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The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] Audiobook

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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    Mimi Bacon Pasadena, CA 07-02-12
    Mimi Bacon Pasadena, CA 07-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Nora Robert's at her best!"
    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    Very well read.


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

    Yes, and I have listened to it over and over, and enjoyed it every time.


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    Karen Fort St John, BC 07-02-12
    Karen Fort St John, BC 07-02-12
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    "Laugh, Cry, Enjoy"

    This was the first time that I have listened to an audible book. Julia Whelan was amazing in my eyes as she kept her voices for the characters true to when she first started the book. I laughed out loud, I cried. The story was one that I didn't want to end as you were endeared to the characters and wanted to know so much more about them and how they carried on with their lives. I realize that all stories come to an end, even our own, but somettimes you do want to know what comes of someone that you have seen blossom. And the calmness and love that was being given to help with that blossom, it is always wonderful to know how far that goes and what that love can do for someone. Thank you to Nora Roberts and Julia Whelan!!

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    salome United States 07-02-12
    salome United States 07-02-12
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    "Good mystery"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is a good a great book. But, thought it drag on to much in the middle.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dog.. I thought it was great to put in the present of sharing his role in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first download of a audible book and I like it as a good way to entertain myself beside reading it.

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    CINDY 07-02-12
    CINDY 07-02-12 Member Since 2015
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    I have read/listened to many of Nora Roberts' books over the years, and never seem to get enough of the stories and characters she creates. The Witness is an engaging, easy listening, and sometimes humorous story. The reader is convincing as a teenager, then as an adult. I love how Julia Whelan was able to inflect different tones in her voice to portray Brooks (I can see him now), Sunny, Ash, Justin Blake and the other characters as well. Just imagine being the daughter of a control freak, witnessing a horrific crime at a young age, embracing the witness protection program as your "family", a life on the run, and then meeting people that somehow make you believe your life could actually be normal again...but the past is always looming in your thoughts and dreams and then they resurface as a reality. But can Liz/Abigail ever have a normal life again? Read the story and find out for yourself...you won't regret the time you spend in listening to this WONDERFUL story!

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    Dan Morris Plains, NJ, United States 07-01-12
    Dan Morris Plains, NJ, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Very Cpmpelling story line"
    Where does The Witness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I found this high on my list.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I very much liked the main character and how she was built up. Was realistic and liked how the author helped me understand the character and was consistent in how she developed her.


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    Very strong. First time I heard her and liked her.


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    Daryl United States 06-30-12
    Daryl United States 06-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "implausible"

    It is fun being drawn into fantasy, but not when so unlikely. Not so much the implausibility of the overall plot, but the implausibility of the development of relationships. A chick flick. (No offense, chicks.)

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    **Yvette** 06-30-12
    **Yvette** 06-30-12 Member Since 2011

    5 Stars - Loved it & will listen to it again 4 Stars - Really liked it & may listen to it again 3 Stars - Liked it but will not listen to it again 2 Stars - Didn't like it very much 1 Star - Hated it

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    "LOVED THIS BOOK."

    Liked the characters and how they interacted. Very smart dialog. I listened to this book twice.

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    Ellen Woodstock, CT, United States 06-29-12
    Ellen Woodstock, CT, United States 06-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Long time since I was this "involved" in a book."
    Would you listen to The Witness again? Why?

    Yes, but I now want to explore more audible titles since I have re-discovered how wonderful and engaging books can be.


    What other book might you compare The Witness to and why?

    Some of the Harlan Coban or James Patterson Women's Cop books, because they are introducing unforgettable characters in well plotted mystery solving situations.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The surprise ending, where years of planning and protecting the protagonist finally resulted in an answer to the original problem.


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

    Not a single moment, but the carefully crafted progression of a plan which was not visible in its entirely, but was also unrelenting in its direction and intent.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has the kind of strong individual characters which lend themselves to a sequel or more, and I predict that within 18 months this will become a smash movie.

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    Pam VALLEY GRANDE, AL, United States 06-27-12
    Pam VALLEY GRANDE, AL, United States 06-27-12
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    "Great Story"

    I don't recall if I have ever read Nora Roberts, but this book was great from beginning to end. Didn't want to put it down. Would definately recommend it to anyone wanting a great book.

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    Dianne Gulfport, MS 06-27-12
    Dianne Gulfport, MS 06-27-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Great story!"

    I'm a big fan of Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb. This was truly a captivating novel. I'm looking forward to another new release!

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