30 Years Behind Bars: Trials of a Prison Doctor

Narrated by: Karen Gedney
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Karen Gedney is an internal medicine specialist who spent almost 30 years behind bars as a prison physician. She was designated as one of the best in the business by the American Correctional Association and won a 'Heroes for Humanity Award' for her work in HIV in the correctional system. Her true stories document the journey of a naive young physician who survived a world she was ill-prepared for and turned it into a calling.

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Distracted by Narration

Usually I love it when an author reads their own work, but not this time. Besides the rustling of papers and other background sounds (which REALLY detract from the story), the reader does not time her delivery so that it flows through a sentence. There are a lot of unnecessary pauses in most sentences that stop the natural flow and this is a overall distraction. I stopped listening to the book because I could not pay attention to the story anymore. Disappointed.

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Great Story. Poor narration.

Aside from the narrator's poor reading skills, lack of editing for sound (rustling papers. Starting at chapter 25, the sound becomes very sharp with a loud humming noise. It sounds like she's speaking into a tin can.) and mispronunciations - this story tells of a woman who has dedicated her life to helping others who, quite possibly, have been forgotten. Or thought of as non-persons. And in the face of adversity and her own safety. Bless her heart.

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  • Adele
  • 12-15-19

Interesting listen

Interesting listen and opened my eyes to what goes on behind bars. And what a difference support and encouragement can make

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-19

Inspiring and highly motivational.

Once I started to listen I could not stop. This lady went through any womans nightmare and she dealt with it in a most outstanding way. I thank her and would like to say to her that I have taken what you said and used in my life. I feel so enriched and happy to have heard this lady.
Thank you so very much.