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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)

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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.

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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.

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    Sandra R. Marcil 10-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable Nora Roberts Book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Search the most enjoyable?

    Liked both characters, loved the dog training.


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

    Thought Tanya Eby did an excellent job, have listened to other books she narrated, but thought this one was one of her best.


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

    yes, and have listened to it again. Enjoyed it as much or more the second time.


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    tooonce72 10-05-12
    tooonce72 10-05-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Feel Good Stalker Book - Really!"
    What did you love best about The Search?

    It was a comfortable read. It's sure given be a jones to get a dog though.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The theory of everyone is trainable.


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    Calming.


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

    No - but, I don't always want one. Like all Nora Roberts books - you know what you are in for if you have read her before. It's a great story with an interesting plot with an ending you are happy with.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Maryville, TN, United States 10-01-12
    Jennifer Maryville, TN, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome book!"

    I enjoyed this book. I was a little worried I would get bored listening to all the details about the dogs, but it wasn't like listening to an instruction Manuel being read to you. Overall, great book and narration!

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    Carmen Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada 09-26-12
    Carmen Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada 09-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Glad I gave it a chance!"

    I passed over this book SO many times because of all of the lousy reviews it got here.
    I won't say it was her best book - but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, there are quite a few references to dog training - that is the main characters job and it's important to who she is and how she thinks. It wasn't over the top in my opinion and the book was time well spent.
    So, if you are unsure - give it a chance!

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    Naomi 09-22-12
    Naomi 09-22-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "Easy listening for crime and dog lovers"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes if they were dog lovers like myself


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tanya Eby?

    yes


    Was The Search worth the listening time?

    Defiantly! although the plot could be better it was easy to listen to and i enjoyed the canine aspects of the story


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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 09-19-12
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 09-19-12
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    This has been Nora Roberts best work yet. Just loved the story. I love dogs so this book was excellent for me. :)

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    Amazon Customer 09-17-12 Member Since 2016
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    "My favorite Nora Roberts couple"

    I love this book...every time I need a feel good book, this is the one I listen to...Ms. Roberts has created an exceptional heroine; brave, intelligent, strong and insightful. She has paired her with a strong, taciturn but intelligent, frequently funny, always sexy hero. and a bevy of delightful, mostly well trained canines.

    I don't think you have to want to get involved with canine search and rescue to find this book fascinating...and how many of us don't want to know how to keep a dog from jumping on us.

    This book also has two of my favorite "firsts": Fiona's first meeting with Simon and Jaws, and Fiona and Simon's first sexual encounter...even after listening to it at least a dozen times, I still laugh out loud when Simon lectures Fiona about her use of window washing and dog treats to try to train him (although my husband doesn't understand why I find it so amusing).

    As for the narration, I have always enjoyed Tanya Eby's work. Yes, she does have a slight lisp, which stops being noticeable as the story evolves and is a small price to pay for her ability to express the characters' feelings through intonation and punctuation usage . She also makes all her male characters sound very sexy.

    Other Nora Roberts books that I love: Chasing Fire, High Noon, Tribute, the Circle Trilogy and, of course, the Irish Jewels Trilogy (that one had me getting ready to pack up and move to Ireland).

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    Amazon Customer 09-11-12
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    "Good story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was an excellent story, great characters and the story flowed right along. I enjoy audio book but this narrator had the same tone with every character and it got annoying to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the plot and the ending wasn't predicable


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

    no


    Do you think The Search needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no...where would it go, the killer was caught


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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