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Remember Me

Narrated by: Katy Sobey
Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
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In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hanged for theft. But her sentence was commuted, and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to arrive there. 

How Mary escaped the harsh existence of the colony and found true love, and how she was captured and taken back to London in chains, only to be released after a trial where she was defended by no less than James Boswell, is one of the most gripping and moving stories of human endeavour (based on an amazing true story) you will ever listen to.

©2003 Lesley Pearse (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Always love a story based on truth

fascinating to know this was based on truth.. confronting and made me think of our Australian heritage in a new way. Narrator ok but had an irritating and repetitive upturn at the end of every clause. needs to work on expression.

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  • mrs k v southby
  • 01-20-19

Gripping

This book is wonderfully written! It takes you back to a time & a horrific life you re-live with the characters. It’s a book that makes you realize the world we lived it. The classes, the punishments, the horror of the colonies. I could not stop listening to this book!

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  • Janette Harvey
  • 11-07-18

What a powerful true story

Loved this book could not put it down t was hard to believe it was a true story so well written.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-15-19

better than expected

i found it hard to start a book where I knew the outcome but great embellishment of a peice of history. Lesley pearse stamps her signatory writing on this and brings it to life

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  • pam
  • 06-30-19

brilliant

I absolutely love this book , and the mini series incredible journey of Mary Bryant

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  • Elizabeth
  • 08-04-18

Absolutely brilliant.

An incredibly moving story about the first fleet.
A great read about an amazing woman. I'd never thought about the people. Those transport ships were death buckets. Very sad.

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  • Lynnette
  • 01-22-19

A book that makes you reassess values

I couldn’t put it down. Once I got used to the narrator being a reader rather than an actor, like in other books from this author. I love history wrapped up in a real life, with love, hate, jealousy and kindness. The phrase that jealousy outstrips all other emotions is so true. Could we endure such conditions today? I very much doubt it. This is about the settler grit that Kiwis and Aussies come from. An excellent depiction of Australia in 1780s.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-17-18

shame

I would have really enjoyed this story but it started at chapter 12.tried restarting but wouldn't. listened to the end then it started from chapter 1...annoying it ruined the whole story.

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