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  • Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Piper Kerman
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2870)
    Performance
    (2611)
    Story
    (2628)

    With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money 10 years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424 - one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

    Mark says: "My favorite book of the year, so far"
    "Lots of RIPE language"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book has merit and is enlightening about a world most of us will never know. It is thought provoking but left me feeling sad for a very long time. How does the average citizen do anything about this sad and completely ineffectual system? Many questions...few answers. Perhaps this is the merit of this story that at least it got me thinking about a subculture that I would otherwise barely know existed.

    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6914)
    Performance
    (4879)
    Story
    (4868)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "One sickening event after the next..."
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    For once I wish I had listened and heeded the few who gave this book a poor review. Although the book has some merit as to accuracy how anyone can find such depressing and distressing subject matter "entertaining" is beyond me. I have to say that I did keep listening in hopes that something might go right or that there might be some redemption but alas, none came. The end of the story doesn't really end as you are left hanging as to what happened to most of the characters. Odd.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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