Waiting to Be Heard

Waiting to Be Heard

A Memoir

Audiobook CD - 2013
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In November 2007, Amanda Knox was twenty years old and had been studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, for only a few weeks when her friend and roommate Meredith Kercher was brutally murdered. Young, nave, and grieving, and with only basic knowledge of the Italian language, she was arrested and subjected to harsh interrogations during which she struggled to communicate with the police. In 2009, after a trial that made headlines around the world, she was wrongly convicted of murder. But in October 2011, after Amanda spent four years in an Italian prison, the conviction was overturned.

Now, in Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda Knox shares for the very first time the truth about her terrifying ordeal. Drawing from her journals and letters, she gives an unflinching account of what it was like to be imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit, and about the impact it had on her family and loved ones as they traveled back and forth to be at her side. With grace and gratitude, Amanda describes the aftermath of the trial and her return home to the States, where she is able once again to look forward to the future.

Publisher: New York :, Harper Audio,, [2013].
Copyright Date: p2013
ISBN: 9780062237613
Characteristics: 10 compact discs (11.5 hr.) :,digital, stereo ;,4 3/4 in.
audio file, CD audio, rda
digital, optical, 1.4 m. per second, Digital recording

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wildkratts
Jul 31, 2017

i liked the book but i think she's guilty and just wrote the book for extra money and publicity

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kwsmith
Jul 30, 2017

While studying at an Italian university, a pretty young American student accidentally becomes embroiled in a murder investigation and quickly finds herself the prime suspect. She spends the next four years in an Italian prison fighting for her freedom. This fascinating and deeply moving true crime memoir covers the evidence, the trials, and the prisons all while focusing on Amanda's inner thoughts and emotions. We get to see a very young and naive Amanda Knox grow into a strong and resilient woman.

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erinsnest
May 14, 2016

April 2016......this was a very interesting listen.....I think she was a victim myself.....but of course, I have only listened to this side of the story. She sure seemed pretty naive anyway.

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sooozie33
Feb 16, 2014

Gosh! This girl is so obviously innocent. Ok, she's a bit odd and acted in an 'inappropriate' way following the murder of her housemate. (Who's to say what's appropriate behaviour under those circumstances!?) Innocence is not apparent to everybody and Amanda should have got herself a lawyer from the start - too busy trying to give the authorities all they needed to find Meredith's killer while the guilty party was hastily leaving town. Evidence at the crime scene, motive and personal history all point to her and Raffaelle's innocence - but impressions go a long long way in colouring opinion it would seem. There's a lot more to the story so give "Waiting to be Heard" a read. If you're keen read also Raffaelle's book "Honor Bound" - the story from his perspective and a chilling description at the end of what likely happened to Meredith.

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Thai5357
Feb 09, 2014

I randomly chose this book right before her second appeal came out. This is a quick read and very interesting!

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jescar82
Jan 31, 2014

I read this book twice and even after that I I still have no idea if Amanda Knox is innocent or guilty. It's a good and interesting read. I also recommend you read "Honor bound : my journey to hell and back with Amanda Knox" / Raffaele Sollecito . Also, if you are looking for a fiction read based on Knox, you might want to pick up "Cartwheel : a novel" / Jennifer duBois

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austin1001
Jan 30, 2014

Amanda has just been convicted again, second time/will it stand up this time? I agree that she is a twin of Jodi Arias. I feel for the victims family and all that they have gone thru and it isn't over yet. Why would someone throw someone else under the bus like Amanda did with her ex-boss. I'm sorry but I think that she is guilty.

Mendonca77 Dec 22, 2013

Very one sided...you side with her on all the police flaws and lack of DNA. However...food for thought its still fishy!!!

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normf3
Nov 22, 2013

Actually a pretty good book. Amanda Knox has written a page-turner that holds one's attention. Her account is believable, seeing that she was acquitted on appeal and now Italy is trying her murder case a second time. She and Raffele didn't have a motive for killing Meredith Kercher and Rudy Guede's DNA was all over the crime scene. What was supposed to be a fun year studying abroad turned into a horrible nightmare that is hopefully mostly over. It is also an example of how locals can take advantage of a foreign student/visitor.

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Liselara
Oct 15, 2013

After reading this book, I still have no idea if Amanda Knox is innocent or guilty. It's worth the read; her prose reminds me of the convicted killer, Jodi Arias (in 2013), who also had an answer for everything. Knox's description of the Italian police is unbelievable; can they all be that stupid at all levels? I sincerely doubt it. The book is all one-sided so without opposing arguments, I find it hard to believe her. Like Arias, Knox was known to do head stands, the splits, and other inappropriate stunts outside the crime scene and in the police station. And like Arias, Knox swore up and down she'd never harm her "friend".

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