A gripping memoir from Amanda Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, chronicling his relationship with Amanda and the four years they spent in an Italian prison for a crime they did not commit. Sollecito was a computer-science student at the University of Perugia when he and Amanda Knox were first accused of murder in 2007. On October 3, 2011, after four years of trials and appeals, he and Knox were cleared and released.
©2012 Raffaele Sollecito (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
Honor, patience and faith
I thought I was pretty well versed on this case before I read this book but I was still surprised by a few facts in this memoir.
Giulia Bongiorno maybe my new personal hero. Judge Hellman is up there also.
This was my first audiobook read by Seth Numrich and I enjoyed his pace and voice, I would listen to him again.
I think the title of the book says it all - Honor bound.
Fast paced and straight forward. It was compelling to see Raphaelle's point of view, largely viewed as merely pawn in this tragic series of events; he is brutally honest and doesn't always paint himself in the best light but is unwavering in his pursuit to do the right thing. All for a girl he had known for barely more than a week.
This book also details the immense cost this trial took on his family which was touching, I particularly felt for his sister. Their father should be proud of having raised such upstanding children.
I was always amazed at how easily he could have chosen to save or at least help himself but stuck to the truth. He possesses qualities that are increasingly rare in this day and age.
If you were interested in this case, you will enjoy this book
We all heard about this case. Now I feel like I know what really happened.
My heart hurt for everyone involved. There are no winners.
Also read Amanda Knox's book, Waiting To Be Heard
It was extremely nice to get more Raffaele, than Amanda. He explains his thoughts, fears and frustrations all the way through.
How much his family went through while he was in prison.
One of the very best. Very well done.
Raffaele tells his own story. I have great respect for this young man.
Pronunciations! I don't speak Italian...
Honor Bound is very definitely ranked up there as one of the most riveting, well written and emotional accounts I have ever heard. It is the top of my list for both style and presentation.
I take the time to carefully select the non-fiction text in which to fill my personal down time - this is such an emotional account of such a shocking ordeal that all I can say is thank you Raffaele for your bravery in sharing it with those who care to listen.
Seth Numrich's reading of the book was highly commendable, with a solid pace, clear diction and outstanding emotional balance which came across so well that I had to remind myself that this was not Raffaelle himself speaking to me in person. Extremely well done.
It was all so moving that it would be extremely hard to select one particular moment.
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