tami Delavan, WI, United States 02-29-12
    Tami Delavan, WI, United States 02-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Kept My Attention"
    Would you listen to The Search again? Why?

    No, I don't read books more than once.


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

    Yes, definitely. I never knew what would happen next. It was gripping.


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

    No, but will search for more books narrated by her.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really but thoroughly enjoyed it.


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    anna United States 02-24-12
    anna United States 02-24-12 Member Since 2010

    love to read, but very little time. very interested in mysteries, drama, and romance, as well as murder mysteries,

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    "Interesting and Pensive"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This audio was time well spent because there was constant suspense throughout the story


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending eas somewhat predictable.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The pace of the narration did match the story. But the Voice of the narrator did not match all of the charactors in the story.


    Was The Search worth the listening time?

    Yes.


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    shyronda ellenwood, GA, United States 02-22-12
    shyronda ellenwood, GA, United States 02-22-12 Member Since 2014
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    "It could have been you"
    What did you love best about The Search?

    The way that the main character was able to fight back and have a normal life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    She was a fighter


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

    Everything about this story was thrilling


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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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