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The Witness | [Nora Roberts]

The Witness

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.
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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 get 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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    Chloe COLUMBUS, OH, United States 03-04-13
    Chloe COLUMBUS, OH, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Too 'literal" Professor who?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Look, I love Nora Roberts, but her character ""LIz" ala "Abilgail, in small town USA
    with a country sheriff, was just to much. It was a struggle trying to get through the story


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

    yeah, I'll screen it better though


    How could the performance have been better?

    too much monotone, science and romance don't mix. Abigail got on my nerves


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

    Nah


    Any additional comments?

    Yeck. I'm still getting through it after a week.....usually I'm done with the book in two days..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 03-01-13
    Mark Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Glad I bought this title on sale!"

    It was difficult to identify with the book's protagonist. I found her to be self engrossed and superficial. Maybe it was the performance but midway through the book I was rooting for the bad guys to find her and move the book along. Also - the book includes too much cringe worthy sexual passages.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marressa USA 03-01-13
    Marressa USA 03-01-13

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    "Promising but not quite delivered"
    If you could sum up The Witness in three words, what would they be?

    The book had very promising fist chapter, great story beginning with so much that could happen later. But it seemed to me like the author got tired of writing the book and the story line got bored with her. The main character repeats her story four times and even if it's very professional and good writing it seems like a page filler. Good and easy listening, I would like to see more of the thrilling suspense and more complicated plot, the opportunities to do so were there.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cathryn New York, NY, United States 02-23-13
    Cathryn New York, NY, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Yawn Fest"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Julia Whelan?

    I would try another book from Ms. Whelan but I will never give Roberts another go.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Temporal Void by Peter F Hamilton


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

    She's a talented actress


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I would describe this book as - Semi autistic trauma survivor does her rendition of 'Are You There God it's Me Margaret'. This book sparked a reaction of annoyance in me that an adult woman would write this for other adults. I am finishing it but I've fast forwarded through large portions of it. Ridiculously cliched. I would have enjoyed it more if it focused more on the action less on the romance.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alison Dallas, TX, United States 02-18-13
    alison Dallas, TX, United States 02-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointing"

    I gave it to stars because at least I felt compelled to finish it. But overall it was a waste of my time. All the positive reviews set my expectations a bit higher. But this is the first audiobook I've ever listened to that went on and on and on only to tell a very mediocre story. This is my worst experience with Audible so far and I'm really surprised that the book got so many great reviews. To each his own, I guess.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael United States 02-16-13
    Rachael United States 02-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Story's not too bad, narrator is blah."
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Julia Whelan?

    I like Nora Roberts - she writes all genres well. This story isn't her best but is still a good read/listen.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Whelan’s performances?

    Not really. Her voice is weak, she reads very slow, and sounds awkward most of the time. I had to ignore her to listen to the story.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Chico, CA, United States 02-13-13
    Douglas Chico, CA, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2005
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    "This is not a mystery or a thriller"

    This book is a romance novel. It was classified by Audible as a mystery/thriller but it most definitely is not. I've listened to worst books but I's simply not into romance novels.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    juliana bogota, Colombia 02-12-13
    juliana bogota, Colombia 02-12-13
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    "boring"
    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    Is boring, I hate the characters, I hate Abigail and I love romance novels but I was disappointed.


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

    I have listened" the gone girl" and I really like it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley Sarasota, FL, United States 02-10-13
    Shelley Sarasota, FL, United States 02-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Probably a Great Book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is probably a great book, and I always wondered what Nora Roberts books were like because they are so popular, so I decided to try one. It just was not a style that I liked. But, hey, you got to keep trying new things, right?


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not a thing. I am just not her customer.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    simmons Greensboro, NC, United States 02-07-13
    simmons Greensboro, NC, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not a fan"

    Unable to listen past chapter 2. This is my first Nora Roberts, and I was listening based on other's reviews, but think I will go back to non fiction. Not my favorite.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Rachal
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    5/9/12
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    "Pulls you in."

    The is the first time I have read Nora Roberts and was unsure what to expect. The story pulled me in from the beginning and I was hooked. I love the way the main character grew and developed throughout the story in a way that feels as if you really know her. Beautifully read by Julia Whelan - a great modern crime story where good prevails.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    Melbourne, Australia
    7/9/12
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    "Classic Nora Roberts"

    I have to admit that I am a Nora Roberts fan so I always enjoy her books. This is one of the best so far and the plot has some unexpected twists and turns. It does take longer than usual to set up the background for the heroine but it all makes sense and adds some depth to the story. Very good narration makes the setting and the story come alive. I would recommend this to existing fans and it would also make a great introduction to Nora Roberts' contemporary romance style.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
    DErby, United Kingdom
    7/26/12
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    "Excellent and enthralling read"

    I bought this as something to listen to on the sun lounger by the pool but it is so much better than my usual holiday lstening / reading! It moves from thriller to romance with a good twist to the story at the end. Highly recommended

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Elena
    Den Haag, Netherlands
    5/8/12
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    I could easily imagine what the author was describing. And I wanted to not to stop following the story until Iwas through. A bit predictable love story development. The man is so dreamy and honest and good and in love straight away. Oh well we all need some doze of hope. And the main character obviously deserves a good family. Being a native Russian speaker, must say - Russian words that are used are accurate and the pronunciation is very clear and understandable.
    Would certainly recommend to a fan of this genre.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Loo loo
    Uk
    7/20/12
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    "The Witness Nora Roberts"

    I really enjoyed this book the main character is very endearing and likeable and right from the start you care and worry about her. It is well narrated as Julia Whelan has a very pleasant voice to listen to. It leaves you guessing what will happen right until the end and I would definitely recommend this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    GERRARDS CROSS, United Kingdom
    7/13/12
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    "Very Good"

    If you want an easy read this book is for you. Enjoyable and believable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Katy
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    5/16/12
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    "A good story-great narration"

    This is not a book I would usually buy or read. But I really enjoyed its steady pace and it was a good book from the start

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    V. Froelunda, Sweden
    7/22/12
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    "From suspense into romance"

    The first half of The Witness is so thrilling that the five stars seem self evident. But then the novel develops into a rather bleak romance without even a chill. A great pity, but this blend of romance and thriller seems to be the new hallmark to Nora Roberts

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mandie
    United States
    7/21/12
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    "Enjoyed this, just remove the "erbs"

    Really quite enjoyed this, first time I have read a Nora Roberts, very well read. Good story, really got into it, just found the descriptions of the couple of sexual encounters totally unnecessary for the book, as was the long descriptions of what she was cooking and what she was cooking with, especially the number of times "erbs seemed to be used, not sure when the "h" disappeared from this word. Would definately read another

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • City girl in Cambs
    Cambridgeshire
    2/24/13
    Overall
    "Fabulous read"

    Love the jd robb series and this was just as good. Human interest with suspense thrown in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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