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Tell No One

By: Brendan Watkins
Narrated by: David Tredinnick
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A stunning memoir of one man's search for his birth parents, which uncovered an astonishing global scandal at the heart of the Catholic Church.

Brendan Watkins was eight years old when his parents told him he was adopted. When he was in his late twenties, he started searching for his birth parents and eventually discovered the identity of his birth mother: he was told she was a Catholic nun. And she wanted nothing to do with him. For the next thirty years Brendan had no clues as to the identity of his birth father.

In 2018, a DNA test provided the answer: he was the son of a priest. His father had studied in a Trappist monastery in Ireland, returned to Australia and become a celebrated outback missionary.

After decades of searching and obstruction from the Catholic church, the whole truth was finally exposed. Brendan Watkins' birth parents were a Catholic priest and a nun. Tell No One reveals the moving story of that incredible discovery, and explores the questions, anxieties and reflections arising from his hidden past.

©2023 Brendan Watkins (P)2023 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Informative, well written and easy to listen to

I gobbled this book up. It took 3 days and i could turn it off. If you are adopted have an experience with the church that is difficult this story is really helpful. Thank you to the author you’ve written a fabulous biok

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Powerful and Astonishing

A magnificently powerful autobiography that will astonish all readers. The open writing and honesty weaves through the book, creating a powerful testimony aimed at the Catholic Church, an institution that still doesn't understand truth.

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Fantastic

So well written I couldn’t put it down. Sad, funny, devastating, shocking, brave, shameful, resilient and more.

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Interesting at time

Interesting in parts but author grows increasingly bitter towards the end, story just doesn’t seem to develop much past this point. Last quarter of the book is really just one big rant about the Catholic Church.

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Couldn't finish it

It's a heartbreaking story - and I really feel for the author - but 3/4 in and I was just so bored. It's sad but tedious.

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