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How to Escape from Prison

By: Paul Wood
Narrated by: Simon London
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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The remarkable story of how one man defied the odds.

At 18, Paul Wood thought he had lost everything. He had committed an act he knew would send him to prison for many years. To a young man like Paul, it might as well have been for the rest of his life.

Plunged into a nightmarish world of extreme violence, solitary confinement, gang allegiances, drugs, vindictive wardens, and regular stabbings, Paul spent the next 11 years confined in some of New Zealand's toughest jails. Based on an account of his experiences he wrote while still inside, How to Escape from Prison chronicles Paul's road to redemption and a new life as a doctor of psychology, helping others strive to fulfill their potential and develop the resilience to flourish, even in adversity. This is a gripping listen about a man who sank to the depths of despair, before scaling the heights of true freedom.

"Paul's transformation is unbelievable. We are sometimes brought up to think a zebra can't change its stripes. Paul Wood's story is proof that anyone can change. It gives you great courage that you can do anything." (Sir John Kirwan)

©2019 Paul Wood (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Brilliant and important

Important book about how we raise boys to be men. Even more important about resilience and redemption.

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Brilliant

An amazing story of one real mistake when young to self discovery, perseverance and giving back.

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  • Jen
  • 01-08-2019

Couldn’t stop listening

I could not stop listening once I started. An amazing story and insights. The narrator was also excellent. Highly recommend!

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Great read

Loved it, spoken from the heart. It didn't take long to listen to the whole book once started it was hard to stop also the reader was very easy to listen to.

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An interesting read

Enjoyed the book a lot, amazing some of the things he has been through and how you can pick up subtle versions of some of these traits in yourself and why it's important to develop emotional maturity in our young men...

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Wow! This is a story that is worth being told!

I am so proud of you Paul!
I knew this book would be an eye opener and amazing as it is, but you have surpassed all my expectations when you also incorporated in it and kindly shared with your audience your 5 steps to freedom.
Thank you for being honest in your account and for taking full ownership for your actions.
Now, we need to share this with the world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-07-2019

Amazingly inspiring story

loved this book. couldn't stop once I started. was my first audiobook and hav8the freedom to listen while completing other tasks made it so much easier to finish a highly addictive story.