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Philomena - A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search

Martin Sixsmith

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Judi Dench: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a " fallen woman." Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena' s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposE told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separatio

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Judi Dench: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a " fallen woman." Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena' s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposE told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separatio
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Judi Dench: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a " fallen woman." Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena' s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposE told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separatio

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Curless

Length:

15h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:48


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

06:55


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

07:28


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:47


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:34


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

05:37


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:28


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

12:50


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

08:44


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

07:36


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

05:46


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

07:35


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

10:26


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

03:05


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

09:40


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

07:40


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

09:32


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

10:14


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

09:53


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

05:47


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

06:29


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

10:13


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

10:37


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

08:39


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

13:08


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

09:35


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

11:29


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

10:22


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

07:31


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

08:32


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

10:48


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

11:58


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

10:35


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

11:57


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

15:31


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

10:21


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

19:35


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

12:00


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

08:41


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

07:08


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

04:20


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

08:17


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

13:10


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

10:55


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

10:42


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

15:36


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

10:27


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

22:29


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

10:42


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

12:24


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

18:30


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

10:57


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

12:03


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

10:56


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

14:02


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

12:09


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

22:43


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

17:06


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

08:50


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

11:11


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

15:58


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

11:07


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

06:26


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

08:56


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

14:40


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

05:39


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

14:11


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

09:41


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

11:30


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

07:53


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

12:22


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

05:30


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

10:51


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

15:21


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

08:05


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

07:52


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

12:58


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

06:46


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

06:47


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

18:06


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

15:07


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

16:02


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

12:58


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

10:47


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

35:48


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

07:19