Loved this book! I’d been watching the series on Netflix, so listening to the actual story was great. Great listen, easy to follow.
Great book to listen to.
The characters on the TV Show "Orange is the New Black" is who you will find in the book "Orange is the New Black." They are composites. Her story is was a catalyst. I am glad I read the book so that I would understand the differences between the real people and composite characters made for entertainment, education, and advocacy.
I have visited the Pelican Bay State Mens prison with a group called Defy. I could tell that Danberry prison was certainly different than Pelican Bay. Pelican Bay is filled with gangs, and violent, but is getting much better with the entrepreneur in training program offered by DEFY. The narrator was great, but I found the book to be quite slow. It was very interesting at the beginning but it seemed just be the same through much of the book. However, it does help you understand the Prison system
I had seen the Netflix series first, and was utterly disappointed that the book is nothing like the show. The show is obviously greatly embellished, but it appears that the embellishments were necessary as the book is a snoozer.
Good book! I seen the TV series first, so it was easy to keep up and put faces to the names. Narrator did a good job
If I hadn\'t seen the series, I would have found this book to be boring. However, if you are a fan of the show, you will find this book entertaining as it resembles season 1 and 2 in some cases.
The book is not exactly like the show but over all great!
Boring. .kept hoping it would get better. Can't believe they made a TV series. .never seen it I figured the book would be better. WRONG! The narrator was good. .not her fault.
The narrator used very stereotypical voices for each character, which I found quite offensive. The story itself moved very slowly, and many things were over-described.
Piper Kerman is a vice president at a Washington, D.C.-based communications firm that works with foundations and nonprofits.