The Collector

  • by Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by Julia Whelan
  • 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart…
As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend 's Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients ' extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable.
But when she witnesses a possible murder-suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as Lila knows it takes a dramatic turn.
Artist Ashton Archer knows his charming, clever, and impulsive brother couldn 't have killed his girlfriend - or taken his own life. His hope of unraveling what happened lies with Lila, the only eyewitness. And even buried in grief, Ash longs to paint the woman whose deep, dark eyes seem to hold endless reserves of strength and a fiery passion.
Chalking up their intense attraction to the heat of the moment, Lila agrees to help Ash in trying to find out who murdered his brother and why. From the penthouses of Manhattan to grand Italian villas, their investigation draws them into a rarefied circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession…


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What would have made The Collector better?

the plot line

Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?


What didn’t you like about Julia Whelan’s performance?

dull but then again that was probably the story

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

I love Nora Roberts - but this was just awful, and boring

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- Linda

The best Book I've listened to in ages

What made the experience of listening to The Collector the most enjoyable?

I couldn't stop listening, waiting to find out how things would pan out.

What other book might you compare The Collector to, and why?

Thats a difficult question to answer as I have very poor memory and listen to so many books but The French Gardener by Santi Montefore has always come up in my top 5 list.

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

Everything. Cant fault it.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gripping, romantic but with an edge.

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly enjoyed this and it took me away from my own thoughts and troubles. won't spoil it for anyone but it keeps you on edge all the way to the end. Now want to read another but not sure what to go for next.

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- Mrs. K. C. Holmes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-04-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio