True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey audiobook

True History of the Kelly Gang

By Peter Carey
Read by Gianfranco Negroponte

Recorded Books, Inc.
14.27 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Crusading folk hero or murderous horse thief and bank robber? Who was the real Ned Kelly? His name resonates in Australia the same way the name Jesse James does in America. As the impoverished son of an Irish convict, Kelly was cheated, lied to, and abused by the English. Committed to fighting back against oppression, Kelly and his gang of outlaws eluded police for nearly two years. Brilliantly novelized by Peter Carey, the story of the Kelly Gang unfolds from a series of 13 compassionate letters written, while on the run, by Kelly to his infant daughter. Building from this historical legend and testing our sympathies, Carey crafts a deeply humanistic piece of historical fiction-a tale of injustice and violence.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2001 Man Booker Prize

A 2001 New York Times Best Book for Fiction

A 2001 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction

A 2001 Economist Best Book for Fiction

A 2002 International Dublin Literary Award Finalist

Winner of the 2001 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book

An ALA Notable Book Finalist

Crusading folk hero or murderous horse thief and bank robber? Who was the real Ned Kelly? His name resonates in Australia the same way the name Jesse James does in America. As the impoverished son of an Irish convict, Kelly was cheated, lied to, and abused by the English. Committed to fighting back against oppression, Kelly and his gang of outlaws eluded police for nearly two years. Brilliantly novelized by Peter Carey, the story of the Kelly Gang unfolds from a series of 13 compassionate letters written, while on the run, by Kelly to his infant daughter. Building from this historical legend and testing our sympathies, Carey crafts a deeply humanistic piece of historical fiction-a tale of injustice and violence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Packed with incident, alive with comedy and pathos, True History of the Kelly Gang contains pretty much everything you could ask of a novel.” New York Times Book Review
“Carey deserves to be lionized in his native land for this triumphant historical recreation, and he will undoubtedly win a worldwide readership for a novel that teems with energy, suspense and the true story of a memorable protagonist.” Publishers Weekly
“So adroit that you never doubt it’s Kelly’s own words you’re reading in the headlong, action-packed story.” Newsweek
“Carey’s pen writes with an ink that is two parts archaic and one part modern and colors a prose that rocks and cajoles the reader into a certainty that Ned Kelly is fit company not only for Jack Palance and Clint Eastwood but for Thomas Jefferson and perhaps even a bodhisattva.” Los Angeles Times
“As exciting as any classic western…a thrilling novel that touches on big themes without sacrificing narrative momentum. It’s also a highly compelling portrait of a man who believed that his actions were true to himself, if not to the letter of the law.” The Globe and Mail
“In a spectacular feat of literary ventriloquism, the Australian-born novelist Peter Carey…summons the rollicking, unschooled, hugely colorful voice of Australia’s best-known underdog for a bravura book-length performance.” The New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Carey

Author Bio: Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the author of ten previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for twenty years.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 14.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English