True History of the Kelly Gang

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Peter Carey

Narrated By: Gianfranco Negroponte

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: November 2001

Duration: 14 hours 25 minutes


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.


True History of the Kelly Gang

by Peter Carey

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True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey