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The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] Audiobook
The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]
Written by: 
Nora Roberts
Narrated by: 
Julia Whelan
The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] Audiobook

The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

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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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    Barbara Jenkinsburg, GA, United States 07-25-15
    Barbara Jenkinsburg, GA, United States 07-25-15 Member Since 2012

    I'm an Audible junkie. I love a good story. I read all types of books. I have no genre that I won't check out.

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    "Witness to greatness"

    Love the story line . The suspense was off the chain. Love changes things mix was cool and did not take away from edge of story. I was very impressed with Nora Roberts story telling narrator's ability to become the characters.
    I would recommend this book.
    I listened 3 times that is RARE that's why a 5 star rating

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    JT 07-24-15
    JT 07-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing story, incredible narrator"
    What did you love best about The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]?

    I absolutely loved the characters in this story. They were real, and described to a T. The narrator was able to inflect additional character qualities by her tone of voice making you feel like you were 'listening' to a movie rather than a book.


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

    Yes, the story line was intriguing and the suspense while not immense was enough to make me keep listening to find out the ending of the saga.


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

    Elizabeth aka Abagail was my favorite. My second was Brooks.


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

    The character coming to the realization about her mother, her upbringing, her role in events, and most of all the enormity of falling in love.


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    MARY JO KNELLER 07-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Hope there is a sequel!"

    I love to read about strong smart women and men that aren't afraid to love them.

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    CV ct,usa 07-23-15
    CV ct,usa 07-23-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Surprisingly good read"
    If you could sum up The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] in three words, what would they be?

    I was not disappointed in this story- it was interesting and complex.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A satisfying ending.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The court scene where the main character is shot.


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

    The scene where girls go back to the gangster's house.


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    sheila 07-23-15
    sheila 07-23-15
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    "A nice escape."

    I used to love Nora Roberts but her stuff started to seem sort of hokey to me. I am glad I took a chance on this one. It has a love story but the main character is very layered and complicated, which I liked. Plus, there was a lot of suspense.

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    twiggles48 07-22-15
    twiggles48 07-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Read!"

    Thank you Nora for another great story!
    I enjoyed it very much. I hope all who read it will enjoy it as well!

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    N. Manthei 07-20-15
    N. Manthei 07-20-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Nora Roberts at her finest!"
    Where does The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was an outstanding, listen to all night type of book. I simply couldn't stop listening!
    She took the suspense to a whole new level. I can't say enough good things about this book, I absolutely loved it and was sad when I finished.


    What other book might you compare The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] to and why?

    David Baldacci is one of my all time favorite writers.This book reminds me a bit of his, "Memory Man".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    To many to decide.


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

    This book made me sad with the awful family situation Elizabeth lived in, I wanted to yell at her stupid Mother. It left me very tired as I lost sleep because I couldn't stop listening. It made me happy to see Elizabeth defy her awful mother and find her own way. It made me very happy that she found a wonderful man with a wonderful family to finally realize what family love was all about.


    Any additional comments?

    Write as fast as you can Nora, I need more like this one!

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    Larene 07-20-15
    Larene 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very enjoyable"

    This is the first audiobook I've listen to for pleasure. I enjoyed it very much and was very impressed with the narrator. The story was interesting, entertaining and had a good sense of humor when appropriate.

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    MGiltner 07-19-15
    MGiltner 07-19-15
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    "Great book!"

    Great story line and characters that keep you filled with suspense and excitement until the end!

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    lindamarie Palo Alto, CA 07-18-15
    lindamarie Palo Alto, CA 07-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "not quite the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or GGirl"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Julia Whelan?

    Decent story line but predictable and a little too sweet.


    Would you recommend The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] to your friends? Why or why not?

    This is an entertaining story that seems to be trying to be the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but lacks the mystery and punch. Things turn out a little too rosy for people who like true crime and action books. The story line holds one's attention and great for entertainment while doing other things.


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

    Moves along. Listened to Gone Girl before it became a film and that was better.


    Could you see The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Was probably written to be a film to capitalize on the theme, but no longer unique.


    Any additional comments?

    Lack of reality in the character development--a little too much as one might imagine.

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