Drug Muled:Sixteen Years in a Thai Prison

Drug Muled Sixteen Years in a Thai Prison Duped into carrying books with kilograms of heroin hidden in them Goosen is arrested and tried on drug trafficking charges Deaf to her pleas of innocence the Thai courts sentence Goosen to death

  • Title: Drug Muled:Sixteen Years in a Thai Prison
  • Author: Joanne Joseph
  • ISBN: 9781920601
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Duped into carrying books with 1.7 kilograms of heroin hidden in them, Goosen is arrested and tried on drug trafficking charges Deaf to her pleas of innocence, the Thai courts sentence Goosen to death On appeal, her sentence is commuted to life, to be served in Bangkok s notorious Lard Yao prison Pregnant, terrified and desperately alone, Goosen begins a harrowing 16 yeDuped into carrying books with 1.7 kilograms of heroin hidden in them, Goosen is arrested and tried on drug trafficking charges Deaf to her pleas of innocence, the Thai courts sentence Goosen to death On appeal, her sentence is commuted to life, to be served in Bangkok s notorious Lard Yao prison Pregnant, terrified and desperately alone, Goosen begins a harrowing 16 year journey behind bars

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    1. I bought the book because I am friends with the publisher, on Face Book, and I read how it was flying off the shelves in bookstores. I could not find it available in a Kindle version which was annoying, so I did get the soft cover. This turned out to be a good thing as my daughter, Victoria (13) was visiting on the weekend, picked up the book and finished it by the next day. I heard her laughter next door, as well as the silence and I felt happy that books could take her on an emotional journey. [...]

    2. Very well written, easy to read, but nothing easy about the subject line. Did she know she was carrying drugs or not? .at is somehow irrelevant. I feel for Vanessa who lost 16 years of her life. One is quick to say let the drug dealers and carriers rot in jail but what if it was someone you love? and as Gibson said to think with a lawyers head is one thing but when you come face to face with the person in jail its another situation completely.Does another have the right to dehumane.I think not

    3. Brilliantly written. Found it totally gripping and moving. Sometimes we need to suspend judgments and look at the human being. This book is a lesson for all young people to stop and think before they act. Vanessa is incredibly brave and inspirational in her willingness to make a difference to others. Well done Joanne - I hope you continue to write more riveting books like this one.

    4. I bought this book at the airport on the way home and was instantly hooked. Joanne Joseph's writing style is brilliant and I couldn't put this book down -read it in one sitting!

    5. This book was a gut-feel buy! I was book-less and bored and decided to pass by the bookstore. I read the back cover citation and felt it was interesting!One of the best buys ever! No regrets, even though I cried a lot. Vanessa's story is very inspirational and I am really intrigued by her strength to carry such an experience, whether guilty or not! It's a worthy read.

    6. Very easy to read and descriptive. Can't imagine how prisons can legally treat prisoners in that manner. I can appreciate Amnesty International, although they weren't involved in this poor girls tragedy.

    7. Vanessa Goosen's 16 years in a Thai prison after being conned into drug smuggling (1.7 kg heroin hidden in technical books). Very harrowing and sad

    8. A week before I read this book; while on vacation in South Africa(visiting my family), my sister introduced me to Vanessa Goosen AND her daughter. I had no idea who they were, I just thought they were the most beautiful and friendly people. Then the book was placed in my hands and I was told to read itI never put it down until I cried my eyes out, and it was complete!!What a tragedy! And frightening! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. To make matters worseI had to fly back to New York [...]

    9. I'm not such a fan of the author's writing style. She seemed to be in a great rush to tell this story which was disappointing, because I felt certain events were so pivotal and heart breaking they needed more time, emotive text and description to convey that. It got better after the halfway mark. Despite the above, it's a truly moving story which will change anyone's view on life. The gratitude I feel for my life right now is larger than before. It's very inspiring and will definitely show you t [...]

    10. This was such a horror of how other country's prisons are like everything that happened to her like she wasn't Human and how they tookHer daughter from her her only life I believe she was innocent

    11. Loved itI think that this was an honest and horrifying account of a Thailand prison experience. In the days where drug trafficking is becoming more and more common, I think books like these are a must. I do believe the author is innocent.I did NOT believe Shelby Corby was Innocent or not these stories must be told to keep other young people from making the same mistakes.

    12. Ok, so I do believe her. There is such sadness in her voice over the lost years but amazingly not much bitterness. Enjoyed reading the Afterward by Joanne Joseph (dissapointed she's not on Twitter). Amazed by how uninvolved our government has decided to stay in regard to SA prisoners in foreign jails.

    13. A must read!!! A huge eye opener. Such a sad story but inspiring and motivational!!! There are so many amazing good people in this world. What Vanessa went through I would not wish on my worst enemy but how she overcame and survived WOW!!

    14. I couldn't stop reading once I picked up this book randomly. I love the writing style, it made me feel like I was there witnessing the whole incident.

    15. It took me ten hours straight and a flood of tears to finish this book. I couldn't put it down. My body kept on falling asleep and I had to tell it that the mind was in no mood to rest.

    16. Fast paced. Quick read. Written by a journalist so very factual, which is mostly why I gave it three stars because the characters were quite "flat". Good book to take along on trips or to the beach.

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