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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

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  • Sylvie
  • Robertville, New Brunswick, Canada
  • 11-01-13

Truly a remarkable young man

If you could sum up Honor Bound in three words, what would they be?

Honor, patience and faith

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

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.<br/><br/>Giulia Bongiorno maybe my new personal hero. Judge Hellman is up there also.

Have you listened to any of Seth Numrich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first audiobook read by Seth Numrich and I enjoyed his pace and voice, I would listen to him again.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I think the title of the book says it all - Honor bound.

Any additional comments?

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.<br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>Enjoyed immensely!

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  • Diane
  • CALABASAS, CA, United States
  • 05-28-13

I really enjoyed all aspects of this book.

Where does Honor Bound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If you were interested in this case, you will enjoy this book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Honor Bound?

We all heard about this case. Now I feel like I know what really happened.

Have you listened to any of Seth Numrich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My heart hurt for everyone involved. There are no winners.

Any additional comments?

Also read Amanda Knox's book, Waiting To Be Heard

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! This put to clarity every question I had after listening to Amanda Knox' book.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The complete consistency with which Sollecito's story and Amanda Knox story of the events parallel.

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

Good overall dramatization

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

Yes, I wish I could have.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jennifer
  • RAEFORD, NC, United States
  • 09-20-12

Raffaele Explains His Side

Would you listen to Honor Bound again? Why?

Yes

What did you like best about this story?

It was extremely nice to get more Raffaele, than Amanda. He explains his thoughts, fears and frustrations all the way through.

Have you listened to any of Seth Numrich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

How much his family went through while he was in prison.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Definitely recommend

Narration was excellent, good pacing. This was a quick listen for me and definitely kept my attention throughout. I listened to this after listening to "Waiting To Be Heard by Amanda Knox" to get a greater perspective. Heart-wrenching ordeal for all involved, esp. Meredith and her family. There are no winners here. Amanda and Raffaelle went thru a horrific experience that lasted four long years after finally being proven to be innocent, released, and then fully exonerated by the Italian Supreme Court. Raffaelle lays out exactly the reasons why they were found innocent of the murder on appeal. This is also a cautionary tale for any American traveling overseas, be aware of your rights if being questioned by the police and always obtain legal advice.

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Raffaele is a good man

great book. he stuck by Amanda and never threw her under the bus. amazing story.

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  • REBECCA
  • Naples, FL, United States
  • 12-10-15

Magnifico!

What did you love best about Honor Bound?

After listening to Amanda's "Waiting to be heard", I was eager to hear Raffaele's side of the story. The media painted terrible profiles of them both. After listening to both, similar versions of the story, I choose to believe in their innocence and am dismayed by the Italian judicial system. I hope the ruling on acquittal stands as they have both been through so much. My heart aches for Meredith's family and hope that Rudy's guilt and sentencing will begin their healing process.

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Finally Raffaelle's side!

What made the experience of listening to Honor Bound the most enjoyable?

I think the fact that his story backs up everything Amanda said- getting his perspective was enlightening.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that no matter what, he would not sell Amanda out.

Have you listened to any of Seth Numrich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No- I have not heard Seth Numrich before.

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

I think the verdict that set them free- it was quite emotional.

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Really great listen

If you're at all interested in the Amanda Knox case this book is for you. Sollecito recounts his time in prison along with before and after the indictment.

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  • GrammyKate
  • Morgan Hill, CA, United States
  • 07-22-14

Compelling

Fascinating and well written/read. Fills in some blanks left by Amanda Knox's story.