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    • American Prison

    • A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
    • By: Shane Bauer
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey, Shane Bauer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an exposé about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark, entertaining, and informative.

    • By Mike on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Sliver of Light

    • Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran
    • By: Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom, Julia Whelan, Tristan Morris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story.

    In summer 2009 Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourdwere hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran's infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How a fun day hiking can change your life

    • By Jean on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $18.87