On the Inside: A Novel

  • by Kim Cano
  • Narrated by Teri Schnaubelt
  • 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Kristen is sentenced to 17 years for committing a white collar crime, she's forced to leave her husband and two sons behind. Life in prison is a shock. She discovers that people aren't always what they seem, love wears many faces, and friendship can make life worth living. But as she struggles to survive on the inside, Kristen must face something even more frightening than her fellow inmates....


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Absolutely 5 stars!

Follow Kristin through her 17 year sentence. Meet several different women and their experiences. After stealing almost $500,000 and becoming a stumbling alcoholic, she ends up losing her husband and kids in exchange for almost 2 decades of life behind bars.
Throughout her 17 years in prison, she meets many women and we get introduced to their stories as well. Going through the years with these women was heart wrenching at times, sickening at others. This is a very good portrayal of people spending years in prison.
Having worked in a prison myself, I had a different take on this story than I think most people will. I thought the author did a very good job of showing us the inside of “being on the inside”. It is a lot different than people think, and Kim Cano obviously did her research. She also did a wonderful job at showing us the effects on the family members. Everyone reacts differently to someone they love being incarcerated, and Ms. Cano showed this extremely well in her story. Good Job! A 5 STAR read here!!
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES!!! I loved this book so much....the narration, the story...the characters...ALL OF IT!!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of On the Inside: A Novel?

There were so many...this whole book was memorable...if I have to pick one..I will say when Kristen finds out why Debbie never wrote...it really broke my heart...i cried!!

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending, when Kristen is reunited with her family....and how she had grown....She was never a bad person...just went down a wrong path!

If you could rename On the Inside: A Novel, what would you call it?

I would not rename it!

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

This was such a wonderful story, it has many very well developed characters and you grow to care about all of them....I know this was meant to be mostly Kristen's story...and I loved Kristen...but everyone in this book stole my heart...I cried, I cheered...I could not put this down!

Kristen is convicted of a white collar crime of embezzlement...and is sentenced to 17 years...while in prison she meets a bunch of colorful people, some wonderful, some not so wonderful and makes some good friendships...she has to witness her family grow and change from afar....experience some very painful things...and come to some extremely truthful realizations about herself..


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2015
  • Publisher: Kim Cano