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Taken

Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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I'm one of four Willow daughters. He's the first-born son of the Scafoni family. And we have history.

For generations, the Scafoni family have demanded a sacrifice of us. A virgin daughter to atone for sins so old that we don't even remember what they are anymore. 

But when you have as much money as they do, you don't play by the rules. You make them.

And Sebastian Scafoni makes all the rules.

The moment I saw him, I knew he would choose me. Even though the mark on my sheath declared me unclean. Even though my beautiful sisters stood beside me, offered to him, he still chose me.

He made me his. And then he set out to break me.

"Intensely dark, twisted, and perversely hot! If you loved Pepper Winters's Indebted, you will love Taken." (Anna Zaires, The New York Times best-selling author)

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"Intensely dark, twisted, and perversely hot! If you loved Pepper Winters's Indebted, you will love Taken." (Anna Zaires, The New York Times best-selling author) 

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wow love this author

best hot sex scenes siince i listened to Sylvia day and Lori Leigh. mind you this author is a little darker in her own way. the plot is unfolding nicely but I think the heroine is going to go to a darker place in torn.
the male narrator sounds like he has the flu which grates a bit but his inflections are good..
looking fwd to more of this author,.
p.s. it's very alpha dark so be warned....

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  • Drifter
  • 01-04-2019

What a thriller!

The Scafoni and Willow families have been tied together for centuries by a cursed and brutal tradition. This generation Helena has been chosen to be the sacrifice. This begins 3 years of sexual slavery and brutality by the 3 Scafoni brothers. The most brutal though is Sebastian's stepmother. Soon Helena finds herself falling in love with Sebastian. But can she trust any of the Scafoni family members especially Sebastian. If so, will he be able to save her?

The narrators did an excellent job of taking the listener into this very dark world.

I voluntarily received this Audible book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is full of mystery, hidden truths, sinister people, twists and turns, erotic sexual scenes, superstitions, angst, who can be trusted issues, and love. It does contain a cliffhanger but the second book is there to be listened to/read. I will be listening to it right away. If you like dark erotic romance books this is one for you.

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  • bookbruin
  • 06-05-2019

Addictive Dark Romance

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I don't read much dark romance, but I've made an exception a few times for Natasha Knight and I have never regretted it. Her books and characters push me out of my comfort zone and are so addictive! Once I started this one, I didn't want to stop and it remained in my thoughts until I could get back to it. The premise is so intriguing and I couldn't wait to find out more about the history between the Scafoni and Willow families. I will admit that not everything made the most sense, but the pacing was good and I felt engaged and invested the entire time. Make no mistake though, this book is not for the faint of heart. There are some very difficult chapters with questionable consent and possible triggers for listeners/readers. The Stockholm Syndrome was also strong and I'm not entirely sure how much I consider this a romance. There's a scene towards the end that had me cringing due to its brutality and how much the anti-hero, Sebastian, derived sexual gratification from the entire exchange. Listeners/readers should also note that this is book 1 of the duet, so brace yourself for the cliffhanger because it's a doozy!

Michael Pauley and MacKenzie Cartwright did a fantastic job bringing Sebastian and Helena to life. Pauley's performance was especially riveting and I am always impressed by his ability to embody these morally ambiguous heroes. I think my only issue with his performance is that it seemed muffled/not as clear as MacKenzie Cartwright's. Overall a great listen and I can't wait to start book 2!

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  • Jill A Green
  • 03-04-2019

Cliff Hanger but so worth it!!

I’ll start by saying this has good narration, you cannot go wrong with Michael Pauley!! Sebastian and Helena are brought together by a centuries old “deal” between families. It is an intense, dark romance that has several twist and turns. It is classic Natasha, she keeps you wanting more. Several questions remain unanswered so it does not have a sweet ending wrapped up in a pretty little bow, but it leaves you ready to dive into book 2!!! This is an unbiased review provided through audiobook obsession review group.

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  • Book Lover
  • 31-03-2019

TAKEN 😣😤

WARNING! 😣 this book isn't for the faint of heart people. This book has verbal, and physical abuse in it so if these are triggers for you than I would think twice about this one. This first book is very very dark.

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 31-03-2019

A great story!!

Angsty yet erotic, brutality yet caring. This is an amazing dark and twisted story that will literally leave you wanting more...
This book has a cliffhanger but I’m excited to listen to book 2.
The narration was amazing! I recommend this book if you’re okay with a angsty cliffhanger!

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  • Kylie
  • 22-05-2019

Willow They or Won't They

I enjoyed the pacing of the story. This was a very quick listen for me because I needed to know where the story was going. The story opens on a dark note and just continues from there. It's told from duel POVs: Helena Willow the feisty iron willed young woman. She is chosen as the Willow Girl by the eldest son in the Scafoni family; Sebastian. He supplies the other POV. He is a tatted mafioso bound by rules and tradition. I had a bit of an issue fully understanding the reason for the reaping or this would be a 5 start listen for me.

The narrators are wonderful and easy to listen to.

This is definitely a dark/taboo read. There are themes of kidnapping, sadism, dubious consent and abuse. If you are sensitive to these elements this would not be the book for you. It does not shy away from the brutality.

The book does end with a cliffhanger. So for closure you will need to read book two in the duet.

I would recommend this for fans of The Indebted series by Willow Winters and Acquisition Series by Celia Aaron.

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 06-04-2019

Scafoni Family VS Willow Daughters

Taken (Dark Legacy Duet #1) by Natasha Knight is a very dark erotic romance with triggers. The Scafoni & Willow family
have history together, being tied together for centuries by a curse & a brutal tradition. A intensely, dark, mysterious & absolutely captivating listen. Oodles of details explaining certain events, however the further I delve into this duet the more questions I have. A game of cat and mouse being played by these characters. Characters are compelling as well as have complex personalities. This author intertwined a tale that includes a family curse, betrayal, criminal aspect, enemies to lovers trope, morbidly twisted, & sensuality. I'm so ready to dig into book two as this ends in a cliffhanger.

Narators Michael Paulie and Mackenzie Cartwright are new to me as I haven't listened to anything they narrated before. I revel in the naration. These two together brought the narrative & characters into existence.

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  • Heather Swan
  • 02-04-2019

Oh So Good!!!

I loved this dark book!! Sebastian is easy to fall for. Heck I just listened to it and I am falling for him. Helena was the chosen one. Though her sisters are pure and she is not. I love her tenacity although she is in a bad place. She is a fighter.

Michael Pauley and MacKenzie Cartwright did a great job with narration!

I cannot wait to start listening to Torn!!

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  • Booklover 876🇯🇲
  • 22-05-2019

I wanted to hate it

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But I couldn't. One minute I'm hating everyone in this book, Even Helena for trying to believe in Sebastian. The next I'm rooting for them and thinking up ways to do off with Lucinda. The Willow Girls have suffered for generations and I honestly hate the Willow family more than the Scafoni family for accepting payment while your own child is put through hell. I love a good anti-hero and Sebastian is the best at it. If you are not into dark twisted romance then leave this alone, not for the faint of heart. However if you like viscerally dark and sadistic it's worth a credit. Looking forward to book 2. Michael Pauley and Mackenzie Cartwright narration was riveting as I navigate through this brilliantly written story.

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  • trixie
  • 02-05-2019

TAKEN

What a start to this dark romance. I really can't say much without giving away the story. This story drew me in from the very first page and kept me up because I couldn't put the book down.The only negative for me is, it is a cliffhanger.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-03-2019

Dark and powerfully seductive

If you enjoy a dark romance with broken characters and intense sexuality this book is for you! This is not your typical BDSM book. This skirts the borders of consent and delves into sexual desire and pain. The attraction between the MC's is obvious though and the storyline is fantastic! Just a warning.. Holly cliffhangers Batman!! Be ready to lock yourself in binge because you'll want to jump right into the next book!

The only part I struggled with was the narration. The female part was AMAZING! I wish she would have just just done the whole thing. Her voices for all the characters were fantastic. The male narrator, not so much. He honestly sounded almost robotic at times. His performance was forced, rushed and flat. It really threw off the flow for me when they switched.

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  • Chrystal
  • 18-08-2019

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Natasha Knight did not disappoint with this intense so dark and twisted story. I loved this story could not put it down. This book leaves you on a cliffhanger wanting more.... I can't wait to listen to book 2.

Narrators Michael Pauley and Mackenzie Cartwright did A fabulous job bringing this story to life.

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  • Stacy
  • 15-08-2019

Wow!

This was an intriguing story. Their attraction, the disdain for the entire situation, and yet continuance of it... these characters have depth! Recommend and can’t wait to jump into the next book. 🎧 AudiobookObsession

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-2019

Very DARK

This was to dark for my taste, it contains very dark sex scenes
If you like this kinda books this is just the book for you ☺️

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  • Luv2Read
  • 10-08-2019

An intriguing and unique storyline

I found out about this book before it was released and was immediately intrigued by the storyline. This book is written in first person POV, with dual narration by the 2 MCs (Helena and Sebastian). The narrators did a great job of bringing this book to life. I didn't really know what to expect from this book because the storyline was unlike anything I've read before. The author did a great job of developing the story and kept me guessing throughout the book. This book does end in a cliffhanger, but luckily the second book is already available, so you don't have to wait to find out what happens. This is a dark romance and the "relationship" between the MCs is not an easy one. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of dark romances and is looking for a book that is different from a lot of the other books in that genre.

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  • tenisha
  • 10-08-2019

Good Listen

Helena is a Willow girl that for generations has been sold to the Scarfoni family. Sebastian chooses Helena going against tradition. She is now living a life no one could dream of, all for the sake of a family curse and money. The chemistry between Sebastian and Willow is off the charts. The cliffhanger will leave you wanting more. Good Narration
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  • Karin Anderson
  • 07-08-2019

Dark Legacy Duet Book One

Dark Legacy Duet Book One.

Helena Willow knows that she must do everything in her power to ensure she is not the sister chosen for the Scafoni family sacrifice, so she allows someone to take her innocence. However, Sebastian Scafoni is intrigued by the ruined girl who has to be tied down to keep her in her place. He chooses her because of her flaws instead of turning her away. Now, Helena is a captive to Sebastian and his spiteful family. Sebastian keeps claiming he is her only ally, but when he turns her over to the others for punishments, Helena knows that his words are just that - words.

If you're looking for a dark romance with family secrets and a harsh legacy, this is the book for you.

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  • Sophy Sorn
  • 12-07-2019

Wow

Wow!! This is such a great book!! Both narrators did an excellent job at narrating. The cliffhanger is killing me.

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  • Maria Fernanda G. Lechuga
  • 03-07-2019

Not for me

This book wasn't for me, and its not because it's dark, since I have enjoyed other of this theme.
I couldn't connect with the story or the characters, there's no real chemistry between them.
Sebastian does things that he doesn't want to but wants to or have to. Helena, I thought she was goingto be a strong heroine but I feel she just did such dumb things that get her in trouble instead of being smarter.

The narration was great, first time listening to Michael Pauly and wow his performance is brilliant. Mackenzie was perfect for Helena too. I really loved the narration of this book.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 27-06-2019

Let this audio blow your mind

There are not enough or find the right words to do this audio justice. I was engrossed in this story and couldn’t stop. I was holding my breath waiting to see what will happen next . There is not enough words to do justice to the author Natasha .

Hero is but not really a hero is Sebastion. Same with the heroine Helena

This audio starts off with a bang . At 21 yrs old Helena found out what her family was all about and some truths about her aunt , the aunt she loves. At the time , Helena found out she might be taken , sold , used by the male Scarfonis. Her family the Willows allow one daughter to be taken , chosen by the oldest of the Scarfonis . It’s a long tradition , a few generations old
Helena is not expected to be chosen , first she’s not a virgin, her choice, she did it purposely, and second she has three sisters that are beautiful, blonde . But Sebastian takes one look at her and something must draw him to choose Helena . There are some rules that need to be followed for 3 yrs , Helena has to follow what Sebastian says the first yr . But Sebastian stepmom takes it one step further,
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Both Narrators Michael and Mackenzie performance was beyond words . Both narrators made you feel the scenes

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