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Stray

Narrated by: Sierra Kline, Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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From best-selling author Natasha Stories.

Erin Timms took a new job as a veterinarian in Sunshine, Colorado, for two important reasons: to get away from her ex, and to give herself a chance at a new life. But when devastating news of her ex follows her there, she begins to think she has made a terrible mistake.

Tall, stunning-looking Jon Miles had only one goal: to save the mountain canyon where Sunshine is located from businessmen who want to exploit it. But how can he do that when he is already an outcast?

There was nothing to suggest they’d ever meet, much less strike a spark of red-hot romance. Except that Erin can never turn away a stray....

©2014 Natasha Stories (P)2018 Natasha Stories

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great story

lovely romance story, it is a good listen and keeps you interested, very highly recommend.

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Good story and great narration

I loved the narration by Sierra Kline and Jeffrey Kafer. They really brought the characters and the story to life. The highest compliment vi can pay a narrator is that I forget I am listening to them and get lost in the story. That totally happened here.

I really enjoyed this story. And I have to say that Max steals every scene he is in. I enjoyed watching the characters and how they grew and changed throughout the book. The way their relationships grew and changed and the things that they got up to. I also enjoyed the little sideplots. All in all a great listen.

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Stray!

Love the animals! Love the narration! I felt like the Mc often acted like a teen girl instead of a nearly 30 year old, vet. Fun story!

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A Wonderful love Story

Erin Timms finds herself starting her life over in the small town of Sunshine, Colorado. She’s a vet and after a breakup with her ex she’s left Dallas, Texas and is trying small town life, which as she comes to experience is very different. She encounters Jon Miles one evening when he brings a stray dog he’s just hit with his car, now Jon’s really hot. Every time Erin sees him she gets tongue tied, or rubbish comes of her month.
Jon is bowled over by Erin and is definitely interested. Unfortunately both parties have a lot of unresolved issues, which keeps them apart. So there lots of unresolved angst from Erin, which the Sierra brings to life all the emotion and especially Erin’s evening with BOB to life very realistically. Wow Jon voice is brought to life dripping with sex appeal by Jeffrey that has all the female listeners seat up and  take notice. The star of the story for me was Max the golden retriever who was the Stray in the title or was  he. 

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A little of everything!

What an interesting audiobook! Like an onion it has layer to its plot structure. The romance aspect of the story is fairly typical with the initial attraction and the several obstacles that need dealing with before the two protagonists can find their way to each other. However the story also includes a bit of humour, suspense, corporate-drama, small town dynamics, complex family relationships, several spoilt brats, a few interesting pets, conniving exes and several twists in the plot.

Erin Timms is a vet who, motivated by the need to get away from her awful ex, moves to the small town of Sunshine to act as a locum for the local vet. Jon Miles is forced to use her services when a dog is badly hurt in a collision with a car. The attraction is almost instantaneous but so is the suspicion. As it turns out Jon is part of the corporation that has over developed the mountains surrounding the town with ski resorts. More importantly the townspeople hate the resorts. Ever more importantly, there is a history of betrayal associated with the development and the townspeople have long memories.

Of course nothing is quite that simple. For instance Jon isn't just a part of the resort corporation, the relationships between the characters aren't as clear as it all seems, and the cat lady isn't as dotty as initially considered. Jon has to balance his new found attraction to Erin with his long term corporate strategy. Decisions need to be made and realised before Erin and Jon can even consider their HEA.

Overall, I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It is brimming with details that quickly carry the audience from start to finish.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Sara
  • 03-04-18

Great narration, a bit too much happening though

Stray has all the makings of a fantastic book. I think the storyline had a bit too much going on. Sierra Kline and Jeffrey Kafer. They were fantastic together and really had some good chemistry! Both voices were so expressive. I was incredibly impressed with Sierra Kline. She portrayed all of Erin’s feelings perfectly.

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  • KIDSFIRST81
  • 21-03-18

Cute Tail of love in small town

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Overall I felt the book was pretty well written. It has a lot of different things going on from heartaches, corporate takeovers, small town drama/rumormills, land development, grudges (local vs tourists) and lots of love drama. Of course we also can't forget about MAX the dog...he is also in the book a lot and who can't enjoy a book with a main character that is a dog :)

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending felt a little rushed, after all the buildup suddenly it was all over. I would have liked to have seen a little more resolution before things worked out. I did like the epilogue and how things worked out there but the resolution in the chapter(s) before that felt rushed.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I liked the female narrator but the male narrator wasn't my favorite. I've listened to him in other stories but I don't think he fit the part as well in this book.

Any additional comments?

I was given this book by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for my unbiased review through AudioBoom.

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  • Hildegard
  • 05-03-18

Sweet and Sexy "Tail"

This was a story that hinted at a lot of intrigue, but turned out to be a sweet story with some very noble characters. I enjoyed both the storyline and the characters. Sierra Kline has an incredibly versatile and sexy voice that is well-suited to this story. I enjoyed her narration immensely. Jeffery Kafer's performance was not as versatile or sexy, but didn't do anything to detract from the story, so I'm not complaining. overall, a really good audiobook!

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  • seelk
  • 28-03-18

Stray

I have mixed feelings about this story and its characters. It worked because it has a plot, intrigue and conflict, characters that I liked and some I wanted to smack into next Sunday. I liked Jon, despite him doing some questionable things, I felt sorry for him after finding out his backstory, the guy couldn't get a break. He gets quite a few shocks in a short time. And the dog... Max was great, glad Erin was able to save him.
There was a lot of drama, a bit much for my taste, small town gossip and entitled rich girls but I guess it added to the conflict in the story. Erin didn't help either, she is not among my faves either, a bit wimpy and a lot gullible. I am not a fan of weak female leads.

Mr. Kafer is among my fave narrators and it is always a pleasure to listen to. Love the voices, Jon and especially Doc. My first listen from Ms. Kline who for the most part did ok and had some good variations for the many characters, I found that for Erin some parts sounded overdone to me or overly soft for the situation.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and this review is voluntary.

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  • Jan M
  • 03-03-18

I loved it!

This book was so much more than I expected. I loved the premise of this story and found myself pulled in by the stray Golden Retriever (Max) and Erin (Vet) and Jon. The book has many facets from lost love, need to heal, redemption, new love, corporate takeover, water rights, tourist vs. local residents, land development, grudges, and happiness. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. This book was given to me for free at my request and I have provided this voluntary review. Both narrators did a very good performance with this book and they each put so much emotion into it. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and both narrators.

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  • P1965
  • 22-11-19

hate whiny and insecure heroine

This started really good but the heroine is whiny and weak as the story progress. Although this is fiction, for a woman who had her heart break once, I didn't understand her reason for putting herself in the same situation. This is the reason I gave a low rating. She kept doubting herself and this person supposed to already have life experienced and educated. Apparently, she didn't learn from it even though John had a " girlfriend". Don't get me wrong, she did get her HEA. I just didn't get the author for writing her character to be weak, whiny and insecure. I really like this author for her other work but I don't like this one. listen at your own risk is my recommendation.

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  • Maria Craw
  • 13-09-19

it was ok

This story was ok, I found the heroine likeable, but the hero and his magic 'wand' were a bit of a turn off. Unfortunately he was written as both a likeable guy and as an a** who will do anything to get what he wants. The narrators did an excellent job, although I wish they had a bit more character building to work with. I was gifted a free copy of this title for an honest review.

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  • Cc
  • 27-07-19

Dramatic performance

I found the dramatic reading to deter from the overall enjoyment.
An enjoyable listen and story, with a few unexpected twists.

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  • Azaeka76
  • 26-07-19

Soft spot for strays!

This really turned out to be a sweet story! I look forward to more by this author.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 29-06-19

Interesting Story

This was my first Natasha Stories's book. This complex story is sweet and sexy, with great characters. Sierra Kline and Jeffrey Kafer did an amazing job with the narration. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook — at my request — and have voluntarily left this review.