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HOTEL KEROBOKAN The Shocking Inside Story of Bali's Most Notorious Jail

by | Read by Nicholas Bell, Kathryn Bonella

Contemporary Culture • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Nicholas Bell narrates fellow Aussie Kathryn Bonella’s book on life inside Bali’s notorious prison, the so-called “Hotel Kerobokan,” where inmates run the gamut: international drug traffickers, law-breaking tourists, petty criminals, and Indonesian gang members. Bonella places a strong focus on the Australian and other foreign prisoners in Kerobokan, so Bell’s Australian accent sounds appropriate for the international crowd. According to the inmates interviewed, conditions can be grim, with filth, overcrowding, drugs, and violence prevalent, but more than a few luxuries can be had for a price due to widespread corruption. As a narrator, Bell tends to make the prisoners sound flippant rather than beaten down by the realities of prison life, in part because of the number of descriptions of parties, drug use, and violence included. As a result, the book ends up sounding repetitive and loses some of its impact. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2012]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-7431-0592-4 $29.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-7431-0593-1 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781743102121 multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-7428-5748-0 $79.97 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-7428-5749-7 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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