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The Witness | [Nora Roberts]

The Witness

Studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems. Her own security is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.

Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems. Her own security is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. Unfortunately, that seems to be the quickest way to draw attention in a tiny southern town.

The mystery of Abigail Lowery intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and a professional level. Her sharp, logical mind, her secretive nature, her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something, even if he doesn’t know what - and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.

Accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, Gleason is about to walk into the sights of very powerful and dangerous men. And Abigail Lowery, who has built a life based on security and self-control, is at risk of losing both.

©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Wayne United States 06-25-12
    Wayne United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Male bias"
    What did you love best about The Witness?

    I really enjoyed the "I'm not a helpless female" angle.


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

    Yes it was paced well.


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    She's a good reader.


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

    No, but none are, have too much going on.


    Any additional comments?

    To males who might venture into Nora Robert's novels. This is a genre of story I enjoy but was pretty hesitant about doing a female author as I have found they tend to hugely overstate the physical abilities of a 100 pound female. In this book, she doesn't try. Everything the heroin does seems believable and in context. On the negative side the story is a bit shy of physical encounters although the story line is carried well without them.

    The heated stuff is slanted from a woman's point of view but was fine for my male ears.

    Nora Roberts does an excellent job of wrapping up the story and it was an enjoyable listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann F. Rosser Moody, AL 05-10-12
    Ann F. Rosser Moody, AL 05-10-12 Listener Since 2004

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    "Too too juvenile"
    Any additional comments?

    Apparently I wasn't familiar with Nora Roberts and simply got taken in by all the rave reviews. I tried to like the story but just couldn't hang with the teeny-bopper scene.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M Peoria, AZ, United States 08-10-13
    Lady M Peoria, AZ, United States 08-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "BRAVO!"

    What a story---What a performance!

    This is one of the best audiobooks I've listen to. It's abridged, but so well edited one would never know there was a longer version. I think I prefer the abridged version because the Mafia assassination the 16 year old girl witnessed and other scenes of violence are no-doubt more detailed in the unabridged version. Julia Whelan's performance draws you into the story... it's as if you can see the scenes and feel the fear of the witness.

    "The Witness" has much to recommend it: likable characters, humor, mystery, romance. I don't want to spoil anything; by not knowing what will happen next is part of the books appeal....I listened to it in one night. I was so caught up in Elizabeth/Abigail and Brook's story I didn't want it to end.

    I highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Gauteng, South Africa 05-06-13
    Brenda Gauteng, South Africa 05-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Tightly Wrapped Cliché !"


    So this girl is not only beautiful and stinking rich, but she also has a gorgeous body, is highly intelligent, speaks numerous languages, has an eidetic memory (but of course), cooks like a master chef and is a ninja with a gun and thus shoots with flawless grouping. Oh come on!!

    This kind of teenage fantasy plot is nauseating!

    The narration by Julia Whelan however is good. Give her a decent story to narrate and it will be a sure success.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Arturo Robstown, Texas, United States 12-19-12
    Arturo Robstown, Texas, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Captivating"
    What did you love best about The Witness?

    Satisfying end


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

    yes it sure did. You just didn't know who to trust.


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

    No, but I really enjoyed her work on this one.


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

    Listen to your mother


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    robin bloomington, IN, United States 08-31-12
    robin bloomington, IN, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2012
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    "not my kind of story"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    not sure


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    like romance novels


    What didn’t you like about Julia Whelan’s performance?

    just couldnt get into the character


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    didnt like the characters at all in the story couldnt get into it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Salem, OH, USA 07-25-12
    Jeanette Salem, OH, USA 07-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent story line"
    Where does The Witness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This one a Nora Roberts Best stories


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

    Yes, Even though some of it was evident, it stil had enough twist to be interesting.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

    Liz


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

    Maffia can to taken down


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julia GARNER, NC, United States 07-24-12
    Julia GARNER, NC, United States 07-24-12
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    "Great Story!"
    Would you listen to The Witness again? Why?

    The story was very well done and kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time. My husband even enjoyed it as well. I wished I had bought the unabridged audio due to I feel you would have gotten a lot more of the details I felt was missing! But a worth while purchase none the less!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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