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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

Caine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle’s sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won’t hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack of knowledge.

Unfortunately, Macklin Armstrong, the foreman of Lang Downs who should be Caine’s biggest ally, alternates between being cool and downright dismissive, and the other hands are more amused by Caine’s American accent than they are moved by his plight…until they find out he’s gay and their amusement turns to scorn. It will take all of Caine’s determination - and an act of cruel sabotage by a hostile neighbor - to bring the men of Lang Downs together and give Caine and Macklin a chance at love.

©2012 Ariel Tachna (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

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  • Sophie
  • Marayong, Australia
  • 02-09-14

Struth, cobber!

What did you like best about Inherit the Sky? What did you like least?

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. 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.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Couldn't they at least have hired someone who's spoken to an Aussie once or twice....

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I'd consider it.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Love in the Outback

I really enjoyed this book. I think the narrator does a great job and the story is engaging. A transplanted American finds love with a seasoned foreman of a sheep station in the Australian outback. What's not to love? I listened to this in 48 hours, it was that engaging. Definitely worth a credit. On to Book 2.

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  • Orlando
  • Murrieta, CA, United States
  • 08-10-14

Drizzabone made me laugh

A previous reviewer didn't care for the Aussie accents much. I loved 'em! They sounded authentic, added much to the story and even with occasional slip up, Dry-as-a-bone, not Dizzabone, deserve 5 stars! Looking forward to the next instalment of the series. Spend your money (or credits) on this one.

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Promising start to a series

What did you love best about Inherit the Sky?

The fact that Cain is unashamed of what he is, and isn't afraid to demand the same of a lover if they're going to be together.

What other book might you compare Inherit the Sky to and why?

Love, Like Water by Rowan Speedwell. They both involve hardworking, rugged, farmer-style men who take an outsider under their wing, and into their hearts.

Which character – as performed by William James – was your favorite?

Macklin - I think even native Australians would agree that James does him justice as far as the accent goes.

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

When Macklin almost loses Cain and that helps him put things in perspective and overcome his fear of being 'out.'

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Meh

Not the most convincing relationship! I found both MCs more annoying than endearing. Unfortunately as a fan of Red Dirt Heart, Inherit the Sky is poor similarity

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A must listen

I absolutely loved the spectacular narrative v to got along with a beautiful love story.

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A stuttering romance

Would you listen to Inherit the Sky again? Why?

Oh yeah. William James does a great job.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Just more daily life . More cowboy sex outside. Just more.

Which scene was your favorite?

Whenever Kane stutters. Then when Kane starts to grow into himself.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Stuttering shy boy becomes a man in the Aussie outback.

Any additional comments?

William James did a great job. Going back and forth between stuttering and not was done very well. Looking forward to the next book in series.

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  • Lifesavr
  • 599 Spruce Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
  • 05-10-17

Truly a surprise how much I loved this!

If you like gay romance then you will like this book and be surprised by it. This is book one and I just hope there is a two!

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  • Cat
  • Missouri
  • 08-23-16

A Charming tale of starting over and coming out.

Caine's Mother inherits a sheep station in Australia and after a breakup with his lover, feeling stuck in a dead-end job, he wants to move to Australia and run the station. Its a big adjustment in a new place and meeting the hot foreman that at first is distant.

Macklin is in the closet and wants to stay that way, but the sexy new blow in pushes all his buttons. His main fear is that Caine will leave or sell the station. Macklin has never had any type of relationship and has many fears to come over. Will Caine win him over and prove himself or will the change be too much for him?

Inherit the Sky is a fabulous story of two men learning new things about themselves, falling in love, saving a sheep station and coming out.

I loved William James Narration His voice is soothing and I loved his Australian accent for the Australian characters.
If you like stories from abroad, sheep ranches, starting over, coming out and a lovely romance you will love this one!

*I recieved a copy for an honest review.*

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Aussie Cowboys, Need I Say More?

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I’ll be the first to admit my bias, I love Cowboys, men with accents, and men with stutters (idk why but I find a stutter to be super cute and endearing), so Inherit the Sky had me hooked from the word go. But beyond those things, it’s honestly just a great story. And it’s wonderfully well written, which I’m learning with the more erotica that I listen to is a remarkable rarity.

The performance is good, but I’d like the reader to work on his pacing and delivery a bit more. There are odd pauses in places I don’t think they’re needed and it can make it sound like the characters are unsure when the opposite is the case. When I turned the volume up, it sounded like he was swallowing at those moments, like maybe he was taking a drink of water? But either way it was jarring at times. But that’s the only complaint I have since I loved the voices and the accents. As an American, I can only guess at the accuracy of the accents and I’ve seen others complaining about the pronunciation. I can’t remark on that beyond saying it sounded fine to my untrained ears.

Either way, the highlight here is in the writing. I was astounded by how much the Aussie dialogue went away from cliches. There isn’t a “mate” after every piece of dialogue and it feels authentic. And so does Cain’s stutter. You can tell the author really thought about when he would vs when he might not stammer and it’s so consistent throughout. I loved the attention the those fine details. It made me root for these character and love this book. I generally just wait for credits to get books on audible, but I can already tell I’m going to rush to buy the next book in this series.

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  • Avid Reader
  • 02-08-14

No available Australian voice actors/narrators?

If you could sum up Inherit the Sky in three words, what would they be?

It surprise me that a story primarily located in Australia with Australian casts (except 1 MC) have an American narrator and not Australian. Why is that?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-14

No available Australian voice actors/narrators?

If you could sum up Inherit the Sky in three words, what would they be?

It surprise me that a story primarily located in Australia with Australian casts (except 1 MC) have an American narrator and not Australian. Why is that?