• Down on the Yard

  • A Memoir About Crime and Gangs Inside the California Prison System, Life in Lockdown
  • By: Glenn Langohr
  • Narrated by: Glenn Langohr
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Before becoming a best-selling author, Glenn Langohr was a prisoner on drug charges. To survive gang wars, guards who incite riots, and racial segregation where every inch of space is fought over, he took over as a shot caller.

©2013 Glenn Langohr (P)2013 Glenn Langohr

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There is a niche for specific readers.

I was not able to finish this book which is rare for me. I won't bash someone who puts themselves outhere. To me it seems like a crash course in mens prison slang, life and the groups and hierarchy of the life in prison. It's very choppy and does not flow smoothly.The only reason I couldn't finish the audible version is because the audio recording was horrible. The flow isn't there. I do think for anyone not familiar with the crap of the U.S. prison system and the subculture that may have someone locked up this may be enlightening. I think that eventually I will finish it on my kindle and forego the audible version it sounds like Langohr is in a segregation visitors room of prison on a telephone reading into a tape recorder. I can hear the passion in his reading of his own memoir but it probably would of been better to have someone narrate the book for him to eliminate the underlying emotion that is evident in the inflection of his story, specific topics and thoughts. That said researching his work before writing this he has a collection of works out there I may read into more and they may be beneficial to persons incarcerated or coping with living outside prison. I won't write this book off but set aside.

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Must read great story take a glimpse of what prison is like .

I enjoyed the whole audiobook very good story . Gives a no bs look into prison life no sugar coating what it’s like .

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Useless prison war stories.

Over the top prison war stories. In love with the word VESTIBULE. White trash. Very poorly written. Uneducated. How did he become an author?

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Cool Shit

I love it when an aurhor lived it then told it like it is. Great job Glenn!

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loved it .

kept my attention all the way through the entire book im going to check out his other books

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I enjoyed listening to this book.

I enjoyed listening to this story . It gave me an inside peek on the life inside our California prison system. Thank you Glenn....😉

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too short

I only gave it a 3 because it was short! too short. it was a really good book tho.

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Loved it!!

I truly enjoyed the story, I wish thier were more of these. Looking forward to next story.

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An exciting ride through a forbidding life

I’m going to listen to the rest of them
Thanks Glenn. Prayer rules brother . Blessings

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Great Performance! Entertaining and Insightful.

What an entertaining read. The plot thickens at every page. The narrator is also very talented. I plan on listening to the other books from this author.

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  • 05-24-19

good story. average reading

it's a good, engrossing story. kept wanting more.
reading style is a bit average. feels like pauses after every 5 or 6 words

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