Was expecting a really great read since a tv show was based on it. Interesting, but not great.
Only if you've got lots of time.
The plot interested me, plus, it'll get me hiped for the TV show.
First time I've read a memoir about someone who was in prison.
She does, and gives great detail on who's who, and what happened at certain points.
Nothing at all. I found her to be rather good with different accents among other things.
Piper makes you enter her mind. The plot is so interesting you look forward to what is next. By no means she clamorizes been in Jail. She is critical of a broken system and stresses how public money and lifes are waisted day in and day out. She touches the abusive nature of the jail system and those who work in it vbery carefully. She allows hints not directly accusing this or that.
Excellent book the best I have listened to for the last two years.
The scene of loving ones leaving the visiting room and leaving her behind in the jail.
it may me cry a few times.
a must read!!
Things I enjoyed about this book were Piper's insights into peoples' character, her perspective on the judicial system, the many women she met during her stay, and the look inside a world I have known nothing about except from weird B movies about women's prisons.
The one thing I didn't care for was each story or each encounter really had no drama to it. It seemed everything ended fine and nothing really happened. I may not be explaining this clearly, but I kept expecting some big dramatic happening.
Cassandra Campbell is a terrific narrator who really made the story come alive.
I watched the first episode of Orange Is The New Black, but found it a little tedious after already hearing the book.
Like some other reviewers, I would really like to know what has happened to Piper since her release and her experiences with this book being published.
Nope a kid peddling drugs who was duped by her lesbian friend and went to prison. Rubbish, didn't even finish it.
The narrator was good just stuck with a week story
Page one to the end
I would definitely consider the audio version better...even better than the series on netflix...I love listening to books.
The entire time Piper was in prison was awesome. The story was super fantastic. Cassandra's voice made the book...Great voice.
Piper was my favourite....
Yes i could of listened to this whole book in one sitting., however, I like to save chapters for a time when i can sit and fully consume myself in the book.
A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!
Absolutely, I thought this was a really refreshing take on incarceration. This is the only book i can think of that wasn't from a man's perspective.
You only really get to know Piper, everyone else is very secondary (as you would expect in a first hand memior),
She performed each voice very well, it helped create a dynamic storyline.
"it's nothing like the show"
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
MAYBE. IT WAS NOT A BAD BOOK. BUT IT WAS TOO LONG FOR THE STORY.
IT WAS DIFFERENT. FOR ME ANYWAY.
HAS TO BE PIPER OR POP. PIPER BECAUSE I KNEW HER BEST. POP SEEMED THE MOST INTERESTING THO.
NOTHING I HOPE I WILL HAVE TO KNOW. I DON'T EXPECT TO BE BREAKING THE LAW ANYTIME SOON.
IT IS A SERIES AND I HAVE NOT SEEN IT AS I WATCH NO TV TO SPEAK OF. I IMAGINE IT IS A GOOD SERIES.
The best part of the book is the enlightenment of what really goes on behind prison bars.
Maybe, the book was well written -- it just needed a juicier story. I found it hard to keep going at times.