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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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    Christiane B. Ostrom 01-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Outstanding Plot and Character Development!"

    This story was captivating and had my attention from start to finish. Through every turn in the plot, I was anxious to know more. You won't regret buying this book and you won't want to be interrupted by anyone. It's that good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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    pam 01-23-16
    pam 01-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "wonderful "

    intense, wonderful your classic weak turned strong with romance.. calgone take me away book...

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    Kindle Customer 01-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Kept me on the edge of my seat!"

    I listen to audio books on my way to work and back, it says a lot about a story. When I shut off the car in the garage and listen to more in freezing cold winter.
    I became interested in Nora's work after watching Carolina Moon on t.v. and then reading it later. The Witness is one of many titles I have purchased and come to the conclusion that Nora Roberts is one of my top 5 authors!

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    Christy Y. Greene 01-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating"

    couldn't stop listening, wanted more and more of th e story. hated for it to end.

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    Tylrsgma 01-19-16
    Tylrsgma 01-19-16
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    "wonderful book."

    I loved this book. It is one.of No ra Robert's best. The narration was supurb.

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    Sherry East Texas, United States 01-18-16
    Sherry East Texas, United States 01-18-16 Member Since 2016

    Member since 2008, not 2015, as shown below.

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    "Fantastic story except......"
    Would you listen to The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] again? Why?

    Definitely


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

    Off and on...some parts weren't like that but were still great.


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    Excellent, as usual.


    Any additional comments?

    Personal preference for me....too much descriptive sex. This is true of all this author's books, at least the ones I've read or heard. I just fast forward, because I enjoy her stories. I love the authors who are so brilliant at letting me know what's happening, without describing it step by step. Again, personal preference.

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    Amazon Customer 01-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    Loved it enjoyed the storyteller. Such a good mystery. a great one. High recommend to anyone

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    B. Schaeffer 01-16-16
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    Fairly interesting story, but i got really tired of how smart Abigail was and her long,drawn out explanations. Must say, i would like to have a perfect boyfriend like Brooks Gleason!

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    Judy Woodie 01-12-16
    Judy Woodie 01-12-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Captivating"

    Very interesting premise, didn't think I would like main character at first but she became understandable and compelling. Romance was good between to different personalities.

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    julie wyatt 01-08-16
    julie wyatt 01-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Intriguing"

    This story keeps you involved. very well performed. Enjoyable from start to finish. Intriguing, without being riveting, keeping it relaxing with a just right quality.

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  • Gadget Queen
    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
  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    7/24/14
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    "Wow!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I am writing this review in the moments after the book has finished. I loved it, the characters, the twists and turns of the storyline. It was a fantastic listen/read. How will I cope with it being over?


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

    Julia Whelan's narration was fantastic. Such a versatile voice, she captured perfectly each of the wide range of chacters.


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

    At the end, I felt full of emotion. The ending was perfect, but I'm not going to give it away.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like superbly written crime and romance, just buy it. It has the best of both.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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