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Turning the Tables

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: K.C. Baker, Teresa Giudice

Narrated By: Teresa Giudice

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: February 2016

Duration: 8 hours 55 minutes


The star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and three-time New York Times bestselling author offers a behind-the-scenes look at life in prison, her marriage, her rise to fame, the importance of her family, and the reality TV franchise that made her a household name in her explosive and ultimately uplifting first-ever memoir.

“People think they know everything about me…but they don’t. Not even close.”

Teresa Giudice, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, has seen it all, but nothing—not even Real Housewives scandals—could compare to the media firestorm that ensued after she was convicted on federal fraud charges.

The infamous, fun-loving Jersey mom of four was sentenced to fifteen months in the same prison where Piper Kerman—the real-life inspiration behind Orange Is the New Black—did her time. Her tiny prison cubicle in Connecticut felt so far removed from the glamorous world portrayed on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. What was a skinny Italian to do? Keep a diary, of course…

In her very first tell-all memoir, Teresa comes clean on all things Giudice: growing up as an Italian-American, meeting the love of her life and starting a family, dealing with chaos and catfights on national television, and eventually, coming to terms with the reality of life in prison. Featuring never-before-seen scans of her prison diary, Turning the Tables captures some of the most memorable moments of her prison stay, including the cringe-inducing fistfights she witnessed, the awkward conundrum of being trapped when a fellow inmate had a…guest…over, and the strength she found while confined between four concrete walls.

Even at her lowest of lows, Teresa was able to live la bella vita by staying positive and realizing her purpose. Friends, foes, and fans have speculated about Teresa’s prison experience, but nothing will prepare you for the revelations she makes in this entertaining and heartwarming memoir.

“The world will see a new Teresa. A different Teresa. Well, actually, the Teresa I always was.”


  • Betsey Corless

    This is the most poorly read audiobook I have ever listened to. It sounds like they had to use a computer to piece every word together; seriously Siri sounds like a superstar compared to this jerkily, poorly read book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sherri Z.

    The publisher should have never allowed Teresa Gudice to narrate this book. It was painful to listen to. It was like 8 hours of a new reader trying to read. This should not be an audio book with her narrating.

  • Larissa Gibson

    The narration was horrible. The story boring. Not worth spending credits on. I forced myself to finish.

  • Adela Cochrun

    I enjoyed the book but the narration was not good. The ackward pauses madebit hard to listen for a long time.

  • Courtney Meyer

    While I love T her voice reading this book kills me. It's horrible

  • joey Elizondo

    This has to be the worst book I have heard so far.

  • tracy tenenholz

    It's ok, not really that exciting. They should of had someone else narrative. I love Teresa, but her reading skills are not good.

  • Ann Bronikowski

    She's not a good narrator very monotone. Thought she would be more excited and vivacious in her voice.

  • Kristi Callaway

    The book was interesting. I am a fan and enjoyed how open she was. Just wish someone else had read the book...I had to listen to it at 1.5x speed and it was still a struggle.