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Publisher's Summary

A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of one man's fight to survive inside Klong Prem prison, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. Billy Moore traveled to Thailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism. He managed to overcome his inner demons for a time but relapsed after trying ya ba, a highly addictive form of methamphetamine. Moore's life quickly descended into chaos, drug dealing, and violence until he was eventually arrested and imprisoned in Klong Prem, a place where life has no value.

A Prayer Before Dawn is no ordinary prison memoir; it's the story of one man's struggle to survive in one of the world's toughest prisons. It's also a story of redemption in the most unlikely of places.

©2014 Billy Moore (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Brilliantly read, gripping true story.

Terrifying account of life in a Thai prison. A fascinating mix of characters. Very well narrated, with a great range of accents.

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Awesome book!

Absolutely loved this book, extremely well read and an amazing story that seemed very authentic. Brought back memories of being in Thailand. Highly recommended

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fantastic book, very well narrated

loved this book, was captivating, a bit of an adventure and eye opening. the performance was great and the book itself transported you into the authors world. havnt come across a book this great in a long time

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Give it a miss. Don't give this author your money.

Horrible narrator, not helped along by the fact that the writing itself is bad. I didn't appreciate the casual racism the author tossed around with his comments about money grabbing Thai people who are all untrustworthy, along with his obvious transphobia.

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  • Lindsey Mederich F.
  • 14-05-2018

Fascinating Tale

Really an incredible tale. I appreciated Billy's ability to look at himself and really understand his addiction and his choices. He did not offer any grand conclusion just his experiences and they were worth telling. It was hard to hear some of the human rights abuses but it is important for the world to consider. Are drug offenses worthy of taking away someone's freedom and dignity? Will it cure their addiction. I would suggest that there are better answers to these questions then prison.

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  • Varoujan Messier
  • 02-10-2018

narrator s voice is annoying.

I've read the book and seen the movie. the narrator s voice is annoying. movie is worth watching.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-07-2018

Finish your stories and chaptors

Watched the movie before buying this The movie did not even tell much of his story nor mention he was a scouser Book was always cut off at the interesting parts. Chapters are way way too short. Hardly any story is finished all the way to the end. I could probaly write a better book myself. Also the man who was doing the audio from the book had the WORSE fake scouse accent ever which was none stop annoying

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-2019

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Narrator done my head in.!!! But thoroughly enjoyed this true life changing story.... Well done

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  • steven
  • 11-06-2018

excellent book very captivating and morish

great story which was narrated really well. really enjoyed this story. makes you realise just how well treat British prisoners are and how corrupt other prison systems really are. its definitely an eye opener.

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  • adam davies
  • 29-04-2017

Brilliant read

Thoroughly recommend. Kept me gripped with great story and narration. Genuinely sorry I read it so quickly but it kept me hooked👍🏼

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  • Colin baker
  • 06-11-2020

Melt

This probably is a good book but I couldn’t listen to anymore of that narrator .. It was starting give me a sore head ..

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  • Tania
  • 16-08-2020

Why didnt Billy narrate this!

Great story; but the person narrating the story has the worst accent ever! Hes either a fake scouser or a scouser trying to be "better spoken", and this is coming from a scouser!! Would of loved Billy to of narrated this, would of given the story a more authentic feel. Overall good story.

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  • Norbert
  • 11-06-2020

Amazing and inspirational story

Amazing and inspirational story, couldn't stop listing. Narrators scouse accent was cringe, should of got Billy Moore to read it!

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  • penname
  • 16-05-2020

A natural author

considering the author of this book was from the streets of Liverpool and have no literary experience he did have a natural talent for writing which blew me away. what's the movie after reading the book and I much prefer the book.

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  • dzadams
  • 10-03-2020

Poor Narration

I'd watch the film if you really want the story. Really inconsistent narration and poor scouse accent from an otherwise decent narrator. All his Thai characters were exactly the same and he made what was supposed to be a hardman character sometimes sound like a more effeminate Paul O Grady.

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  • Sally Goulden
  • 26-03-2019

Very good

Finished this really quickly. It's interesting enough to manage to allow you to get best the poor narrator and those terrible accents. Still rated as worth the purchase despite this

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