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Trust Me

Narrated by: Sally Scott
Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
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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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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.
A very moving but disturbing story very well told.

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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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Based on our horrendous past.

One of the saddest stories Ive listened to. The atrocities our fathers and mothers suffered at the hand of adults who were supposed to protect them is sickening and so very sad. This is a historical novel about real life events. Thank you, Lesley, for shining a light on the stories that could very well be one of the most evil truths in our current past.

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Could not stop listening...

Narrator was good. Could not stop listening and story was so believing. Leslie did do her research well. Good for her and all those poor children.

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Confronting

Such a compelling book based on the truth. Leslie Pearse has a way of hitting you in the pit of your stomach whilst lifting your spirits. A must read.

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Wonderfully written

A truly amazing story filled with vivid imagery. A story of a tragic time for so many orphaned and abandoned children.

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It was enjoyable.

Quite realistic. Good book enjoyed it. Not predictable, and easy to listen to. I would read on of her books again.

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A Profoundly sad and true Story

A story of such sadness as to be almost impossible to imagine. Truly an example of man's inhumanity to man. Thank you Lesley for seeking out the truth and bringing it to us in this page turning book. A must read for all.

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Fantastic read, eye opening

Loved this book.
We’ve all heard about the atrocities in orphanages but this book helped me understand how damaged these children became as a result of their treatment. It hindered their ability to live a normal life, provide love and emotions to others and as a result affected and hurt so many others around them.
Thanks for opening my eyes to this horrible time and giving me a better understanding of the victims and yet enveloping me in a heartwarming story.

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  • Tammy
  • 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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  • Ajs
  • 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 Adams
  • 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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  • D. Harding
  • 20-04-2019

Totally gripping!!

I could not stop listening to this book. It had me completely gripped from the beginning. At times I was in tears because, although this is a work of fiction, it is based on true, dreadful facts. I had my headphones in and did my housework, gardening, hospital appointment, etc listening to this. I watched no TV for 2 days - unusual for me. Having listened to the book I went on to Google Bindoon - the boys orphanage and was shocked by what I read. I then watched "Oranges and Sunshine" on Amazon Prime - heartbreaking. A brilliant story; well narrated. You MUST read this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-2019

absolutely beautifully written well done Lesley xx

absolutely beautifully written by Lesley I was hooked in the first chapter... brought a tear to my eyes