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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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    msp 08-31-16
    msp 08-31-16
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    "unflinching memoir"

    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.

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    Seth Bellity Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel 08-22-16
    Seth Bellity Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel 08-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Fabulous book"

    I loved the book and found it very inspiring. It brought me to tears many times.

    Her narration was excellent too.

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    Penny 06-01-16
    Penny 06-01-16
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    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

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    Ingo 03-20-16
    Ingo 03-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating!!"

    Wow,
    Little did I know about Amanda's ordeals. I cried a lot, I was that moved

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    Amazon Customer 03-12-16 Member Since 2016
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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
    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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    David from Bellflower 01-17-15
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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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