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The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] | [Nora Roberts]

The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

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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    Angeline 05-25-12
    Angeline 05-25-12
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    "Such a Wonderful Story and So Beautifully Told"

    I absolutely loved this book! I am very late to the party. Apparently Nora Roberts has a huge fan following and has had it for some time. I'm not sure where I've been but this is only my second book from her and the first was just finished a week ago.

    The story was sweet, and intelligent enough not to be "mushy". Can't wait to finish this review so that I can move on to my next Roberts' book.

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    Stacyc55 Alexandria, VA 05-25-12
    Stacyc55 Alexandria, VA 05-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "So good you can't press stop"

    You know a book is good when you sit in your car after you park, so you can listen for a few more minutes.

    Nora Roberts wonderfully weaves tragedy, mystery, comedy and love in this tail about a young woman who tries to take back her life after the unthinkable happens.

    I really liked Brooks more than Abigail/Elizabeth. Her paranoia and fear, while founded in a good reason, got on my nerves after awhile. However, the pace and flow of the story really keep you entertained.

    The narrator has a great reading style and voice differentiation. She does male and female voices without detracting from the characters.

    All in all, a definite worthy read. While it is predictable, it leaves you satisfied and wanting to hear more about how Brooks and Abigail live their lives.

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    Elfriede Bellefonte, PA, United States 05-24-12
    Elfriede Bellefonte, PA, United States 05-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Improvement"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Julia Whelan?

    Julia was okay so I might try another narrated by her. Nora Robert's writing has been up and down so I would need a good deal of convincing to try another.


    Would you recommend The Witness to your friends? Why or why not?

    I probably wouldn't recommend it. It was an improvement over what she has been writing lately, but a long way to go to get back to some of her earlier writing.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Julia Whelan's narration was fine. The book's ending was predictable.


    Did The Witness inspire you to do anything?

    nothing inspiring


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    AXiD 05-24-12
    AXiD 05-24-12

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    "Excellent book and narrator"

    This is my first Nora Roberts book and my first time listening to Julia Whelan and am very impressed. There are no boring parts to this book and the narrator is amazing. I'll be checking to more by this author and the narrator.

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    Grace Victoria, BC, Canada 05-24-12
    Grace Victoria, BC, Canada 05-24-12
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    "Another winner by Nora Roberts"
    What made the experience of listening to The Witness the most enjoyable?

    This was my first audible book. I listened to sample before choosing this one and personally I recommend doing that as some voices were not ones I thought I would like to listen to for several hours. The narrator held my attention to the story and changes in characters were easy to identify.


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

    I had to force myself to quit at the end of a chapter. It wasn't possible to stop midway through one, difficult to stop at a chapter end.


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

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    It's definitely a novel but I loved the story. I can't recount the number of books I've read by Nora Roberts but I consistently find she has done a thorough investigation of her subjects and the depth of detail keeps me coming back to her for more.

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    TONI SANTA ROSA, CA, United States 05-24-12
    TONI SANTA ROSA, CA, United States 05-24-12
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    "strong women"
    Where does The Witness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorites, I rarely give a 5 but I almost did on this one.


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

    I coulndt wait for next scene.Had to listen to it all too fast.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    good listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jill buena Park, CA, United States 05-23-12
    Jill buena Park, CA, United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "FANTASTIC!"

    Everything was perfect, story, narration and production! It was so good, I listened 2 times in a row and that's a first for me! It would make a great movie or TV show. Loved spending my credit on this, I'll listen to this one over and over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Vacaville, CA, United States 05-22-12
    Karen Vacaville, CA, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2015

    ipod for audiobooks

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    "Nora is back"

    A very good book with well drawn characters, a good mystery, and a love story with a charming likeable hero. Very few discriptions of ---broad chests,bulging pecs etc. I know I will listen to this one again.

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    Desirea Hernandez Modesto, CA USA 05-21-12
    Desirea Hernandez Modesto, CA USA 05-21-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Love the book and a excellent narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to The Witness the most enjoyable?

    The characters were well written and Julia Whelan did an excellent job executing the voices characters. Each character had their own voice and you forget it's the same person reading.


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

    The whole time you are listening you are excited on what's going to happen next


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

    She is unbelievable she has a voice for each character and gives life to them.


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

    I just liked when Brooks comes in the picture. I like seeing how well Brooks handles situations and how he handle Abigale aka Elizabeth or Liz.


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    Susan Harden, Australia 05-20-12
    Susan Harden, Australia 05-20-12
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    "Fantastic"
    What did you love best about The Witness?

    The determination of Liz to get the baddies no matter what


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definitely Liz. What a gal! An inspiration to all women.


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

    Maybe Brooks


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

    There is nothing that a woman can't do if she puts her mind to it


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it, loved it, wonderful escapism, listened to it twice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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