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Waiting to Be Heard Audiobook

Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit. In the fall of 2007, the 20-year-old college coed left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment. After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But in 2011, an appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until now.

Filled with details first recorded in the journals Knox kept while in Italy, Waiting to Be Heard is a remarkable story of innocence, resilience, and courage, and of one young woman’s hard-fought battle to overcome injustice and win the freedom she deserved. With intelligence, grace, and candor, Amanda Knox tells the full story of her harrowing ordeal in Italy - a labyrinthine nightmare of crime and punishment, innocence and vindication - and of the unwavering support of family and friends who tirelessly worked to help her win her freedom.

©2013 Amanda Knox (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    "i loved her story. she delivered it incredibly."

    listening to Amandas story in her own words was incredible. i absolutly recommend her book.

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    Geoff in London 03-04-16
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    "Well narrated, compelling story"

    The narrator did such a fine job, I feel she could have a future narrating other audio books. The pacing of the story is just right and crafted to keep you interested.
    What a naive girl Amanda is at the start! It's painful to hear her foolish view of things, but she is gradually wiser and that's a well-capped part of the journey inherent in the story.

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    JM Junkie 04-30-15
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    "Very good book!!"

    Very good book, was a little slow in the beginning but otherwise excellent. Listening to the Italian in the book got to be a bit much but Amanda did a good job translating. I would be interested in a second book detailing life after she returned to Seattle and how she's moved on with her life. Plan on reading the book by Raphael next. Recommend to anyone (and even those that did not) follow the case!

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    Ricardo 02-16-15
    Ricardo 02-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolutely delightful"

    Amanda is a source of inspiration to me and to everyone who faces and have faced tough times. Her courage and determination to enjoy and live life, no matter the situation, is impressive.

    I admire her and Rafaelle.

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    "Good to hear her side of the story."
    What made the experience of listening to Waiting to Be Heard the most enjoyable?

    Hearing the story directly from the woman who lived it was amazing. I have to admit that it started off slowly, but then I couldn't stop listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Finding out what really happened- at least from her perspective. I suppose we will never really know for sure.


    Did Amanda Knox do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No- she really didn't, but being that she is not a professional, I think she did alright.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Once I got past the slow start, it was definitely one I couldn't stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to listening to the story from the perspective of her boyfriend.

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    laura Texas 01-08-15
    laura Texas 01-08-15 Member Since 2015

    40-something, married, 1 step-kid. Love living in the country.

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    "Wow"

    While I knew only a small amount about this story before this book, I found myself googling the information, investigation, and crime scene photos constantly as I went through trying to make sense of this.

    It is clear that the Italian Police and Prosecutors totally blew this case from the beginning and to add insult to injury, they reduced the sentence of the only person that they are sure was there at the time of the murder. I find myself sad for the families and for the 3 young people destroyed by an over zealous prosecutor and an incompetent police force. I find myself especially saddened that in all of this, Meredith Kercher was lost because the police in Italy screwed up, wages a public war on innocent people and tarnished the investigation beyond repair. Short of a confession by Guede about what really happened, the world will not know the truth.

    The book itself is well written and while clearly it is Amanda's version of events, it isn't hard to understand how a naive young college student with a limited grasp of Italian could get so confused and turned around.

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    Sandra waco, TX, United States 04-03-14
    Sandra waco, TX, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"

    What a miscarriage of justice. Absolutely no evidence, none, nothing, to point to her guilt, yet she's arrested, kept in jail, and convicted, all because they didn't like they way she looked. Well, God help us all.
    Good luck Amanda, and shame of the USA if we honor Italy's request for extradition.

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    REBECCA SILVER LAKE, IN, United States 03-04-14
    REBECCA SILVER LAKE, IN, United States 03-04-14 Member Since 2013

    Loves Harry Potter, the Yankees, art and Audible!!

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    "Her story, her words, her voice..."
    What made the experience of listening to Waiting to Be Heard the most enjoyable?

    An author's narration always makes a book seem more real to me. I enjoyed Amanda's narration of her book. Her emotional narration made it seem like the things she endured over her 3+ years in Italy were happening now.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire book moved me. It is always nice to here the other side of the story the media seems to always overlook and not cover.


    Any additional comments?

    I commend Amanda for having not only the will to survive throughout this ordeal, but to share her story, in her words and in her voice with the rest of the world. I wholeheartedly believe she is innocent and that she and Rafael were escape goats for the corrupt Italian Police involved in the case.

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    Sally 01-30-14
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    "Waiting to be Heard by Amanda Knox"
    Where does Waiting to Be Heard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the very best. Her story, read by her. Listen.


    What other book might you compare Waiting to Be Heard to and why?

    I also recommend Honor Bound by Raffaele Sollecito. You will have a better understanding of what they went through.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Her release from prison.


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    E. Garnett 11-12-13
    E. Garnett 11-12-13
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    "The truth shall set you free!"
    Would you listen to Waiting to Be Heard again? Why?

    Yes, it was good, plus there are some details I wouldn't mind hearing again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Waiting to Be Heard?

    The parts when she describes the courtroom scenes.


    What does Amanda Knox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The proper pronounciations of the Italian words.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I could sense her pain when she referenced the sacrifices her family made for her. I can relate to her on this.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall it was a good book, very interesting. In the beginning and along the way, it was a bit hard to believe she was telling the truth, but who am I to judge? This is her story and she's sticking to it.

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