The Prisoner's Wife

A Memoir
Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In her senior year of college, asha bandele and a group of other writers went to a prison to read their works for a Black History Month program. There, she met Rashid, a man who was serving 20 to life for murder, a man who spoke softly and wisely, a man who would become asha’s soul mate. This is her account of a relationship that has thrived despite terrific odds.

©1999 Asha Bandele (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

“This is a romantic but realistic story, told with a directness and honesty that makes us know that, however impossible the problems asha and Rashid face, we can question neither her motives nor sanity.” ( Booklist)

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Phenomenal

This book is amazing, so detailed and so real. As a prison wife I felt her struggles and her lice for her husband.

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Told with great excellence!

I read the hard copy as I listened to the audiobook . The first sentence of the first page of the first chapter, the first words written in the first paragraph, the first words I read we're all it took to hook me. and I couldn't stop reading it until I reach the end. I dream of writing like this.

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loved it

Phenomenal writing. It captured so many emotions and situations of not only the the silently abused black woman but of the sister who loves her incarcerated King

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story of my current life

This really hit home...... my husband is serving seven years and he told me to read this.....so happy i did! Great read!

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I loved this book!!! recommend it big time

Not only the author was great at keeping me focused on the story and wanting more but the narrator was amazing too. The narrator made me feel every bit of the story. I've never tried the audible version of books before and it was definitely a perfect choice. loved every minute of it. thank you.

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Beatlutifully written memoir

Asha Bandele can write! I enjoyed every chapter of this book. It is deep, poetic, descriptive, passionate. I have discovered a great writer!

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Fantabulous

Very well written and narrated. I'm ready for part 2. Was this a true story? I finished this in a few short hours.