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1968: A year of change

Landmark events formed a backdrop to the year in which At Folsom Prison was recorded. Learn more below.

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"Excellent... Follows the story's trail like a good old hound dog... This five-part documentary from Audible was made in the US by the writer and broadcaster Danny Robins, and reveals new aspects of Johnny Cash's famous 1968 Folsom Prison gig - he's unearthed some excellent first-hand witnesses." (Sunday Times)

"★★★★☆ A reminder of how deeply incarceration can scar the soul." (The Times)

"Folsom Untold is the fascinating story of Johnny Cash's comeback prison album... Told in remarkable detail... Robins, a British presenter last heard hosting the Haunted podcast, assembles an impressive cast here, criss-crossing the US to visit producers, reporters, musicians and commentators, all of whom share their recollections of Cash. It's a fascinating story and the detail here is remarkable." (Financial Times)

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Dull

Didn't finish, a real "so what" story which no amount of the narrator getting breathlessly excited about could disguise

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Good & worth listen. A well old tale.

Good & worth listen. A well old tale. Interesting bits and pieces. not too long.

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Quality!

I can't stop recommending this to my friends. Really great story with superb narration by Danny.

I wish the songs could be played in full! However I now can't stop listening to that legendary album!

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I thought it would be a better story

For me its about the narrator before I am going to like or dislike a book this didn't keep you interested.

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Brilliant!

I absolutely loved this audio series. I wish it was longer! More like this please!

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Let this train pass you by

The only thing that kept me listening was to see where it was going, went nowhere of worth and had no substance along the way. Performance was dated too.

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Something a Little Different.

This was free, and I thought it would be rubbish! What a shock, I could listen to his of this type of rock and roll investigative journalism for hours! In short, it's great.

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Insightful and a compelling listen

This was an intriguing listen about, what I consider to be, a slightly controversial subject.
Johnny Cash's story is a complex one and this was a different angle and story that I'd not heard before.
It was very interesting to hear people close to Johnny and Glen talk about their experiences.

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Dont waste your time

No story, barely anything happens, definitely not worth making a podcast about. wouldn't waste my time.

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interesting

interesting listen, would recommend to any cash fan, more words to find five words to finish