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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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    Heather Byrne 09-02-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Horrid!"

    Nora Roberts is a wonderful storyteller but the hero in this story is a HORROR! Every aspect of his behavior is a warning sign of an ABUSER. Authors please stop romanticising terrible men! Any man you tell to go away and who ignores you, then talks about women he found 'hot' is someone to run away from, not towards! Don't bother with this awful book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 10-23-17
    John 10-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book "

    If you like Nora Roberts you’ll love this one. Great love story with a little suspense thrown in. It moved me in a way only a few books can.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S J 10-22-17
    S J 10-22-17
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    "Fantastic story"

    WOW! The story is amazing and so well plotted. It starts off slowly but it gets moving quickly. Love the 2 main characters...they are wonderfully drawn. The narrator is amazing also. She does the best job I have heard!! The Witness won’t disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LelandMM 10-22-17
    LelandMM 10-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful"

    I did not want to stop listening. A very well written book with great details. Julie Whalen did an outstanding job as the narrator. I will be looking for more of each of what these two women offer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bridging Expressions 10-20-17
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    "Loved it!"

    The story was captivating all the way through. I was fascinated by the details and couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 10-20-17
    10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Was ok"

    The characters in the book was a little too perfect. However it was a nice enough book with a predictable ending.

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    krystle 10-20-17
    krystle 10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great!"

    my very first audiobook and i loved it! I finished it in 24 hours yes that's how i was hooked to it.

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    Anonymous 10-19-17
    10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    My first reading (or listening if you will) by Nora Roberts and I liked it 😀

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    kim quary 10-19-17
    kim quary 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book. I love Nora Roberts"

    I enjoyed the story and the characters. The performance was spectacular. I didn't want to stop listening.

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    Kate B. 10-19-17
    Kate B. 10-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "BEST BOOK EVER!"

    Loved this story... great narration... couldn't stop listening! The only problem was... I finished too soon & now have no more story to keep me company! #sad #happy #lovedit #norarocks! Thanks for such an amazing story!♡

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  • Gadget Queen
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    5/9/12
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    "Pulls you in."

    The is the first time I have read Nora Roberts and was unsure what to expect. The story pulled me in from the beginning and I was hooked. I love the way the main character grew and developed throughout the story in a way that feels as if you really know her. Beautifully read by Julia Whelan - a great modern crime story where good prevails.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    Melbourne, Australia
    7/9/12
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    "Classic Nora Roberts"

    I have to admit that I am a Nora Roberts fan so I always enjoy her books. This is one of the best so far and the plot has some unexpected twists and turns. It does take longer than usual to set up the background for the heroine but it all makes sense and adds some depth to the story. Very good narration makes the setting and the story come alive. I would recommend this to existing fans and it would also make a great introduction to Nora Roberts' contemporary romance style.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Elena
    Den Haag, Netherlands
    5/8/12
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    I could easily imagine what the author was describing. And I wanted to not to stop following the story until Iwas through. A bit predictable love story development. The man is so dreamy and honest and good and in love straight away. Oh well we all need some doze of hope. And the main character obviously deserves a good family. Being a native Russian speaker, must say - Russian words that are used are accurate and the pronunciation is very clear and understandable.
    Would certainly recommend to a fan of this genre.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
    DErby, United Kingdom
    7/26/12
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    "Excellent and enthralling read"

    I bought this as something to listen to on the sun lounger by the pool but it is so much better than my usual holiday lstening / reading! It moves from thriller to romance with a good twist to the story at the end. Highly recommended

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Loo loo
    Uk
    7/20/12
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    "The Witness Nora Roberts"

    I really enjoyed this book the main character is very endearing and likeable and right from the start you care and worry about her. It is well narrated as Julia Whelan has a very pleasant voice to listen to. It leaves you guessing what will happen right until the end and I would definitely recommend this book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    V. Froelunda, Sweden
    7/22/12
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    "From suspense into romance"

    The first half of The Witness is so thrilling that the five stars seem self evident. But then the novel develops into a rather bleak romance without even a chill. A great pity, but this blend of romance and thriller seems to be the new hallmark to Nora Roberts

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    GERRARDS CROSS, United Kingdom
    7/13/12
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    "Very Good"

    If you want an easy read this book is for you. Enjoyable and believable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Katy
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    5/16/12
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    "A good story-great narration"

    This is not a book I would usually buy or read. But I really enjoyed its steady pace and it was a good book from the start

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ann D
    Newcastle, England
    7/24/14
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    "Wow!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I am writing this review in the moments after the book has finished. I loved it, the characters, the twists and turns of the storyline. It was a fantastic listen/read. How will I cope with it being over?


    What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Julia Whelan's narration was fantastic. Such a versatile voice, she captured perfectly each of the wide range of chacters.


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

    At the end, I felt full of emotion. The ending was perfect, but I'm not going to give it away.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like superbly written crime and romance, just buy it. It has the best of both.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mandie
    United States
    7/21/12
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    "Enjoyed this, just remove the "erbs"

    Really quite enjoyed this, first time I have read a Nora Roberts, very well read. Good story, really got into it, just found the descriptions of the couple of sexual encounters totally unnecessary for the book, as was the long descriptions of what she was cooking and what she was cooking with, especially the number of times "erbs seemed to be used, not sure when the "h" disappeared from this word. Would definately read another

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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