The Witness

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3 out of 5 stars
By R. Pontiflet on 26-04-2015

Kept Me Listening

This was an interesting story. I found that some parts of the story were predicable, but others were shocking (a little to much blood and guts for me). And, Ms. Brown does not describe a scene sparingly!

The story starts slow but strong and builds. Lots of backstories which held my interest fairly well. Nearly three quarters into the story, the action really get started and the story suddenly makes a sharp left turn and went in a direction that I did not expect. Unexpected twists and turns that elevated the story above predictability for me.

The voice the narrator used for the main character sounded very immature. The voice did not match the character's ability to get herself and her baby out of a fatal car crash, escape from a hospital with her baby, and run from the FBI and everybody else for days and days!

While the narration was not that good, it wasn't bad enough to make me quit listening. The story could benefit with a stronger narrator, possibly a female with a deeper voice.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Wilhelmina on 18-03-2010

The Witness

This is a must read. I love how Sandra Brown brings the characters together. You know there must be a connection and eventually there is. Her stories are so interesting and suspenseful. It's always a pleasure.

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21 of 22 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Patsy on 14-11-2011

Disappointing Narration

Although the story was interesting enough (although not as good as much of Ms. Brown's work), the narrator's interpretation of the protagonist's voice was incredibly annoying. She was supposed to be mature enough to have a career as an attorney and be married with a child, but Ms. Bean gave her a childlike voice that made her sound like an 18 yr. old airhead. Very distracting and really diminished my enjoyment of this story.

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Markie Ross on 10-07-2010

Good story, mediocre writing

I think Sandra Brown never met an adverb she didn't like. Patiently, sarcastically, warmly, ruthlessly, sexily... egads, I began to count them. It's as if she writes with a thesaurus, not at all like real people talk or think. The narrator doesn't help...she lays into every word and is not natural. Also her male characters all sound like Colonel Sanders or Rooster Cogburn, old or young, so it began to take on an unintentionally comical sound. I gave it three stars because there is a story that is fairly compelling. I didn't realize that Sandra Brown was a romance writer, I guess I thought it was going to be more of a crime story, so maybe my expectations were skewed.

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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 19-04-2012

Horrible narration

What would have made The Witness better?

The protagonist of this story is portrayed as an idiot. She didn't know that Matt was a spineless daddy's boy before marrying him? And a mother of a newborn being hunted by white supremacists does not forgo her opportunity to escape because she feels sorry for a man she barely knows. But the worst part of this audio book is the narration. Like so many books, you don't get to hear the narrator do the characters' voices in the sample. Her Kendall voice was awful, as were all her male voices. I almost couldn't finish the book because listening to Kendall was driving me nuts.

I recommend other Sandra Brown audio books such as Lethal, Envy and White Hot. This is a waste of a credit.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joyce Bean?

Victor Slezak.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Brief moments of suspense.

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10 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kd on 19-06-2010

Soooooooooooo Good

It kept me guessing for most of the book but in a good way. I couldn't get any work done until I had heard it all!

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15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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