Time Out

Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (357 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The riveting true story of the crime, punishment, and transformation of a Seattle boy who came of age inside the adult prison system and who, once on the outside, rebuilt a new life as a man.

After twenty years of incarceration, little was familiar to newly released Willard Jimerson. His once-gritty city was a technology hub. An African American was president. And with a six-inch screen, he could access a vastly changed world. From Claudia Rowe, author of The Spider and the Fly, comes the story of the life Willard took and the life taken from Willard, the story of everything he had to regain and was yet to discover.

Claudia Rowe’s Time Out is part of Missing, a collection of six true stories about finding, restoring, or accepting the losses that define our lives - from the mysterious to the inspiring. Each story can be listened to in a single sitting.

©2018 Claudia Rowe (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Thought provoking tight read

So much reality. So many questions! Does he still mentor? Is he hopeful for his children?

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Great book

I truly enjoyed the performance, story, and the deep meaning of the book. I will definitely recommend this book to others.

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A Powerful and Moving Read

This story had been sitting in my queue for a long time and I resisted to listen to it because it lacked credibility for me. But once I began to listen to it, I was moved. Not just by the reader and not just by the story, but by the spirit the story held through Willard's experience and triumph in the prison system.

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Enjoyed

Enjoyed listening to this book. Good narration. Would have loved yo hear more of this.

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Reading helped aave his life.

I'm glad Willard was able to leave prison and flourish. The books and edcuation he had access to in orison helped expand his consciousness.
I honestly wish more adolecents and teenagers were given psychological assessments that allow them to grow and develop socially, mentally physically...outside of prison.
I am also glad that Ms. Williams found it in her heart to accept his growth.

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Excellent

I enjoyed the raw nature of this book. I appreciate the innocence of it and ability to touch on so many socioeconomic issues. Reality is often better than fiction.

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awsome

omg sooo good its is sad thats he had to learn the hard way and so young.

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First audio

This is my first audio book and I enjoyed it immensely. I will listen to the rest now!

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Growth

Teens are young adults in body but not in mind. They need time to grow and be nurtured.

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Brilliant and poignant

What an incredible story by Claudia Rowe, beautifully read. I love the message of hope and redemption.