• 34 Years in Hell

  • My Time Inside America's Toughest Prisons
  • By: James Morgan Kane
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In July 1983, James Morgan Kane returned home in the evening to find a corpse in his living room. Fearing that he would be held responsible, and sensing that his wife was involved, he wanted to do all he could to protect his young family. Jamie worked through the night to dispose of the body. But his luck ran out days later, as he was arrested and sentenced to 13 years in prison. 

Jamie entered the American prison system and was to stay there for 34 years with stints in San Quentin, Folsom State Prison and the notorious Deuel Vocational Institution in California. He would rub shoulders with some of the world's most infamous serial killers and gangs. This book tells of his time locked up with no hope of release, living the brutality of the tough and unforgiving American penitentiary system and finding his new purpose in life.

©2019 James Morgan Kane (P)2021 W F Howes

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very slow

spent so much time before ever even getting to the prison stories. really dragged on. nothing real exciting.

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Definitely worth the money. his case will make you mad. he got rail roaded. this book is one of those books you can read again and again.

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Fantastic Story. Great resilience!!

I remember learning about Jamie through youtube. I actually sent him and email a while ago when I was down. His reply lifted me. I don’t think I’ll ever understand why some of the most compassionate and understanding people have always gone through something treacherous. I was throw back listening to this book. What a life. I’m glad your out and about in England my brotha! Your book was amazing! RECON!!

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  • Geordie greg
  • 09-12-22

Great listening very interesting and dramatic

enjoyed this a lot very interesting and thought provoking agreat insight into us prisons well read and written.

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  • 08-29-22

didn't know what to expect

wow this is some story it's not like other prison books. found it really interesting and sad. what a life I hope he's settled now. had to keep listening to hope he found peace

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  • 07-18-22

Brilliant hope James Morgan kane has a good life n

Hope James Morgan kane has a great live now he deserves it i hope you do another book would love to know how your life is now

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-22

Loved it !!!

Really enjoyed this audiobook.
I hope there is a follow up book on how he is living his life now if and the Uk is a culture shock as well as any information he finds out.


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  • ryan judd
  • 04-05-22

Great story

An Absolute amazing story. A Great listen. Powerful story of a man's life and life in prison. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-23-22

Glad he's back home.

Saw a podcast of this man a couple of years ago. Glad he went ahead with writing a book about his life.

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  • matthew foster
  • 12-02-21

maybe real maybe not...personally I doubt it

so whats his name John Wetmore..Jamie morgan kane....Morgan Jamie kane..weres he from Canada...the US...the UK? one way or another you will be fed up of hearing about it by the end..glad i didn't pay for this book

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  • Dropshort2000
  • 10-18-21

Unbelievable

I throughly enjoyed this book. not a happy tale by any stretch but well written, funny, sad, informative and upbeat. It beggars belief this could happen in 21 Century America.

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  • Dicko
  • 02-14-22

Pretty Disappointing

Too much about his life before Jail. When you get a book like this, with the title in mind, you'd expect more from the inside. Narrator had an annoying tone about him.

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