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The Mistress

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Danielle Steel

Narrated By: Alexander Cendese

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: January 2017

Duration: 7 hours 37 minutes

Summary:

Incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel illuminates rarely glimpsed precincts of unimaginable wealth and power, where love and freedom are the most dangerous desires of all. Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life.

Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas’s spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members.

Natasha’s job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange.

Theo Luca is the son of a brilliant, world famous, and difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Lorenzo’s widow, Maylis, has transformed their home in St. Paul de Vence into a celebrated restaurant decorated with her late husband’s paintings, and treats it as a museum. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin.

Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that Lorenzo’s works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimir’s mistress.

She cannot risk her safety for another man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo longs for a woman he can never have. From Moscow to the Riviera, Paris, and London, The Mistress is a riveting tale of vast fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.

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  • Wosilat B.

    The best I've ever read. Never into audio books but this had my head spining and wanting more. Danielle Steel has always been my best but the narrator was amazing. Love every bit of it.

  • Kerry O

    I found this boring and predictable. A poor storyline.

  • Debbie Miller

    This is My favorite book written by Danielle Steele. I have read many of her books., and this book was by far my top favorite. I live out here in Southern California, you know how bad traffic is if you moved out here. I downloaded her book on audiobooks., and after the first chapter I was captivated. I had something to look forward to wherever I drove. To tell you the truth., I didn't pay any attention to the traffic nor any noise. I was in my own imagination between Conversations with "Vladimir and Natasha". Danielle, I think really gave this book all she had and I want to thank you Danielle for writing so beautifully. I don't cry much, yet I cried at the ending. I did not want the book to end and I wanted to hear more on a new developing love. It was over to quickly. What a wonderful, awesome, beautiful story. Thank you Danielle. Sincerely, Deborah

  • Dianna Gibson

    I enjoyed the book, excellent narration.

  • Babara Perlman

    Easy listening, enjoyed.

  • Jennifer Medak

    Great read. Different from all of her other stories.