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Taming Natasha

The Stanislaskis, Book 1
Narrated by: Christina Traister
Series: The Stanislaskis, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a compelling story about love's softening effects on even the most guarded of hearts.

The first time single father Spence Kimball set eyes on Natasha Stanislaski, he was floored by her exotic beauty. But the former ballet dancer turned toy shop owner had a fiery temperament that kept men safely at bay. Sensing a hidden wound, Spence and his little girl joined forces to find a way into her closely guarded heart. For Spence realized he'd do anything to tame Natasha's fears...and show her how to love.

©1990 Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Great short storie

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. looking forward to read the whole series. Did not like the narration at all, the accents and male voices were awful. saying that it took nothing away from a great read. will read the rest of the series.

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  • Lit Chick
  • 12-08-2015

Awful Narrator

I love All things Nora Roberts and enjoyed the story. BUT the narrator made the heroine sound like an old vampire movie! Her Russian accent was awful, just not realistic at all.

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  • PAK
  • 22-07-2015

Boring

Very disappointing. Just boring. Not typical Nora Roberts quality. Simple romance but no plot to speak of.

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  • Valerie Britton
  • 02-07-2015

sucked

did not like did not bother to finish. the person telling the story sucked! wow

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  • K.N.I.
  • 24-07-2019

Just the Worst

The narration for this book was so over the top that it was difficult to listen to. Living in a community that has a heavy Ukrainian presence, the mistakes in accents were glaringly obvious. The main character had moved to the US when she was below the age of ten. Having known people who have lived in the US from that age on, they generally have a very mild accent. The brother of the main character, I believe, came to the US below the age of five. He should have had no accent. Instead that character sounded like he had just learned English. The inaccuracies were so distracting, it was impossible to like any of the characters. I'm not sure if the story was any good; I couldn't help but laugh at the disastrous narration.

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  • B. D.
  • 01-08-2017

Meh!

So when a narrator can't do a male voice it can make or break the story. Christina Traisters female voices were just ok in this book but the male lead sounded slow and dim witted. That, my friends can ruin a story in a hurry. This story itself was slow and it was hard at times to keep my attention. Sorry, but I'd skip this one. Use your credit on any Susan Elizabeth Phillips "Chicago Stars" series book and you'll understand what I'm saying about GREAT narration making a book come to life!

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  • Kellie Westley
  • 20-03-2016

excellent story great voice for it loved the hole

wonderful story to listen to can't Waite to start my this book on audio. great sound, great story great performance.

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  • Gen
  • 04-07-2015

Enjoy with out stress

loved it . Recommend story for a quite peaceful read. A story of new love and happy ever after

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  • Nancy
  • 30-06-2015

It's Nora Roberts

I enjoyed the book... I almost gave it a four star but really not one of her best. Basic storyline with a few twists but really basic stuff.

It did take me awhile to get passed the narrators attempt at a Russian accent but it grew on me.

If your looking for a quick no brainer listen, this will work for you.

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  • Nic
  • 23-06-2015

A classic Nora Roberts love story...fun & well written!

I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a interesting love story with excellent character development. This isn't one of her mysteries or romantic suspense novels but it's a fun story with excellent characters that you grow to care about quickly.

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  • Shantel Knichel
  • 06-09-2019

Wonderful story

I loved it.The story line.Thecharacters were great.I loved the plot.I love Nora Roberts and her books

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  • Wales
  • 23-04-2017

great start to the series

What did you like most about Taming Natasha?

The story is engaging. The narrator is very good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Natasha,

Have you listened to any of Christina Traister’s other performances? How does this one compare?

not before, but she is good at giving the characters an accent

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When he started to compose music again

Any additional comments?

more great stories from Nora Roberts

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 27-01-2016

Gentle love story

A good story and much more emotional than I was expecting, having already listened to the 3rd book of the series.
The story broached some tender topics very sensitively, a real, feel good, easy listening book.
Beautifully narrated definitely 6☆ stars if I could give it for her performance