Waiting To Be Heard Unabridged Cd: A Memoir

Audio Book (CD) | April 30, 2013

byAmanda Knox

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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, naïve, 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.

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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, naïve, and grieving, and with only basic knowledge of the Italian language, she was arrested and subjected to harsh interrogations during whi...

Amanda Marie Knox was born on July 9, 1987 in Seatle Washington. She is an American woman who was originally convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Umbria, Italy in 2009. She served four years of a 26-year sentence before the murder conviction was overturned on October 3, 2011. However, on March 26, 2013, Knox's acquit...

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Paperback|May 6 2013


Waiting To Be Heard Low Price Cd: A Memoir
Waiting To Be Heard Low Price Cd: A Memoir

Audio Book (CD)|Jan 21 2014


Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:432 pages, 5.75 × 5.25 × 1.55 inPublished:April 30, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062237616

ISBN - 13:9780062237613

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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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Her Own Words Amanda Knox made worldwide headlines for more than four years. As the American college student accused of killing her roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy she was both vilified and supported. Along with the newspapers and tabloids the line was drawn with two factions quickly forming; those believing she was guilty and those unequivocally convinced of her innocence. Her case spawned media frenzy, online blogs, endless news articles, books and even a made-for-television movie. Despite mounting evidence that she, and then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, had nothing to do with the murder they were convicted and sentenced to 25 and 24 years respectively to Italian prison. After an appeal and a new trial the verdict was overturned, both Amanda and Raffaele were acquitted and Amanda (very quickly) returned to the United States. This is Amanda’s story in her own words. I listened to this book on audio (read by Amanda herself) and admittedly, I was not expecting a lot when I plugged in the first disc. I was very quickly, very pleasantly surprised. First of all, whether it is her talent, excellent editors or a combination of the two, it is a well-composed book. Amanda tells her story honestly, even the not so flattering parts. She admits to being young and naïve, trying to prove that she is an independent woman … and admits to going about that in a rather foolhardy way. Amanda does not sugar coat her lifestyle, nor does she make excuses for herself. A few times she meanders onto the “in hindsight” path and admits she did not make the best choices, but is there anyone who does not say that exact same thing about some aspect of their life? She writes HER STORY. She does not speculate on what was going on all around her, things she was not privy to from her jail cell. She does not lash out at the Italian officials. She tells the reader about the discomforts of being in an Italian prison, but shares the good things too. This IS her story and she tells is well. I cannot help but draw comparisons to the book released several months ago by Raffaele. They each tell their story, from two different perspectives. Neither wavers in the facts of the case. Neither blames the other for their circumstances. That indicates, despite their age, the strength of character each possesses which allowed them to get through their ordeal. In my humble opinion, Amanda did a better job of telling her story. Since I listened to the audio version I feel a need to comment on that as well. Although, always to my surprise, some authors do not do their books justice when they read them, this is definitely not the case with Amanda Knox. I do not think anyone else could have read her words any better. When she speaks about her family her voice holds tenderness and when she reads the more difficult parts you can hear that in the timbre of her voice. In the beginning you get the voice of the young schoolgirl she was as she embarked on her adventure and towards the end you hear the woman she has become. If you were even the slightest bit captivated by the murder and trial while it was going on, whether you believed her innocent or guilty, this book is a must read.
Date published: 2013-05-03