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True History of the Kelly Gang

Narrated by: Gianfranco Negroponte
Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Peter Carey's stunning, Booker Prize-winning novel about Australia's most famous outlaw. 

As he flees the police, Ned Kelly scribbles his narrative in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose. To his pursuers he is a thief and a murderer. To his own people he's a hero for opposing the English. Ned, who saw his first prison cell at 15, has become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over towns and defying authority. 

Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist. There are no sentences like these in all Australian literature, and yet they could only have grown from our soil.

©2000 Peter Carey (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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such is life..

A fair dinkum yarn enhanced by the authentic Australian accent of the narrator. Bail up!

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Didn't disappoint

Peter Carey's construction of the Ned Kelly story is sublime. The narration is near perfection. This is a perspective of Australian history that both disturbs and delights. Read it!!

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A great story that's difficult to put down.

Well worth the listening time.A great story that's difficult to put down. well written and well read.

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An important story, with lasting significance. Peter has built a fine vessel for this important history. No lack of entertainment along the way. Many thanks.