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True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gianfranco Negroponte

Length:

14h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:27


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

47:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

52:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

41:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

52:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

49:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

56:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

55:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

47:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

47:03