Inside Alcatraz

  • by Jim Quillen
  • Narrated by Jeff Harding
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives. Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his twentieth birthday. In August 1942, after escaping from San Quentin, he was arrested on the run and sentenced to forty-five years in prison, and later transferred to Alcatraz.
This is the true story of life inside America's most notorious prison - from terrifying times in solitary confinement to daily encounters with 'the Birdman', and what really happened during the desperate and deadly 1946 escape attempt.

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Great book!

I was surprised by this book.
Great narration. The author seamed intelligent above average, thou his young adulthood was ruined by constant poor choices.
Having visited Alcatraz, I can only imagine the lack of humanity behind those walls at that time.
Hard to believe someone gets out without serious mental problems .
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- isabelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks