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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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    Miss E R Gould 12-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy, unchallenging, and enjoyable"

    Easy "read", great performance, not a particularly exciting or original story but still engaging and enjoyable.

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    Glynell McCoy Amarillo, TX United States 12-17-15
    Glynell McCoy Amarillo, TX United States 12-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    The story was very good, but..
    I hadn't read any of Nora Roberts books in ab very long time. I don't remember her using vulgar language and sexual situations like there were in this novel. Maybe its because that sort of thing sells these days. I won't be purchasing any of them unless it's her earlier books.

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    Shelley 12-16-15
    Shelley 12-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "First Nora Roberts"

    I guess I'm just not a Nora Roberts fan. Too syrupy sweet and perfect. Accents by the narrator were not believable.

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    Ingrid Olsen-Young 12-16-15
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    "Was ok"

    I enjoyed the beginning more than the middle of the book. The reader often made Abigail sound like a robot when she was with her boyfriend. Sometimes it annoyed me and I would have to take a break.
    The end was satisfying.

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    Kerry Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 12-16-15
    Kerry Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 12-16-15 Member Since 2010
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    "It's pure agony..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It's probably for those who enjoy formulaic pulp like Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson or Mills & Boon.


    Has The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes. I will never buy anything from this author ever again.


    What didn’t you like about Julia Whelan’s performance?

    She has a whining teenage voice.


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

    Anger. This book proved to me that mediocrity reigns supreme in so-called bestselling fiction. It honestly felt as if it had been written by a twelve-year-old girl. To call this "broad" is a complimentary understatement; in truth it must appeal to people who can't mange a book of any depth whatsoever.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the kind of sophomoric pablum that passes for a bestseller these days? I was taken aback in the first 15 minutes when the author mentions that her teenage character has an IQ of 210. Yes, 210! Albert Einstein was likely in the 180 to 190 range. An IQ of 210 makes this annoying girl one of the smartest people on the planet. It's that kind of lazy approach to basic research that tells you an author is either intellectually challenged herself or too lazy to care. She probably knows her readers won't know any better. Later, the author uses the word "restitution" when the context clearly shows she means "retribution". She does this again when she uses "encompasses" when she means "comprises". Actual malapropisms! The entire book is riddled with painfully weak writing. The author had the gall to use the phrase "bright as diamonds", if you can believe that. I was amazed that people could stand it. If you want beautiful, powerful writing where adults behave and speak like adults, try Tana French or Adrian McKinty.

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    kristin 12-15-15
    kristin 12-15-15
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    "Takes a little to take off but WOW"

    So, at first I wasnt sure. I wasnt liking the lead female too much, seemed far fetched and unrealistic but I bet people like this do exist. But then it jumps up to an older her which I really like her character development. Anyways, just great book with characters that evolve, change, and grow.

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    raylene 12-14-15
    raylene 12-14-15
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    "Bit long winded"

    Beginning was good, middle boring and end kind of expected. Thought it would have more action so kind of disappointed.

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    Ashley 12-14-15
    Ashley 12-14-15
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    "Loved It"

    Great book! I couldn't put it down and it was great because I didn't have to thanks to Audible. ♡

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    Dione 12-14-15
    Dione 12-14-15 Member Since 2011

    I love reading but love listening even more. I listen while riding in my car, going to sleep at night, working on the computer, or just having a cup of tea.

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    "Loved it!"

    I hated to hear it end but I loved the story and the way she told the story. I fell in love with Burt. Looking for another Nora Roberts book now. I'm not even waiting on my next credit.

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    Nicole 12-13-15
    Nicole 12-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "very good book!"

    I really enjoyed this book. The story was a little predictable but still good none the less.

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