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Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit.

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.

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Waiting to Be Heard
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Waiting to be heard
November 27th, 2015
Reading this book makes me concerned about my daughters' going to Italy. The conduct of the Italian police as detailed here and confirmed by the highest Italian court, by female and male officers was shoddy and based on nothing but hunches. The prosecutor was worse: changing contradictory theories that trial courts did nothing to confront. What an appalling legal system.
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Excellent book
July 14th, 2015
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.
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Wow!
May 23rd, 2014
Excellent! This is scary...it could happen to anyone!
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Awesome
May 12th, 2014
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!
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Good read
February 25th, 2014
Very interesting perspective. I don't think she did it.
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February 17th, 2014
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.
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January 28th, 2014
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.....
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January 28th, 2014
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 .
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January 27th, 2014
I though the book was a reasonable take on the trial. From there point of view
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January 27th, 2014
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.
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January 27th, 2014
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.
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January 26th, 2014
excellent book, but sad tale for a person so young. She deserves a lot of credit. Wonderful book Amanda
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January 25th, 2014
A terrific read, very well written.
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January 24th, 2014
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.
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Amazed
January 21st, 2014
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.
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Waiting for the end
December 31st, 2013
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.
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October 15th, 2013
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!
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FANTASTIC BOOK
October 15th, 2013
This book shows how unjust legal systems can be, especially outside your own country!!!
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October 5th, 2013
i know that this is only her side of the story, but it sure is convincing........an excellent read !
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
September 9th, 2013
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.
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Amanda Knox
August 24th, 2013
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.
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Waiting to be Heard - A Memoir
August 21st, 2013
Very good book!!
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Waiting to be Heard
August 16th, 2013
Hard to believe that witch hunts like this still happen in this century. But they are still the case more often than we like to think. This is a very courageous young woman!
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Waiting to be Heard
June 29th, 2013
A good read. It was slow getting started due to all the background information required to put in context Meredith's murder and Amanda's state of mind. There is a lot of information to process so I recommend reading this book more than once, as well Google articles about the case.
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Interesting and informative read
June 17th, 2013
I found Amanda's Book extremely well written and a interesting read. I have a daughter in her early twenties who is living and studying in central Europe and I found her book extremely informative and would be extremely involved if my daughter had problems while living in Europe.
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