The Shark Net

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Peter O'Brien reads extracts from the haunting memoir of Australian writer Robert Drewe, showing how the author's life became entangled with the last man to be hanged in a Freemantle jail.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

1: Six-year-old Robert moves to Perth in the 1950s.

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By Robert Drewe, read by Peter O'Brien.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

2: Eleven-year-old Robert meets Eric, his father's new handyman, who teaches him the art of `moss pissing'.

The boy also worries about a prowler targeting his mother.

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By Robert Drewe, read by Peter O'Brien.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

3: At 16, Robert falls in love and kills a shark.

Meanwhile, a menacing stranger has started to murder local women - but is he really a stranger?

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By Robert Drewe, read by Peter O'Brien.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

4: At 18, Robert acquires a job, a wife and a baby.

Then someone murders his best friend, and all hell breaks loose.

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By Robert Drewe, read by Peter O'Brien.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

5: The net is closing in around the serial killer, but who is to blame for the death of Robert's mother?