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Hotel K (Kerobokan)

Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Internationally best-selling book, Hotel K is the home of the Bali Nine and the Bali Bombers. Not to be missed. Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan, or Hotel K, the tongue-in-cheek nickname for Kerobokan Jail, Bali's most notorious prison. It is a dark, bizarre and truly frightening underworld of sex, drugs, violence and squalor. Hotel K has become home to a procession of the infamous and the tragic, from the Bali Bombers to the Bali Nine. In Hotel Kerobokan's filthy, cramped and disease-ridden cells, a 'United Nations of prisoners' - Australians, Americans, Germans, Brazilians, French, English, Scottish, Mexicans, Italians - live crushed together in misery. Petty thieves and small-time drug users share cells with killers, rapists and gangsters. Hardened drug traffickers sleep alongside unlucky tourists, who've seen their holiday turn from paradise to hell over an ecstasy tablet. Hotel K is the shocking inside story of the jail and its inmates, revealing the wild 'sex nights' organised by corrupt guards for prisoners who have the money to pay, the rampant drug use, the suicides and killings, and the days out at the beach. It takes you behind the grim walls and exposes the jail's role in supplying high-grade drugs to tourists and dealers on the outside, the gang that rules the jail with terror, the corruption that means anything is for sale, and the squalor and misery endured by prisoners in stinking, overcrowded conditions.

©2009 Kathryn Bonella (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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A LOT OF GOING ON'S BEHINS THOUSE GATE'SWERE UNKNO

This book draw's you in,you think twice about travel,and trust no one.How do they last ,if they make the time?A great listening where everyone stay's quiet.It is beyond human treatment,and living condition ---I listened to it 3 times now and it still get's to me.
great story but sadly non fiction--Traveler beware--I know one of the bali 9 he needed money quick and wanted to travel.-sounded easy!!!!

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little repetitive but good

little repetitive but good read could have been a little shorter while keeping all the same content

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Simply amazing

Anyone who visits Bali should have a listen. what an eye opener.
it has me hooked and I wanna know more

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both shocking and believable.

loved it, narrator was very good and the type of story you can expect from kathryn

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Hotel K

Fantastically insightful work. A well told easy to listen to audiobook which gives an in depth close up at the Indonesian justice system in general.

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surviving a bali holiday

listening to how the prisoners are living and surviving everday was scary need to listen

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Inconsistent

A few really boring chapters towards the end that dragged. Seemed like the stories had dried up so needed some fillers. Multiple long chapters about 4 guys in a cell drinking and taking drugs and not doing much else. The start was good though.

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  • Nick
  • 05-08-2017

nope.

this book is basically a bunch of stories that hop all over the place and loosely follow a shallow plot. of all the prison survival books I've read, THIS is the worst.

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  • Graeme Kennedy
  • 21-01-2019

BORING

A singularly boring, poorly narrated event. Could not be bothered finishing it and would certainly not recommend it to anyone else.

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  • Mbeach85
  • 02-10-2017

Meh

Maybe it was the way it was read and/or maybe it was the way it jumped from one little story to the next, but I really didn't get into this book. However, the genre and topic of the book were right up my alley; and the content certainly wasn't boring.

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  • valerie
  • 13-11-2014

Kinda depressing

I hated the ending, However it was very interesting to read about how this jail worked and how the people survived there.

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  • becky
  • 18-06-2014

I had no idea what all goes on behind the walls

If this is based on facts, then WOW if this means survival... thinking twice about visiting Bali anytime soon, if so, just pick your friends carefully.

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