A Prison Diary

  • by Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by Andrew Sachs
  • 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

DAY 5, MONDAY 23 JULY 2001, 5.53 AMThe sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for 12 and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; 18 and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of 17 in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting, his first offence, not even convicted, and he is being locked up for 18 and a half hours, unable to speak to anyone. This is Great Britain in the 21st century, not Turkey, not Nigeria, not Kosovo, but Britain.On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. He was to spend the first 22 days and 14 hours in HMP Belmarsh, a double A-Category high-security prison in South London, which houses some of Britain's most violent criminals.This is the author's daily record of the time he spent there.


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Well worth the listen

Typical Archer. An absolutely boring existence behind bars brought to life by this fantastic storyteller. Please give us volumes 2 & 3.
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- Alan T Alcock

An excellent audiobook!

This is a gripping audiobook, one that keeps you awake at night and forces you to reset your iPod's sleep timer time and time again. Great narration, only wish this was the unabridged version, I am wondering what I might have missed. Any chance of Parts II and III anytime soon?
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- Andrew Roberts

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.