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The Search

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Publisher's Summary

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life: a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

Several years ago, she was the only survivor of a serial killer - a madman who stalked and abducted young women, strangled them, and left them buried with a red scarf on their bodies. As authorities were closing in on the Red Scarf Killer, he shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. Yet all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon’s house, and he’s at his wit’s end.

To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can’t handle. Simon is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he’s a rugged and intensely private artist, known for creating exquisite furniture. Simon never wanted a puppy, and he most definitely doesn’t want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to the laws of attraction.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws and as Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands.

©2010 Nora Roberts (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[T]he romance is finely done, with Roberts's trademark banter lighting up the page. Fiona and Simon are the main attraction, but the setting and the supporting characters—with paws and without—provide a vivid backdrop." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Carol 01-25-13
    Carol 01-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it"
    What did you love best about The Search?

    The story was great and kept me listening. Characters were interesting


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    Very good, since I was totally involved in the story the whole time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Opal 01-16-13
    Opal 01-16-13

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    "Totally confused and bewildered..."
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Tanya Eby?

    Nora, yes... Tanya, I don't have the words.


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Find new narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tanya Eby?

    Susan Ericksen


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

    Confusion and disappointment. Been reading Nora since' '91 and I'm unsure whether it's the emotionless narration or the writing. Narrator voiced two emotions and was so curt and abrupt... there was no flow of emotions, almost as if she couldn't wait to finish what she obviously has no gift for. I've always enjoyed Nora's novels and her alter, J.D. Robb series. I am a big fan of her style of writing. I think she's wonderful. It actually hurts too give this such a low review and to think it might be the writing. No way it's Nora.


    Any additional comments?

    I have never stopped listening to anything written by Nora.... I usually forget the time and find the sun getting ready to dawn. What happened? I actually took it off my kindle and iPod. Will try to finish but that woman narrating grates on my nerves like a dull knife. Have never experienced this emotion(s) before. <br/>Nora and J.D. are wonderful.

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    Lisa 01-08-13
    Lisa 01-08-13
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    "Exciting !"
    What made the experience of listening to The Search the most enjoyable?

    I loved the canine element to this story. It was well written and the narrator, Tanya Eby, was superb! Classicly "Nora Roberts" written. A+++


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

    Yes. The plot was well written. It was very realistic. Didn't seem too far fetched a story for the listener.


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

    I can't say enough about Tanya Eby...she was brilliant with this book ! I'm searching for books that have her name attached now. This is the first narrator I've searched for (I typically search by author)


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    Amazon Customer 01-02-13
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    "THE SEARCH BY NORA ROBERTS"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. Narrator was excellent. The story kept you interested - not a thriller but certainly entertaining Easy to pick back up on the story.

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    monica 12-06-12
    monica 12-06-12
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    "The book was okay."
    What did you like best about The Search? What did you like least?

    I did enjoy the book. I had just finished "Witness" and found it to be the same story with different players.


    Was The Search worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Pennsylvania 11-16-12
    Andrea Pennsylvania 11-16-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed the story--dog lover"

    I did enjoy the story as I took a great interest in the rescue dog training and searches. I did like the dialogue between the two main characters as it was more realistic and not all lovey-dovey. I read The Witness and for those of you who might not be interested in the dog portion of this story, you probably would like that one--it was intense.

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    rebecca pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-10-12
    rebecca pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Best of both - dogs and mystery!"

    This was a SUPER story! I thought it is one of the best she has done. The characters are totally believable and I thoroughly loved the insight I got into dogs and search and rescue. The plot is a thriller and I actually got tense as the action came to its climax. Get this and enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gilda Acassuso, Argentina 11-06-12
    Gilda Acassuso, Argentina 11-06-12
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    "Must love dogs"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love dogs but not that much, so I would recommended it only to family not friends


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I kind of expecting that ending, it didn't surprise me


    What didn’t you like about Tanya Eby’s performance?

    I didn't like the tone of her voice, I could almost also feel the spiting of saliva while hearing to her.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    No way this romance could be irresistible. It is a book to do something else while you are listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    I expected more suspense in the story. Anyway I like Nora Robert's books and I will continue reading or listening to her books

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    Suzanne Stittsville, ON, Canada 11-04-12
    Suzanne Stittsville, ON, Canada 11-04-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it !"
    If you could sum up The Search in three words, what would they be?

    Great storyline - flows well.


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

    I would have, had I had the time. My audiobooks are my way of filling in the time during my commute in the car, or making my long runs more interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the Nora Roberts books when they have a suspensful storyline. This one fit right into my preferences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hipsy runanga, New Zealand 10-21-12
    Hipsy runanga, New Zealand 10-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "listenable story... pretty good."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, easy read.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    good


    Any additional comments?

    I am not a dog lover, but found it well written and interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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