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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,156 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Archer Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN:
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On July 19, 2001, Jeffrey Archer - international best selling author - is sentenced to four years in prison for perjury. He becomes Prisoner FF8282 and spends the first three weeks of his sentence in a high-security prison that houses some of Britain's most violent criminals. During those twenty-two days, Archer contemplates suicide; he is allowed out and followed by 100 reporters on the day of his mother's funeral; he's moved to the Lifer's wing because of the security it provides; he becomes a trusted confidant for fellow convicts; and his cellmate sells a story about him to the British tabloids. A Prison Diary is Archer's account of these events. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 dejah_thoris | 1/25/2014

    " Never read any of Archer's work before this memoir, but the audiobook (digitized from cassette) was pretty good. Unsure if his experience would translate to American prisons, especially considering his racial and class privileges, but the other prisoner's stories are more universal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/16/2014

    " I hadn't realized JA wrote while in prison. I remember when he went it but never heard about him again. I was hooked on the first page! Of course it was sympathetic to his side of the story, but I will try to find the time to read what was in the papers then about what went down. Of course, I'll also look for the other books at the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kuan | 1/9/2014

    " I was hesitant about reading this book initially, since it is a diary. But since I am reading a lot of Jeffrey Archer's lately, I decided to give it a go. As it turned out, this diary is not solely about him, but true stories of the other inmates as well. Like what he has written, I find them very difficult to come to terms with, having had such a sheltered upbringing myself. I will continue reading volume 2. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hayley | 1/8/2014

    " An interesting look at the life in jail of Jeffrey Archer when he is incarcerated for perjury. Interesting to see the prison life through a writers eye, very factual and the problems his fame brings with him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/7/2014

    " Good stuff! I'll likely read the other two in this trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Cunningham | 12/28/2013

    " Very interesting read, certainly raises questions that need answering. Like how can prisoners become more addicted to drugs in prison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clive Winter | 12/7/2013

    " The Borden inside is shown in the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Sumner | 12/3/2013

    " English politician sentenced to four years in prison for perjury. This is his daily diary. I love the British humor .... reminds me of friends I had. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dignan107 | 11/28/2013

    " A superb diary/account of prison life. Thoroughly enjoyable, harrowing, funny, thought-provoking and thrilling all at the same time. Now onwards to Purgatory.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Syanara Ruffin | 10/2/2013

    " pretty good on to the next book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Nesbit-comer | 9/30/2013

    " I don't think he ever should have gone to prison, but his account is a well worth read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sian | 9/22/2013

    " I suprised myself by really enjoying this book. It's a very interesting look at prison and prison life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabrielle | 7/4/2013

    " It makes you wonder about the British legal/ prision system. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 6/2/2013

    " Interesting read, enjoyed reading about his experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitch | 5/24/2013

    " A small insight to the world of NO rights "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 5/4/2013

    " Jeffrey Archer's prison tales are captivating and knowing they are true stories adds to the appeal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Maicke | 4/4/2013

    " A dairy kept by the author of his first 22 days in one of Great Britain's high security prisons. It was compelling reading that tried to show the problems that both the prisoners and guards faced at such a facility. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eshna | 3/25/2013

    " It was a really slow paced and boring book till where i read. :/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 1/26/2013

    " I liked this book and read it in a very short time. Highly recommend it if you are from England originally, or if you are interested in how the prison system in England is a little different from the U S A. There are three books in this series, so be sure and read all three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara Ripley | 10/13/2012

    " Interesting perspective. Never really thought about what it would be like in prison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S.R. Hardwell | 5/24/2012

    " TBW 2.9/5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Glidden | 11/5/2011

    " Chilling and insightful - a fascinating view from behind bars and the life of the prisoners there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 4/27/2011

    " It had me with the title and didn't disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 4/13/2011

    " This is a complex story about 4 young men who via for the title of British Prime Minister. It takes a master to weave so many stories together into one coherent novel. Again, the ending will surprise most readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nupur | 3/2/2011

    " best political novel and best work of Archer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ice | 2/21/2011

    " This is a definitely Holiday Reading book, but the story is plausible. I preferred the book to the TV adaptation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gargi | 1/13/2011

    " the plot is a little dragging.however, archer knows how to keep you interested.
    -love gargi
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/11/2011

    " Everything Archer writes is wonderful. This is among the best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ancie | 11/20/2010

    " Sort of complicated, from my point of view, cos it talks too much of American politics. But I will finish reading it someday! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 woody | 11/1/2010

    " Lots of information about Britain's Parliament. None of the three main characters were appealing to me so it was kinda hard to really get into the book. Also with all of the close votes it reminded me of Sons of Fortune. Probably shouldn't have read those books back to back. 2 1/2 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summi | 6/17/2010

    " A good insight into the world of Britishpolitics n the working of the parliament......albeit fictional... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/15/2010

    " I certainly learned a LOT about the British Parliament. And it was kinda fun to know this was written in 1984 and to see where the author predicted accurately and where not. I'd like to read the British version, which I gather has 4 main characters instead of 3. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 4/7/2010

    " I have enjoyed most of Archer's books, finding them not only interesting but informative and entertaining. This is a clear exception. The book was tedious and boring with only momentary and fleeting episodes of interest or intrique. Overall, it was disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 samwan | 3/17/2010

    " Story-telling at its best...as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adnaan The AdMan | 12/29/2009

    " Super read. The Suspense, tensions, characters, the plot, the fast pace. All Archer's trademarks. All exemplified here. Fabulous. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and twenty-two years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections—including Best Kept Secret, The Sins of the Father, Only Time Will Tell, and Kane and Abel—have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
About the Narrator

Martin Jarvis, OBE, has recorded more than 150 Just William stories for the BBC. These have become international audio bestsellers. He won the Theatre World Award for his starring role on Broadway in By Jeeves; his West End appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter, and Wilde. Screen successes include everything from Stargate Atlantis, Doctor Who, and Numb3rs to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Oscar-winning Titanic.