Standish

  • by Erastes
  • Narrated by Daniel Gosling
  • 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A great house. A family dispossessed. A sensitive young man. A powerful landowner. An epic love that springs up between two men.
Set in the post-Napoleonic years of the 1820s, Standish is a tale of two men - one discovering his sexuality and the other struggling to overcome his traumatic past. Ambrose Standish, a studious and fragile young man, has dreams of regaining the great house his grandfather lost in a card game.
When Rafe Goshawk returns from the continent to claim the estate, their meeting sets them on a path of desire and betrayal that threatens to tear both of their worlds apart. Painting a picture of homosexuality in Georgian England, Standish is a love story of how the decisions of two men affect their journeys through Europe and through life.

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If you like hysterical melodrama, jump in!

Author and narrator mangle the English language beyond recognition. Narrator pronounces 'regime' as if it's accented, 'livery' as LIVEry and makes Dick Van Dyke sound like the master of the English accent. Meanwhile the author isn't much better, coining such neologisms as 'distangled' etc. The narrative is pretty amateurish but I could've tolerated it better if it weren't narrated in an utterly hammy way... Narrator makes the characters sound as if they are performing Noel Coward by way of Hammer Horror. Awful.
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- Err Wells

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-03-2015
  • Publisher: Lethe Press