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Preservation

Narrated by: Conrad Coleby
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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Preservation, based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove, sees master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative. 

On a beach not far from the isolated settlement of Sydney in 1797, a fishing boat picks up three shipwreck survivors, distressed and terribly injured. They have walked hundreds of miles across a landscape whose features - and inhabitants - they have no way of comprehending. They have lost 14 companions along the way. Their accounts of the ordeal are evasive. 

It is Lieutenant Joshua Grayling’s task to investigate the story. He comes to realise that those 14 deaths were contrived by one calculating mind, and as the full horror of the men’s journey emerges, he begins to wonder whether the ruthless killer poses a danger to his own family.

©2018 Jock Serong (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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A chillingly dark story of what might have been the truth of ship wreck in early NSW

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couldn't finish

I love love love Jock Serong's other books, but this was just too raw. The violence stayed with me days and nights. Obviously well written and spoken to have such an impact but so sad and the villain so sick. I hoped for redemption at the end but I couldn't finish.

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Amazing telling of first indigenous encounters

I loved how the narrators have described the encounters with the indigenous peoples. The accounts of cultivations, settlements, fire techniques, etc. Stories not often told in Shipwreck novels. Great job Jock!