True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

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As he flees the police, Ned Kelly scribbles his narrative in semi-literate 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.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139 x 159 x 20mm | 270g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 148943464X
  • 9781489434647

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'Ned's voice is the book and it is what makes the book wonderful. It is utterly convincing and continually surprising, creating new pleasures on every page.' -- The Guardian 'Vastly entertaining ... Triumphantly eclectic, as if Huck Finn and Shakespeare had joined forces to prettify the legend of Jesse James.' -- The New York Times 'By turns rambunctious and tender, teeming with life and incident ... richly imagined, ambivalent and passionate.' -- The Bulletin
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About Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the multi-award-winning author of eight novels, plus two highly acclaimed collections of short stories and a memoir. His books have won or been shortlisted for every major literary award in Australia. He has won the Booker Prize twice - in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang and in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda. In 1998 he won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Jack Maggs, and again in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. In 2007 he won the NSW Premier's Award and the Victorian Premier's Award for Theft: A Love Story. Born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Peter Carey now lives in New York. Gianfranco Negroponte is an actor and voice artist, who can be seen in Race the Sun (1996), the 1989 film adaptation of The Punisher and the TV series Water Rats. Negroponte has also lent his voice to the Alan Wake video games, as well as The Egyptologist and English Passengers audiobooks.
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20,714 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 27% (5,634)
4 40% (8,268)
3 24% (4,915)
2 7% (1,371)
1 3% (526)
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