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Lion: A Long Way Home

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Publisher's Summary

A moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost hometown half a world away, he made global headlines.

Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man, the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

©2013 Saroo Brierley (P)2016 Blackstone Audio

What the Critics Say

"A remarkable story.... [Brierley] provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty." (Saturday Age)

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    "Great narration, annoying accent."

    A great book and i felt the story through the narrators emotive voice, but his fake aussie accent really annoyed me! At some points it kind of sounded abit irish and british which threw me off. 23 million people living in australia, around half are men and you couldnt pick one to do the narration?

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Duncan Smith 08/02/2017
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    "Fascinating True Story"

    Fantastic and fascinating true story. Narration in an annoying half Australian accent. Recommended and an essential companion to the film

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    Pauline 07/02/2017
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    "Amazing story, terrible accent"

    Unfortunately for the amazing story of his journey, I just can't get over what is trying to be an Australian accent. Surely there would have been an Australian actor who could have read this?

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    "Amazing how resilient a childs mind can be
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    Saroo has taught me that as a mother in the westernised world we can often baby our kids too much and do not realise how clever and able our children really are

    thank you for sharing your story

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    "Wonderful"

    Wonderful reading & great narration. Enjoyed this very much. Recently saw the film Lion & remember watching the 60 Minutes documentary on Saroo which always stayed with me & I found very moving.

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    Sandra Indented Head, Australia 09/02/2017
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    "an amazing true story"

    I loved this book. An inspiring story well told. Good narrator but definitely not an Australian to an Aussie ear and it would have improved the audio experience if a dinkey di Aussi actor was used.

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    Jo 20/02/2017
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    "Fantastic story"

    Great story and well narrated. The story kept me amazed at every point. No boring bits here. Highly recommended.

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    Melita 16/02/2017
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    inspirational story thoughtfully told - I couldn't stop listening but I didn't want the story to end

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    Fiona 15/02/2017
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    "Why can't they find an Australian Voice??"

    I refuse to listen to this. I want a refund. Appalling. Shame on you. Appalling

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    "Inspiring story and excellent narration"

    Very moving and inspiring life story. The choice of narrator was perfect for this book and he did an excellent job. I really enjoyed listening to this and will recommend it to friends.

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