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Waiting To Be Heard: A Memoir

byAmanda Knox

Paperback | June 9, 2015

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As seen in the Nextflix documentary Amanda Knox, in March 2015, the Supreme Court of Italy exonerated Amanda Knox, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Waiting To Be Heard. In an afterward to this newly issued paperback edition, Amanda updates readers on her life since 2011, introduces the individuals who helped her persevere as her case continued through the Italian courts, and shares her plans for helping others who have also been wrongfully convicted.

In November 2007, 20 year-old Amanda Knox had only been studying in Perugia, Italy, for a few weeks when her friend and roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, was murdered. The investigation made headlines around the world, and Amanda's arrest placed her at the center of a media firestorm. After an extremely controversial trial, she was convicted of murder in 2009. She spent four years in an Italian prison until a new court, which appointed independent experts to review the prosecution’s DNA evidence, affirmatively found her innocent in 2011.  She returned home to Seattle, Washington.

But just when Amanda thought her legal nightmare had ended, it began all over again. In March 2013, Italy’s highest court annulled the acquittal and sent the case to the lower courts for further proceedings. Even though no new evidence was introduced against her, Amanda was found guilty and sentenced to 28½ years in prison in January, 2014.  This decision was overturned by the Italian Supreme Court, which exonerated her of the murder charge.

In Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda speaks about what it was like to find herself imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit, and how much she relied on the unwavering support of her family and friends, many of whom made extraordinary sacrifices on her behalf. Waiting to Be Heard is an unflinching, heartfelt coming-of-age narrative like no other—now with a new afterword, in which Amanda describes the heart-stopping final twists in her fight for freedom, and her hopes for the future.

Amanda Knox is an exoneree and a writer in Seattle, Washington. She was wrongfully convicted of murder in Perugia, Italy, in 2009. In 2011 the conviction was overturned, and she was affirmatively found innocent of the charge of murder. In March 2013, the Italian Court of Cassation annulled the acquittal and ordered a new review of the ...
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Title:Waiting To Be Heard: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.81 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been wanting to hear her side of the story Regardless of my belief of her innocence, this is one of the more interesting and better written memoirs I have come across.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from intense I so want to believe Knox is innocent and I am 99% sure that she is after reading this book.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Amanda's Story I was only 14 in 2007 when Amanda was charged with murder, and I always assumed she was guilty without actually hearing the details of the case. The media always highlighted her in a negative way, and I always found her strange and odd. However, after reading Amanda’s book, there is no doubt in my mind that she is innocent. This was a very well written book and she did not hold back any details. She was very open about contracting herpes, her relationship with Raffaele Sollecito, life in prison, and her court hearings. The media unquestionably molded society’s perspective of Amanda in a negative light. However, Amanda justifies herself and explains why she had strange reactions in social situations, and why she had what others would consider inappropriate reactions in stressful situations. Amanda laid out the facts well, and proves that there is no real evidence to tie her or Raffaele Sollecito to Meredith’s murder. The DNA evidence and the crime scene evidence all point to Rudy Guede. I recommend this book to anyone who was the slightest bit captivated by the murder and trial while it was going on, and whether you believe her innocence or guilt. It would be interesting to read a follow-up book of Amanda adjusting to life as an exoneree.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Amanda's Story I was only 14 in 2007 when Amanda was charged with murder, and I always assumed she was guilty without actually hearing the details of the case. The media always highlighted her in a negative way, and I always found her strange and odd. However, after reading Amanda’s book, there is no doubt in my mind that she is innocent. This was a very well written book and she did not hold back any details. She was very open about contracting herpes, her relationship with Raffaele Sollecito, life in prison, and her court hearings. The media unquestionably molded society’s perspective of Amanda in a negative light. However, Amanda justifies herself and explains why she had strange reactions in social situations, and why she had what others would consider inappropriate reactions in stressful situations. Amanda laid out the facts well, and proves that there is no real evidence to tie her or Raffaele Sollecito to Meredith’s murder. The DNA evidence and the crime scene evidence all point to Rudy Guede. I recommend this book to anyone who was the slightest bit captivated by the murder and trial while it was going on, and whether you believe her innocence or guilt. It would be interesting to read a follow-up book of Amanda adjusting to life as an exoneree.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book I was visiting my parents in Washington state when this story unfolded, and followed it to the end. Although I still find it unbelievable that she and Raphael could have been convicted based on the evidence the police presented, after reading Amanda's memoir it explains a lot. Mistakes were made on both sides, and her naivety certainly didn't help; although I still can't believe that once the police found the real killer they refused to release her and Raphael. By the time they headed to court for the appeal process I could feel all the emotions she portrayed and couldn't stop crying. A must read for anyone who has followed this story.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Excellent! This is scary...it could happen to anyone!
Date published: 2014-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Most dramatic book couldn't put it down and if I did I was back reading it within minutes just wanting to know what was going to happen next!
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Very interesting perspective. I don't think she did it.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I found this book hard to put down, thoroughly enjoyed it. It has really peaked my interest in this case and can't wait to read more about it.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read Excellent to get the "response" from the "horses mouth". In an age where the accused no longer wait for the "authorities" to be heard, this is another reason why freedom of speech is a good thing. Quite obvious the legal systems of other nations are abusive and this account shows why we should be on guard when vacationing! The title is masterfully chosen as certainly her story was never given from herself ironic as that is, we are waiting for the future concerning the close of this chapter in her life.....
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Awesome read. Amazing how laws in foreign countries can be twisted to hurt the foreign visitors . My heart goes out to Amanda and her family what they have been through. Must read for students travelling abroad .
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read I though the book was a reasonable take on the trial. From there point of view
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Having been familiar with this case before reading this book, I found that it was very well written. It's hard to imagine what this poor girl has been through and what she continues to go through. I believe she is innocent of the murder she is accused of. I just hope that her next book has a happy ending.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read This book is fascinating! A story of injustice and justice, I don't believe anyone could read this book and believe she is guilty. A must read for lovers of true crimes.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good read excellent book, but sad tale for a person so young. She deserves a lot of credit. Wonderful book Amanda
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read A terrific read, very well written.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read This book was a page turner. Even if you watched Amanda's trial unfold on TV, I think after reading this you might change your mind about her conviction. This is told first hand from her about what Happened to her roommate in Italy.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazed I am amazed by the sheer strength Amanda showed during her 4 year ordeal. I hope she stays a free woman with a cleared name.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Waiting for the end Read like a defense brief. While I think she is innocent, I had the sense that she vetted this book with her lawyers. I guess you can't blame her after what she went through. Not sure that writing is her thing though. Repetitive.
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waiting for the end A very well-written memoir. This story may have been one-sided, but Amanda bared her soul and her life to the world when she wrote it and it is not all pretty. Only someone with nothing to hide would do that. I just finished reading this book and it is very scary how incompetent and unjust the Italian police were in your case. They wanted to pin that murder on someone, and unfortunately Amanda & Raffaele were their easiest target. I hope Amanda's life is much easier in Seattle and that this new BS trial that's going on in Italy finds her innocent - they already acquitted her and Raffaele - because of proper evidence investigation, why would they overturn that? Now Italy is a country I will never go to because of the injustice of this case -- It could happen to any foreigner!
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC BOOK This book shows how unjust legal systems can be, especially outside your own country!!!
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC BOOK i know that this is only her side of the story, but it sure is convincing........an excellent read !
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC BOOK Really enjoyed this book. Can't believe what Amanda went through in her years of prison and trials. I hope her future is filled with joy.
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amanda Knox One. of the most moving and frustrating books I have ever read - frustrating to follow such an unbelievable story of bad police and judicial actions. A very well written account.
Date published: 2013-08-24

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“A raw and dramatic account of her lost years.”