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My Story: Schapelle Corby

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Narrated by: Casey Withoos
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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Schapelle Corby walked out of Kerobokan Prison in 2014, leaving behind a dark hellhole of violence, corruption and squalor, and straight into a global media circus.

She had been Hotel K's most famous inmate. 

Schapelle was a 27-year-old beauty-school student when, in 2004, Bali customs officers found 4.2 kilograms of marijuana in her boogie-board bag. She was convicted of a crime she still vehemently denies committing. 

She spent 10 years in Hotel K, where she survived unimaginable horrors, corrupt guards, degrading conditions and abuse at the hands of other prisoners, but also, amazingly, found the love of her life - a love that still burns strong. 

In this revised and updated edition of My Story, first published in 2006, Schapelle describes her descent into madness and finding her way back, the chaos of her release, the trials of surviving outside on parole and, eventually, her dramatic return to Australia, all the while hounded mercilessly by the media. 

This is the first time since 2006 that Schapelle has spoken, driven by a determination to show she has emerged, scarred, but with her dignity, humour and courage intact. 

Written with best-selling author Kathryn Bonella, this is a deeply unsettling but utterly compelling tale of what should have been a holiday in paradise but instead turned into 13 years of living hell.

©2019 Schapelle Corby (P)2019 Pan Macmillan Australia

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Misophonia...!!!

I REALLY wanted to listen to this book, I was intrigued with Schapelle's story - as there were so many holes and questions about her guilt, HOWEVER, while Casey Withoos is a great narrator, I find it impossible to listen to this book, due to the sound editing. Its like nails on a chalk board hearing Casey's inhalation breath so loudly! Why isn't this edited and recorded better? Please understand THIS IS real....mysophia - Im not the only person that suffers, and its due to inadequate recording. Its the second Casey Withoos narration I gave up on.

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Frustrating Narrator

Your narrator spoils your story with hearing every breath she takes.

If little noises sounds like nails down a chalkboard you’ll get frustrated as I am.

Not even through Chapter One and already want a refund, sorry Schapelle you should have told your own story.

Pity I was looking forward too your book, your story.

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if I could give it 0 stars I would

found the book hard to get through,story was so boring and unconvincing ,I read it hopeing to be converted to believe she may have been not guilty ,but I am sorry I wasted my time and money on this book, definitely not as good as the author's other book's,sadly I will not be recommending this book

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Scapelle Corby is inncocent all day and all night

I adored this book. The harrowing tale of this public imprisonment and unfairly judged innocent family was gripping.
I am quite amazed she survived and it is a credit to the family and their undying support and love for each other.

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Just amazing

I followed Schapelles case back when it happened and I was devastated for her when she was sentenced. What a sad and incredible story. A must listen.

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Compelling Story

A compelling story and excellent narration. An insightful and intelligent telling of a lived through nightmare. A chance to look beyond the biased impressions of sensationalist media and to connect to the human beings and their lives involved and impacted by these events.

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Her story confirmed my feelings when she was arrested

I only took any notice of Schapelle’s arrest when viewing it on TV. I was immediately convinced of her innocence and couldn’t understand why no-one believed her. I haven’t followed her story over the years the poor girl lived in that hell hole as I don’t waste time reading Magazines and Newspapers which are obviously full of inaccurate stories. I did see her release on TV and couldn’t believe she’d been in gaol for so long.
I listened to the book as soon as I saw it available to try and understand her story. Now I can’t believe anyone would still think her guilty. It’s also an amazing insight into life in an Indonesian gaol and the ludicrous invasive behaviour of media which occurs worldwide.

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Raw and Powerful

Narrator is awesome!
Powerful true story of the pain Schapelle and her family endured over 10 years of life in a bali jail, living with false accusations and how she dealt with the invasive and persistent journalists and everyday life.

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Captivating

I got exactly what I wanted out of this book, the side of the story that the media never told us. Unbelievable strength to endure such horrendous conditions in that Balinese prison, and the treatment by the media and public throughout.

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My heart goes out to you...

A deeply disturbing set of events. A young woman disowned and deserted by her country.
With time lost, Schapelle still has her family to bring her back to love.
I am sorry for you all your lost years babe.
Sam x