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Fallen

The Inside Story of the Secret Trial and Conviction of Cardinal George Pell
Narrated by: Amanda McKay
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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It’s the most shocking scandal ever to reach the inner sanctum of power in the Holy See. The Vatican’s treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, was ordered to face trial in his native Australia after being charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse. Investigative journalist Lucie Morris-Marr, who was the first reporter in the world to reveal the allegations against the cleric, attended each day of the subsequent legal case. She lifts the lid on the proceedings, which for so long were in lock down due to a controversial media black-out. Take a front row seat in court with the author as she charts every dramatic twist and turn on the road to justice.

Fallen reveals the full story of the brutal battle waged by the prince of the church as he fought to clear his name. This riveting dispatch recounts how the cleric was trailed by a cloud of scandal as he rose to the most senior ranks of the church. The author also shares her own compelling personal journey investigating this vitally important story. Fallen will fascinate anyone interested in the failure of the Catholic Church to address the canker in its heart.

©2019 Lucie Morris-Marr (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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The narrator lets this down

Audible needs to consider and choose its narrators more carefully; the ‘jolly’ tone of this narrator sounds more suited to an Enid Blyton story than an Australian written, sobering tale of an indomitable religious figure at the centre heinous sex crimes against children.
I’m very close to returning it and buying a real copy .
This isn’t the first time I’ve experienced this with a narrator, who’s just a little too over enthusiastic, or unsuited to the tale within the book.

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Compelling reading

Like many others, I’ve followed the awful stories of institutional abuse for a number of years. There are many things highlighted in this book I didn’t know. Well written and well told. The worst of it is that none of this should ever have occurred.

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Chilling. A must read

Amazing it hear the full Pell story and the horrendous treatment of the author by a major corporation. Highly recommended

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  • Bob
  • 25-10-2019

Chilling

Not only the crimes of Pell but the reaction of the powerful and influential run cold in your veins

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  • m.h
  • 30-09-2019

Gripping

A difficult but illuminating book, wonderfully and sensitively written. Excellent narration as well. Thank you Lucie for your amazing contribution 🙏🏻

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  • Grace Marie-Thérèse
  • 06-03-2020

Read Laura Milligan’s book instead

I wanted to like this book but it was too uncritical and sometimes I wondered this was a story about Pell or the author.

Not helped by the narrator who was often breathless and over dramatic. Milligan’s book gripped me. This one had me rolling my eyes despite the gravity of the content.

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