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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,698 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: A. B. Facey Narrator: Roger Cardwell Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent 60 years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a fortunate one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full - the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ani Waiba | 2/19/2014

    " The first novel I ve ever read(probably like 6 years back)..This book is amazing ..I had tears in my eye while going through his last life story ..Really,he had lived an expectional life..truely to be inspired. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura C. | 2/18/2014

    " I can't be enthusiastic enough about this autobiography by Albert Facey. This is the kind of book that you read aloud to your kids when they are beginning to be bored with you reading to them. Albert Facey was born in 1894 in Australia. Abandoned by his mother at age 4, he was raised by his grandmother in the goldfields of western Australia. He was let out to work at age 8. Completely self taught, he was unflinchingly hard working. He escaped from drunken employers after they beat him with a bullwhip, rode a horse in a 1000 mile cattle march, got lost, stayed alive by chewing grass until he was rescued by native Australians, taught himself to read and write, learned to farm cattle, chickens and pigs, and had the adventures to prove it. He served at Gallipoli, a terribly bloody and difficult battle in WWI, where, by strange cooincidence he recieved a care package there from the woman he would later marry ...the stories are too many to list. Through it all he was an old-fashioned gentleman, honest, true and chaste. He promised his grandma he would never drink, and he never did. This is a book that reminds us what is good and fine about mankind, told clean and true. I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alan | 2/10/2014

    " Australia in the old days, and outback. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nerida Hart | 1/25/2014

    " A great book considering i dont like Australian history that much. Lets you know that being honest, hard working and true does work out after lots of downs and a few ups "

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