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

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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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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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Brilliant

Wow what an eye opener English prisons are really a holiday camp compared to this hell

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interesting in some ways, having read a couple of these type books this will be my last. same old same old in many ways.a paint by numbers, but by the end I couldn't care one way or the other, seems a nice fella, but these stories are ten a penny.

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fascinating story

loved every minute of it, it was riviting from beginning to end. definitely on my recommend list.

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I lasted 8 minutes....

before I couldn't stand, what must be, the worst attempt at a scouse accent ever, any longer.
You couldn't have got a real scouser to read it??

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Enjoyable

when he described himself in Liverpool I thought he was a scumbag but you warm to him though the book.
It was really interesting with lots of strange characters and quite disturbing in parts and I sad to reach the final chapter.
Mr Moore brought it all on himself but I hope he's well now and has found peace.

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fantastic

Loved it. Brilliant story. For the struggles in addiction and life hitting rock bottom to the true grit, determination and strength mentally an physically I can only imagine. truly inspirational.

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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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  • 02-10-18

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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  • 08-01-21

great listen

great story of struggling in a living nightmare. more so a story of overcoming personal demons and self destruction. narration was spot on.