A Fortunate Life

  • by A. B. Facey
  • Narrated by Roger Cardwell
  • 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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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- Hamish


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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- Fred Wilson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-02-2012
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd