Customer Reviews: Upon Release From Prison: A True Crime Story of Redemption (Roll Call Book 2)
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on February 18, 2014
Written at a low level of literacy. Seems to be written for individuals who are or have lived the same kind of life. It tells of how people can be misunderstood and how social agencies can hurt and not help due to inaccurate information.
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on June 3, 2014
An ambitious story. I thought it would be an actual story by author as to how he coped after prison. I am not sure where reality meets fiction here . I have the highest respect for author and think his collection should be made into a movie. He is getting better
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on October 29, 2011
Glenn Langohr, in Upon Release, tells the tale of a man, BJ and his lovely partner Annette, and how they take on the fight of the war against drugs; it is their personal fight on many fronts. This book inspires everyone who reads it and those who will read it. The characters struggle to get out of the life of drugs and fight to get others out of the same. They take on some heavy hitters along the way, but with God on their side, how can they lose? They inspire others to turn their back on drugs and the life of prison and use their talent to help others.

This is definitely a book that needs to be read!!!
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on January 19, 2013
Sorry but really not what I expected or even enjoyed. Do not want to deter anyone from trying something I personally didn't like as there are different strokes for different folks, so someone else may give it a five but it just wasn't one of my favorites.
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on December 22, 2011
This book is a piece of modern art set in prose instead of in pen or ink or oil. You might not like the writing, and you might not like the grammar, or the points of view, or the shifting first and third person perspective. But don't dismiss the book because it doesn't fit your idea of what a novel should be. Don't turn away from it because it just happens to confuse you, or produces discordant thoughts. Give it a chance. If you do, you'll be better for it, and you may gain insights into things you only hope ever happen to other people. I've never read a book like this, and I'll bet you never have either. At times it is spell-binding in its poetry, and at times it just kicks you in the gut. There are scenes that take your breath away, and scenes that make you wonder what you just read. Three intricate plots tell three separate stories that ultimately intersect in a not-for-Hollywood ending. The story is replete with drug culture and prison culture and police culture. I believe the author knows first hand about these cultures, and presents an unvarnished look at all three. Instead of some fictionalized or romantacized version of any of the cultures, there are just "been there done that" accounts that leave no doubt that this a world none of us ever want to encounter. There are no heroes in this book, there are only real people who face real problems and deal with them in real ways the only way they know how. The social and political commentary is delivered the same way as the fights, and the loving; full-on, live or die. This is a binary book, you are going to love it, or you are going to hate it. Keep writing Glenn, keep writing your way, you have something to say that needs to be heard, in all three of the cultures about which you write.
JT Kalnay
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on May 13, 2012
Upon Release From Prison by Glenn Langohr
Sequel to Roll Call
In Glenn's first book, Roll Call, we follow B.J. from his childhood being shattered and a path he takes that ends in incarceration. It's a detailed journey that makes you feel you are there through it all. Upon Release picks up where Roll Call left off...B.J. has been released from prison, living in a shelter and reconnected with an old acquaintance Annette. Annette is newly sober and still struggling to leave her past behind as well.
This time our journey with him shows the difficulty he faces...not for the first time...of re acclimating to life as a free man. They have to find jobs to stay at the shelter. Not only are jobs hard to come by, but when you have a record and/or you are a recovering addict, your chances go way down of being hired. B.J. just wants to get his book out there and selling and encourage those in prison with their writing, art, etc. Nothing happens fast enough and the old life is always there calling and teasing with it's 'easy' money. Through a series of misunderstandings--B.J. is soon on the lamb--again!
Many of the characters from Roll Call return. Both friends like Damon and foes such as Detective Pincher. There are some real surprises in this book. It is more fiction than Roll Call. But Glenn continues to add his past 'real life' experiences into his writing. We once again are in Mexico among the cartels, in prison where shots are still called to handle things on the outside, Pincher is still a stinker. The writing is still captivating and keeps you hanging on to the end. Be prepared for a mental work-out as well because still a runner.
**Language, violence and sensual situations. Considering the background of this book with drugs, gangs and prison, the author has kept all of this at a minimum.
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on May 25, 2014
Glenn writes a great story...graphic and detailed. Allows you to feel every moment of his time behind the walls...he should be writing screenplays for movies. (But he may be a little too realistic for the softies in Hollywood).
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on December 25, 2011
This book is a real shocker. It explains a world most people don't know about. Some of the main personalities in this book are acts in themselves! If you want an eye-opening and riveting read grab a copy of this book, lock all your doors, keep your gun nearby...and read!
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on December 26, 2011
Glad this hard-to-follow romp through the prison system and tweekers paradise was only $1.99 via Kindle.
Characters were introduced randomly, the plot not well developed, and the story was difficult to make any real sense of.
Excessive typos and grammitical errors made the publisher look very lame as well.
Not the best read IMHO.
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Upon Release From Prison picks up where "Roll Call" left off. A novel which is based on truth and personal experiences from Glenn Langohr. Glenn pens a novel of real people who face real problems and how they struggle to deal with them the only way they know how to, with their faith in God, in the real world. An extremely inspirational, must read for anyone who is, or knows of someone who is struggling with addiction.

This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
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