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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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    SimplyIrrisistable 05-11-16 Member Since 2016

    SimplyIrrisistable

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    "Brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Having been an Audible follower for a very short time and a frequent returner, I can say with great enthusiasm that this is probably the best audio book I have heard. It encourages me to keep on.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love story mixed with the intrigue.


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    Julia Whelan is a master. How she kept the parts separate and believable I will never understand. What a brilliant performance.


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

    Yes, it made me laugh with exuberance and cry with fear. The characters were wonderful. The Author, The Performance, The Characters... what more can I say.


    Any additional comments?

    This would make a great movie. However, when Ms. Roberts described a character a couple of times I thought "No, that isn't how I picture this character." I am sure we all have our image of how someone looks or what we think they would look like. <br/><br/>Oh, and did I mention that I am a Christian. This book really didn't need the four letter words. It would have made a great christian thriller. Sorry guys/gals, didn't mean to destroy your enthusiasm. The book is still here for you to hear or read in its' original format. The story was what I liked not the expletives, It was GOOD!

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    Amazon Customer 05-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Clever!"

    Clever storyline and details. The Abigail character was very intelligent, but yet "green" at the simple things in life. Loved it!

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    JoAnn 05-10-16
    JoAnn 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "More"
    Where does The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I wish this was a series. This is my all time favorite book of Nora Roberts. The best


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    IM14FUN Scottsdale, AZ 05-10-16
    IM14FUN Scottsdale, AZ 05-10-16 Member Since 2014

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    "A good balance of mystery and romance"

    An audio book that I didn't want to pause. Both the story and the character continued to grow up to the last chapter.

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    joanne 05-09-16
    joanne 05-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A good read. I really appreciated the ending especially,"

    I liked the consistency of the characters personalities and the attention to details. Good job.

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    Beverly Grimes 05-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good read!"

    A little bit of everything...drama, romance & a little humor. It was a very enjoyable read.

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    kathyp eden, UT, US 05-08-16
    kathyp eden, UT, US 05-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "On the edge of my chair!"

    The characters are so believable and the story so intriguing as to make one unable to turn the narrator off and do something else. There is a tension to the story right up to the prologue.

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    Josie 05-08-16
    Josie 05-08-16
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    Story started fast and I was hopeful. However with the entrance of the love interest things got slow and overly filled with unnecessary f-words and just general histrionics. The reader did not do male voices very well and that's a draw back for me. I used to enjoy Nora's romances but this type from her is not my cup of tea.

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    Amazon Customer 05-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "My first audible book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition] to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed version so I can't say for sure. However I really enjoyed listening to this story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]?

    The first death and the last death.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first death


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

    No! It was a nice interesting story.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked Abigail's character. She seems like a nerd but also a normal woman desiring love. Her boyfriends voice made me think of him as a lazy cowboy.

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    kunal johar 05-08-16
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    "Decent book but was craving for more"

    this book kept me asking for more, it is more of a romantic novel than a thriller. the ending was plain and simple

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