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  • The Search

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (233 ratings)

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The Search

By: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
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Publisher's Summary

A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in this riveting #1 New York Times bestseller from Nora Roberts.

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. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare: an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life with her three loyal Labs. But all that changes on the day intensely private wood artist Simon Doyle barrels up her drive with an out-of-control puppy, desperate for her help.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and 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 by Nora Roberts. (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"[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)

“Search-and-rescue dogs are a focal point of this wonderful tale of love and adventure. Roberts has a marvelous ability to blend in the perfect amounts of character drama, realistic romance and chilling suspense. The result - an unputdownable read! Roberts again proves why her name is synonymous with excellence.” (RT Book Reviews)

“Strong romantic suspense.... The serial killer subplot is not new, as the copycat has been done before, but Nora Roberts makes it seem fresh with her incredible writing skill as she uses the Search and Rescue canines as key elements in the exciting story line. Readers will enjoy Ms. Roberts’ entertaining Puget Sound thriller.” (Midwest Book Review)

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A good listen

I wish it had revealed the journalist's informant. I felt that could have been explored.

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Favourite

One of my favourite Nora Robert's books.
Loved the story and the humour of the characters.
Great tension between Simon and Fiona was incredible.
Great suspense, Loved it.

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Excellent

I read a lot of this genre and this book has to be amongst my faves. Great characters. Good storyline. Worth reading Enjoy

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Easy to listen to voices

Narration was excellent on another fabulous Nora Roberts story. Loved the dog training aspect added.

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Good story and great characters

No dislikes of this book it was great and I will read more of the same

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Captivating and fabulous

This book is absolutely incredible, Nora intrigues the audience and her characters capture the heart of the audience while they anticipate the capture of the bad guy. She describes the relationship between multiple dogs and their owners and creates intrigue into dog training as well as establishing a believable relationship between all characters.
Tanya has made this book come alive with the way she reads and has enhanced the books plot and atmosphere.
I would definitely recommend this book to others, whether they want to read the book for themselves or listen to Tanya read it to them.
Well done to both Author and Narrator.

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Great book

Totally enjoyed this book, have listened to it twice.

The narrator is engaging and the characters interesting. Love the inclusion of the dogs in the book.

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A gripping tale.

I was very interested in the details about the dog training and the search and rescue unit. Enjoyed also the description of the scenery and the story was riveting. Maybe too many sex scene and a little repititive I thought but this is only an observation.

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Ok

My first NR book and I wanted to love it - started off good. Then, I felt the story went into a stagnant stage waffling on and repetitive. You could probably fast forward to last few chapters and not miss a thing. Audible book was good so I could be doing something else at same time. I wouldn’t finish if I had to read myself.

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fantastic

absolutely love nora roberts
the story never lagged or jumped
just the right amount of anticipation
narrator's ability to articulate the characters' excitement, fear, love and sarcasm made the story soo real, totally enjoyable

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