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A Fortunate Life Audiobook

A Fortunate Life

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1981 Albert B. Facey (P)2005 Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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    Katherine 28/05/2015
    Katherine 28/05/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing story of early WA"

    Was a wonderful story of true determination and love of the Australian outback - a real true blue aussie guy

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  • Hamish
    New York
    15/10/16
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    "A hard but amazing life"

    It's a slow start, and it's tough but realistic view of country Australia at the start and during the 20th century. The part on world war 1 at Gallipoli is incredible and post the first war interesting.

    It's a hard life he endured but a fortunate one and that given many take-away's in my own life and I have the upmost respect for what he endured and what is told.

    Definitely read this.

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  • Fred Wilson
    fredand1610
    04/02/15
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    "Magnificent"

    The best book I have ever encountered
    It was great and will listen to it again. Should be compulsory in all schools

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  • Mark
    30/10/14
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    "A BRILLIANT life story, well written, I loved it."
    If you could sum up A Fortunate Life in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant. I wouldn't have described all of his life as "fortunate" but A.B sure did. A fantastic story!!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Fortunate Life?

    Meeting his wife to be after receiving socks from her whilst at war.


    What does Roger Cardwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hard one to answer but he did a BRILLIANT job!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No idea.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read!! Hard to stop listening!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy
    Centennial, Colorado, United States
    29/01/13
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    "Very interesting"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was ok.....it kept me going because of the many different jobs and people this young man met during his life.


    If you’ve listened to books by A. B. Facey before, how does this one compare?

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