Knox and her boyfriend of one week, Raffaele Sollecito, reported the murder to the police. Knox's strange behavior caught the attention of the Italian police, who immediately made her their prime suspect. She was thrown in ja Amanda Knox is certainly a polarizing figure. She was thrown in jail, along with her boyfriend and an immigrant drifter named Rudy Guede, and an international media sensation began.
The police claimed that Amanda, her boyfriend, and Guede had tried to force Meredith into a twisted sex game. When she failed to play along, Amanda ordered the men to kill her. Amanda Knox's trial quickly became tabloid fodder as every bit of her sex life and recreational drug use were aired in public.
It helped that she was pretty - "a murderer with the face of an angel. They appealed, but it would be another three years before a higher Italian court would overturn the decision thanks to flawed DNA evidence, allowing Amanda to go free and return to America. There have been many, many books written about this case, but this book marks the first time Amanda Knox herself has spoken in depth about her experiences.
To be clear, I'm completely convinced of Knox's innocence and I was long before I read this book. The prosecution's theory of twisted, Satanic sex games always seemed insane to me. Amanda Knox had no previous history of violence or criminal record of any kind. Very few women commit violent crimes. Fewer still commit crimes against other women. The likelihood of a woman with no background of violence or mental illness committing sexual violence against another woman is virtually nil.
Knox's sexual promiscuity and marijuana use have often been held up as proof of her amorality, but the truth is that none of her behavior was particularly unusual for an American college student of her age. Without overwhelming physical evidence to the contrary Amanda Knox should have always been presumed innocent, and that evidence has never materialized.
At any rate, the Amanda Knox that emerged at the other end of her four year ordeal and imprisonment is not the same girl that tramped off to Italy in hopes of 'finding herself'. In her memoir, Amanda is very critical of that younger self. She paints a picture of a young woman who, despite her attempts to be grown up and worldly, was very naive and dangerously unguarded.
Amanda is also incredibly blunt and honest in her writing. Perhaps it's because she knows that the most intimate details of her life are now common knowledge, but she also comes across as someone with a very forthright personality. She doesn't attempt to gloss over any of the embarrassing details. The first third of the book presents an unflinching self-portrait of a young woman making a lot of mistakes as she comes of age.
Beginning with her questioning by the police and continuing through the rest of the book, Knox's memoir becomes a tale of justice twisted into monstrous injustice. The Italian police and prosecutor pegged Amanda as their prime suspect long before there was anything to support this, and then proceeded to twist every piece of evidence they found to fit their increasingly salacious and convoluted theory of how the murder happened.
They also subjected Amanda to harrowing psychological abuse during her interrogation and then during her time in prison. They completely violated her privacy, 'raiding' her prison cell so they could carry off her personal diary, bugging conversations with her mother and her cell mates and then leaking every juicy morsel to the press. That's to say nothing of the incident where the prison guard collaborated with a doctor to lie to Knox, telling her she had contracted HIV, apparently in hopes that this would shake a confession out of her.
Amanda truly believed that the fact that she was so clearly innocent would ultimately exonerate her. The prosecutors took advantage of her hopeful idealism again and again. It was not until her initial conviction for the murder of her roommate that she realized her innocence meant nothing to these people. Knox would spend a total of four years in prison before the slow-moving wheels of Italian justice finally set her free.
The fact that she did not give up during this time and give in to bitterness says something about her true character. Instead she continued to study Italian and better herself by becoming very widely read. The woman that emerged from that experiences and from the pages of her memoir is still in many ways an idealist even if her optimism is now tempered by sober-minded realism. I would say that Amanda Knox did, in the end, do what she set out to accomplish by traveling to Italy: she matured and discovered a great deal about who she really is, even if this did not happen in quite the way she expected.
View all 5 comments. Jun 06, Rebekah Welch rated it it was amazing. For whatever reason I had always found Amanda Knox sort-of creepy.
The Italian press had muddied her and between that and her beady eyes she bugged me. But when I started looking at the facts in this case it was so obvious she had nothing to do with Meredith's murder. This case has affected my overall emotional response to Italy and Italians. How dare they treat an American so poorly and someone who's so young and without defense. Italians ran with this story eating up the cruel accusations and For whatever reason I had always found Amanda Knox sort-of creepy.
Italians ran with this story eating up the cruel accusations and personal attacks. I question the overall intelligence of those Italians who act as though slacking off should be our life's goal.
This book is well-written and has confirmed what I feel to be true: Amanda had nothing to do with Meredith's murder. When Diane Sawyer interviewed Amanda she said the Kercher family will not read this book and feel Amanda had something to do with the murder. Wake up Kercher family and read the facts for yourselves. Stop believing the Italian press and the corrupt Italian police force. Final note: This review is my gut reaction to reading this book.
Any comments left in response to this review agreeing or disagreeing will be deleted. Some of you one step away from the entering the insane asylum have left a wall of text in disagreement of my review including saying some really nasty things about Amanda Knox Are you hoping to change my mind about this case? So if you want to waste your time and leave a comment, just be aware that all comments are left unread and deleted. My suggestion is you preserve your precious time, internally agree to disagree, and move on.
As they say, life is too short. Nov 29, Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing Shelves: audiobook. I just finished this book. I was fascinated with it I was intrigued as could be. I lost it at that part with tears. I figured nobody needs another review on this book—certainly not from me. I guessed there must have been thousands on Amazon. I went to check. The first review I read was a 1 star review. He, or she, was totally on the mark. Honestly, I get it. It still makes me laugh, though.
I had a gut physical reaction to that 1 Star review. Here is my side Yet, I still understand and kinda relate to that one star view. There were a few times when I questioned if it was necessary for every detail Amanda Knox could speak for any of prime people involved in the murder case.
I found it unusual. The prosecutor painted Amanda as a drug-fueled-she-devil-sex-crazed femme fatale - and the media profited for years sensationalizing the story.
View all 16 comments. Dec 02, Paula rated it it was ok. The book was okay. Its moderately interesting to hear her side. Lets all remember that everyone accused of murder proclaims their innocence, and this is her story after having years to get it all lined up- and its still wonky. He's an overzealous prosecutor. The two combine and act like an idiot kid and an overzealous prosecut The book was okay. The two combine and act like an idiot kid and an overzealous prosecutor who shovel away together until they both dig a hole so deep no one has any idea what's really happening and it makes a huge mess.
Listening to her whine really doesn't change anything. I'm surprised at how many people rush to her defense, especially based on reading this book. Her story to the police DOES change often, her confession might have been coerced, but even then she blamed someone else who was completely innocent- so she was still attempting to act in her own best interest without realizing she was implicating herself also- throw an innocent man under the bus?
Her alibis story changes, she does act like a total weirdo with something to hide. Then she cant understand when it takes her weeks to tell multiple lies and finally get her story lined up after all the changes and odd behavior everyone doesn't just say, "oh, Amanda, thanks for clearing that up.
Sure you can go. Which came first? When it comes to prosecutors vs accused murderers- most likely the latter. When you have a million instances of AMANDA lying to the police over and over again, blaming innocent people for a murder, re-constitutiong the story over and over to fit what eventually takes place- its kinda hard to buy it when she eventually concocts a final story years after the facts are clear.
Everything she said the entire time was false. Maybe a lie, maybe "confusion" as she claims- the basic story is she didn't remember where she was or what she did, and remembered it different if she blamed someone else or tell a story to save her own ass or just deny knowing what happened when her story was accused of being bullshit. There was plenty to suspect that she might have been involved.
My only problem with what happened is that the Italian justice system ALLOWS prosecutors to hold people on suspicion alone for a year while they develop their case. This is reprehensible to me as an American, but you know what they say- when in Rome Honestly- even after reading this strictly one sided story- I don't know if she did it- but her story is so full of holes and bolstered by nothing but post adolescent lies that hint to conspiracy theories that are totally unrealistic- I believe it MORE likely now that she killed Meredith than I did BEFORE I read the book.
I wouldn't leave her alone with my family In the end, the preponderance of evidence leads to reasonable doubt- so the system worked.
I want to be clear her story leads me ONLY to reasonable doubt and not actual innocence- I don't believe for a second any of it is true. View all 70 comments. May 12, Sheila rated it really liked it Shelves: biography.
Lesson to be learned from this book: Be VERY VERY careful if you are a quirky individual living in a foreign country, especially if you could be considered to have a unique or atypical personality. I guess I have to start by saying that I believe Amanda Knox when she says she had nothing to do with the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy. There is no real evidence to tie her or Raffaele Sollecito to this horrible crime. The DNA evidence, and the crime scene evidence all points to Ru Lesson to be learned from this book: Be VERY VERY careful if you are a quirky individual living in a foreign country, especially if you could be considered to have a unique or atypical personality.
The DNA evidence, and the crime scene evidence all points to Rudy Guede, who is serving time in prison for this crime. Which makes me wonder how this wrongful conviction could have happened to Amanda. Scarily, the one thought that kept coming to my mind as I read Amanda's book is "This girl has aspergers. High functioning, probably non-diagnosed aspergers, or some other similar autism spectrum disorder.
For anyone with any interest in this case, this book is very interesting, and details all the events from Amanda's own point of view. She admits to her sexual experimentation. She admits to smoking pot. These things do not make her a murderer. She admits to her quirky thoughts and behaviors. I just find it very scary that a person could spend four years in a foreign prison based almost completely on their unique behaviors and reactions.
View all 20 comments. Jan 13, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: e-book , non-fiction , memoir. Often times it pays to wait for all the furor to die down before deciding one what book to read about a true crime story. When this case dominated the headlines, books were pumped out at record speed.
This book, as the title says, is a memoir. If you are looking for a debate about guilt or innocence, a breakdown of facts, court dra Waiting to be Heard: A Memoir by Amanda Knox is a Harper Collins publication.
If you are looking for a debate about guilt or innocence, a breakdown of facts, court drama, or any sort of accounting of the case told by a true crime author, you will not find that here. For me personally, I have to admit I did follow the case to some extent. I watched the Dateline accounts, and kept up with news reports on the latest developments, but in all the time this case was making headlines, could never seem to get a vibe from Amanda that would give me a clue as to what kind of person she was.
I often viewed her facial expressions and body language as a person caught in a trap and frozen with fear. She had a haunted and hollowed out look on her face, and often appeared shell shocked, and I confess to feeling sorry for her.
Immediately, I found myself unimpressed with her. She partied, drank, smoked pot, had various sexual encounters, experimented, took some risk that were questionable, but none of those things was necessarily atypical of a girl her age. The stark contrast in the laws here in America and those in Italy is jolting.
The media, of course slanted every single thing along the way, and it is interesting to note that while many Americans were concerned, and felt she was being railroaded, those in other countries, including Britain, were convinced of her guilt. I suppose it was her age that made her focus on the unfairness of the press, when I felt her outrage should have been toward the Italian court.
But, the sensationalism and outright lies the press told really affected her, it seems. Her priorities were skewed at times, too, and it was apparent she simply could not digest the gravity of the situation. However, it is worth noting that Amanda does not make her living as an author, so perhaps her writing style, which is certainly not seasoned, could have contributed to that impression.
None of those impressions mean she was guilty of murder, nor does it change my mind about her guilt. There is a viable suspect, with hard evidence against him, and that alone is reasonable doubt. The main thing one could take away from this case, is to never get arrested in another country, because if you do, all bets are off. It is a relief to know that she was finally released, made it back home, and can now live her life with some semblance of normalcy. I do wish her well, hope she will make something of her life, and that her family can put their lives back together now that it all finally seems to be over, although not like they would have liked, but for all intents and purposes, they should be able to put this behind them now.
Over all 3. View all 7 comments. May 05, Wendell rated it liked it. All in all, Waiting to be Heard is neither especially gripping nor notably eloquent, but it does bear all the earmarks of having been edited with extreme precision. Aside from that, reports of pettiness among prisoners or cold-heartedness on the part of the guards are wearisome and uninformative.
Knox clearly needed to pad out the middle third of the book in which, essentially, she does nothing other than waste years of her life waiting for the Italian legal system to move.
She does revive herself in the final chapters, at the point at which her legal team scores a rare victory that allows crucial DNA evidence to be re-examined and, ultimately, thrown out as worthless. On the one hand, it would be difficult to read this book and come away thinking that any untainted evidence existed to link Knox to the murders anyone who paid attention to evidence could have come to the same conclusion without reading the book.
In more than pages, Massei painstakingly reviews the forensic evidence — and then presents a reconstruction of the murder that is very nearly, as they say in Italian, fantascienza — science fiction. Still, the way Knox treats these matters renders her position precarious. She sees a few drops of blood on the faucet of the bathroom sink and what seems to be a pale, watery bloodstain on the bathmat; she notices feces left in the toilet.
She showers and leaves again — but does nothing about any of these things. That is odd behavior. And, in fact, if she had cleaned up, it would certainly have been used against her. But even supposing we had answers to these questions, what do they prove?
The Italian legal system, meanwhile, comes across just as badly as it deserves to do in Waiting to be Heard, and anyone familiar with the most basic constitutional protections afforded the accused in the U.
In the interest of accuracy: the confession was technically excluded from the criminal case, but remained part of the civil case against Knox — which was tried simultaneously, in the same courtroom, with the same jurors, and in front of the same judge. The confession was, however, immediately leaked to the press which reported it in every detail.
Or, rather, one has two choices. This last, naturally, is movie-of-the-week nonsense. Knox came to her senses quickly enough and attempted to recant, but it was too late. In the court of public opinion, just as in the actual court that Knox was tried in, facts are less important than speculation, insinuation, and ad hoc storyboarding. Massei, for example, justified his verdict by means of this reconstruction: On the night of 1 November, Meredith, Amanda, and Raffaele were together at the house on via della Pergola.
Meredith was in her own room. Why is it impossible that Meredith allowed Guede into the house on her own? The answer is always the same: She would never have done that. Why would Amanda have let him in? This is not evidence. But what they do have is a profound distrust of their legal system, a sensationalist press that long ago gave up any pretense at objectivity, and an ambivalence about Americans that reveals itself in the most unexpected ways.
Knox is too polite or too politic to say any of that in her book. View all 4 comments. Nov 05, Stephanie rated it it was ok. I only had the smallest of ideas about the Amanda Knox trial. I briefly followed the media story and so was under the impression that she was a poor innocent American, stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time.
What we get throughout this entire book is Amanda Knox being absolutely incredulous. Over and over again. How could this happen to he I only had the smallest of ideas about the Amanda Knox trial. How could this happen to her? Why did they make such a big deal out of the fact that she discovered her roommate murdered and then made out with her boyfriend in front of everyone?
Why is it so weird that she was doing the splits in the police hallway while everyone was crying? I know what a lot of you are going to say.. She came across as incredibly naive and stupid.. Find: Previous. Toggle Sidebar. Zoom Out. More Information Less Information. Enter the password to open this PDF file:.
Create a List. Download to App. Length: pages 8 hours. Description Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit, as seen in the Nexflix documentary Amanda Knox. Waiting to Be Heard includes 24 pages of color photographs. Related Categories. Related Authors. Start your free trial. Page 1 of 1. I'm sorry to say, I found the book vapid and boring.
I did not finish it. I read this book in two days. It definitely hooked me! I've always believed Amanda Knox was innocent. It was shocking to read how the Italian authorities were determined to convict her and the elaborate storyline they developed based on I wish the book included more about her life post freedom.
How scary to think you could be caught up so easily in such a horrible situation. Amanda Knox is from Seattle and that was reason enough for me to pay attention to her case. I also went "abroad" as a young, naive, woman and had some similar experiences of choosing to do somethings which definitely would not be called "careful" or "conservative". I am grateful none of my experiences resulted in being caught up in a foreign country's judicial system. If nothing else this book is an excellent reminder of how grateful I am for the American justice system, as poor as it can be sometimes.
Amanda writes a straight forward account of her experience and I was hooked. I felt so badly for her as the situation spiraled from bad, to horrible, to unbelievably cruel.
I think it is a good memoir and interesting for those already interested in these type of stories. I don't see it having broken any new ground. An aside: I'll be interested to see if Amanda writes any more books worthy of publishing.
It is said she is studying "creative writing". 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. 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. All that practice and all that introspection have given her an ability to convey her emotions with considerable visceral power — the shock of feeling the supremely ordinary morph into the utterly surreal, the vulnerability of being on trial in a foreign country in a language she had not completely mastered, the isolation of being in prison and at the center of a swirling media storm.
Rhen Kohan made the wise comment that everyone interested in studying abroad should read the Knox book. As my case proves, this can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Paperback Waiting t o Be Heard , including a new afterword, in paperback as of June 9,By Amanda Knox. Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit, as seen in the Nexflix documentary Amanda Knox. In the fall ofthe 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 amanda knox waiting to be heard pdf free, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But inan appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U. With intelligence, grace, and candor, Amanda Knox tells the full story of amanda knox waiting to be heard pdf free harrowing ordeal in Italy—a baby daddy season 4 full episodes online free 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. Upload Sign In Join. Create a List. Download to App. Length: pages 8 hours. Description Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit, as seen in the Nexflix documentary Amanda Knox. Waiting to Be Heard includes 24 pages of color photographs. Related Categories. Related Authors. Start your free trial. Page 1 of 1. I'm sorry to say, I found the book vapid and boring. I did not finish it. Amanda knox waiting to be heard pdf free read this book in two days. Read Waiting To Be Heard A Memoir Amanda Knox PDF. Share your PDF documents easily on DropPDF. Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir - Kindle edition by Knox, Amanda. Next. Amazon Business: For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Amanda Knox: Waiting To Be Heard. Chapter December When I first told Carlo and Luciano I wanted to talk to Prosecutor Mignini, I didn't think of it as. 6TyG7VXc - Read and download Amanda Knox's book Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book Waiting to Be Heard. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until sud-ouest-tai-chi-chuan.org with details first recorded in the journals Knox kept while in Italy. o Be Heard, including a new afterword, in paperback as of June 9, Just when Amanda thought her legal nightmare had ended, it began all over again. In. Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit, Waiting to Be Heard Spend $49 and get FREE shipping on sud-ouest-tai-chi-chuan.org Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir by Amanda Knox. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until now. Filled with details first. Waiting to be Heard: A Memoir by Amanda Knox is a Harper Collins O. J. Simpson spectacle so I went into this read free of any preconceived notions or. Amanda immediately flew home to the United States. Furthermore, she had absolutely no reason to kill Meredith after knowing her only 6 weeks. Why is it impossible that Meredith allowed Guede into the house on her own? While courts do get it wrong sometimes here in the US, I find it hard to complain about the system overall in comparison to the Italian legal system as least from what I know of it. I was unaware that judgement and guesswork in lieu of hard evidence and facts could be used in a court of law to prosecute an alleged crime. I was loud, different, quirky. Hardcover , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Occam's razor prevails. This book, as the title says, is a memoir. Terribly written but interesting from the perspective of how distorted and lost the truth can get. She bought red undies.