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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)

What Members Say

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    "Good story and made me want to get a dog!!"

    Good story along with smart dog training tips and dog life...Nora Roberts is a wonderful painter! I can see the bridge and trees and happy dogs!! Great story and knows what I want to read (hear) about! Loved it!

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    Chantal victoria, British Columbia, Canada 12-14-11
    Chantal victoria, British Columbia, Canada 12-14-11 Member Since 2015
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    "The first and last book from Nora Roberts"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A real suspense story as opposed to a book in the middle of the road half way about dog training and halfway about about falling in love with a guy who is too sexy for his shorts.


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

    Turned me off from any other books from Nora Roberts.


    What three words best describe Tanya Eby’s performance?

    Too bad she was associated with such a poor novel!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I paid for the book and was hoping for something good. I never found it. Having to go through this book was a painful experience. I never had to listen to any other book so boring!


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    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-04-11
    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-04-11 Member Since 2010

    Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.

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    "NORA ROBERTS HAS COME THROUGH AGAIN WITH A WINNER!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I purchased the paperback and it was good enought to read twice. When my sister went into surgury I gave my paperback to her. The audiobook brought voices to all the characters.


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

    When the serial killer left his calling card at the drive to Fiona's house.


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

    I have neer listened to any of Tanya Eby's performances before, but was very impressed.


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

    YES


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    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 12-04-11
    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 12-04-11 Member Since 2002
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    "Alittle predictable"

    Good character development and a great performance really made this a good listen. Another girl meets guy, girl gets guy story but with a twist, just enough to keep things interesting, the language let you envision a good mental picture of happenings.

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    Bonnie 11-22-11
    Bonnie 11-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great read.......listen.........."

    Although the dogs are an essential part of the story, the author built the story around them and not about them. I felt the characters to be witty and the dialog believable. Beautiful descriptions of the landscape that made me feel I was there with Fiona and the dogs. I would listen to it again. The reader did a great job.

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    Lynne 11-20-11
    Lynne 11-20-11
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    "Great read"

    I get bored with plain romance. This book has intrigue, suspense, mystery, humor and romance with fully developed characters. I really enjoyed this one. Nora Roberts at her best in my humble opinon.....

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    Erika Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil 11-12-11
    Erika Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil 11-12-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting story, well narrated"

    The plot was slow at the beginning, but got better at the middle. Interesting characters. Good narration. Good pastime.

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    Ria Reader Washington, DC 11-11-11
    Ria Reader Washington, DC 11-11-11 Member Since 2010

    Reading Vacationer

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    "I Loved This Story!"

    I procrastinated listening to this story thinking it would be boring. How WRONG I was...This book was so good I spent the entire weekend attached to my IPOD wanting to know what would happen next. I loved Simon and his grumpy demeanor, it just kept the story all the more real and Phe was great in the way she knew just how to handle him. Perfect match! Kudos to Nora Roberts I am a huge In Death Series fan but now I am open to exploring her other stories.
    Big 10 stars to the narrator for doing such an awesome job, I felt that I was part of the story.
    Happy Listening!!

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    Kindle Customer Seattle, WA, United States 11-03-11
    Kindle Customer Seattle, WA, United States 11-03-11 Listener Since 2007
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    "Three tries were enough."

    Sorry, but I just couldn't get past the reader. I'm no prude, but the sex and stupid dialog and the infantile reading was just too much. The story had potential, and the location was just fine,but that was where it ended. Sorry I wasted a credit on this one. T. Sandvigen

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    Jane 10-23-11
    Jane 10-23-11

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Mixed feelings"

    The goodies in The Search are those who love dogs and who train their dogs to help police search for the lost. On the other hand, the badies are an ugly, unsettling and constant threat. The goodies were engaging characters -- including an enjoyable love interest -- in a gentle island setting. I found the badies boring and -- rare for me -- I fast forwarded past somewhat tedious descriptions of their mind and thoughts, interspersed with attempts to explain their life-path which led to them being in this state.

    The narrative slickly wove a range of connections between them all through parallels between the process of understanding dogs and humans (particularly the deviant kinds).

    I found the reader, Tanya Eby, excellent -- quite in a class of her own through her ability to transform this novel into a drama.

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