Bonzer story, but hearing an American try to narrate Aussie dialogue is both painful and hilarious. I was puzzled for ages over what a gulla might be...Show More » Galah, a very stupid bird even by bird standards, is pronounced galaaaaah. And it's DRYzabone as in dry as a bone, not drizzabone. And way too many other jarring mispronunciations.
Pretty much every series I've come across suffers from the same fate as this one. The first book or two are really good, but as you start getting to ..Show More »books three and four, you're used to the author's style, the narrators cadence and the books start feeling pedestrian. It's a pity, cause it's actually a good series. My advice, space them apart. They're a great set of books.
My issue with the final (hopefully) instalment, is believability. How many more gay romances can one sheep station have? The chances that the two pr..Show More »eteen boys in book one, would grow up gay and in love by book four, seem pretty remote to me. Fantastic twists of fate aside, the writing and narration are as good as the first. You'd be better served wrapping up your Lang Downs series at the third book in my opinion. On the plus side, the narrator finally gets "Dry-as-a-bone" right. Bye bye "drizza-bone".
Seth and Jason have been friends for the last 10 years. Seth has had a very hard time over those 10 years and is very untrusting of any happiness in ..Show More »his life. Both Jason and Seth find themselves newly single and when Jason’s most recent ex lets it be known that he’s jealous of Jason’s crush on the “straight” Seth, Seth finally allows himself to acknowledge his feelings for Jason.
With so many gay couples around, Jason and Seth’s relationship isn’t something to hide, but Seth can’t trust it and has other secrets that he is hiding. When threatened with the truth he runs, and Jason has to decide if being in a relationship (more than a friendship) with Seth is something he wants to risk pursuing.
For fans of the series, seeing Jason and Seth together as well as all the other couples is a breath of fresh air. This is a very nice “ending” for everyone involved, and though there is a bit of angst surrounding Seth’s emotions and Jeremy’s land, most of this feels like the tying up of loose ends. That being said, there is enough story here that it can be a standalone and you won’t feel lost, but I do recommend the entire series.
Ariel Tachna is a gifted writer who really knows how to make her characters feel like real people and Jason and Seth join Cain and Macklin in the group of men we’ve come to love on Lang Downs.
William James does a fantastic job with this. He narrates in “American” and gives the dialog an Australian accent that I found wonderful. (I have no idea how it would sound to a native, but I loved it.) He adds emotion to the story and really makes the story come alive. I’ve really enjoyed listening to this series and highly recommend it.
For both the audiobook and the story 4.5 of 5 stars