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Unusual Punishment Audiobook

Unusual Punishment: Inside the Walla Walla Prison, 1970-1985

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Publisher's Summary

Unusual Punishment details the explosive story of failed reform at one Washington State penitentiary as well as the complex, challenging, and painful path back from chaos.

The book is published by Washington State University Press.

©2016 Board of Regents of Washington State University (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

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    ... 03-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Well done!"

    This is a fantastic book by Christopher Murray and it's complimented perfectly by John N Gully's performance. A must-read (listen) for sure!

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    What are you reading? 01-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very informative"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Unusual Punishment to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version. I enjoyed listening to this and learned so much.


    What other book might you compare Unusual Punishment to and why?

    Being non-fiction it is difficult to compare this book with any other book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the scenes where the inmates were giving their version of the story or events that took place. But it was also interesting to hear from the guards. The sequence of events leading up to the bomb going off in an officers hand was very intense.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. This book was a lot to digest for me. First of all, I knew very little about the subject and was intrigued by the cover and subject matter. I enjoyed all of the story. Very Very detailed and obviously well researched.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book from Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed the book. I did have to listen to the narrator at a slightly higher speed but that is a personal preference for me.

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    livetodream 01-08-17
    livetodream 01-08-17
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    "Factual, Interesting, Educational"
    Would you listen to Unusual Punishment again? Why?

    Yes I would. I would because I would learn something new every time I listened. The corruption.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favorite. I truly just enjoyed learning more about the judicial system and the corruption.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me think about how the internal workings of a prison system. It also gave me deep thinking of the politics involved. If you like research and learning this is a book to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was informative and educational. I walked away wondering if this is what happens in all prisons, The political connections was absolutely integral in this book. The treatment of the prisoners was especially interesting.

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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    Daman 01-07-17
    Daman 01-07-17 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Insightful and Interesting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great Prison Story with excellent narration. It will keep you interested till the end.


    Any additional comments?

    "This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nomi 12-17-16
    Nomi 12-17-16 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

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    "Interesting"

    A fascinating look at America's prison system. Well written and informative.

    The narrator did a great job. Very enjoyable.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 12-09-16
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 12-09-16 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,200 helpful votes on Amazon, over 395 helpful votes on Audible, own 635 + Audible books and over 10,200 Kindle books

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    Where does Unusual Punishment rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the Nonfiction genre, the best or near the best I've listened to. I note that this title is not available (as of this writing) as a Kindle edition. If not mistaken, it should be. The subject should be available to a wider audience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    In my opinion, this work gives a very good overview of the issues of America's prison system, without being political. The American public needs to be aware of them from the many perspectives presented here.


    Which character – as performed by John N Gully – was your favorite?

    This is a non fiction work. Individuals are represented in quotes and description of actions. John N Gully did an admirable job with the work.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Appalled by the examples of abuse.


    Any additional comments?

    This work was well done. I will re listen soon. Very factually presentated.

    Interesting, well written and well performed!

    Thank you for the opportunity to review it!

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost. I am happy to give my honest review of it.

    I would be remiss if I fail to mention that I am reviewing it on a voluntary basis.

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    Amazon Customer 12-08-16 Member Since 2017

    I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror

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    "great book from beginning to the end"

    enjoyed this book very much I like prison stories anyways, John gully did a great job as narrator Christopher intrauterine a book that went in to great detail I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review and unbiased opinion via audio book boom dot com

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