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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: November 2012 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timmy Howard | 1/22/2014

    " My mum finally made me read this just after high-school. It's fantastic. I hope to one day experience as much as Facey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/13/2014

    " I've been reading so many books about American frontier history. The differences in Australian frontier history are fascinating! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 1/7/2014

    " Read in highschool (a long time ago) and was probably one of the only books I actually recall liking from school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindy D'mellow | 1/6/2014

    " My grandfather gave me this book to read when I was a teenager - I just loved it. It is beautifully & simply written. I felt like I knew him personally when I finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddy | 12/13/2013

    " Interesting to read about australian history. Good Book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/11/2013

    " This is a truly amazing autobiography about an Australian man. It gives a vivid picture of Australian culture and Facey seems like a great man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenda | 12/4/2013

    " School book Year 11. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Burtt | 10/2/2013

    " read this one years ago and remember loving it - must read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Schreier | 9/7/2013

    " Incredible life story, took me a while to get through, but nevertheless enjoyed every page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pugsykat | 8/22/2013

    " I was given this book when I was young and have reread it every couple of years since. It is a simply written and easily read book that gives you a first hand look into the life of the author and leaves you glad to have been let in to his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Mendis | 7/11/2013

    " I bought this to read based on Elizabeth's rec (thank you Elizabeth). I really enjoyed it. Having spent time in Australia as an exchange student, it held special interest for me. Inspiring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Bonetti | 5/24/2013

    " This is not always an easy read but well worth it. I did enjoy it- after a fashion - as being central to the Australian voice and story. Wish I could be more positive! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Idajean Aldous | 1/26/2013

    " I found this book interesting. I appreciated the author's positive additude during what most of us would call difficult times. I enjoyed his interesting writing style. He is a great story teller. The history of Australia during the 20th century is shown through the eyes of someone who lived it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BarbaraNathalie | 1/24/2013

    " A simply written, lovely book that has the ability to inspire many of its readers. I found this book on an airplane. A happy accident! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nerida Hart | 1/7/2013

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Pierson | 12/2/2012

    " A beautifully written book that chronicles the settlement of Australia. Facey's style is direct, and while his life was full of pain and suffering and war (the battle of Gallipoli...), he never feels sorry for himself or asks the reader to feel sorry for him, I couldn't put it down. "

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