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Trust Me

Narrated by: Sally Scott
Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Trust Me by Lesley Pearse, read by Sally Scott. 

She lost her parents and then was sent far, far away....

When their father tragically kills their mother, Dulcie and her sister are sent to an orphanage. Told that a 'better life' awaits them in another country, they are shipped off to Australia.

But the promises made to the sisters turn out to be lies.

And it seems to Dulcie that everyone who ever said 'trust me' somehow betrayed that trust. So when she meets Ross, another orphanage survivor, and finds he is a kindred spirit, hope swells in her heart.

But can she ever get over the past betrayals and learn to trust again? And can she fight not only for herself but also for her sister?

©2001 Lesley Pearse (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Touching raw & devastating , beautifully written

Lesley Pearse has captured the inner soul of these Characters, so beautifully I wanted to look them up on Facebook - she made Dulcie & May Taylor and Ross Rawlings come to life and feel so real and true. The story begins with two beautiful little girls and demonstrates the power of love against heartbreak where damaged people struggle in our everyday world unbeknownst to us all. This beautifully told time capsule depicts many lives and places allowing you to feel,see, smell and experience these characters lives and experiences in front of you. The narrator voicing this story is so perfectly suited and very talented (a credit to her) as you listen she realistically brings the characters - male, female, English from all walks of life and a very on point Australian 1950's distinct drawl that effortlessly brings the 2D words to a rich and well rounded full dynamic. This book is more than a story or tale to me, it is a life story that will stay with me always. I have my own "Ross" in my life , I will endeavour to be his voice and bring to justice the monsters who took away his innocence and try to find my voice on his and others behalf. I only hope it is as strong and as courageous Dulcie's. This book is and will always be a treasured keepsake to me, Thank you Lesley.

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Fabulous

I absolutely loved this audiobook. I got through it really quickly despite it being rather long I found myself always wanting to listen no matter what I was doing. Interesting story with a dark relevant history. Great!

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A True Heartbreaking Eye Opener

A truely heartbreaking story, beautifully written about courageous people. had known these terrible atrocities had gone on but not to this extent.

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Moving

This is one of the most moving books I have heard. Very sad and made me cry with outage at what happened at the hands of the Catholic church.

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Emotional and stirring

Every minute of this amazing story had me enthralled. Lesley has the ability to tell an intriguing story that covers many facets. Sally Scott did a wonderful performance with all the characters and accents. Highly recommend.

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Brilliant, Moving and thought provoking

I could not stop listening, from the first to the last chapter just brilliant, the touching way this story told the story of hundreds was just so moving and thought provoking. You definitely won't be disappointed

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What a journey

What a great story from the very beginning until the very end. I just loved it. The story flowed well, well written, never a dull moment. Opened my eyes more to the atrocities of children in homes in the 50s. Very sad but we need to know. Highly recommend.

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Such an interesting audio book

This is a very sad book, but it is very worth listening to, I honestly couldn’t stop listening to it as the scope of what had happened many years ago is very disappointing

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Disturbing but factual

As I was reading this book I was very aware that this could easily have been the story of myself and my brothers and sisters. After my father died in 1959 my mother walked away from us leaving us in care of various sorts. Fortunately her family put pressure on her and she collected us up and brought us to her brother in Australia. After a wobbly start involving again being put into care she remarried and finally provided a home for the younger children. We went to school with children from Fairbridge but were unaware of the substance of their daily lives. I wish we had known.
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Compelling reading to enhance your education

It might be fiction but what a can of worms it opens for the average reader. Absolutely full of drama and life no human should have to experience. Makes a mockery of catholic belief. Unbelievable that these traumatic events in orphanages happened in our lifetimes. A lovely romance underlying keeps a balance. So not what I expected but I loved the read the author (this is her second dramatic book for me) narrator fabulous too.

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  • 28-12-2018

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This has been a very heartbreaking experience and a strong statement that has to be told. ❣Beautifully written. Thank you. 📚

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  • Angie
  • 15-10-2018

A must read. Everyone should know the truth...

Everyone should know the truth about these orphans and they Hell they endured. This book covers a lifetime. Very poignant and well narrated.

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  • bev fitzgerald
  • 11-10-2018

Expertly portrayed the victims of orphanages

This was an extremely interesting and distressing story to read. I had no idea of the severity experienced by these children. Although fiction based on true facts Lesley Pearse has brought their plight to many.

A must read for any caring person including the epilogue and post word.

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  • Chrysalid
  • 01-10-2018

Outstanding.

A spellbinding story, a must listen to, well read, a truly heartbreaking story. I didn’t want it to end.

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  • Lorrie
  • 21-09-2018

Harrowing

This book is a necessary read. Although it is a story shown through fictional characters it must never be forgotten that it has a factual basis.

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  • Cheryl Morley
  • 15-09-2018

Wow

Talk about twists and turns, a very powerful book. I couldn’t put it down till I was finished

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  • Kate
  • 04-09-2018

Heartbreaking stories, superlative narration.

Whoa! What a story! Beautifully told, heart wrenching story that needed to be told. Based in truth this tale is beautiful and enhanced by the wonderful narration-all accents nailed and the whole script read beautifully. Highly recommended.

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  • Kate
  • 28-08-2018

Wow! What a story.....

I love the detail in this authors books, she really gives you a character that you want to route for, this story was captivating from the word go and one that didn’t leave me even when I had to stop listening, I would highly recommend even though you will find it disturbing and heartbreaking in places, it’s well worth enduring that to see it through

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  • Beryl
  • 19-08-2018

Trust Me

I was very shocked at times the subject mater was very vividly written
And shockingly descriptive . The story was wonderfully written and a real eye opener.l knew that these things happened and felt l was reading a true story
Well done Lesley Pearse

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  • Sheila
  • 04-08-2020

Wow! what a Powerful Story

Beautifully written book and wonderfully narrated, it will live with me forever, it's so sad that it's based on true facts that are still being proven today. Thank you Lesley I so love all your books I've ever Listened to.

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  • Debbie Collings
  • 04-07-2020

A truly brilliant Book

I great sadness told with compassion and knowledge. Thank you. So pleased these true life stories are being told. As a Girl who for a very short time experienced Convent life, I have never known such lack of care or compassion for fellow humans from people who were supposed to serve God.