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Tell Me Who I Am

Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
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Now an original Netflix documentary: the best-selling account of the love between brothers and the shocking legacy of a dangerous mother.  

Imagine waking up one day to discover that you have forgotten everything about your life. Your only link with the past, your only hope for the future, is your identical twin. Now imagine, years later, discovering that your twin had not told you the whole truth about your childhood, your family, and the forces that had shaped you. Why the secrets? Why the silences? You have no choice but to begin again.  

This has been Alex's reality: a world where memories are just the stories people tell you, where fact and fiction are impossible to distinguish. With dogged courage he has spent years hunting for the truth about his hidden past and his remarkable family. His quest to understand his true identity has revealed shocking betrayals and a secret tragedy, extraordinary triumph over crippling adversity and, above all, redemption founded on brotherly love.  

Marcus, his twin brother, has sometimes been a reluctant companion on this journey, but for him too it has led to staggering revelations and ultimately the shedding of impossible burdens.   

Their story spans continents and eras, from 1950s debutantes and high society in the Home Counties to a remote island in the Pacific and '90s raves. Disturbing, funny, heartbreaking and affirming, Alex and Marcus' determination to rebuild their lives makes us look afresh at how we choose to tell our stories.

©2013 Alex Lewis and Marcus Lewis (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Tell me who I am

After watching the documentary on Netflix -I wanted to learn more about the twins and their horrific story- the documentary only briefly skimmed the story and there were a few inaccuracies.

I applaud not only the twins but their brother and sister - their courage and resilience.

It’s hard to understand and fathom a mother who has no love, who objectifies her own children - who is cruel and has no remorse for her behaviour. Jill demonstrates the behaviour of psychopath /narcissistic personality disorder- society has to realise that not all of these monsters are serial killers and men !
I for one, have a mother who is one.

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  • 16-11-2019

A gripping and unexpected story!

I loved this even though it was heartbreaking at times, and kept listening when I should have been working! An extraordinary and inspirational story about twins, their parents, friends and siblings.

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  • P. Subbotin
  • 04-11-2019

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Easily one of the best narrations I have heard on Audible. Also an amazing story although full of sadness and poignancy.