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Orange is the New Black Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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.

From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules, where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Orange is the New Black offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison, why it is we lock so many away, and what happens to them when they're there.

©2010 Piper Kerman (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Fascinating....The true subject of this unforgettable audiobook is female bonding and the ties that even bars can't unbind." (People)

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    Tim Randwick, Australia 05-12-15
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    "Entertaining, insightful and enjoyable"

    Enjoyed listening to this book. Well thought through performance with accents for each character helping me to navigate the large supporting cast and remember who was whom doing what.

    The real life story is engrossing and entertaining. At times it came close to being very linear (this happened, then that, then this, then that) but an intriguing and engrossing final few chapters made this less of an issue

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    B. Hunkeler 05-06-15
    B. Hunkeler 05-06-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Awesome read/listen"

    Everything about this book was amazing. I felt like I was right there with Piper and the girls. I would love to see another book from her telling what's happened since being released. Does she keep in touch with any of the women who are also now on the outside? Thank you Piper for sharing your experiences with the world!!

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    Katie Smith 04-29-15
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    "A Book to get Hooked on"

    This book had it all-- raw emotion and class. It's one you won't soon forget.

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    "A great listen, well written."

    A great listen, well written and a good character portrayal. Insightful and intertwining-stories of life in the "big house"

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    J. Silva California 04-22-15
    J. Silva California 04-22-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Loved it!"

    Very interesting look at what happens in a women's prison. I don't plan on finding out first hand. Thanks Piper!

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    "a story people need to hear."

    a truth most do not realize. 1 out of every 100 people incarcerated, many for crimes we're hard put to identify the victim.

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    Michelle Sabino MA 04-13-15
    Michelle Sabino MA 04-13-15

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    "Not worth the buy"

    Netflix is better. this was kinda boring. read well, but not much story. like more than half the story is missing, no drama, makes prison life sound somewhat easy.

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    P Rosales Cypress, Ca United States 04-12-15
    P Rosales Cypress, Ca United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Really REALLY interesting!!!"

    Narrater was EXCELLENT and story so informative and interesting.
    Is there a sequel???? Will definitely begin watching this series in Netflix.

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    J. H. Horowitz huntingdon valley, pa United States 04-08-15
    J. H. Horowitz huntingdon valley, pa United States 04-08-15 Member Since 2014

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    This is a great story. I thought it wouldn't be so wonderfully written. Loved every second of it.
    A must read!

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    "Very interesting story!!!"

    Good story!! The narrator was excellent! Thought the story how her life changed during the whole process showed how she became more enlighten as time went by. I thought it was well written. I would listen to this narrator again.

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