This is such a sad story. I didn't know much about the story so the events were new to me. she did a wonderful job in her memoir. I looked forward to each time I got in the cat because that is when I became self absorbed with her story. Way to be strong Amanda!
Audio Books is my new passion. They have made my time in the car the last few years something to look forward to. Just Lovin Life!
Because this is a true telling of someones actual life and a life interrupted by absurd and ridiculous laws and people enforcing those laws, this is a heartbreaking story to listen to. But it is also important to hear that not everything you read and see on social media and the news is anything near the truth. Also hearing other peoples tragedy makes you more aware that your own circumstances are not as bad as you think. Good book, would for sure recommend and Amanda did a good job narrating.
It's an okay read. At least you learn the facts. the author should not have read the book. I think it would have enhanced the book and made it more enjoyable to read. It was like listening to a 5th grade student read an essay. I appreciate it, though, the facts and how the story was laid out.
What a terrible injustice! What a courageous woman! What a beautifully written and touching story. The audiobook narrated by Amanda herself is a MUST to getting the full effect of this book. Just maybe don't listen to it in public like I did unless you want people to see you cry
I was gripped by the Amanda Knox story from the beginning. two girls my age embroiled in such a story. I usually flip flop on guilt and innocence but always felt that Amanda was innocent. Listening to her memoir solidified it. She is beautiful. I liked getting a glimpse into her life now and expect big things
Yes. Meredith's murder was horrific. The police's actions were despicable. Amanda was put through hell. I think it's important to hear the story from her point of view.
I guess I would compare it to the memoirs written by other characters in this case- Raffaele Sollecito, as well as Meredith Kercher's father. I haven't read either of those yet but I am eager to do so.
Amanda is not the most well-spoken person, but I appreciate her courage to tell her story and to narrate the audiobook.
It made me feel dismay for the total lack of justice served in the case of Meredith Kercher's brutal murder.
Mid 40's. Single father raising two daughters. Texan
Amanda did a wonderful job writing this book and an even better job in her performance. it only seemed fitting that she should read it herself.
Amanda tells her story of being a young naive girl studying in Italy, the horrific events that ensued, and her battle for justice for herself.
after following the case throughout the years, it is wonderful to hear Amanda's firsthand accounts and explanations of her experience. i thought she took responsibility for her mistakes admirably, and always acknowledged her naïveté, for better or worse. knowing what we now do about coerced and false confessions, her story made me really wonder if I would have the strength and courage to withstand such an experience. her story is relatable to anyone who remembers what it is to be young and independent for the first time, and trying to make the right "adult" decisions. Amanda does a great job of narrating - she doesn't do character voices, but I preferred it that way, because it felt more like talking with a friend than a spoken performance. I will jump on the bandwagon and say that I would be happy to purchase and read a follow-up book about her return to everyday life.
Amanda story could happen to anyone of us.. It's a frightening realization. A comment Amanda made is when she described Rudy and said "I let my hopes up and thought he'd do the right thing because he's well... human" paraphrasing.. the hit home so well Amanda. I think the same way you do sweetheart. That all people automatically are good so why aren't they behaving good?.. I wish someone would introduce you to Christ. Because even though you're suffering was difficult and even strength beyond measure to go through it As Catholics we believe in Redemptive suffering. No one suffers in vain. If you offer it up for a greater good. Even though u didn't realize this concept. I still think it applies here. A greater good was done by the Injustice you suffered. You may not see it this side of heaven. but this book is one of the fruits of it. It inspired me. As I'm sure it will inspire all your readers. Keep going kiddo you have my love, support and prayers. Marylue McGraw-Wiesen Erie pa