Waiting to Be Heard

Waiting to Be Heard

A Memoir

Book - 2013
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Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit, as seen in the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox.

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.

Waiting to Be Heard includes 24 pages of color photographs.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013.
ISBN: 9780062217202
Characteristics: viii, 463 p., [24] p. of plates :,col. ill., map, col. ports. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 31, 2017

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

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.

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.

Feb 09, 2014

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

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

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!!!

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.

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".

Aug 28, 2013

A well written book.

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