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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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    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.

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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.

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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.

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    Meredyth Smith 12-27-11
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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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