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But I've changed my mind. We all know the story by now: An American student spent almost four years in an Italian prison for the murder of her British flatmate. The victim: Meredith Kercher. The murderer: Amanda Knox. Is it really that simple? Let's look at the facts, shall we? The crime scene was brutal. Meredith was found semi-naked and with her throat cut in her bedroom. There was some indication that she may have been sexually assaulted. Su I admit that I believed Amanda Knox to be guilty.
Suspicions soon pointed to Amanda Knox and to Amanda's Italian boyfriend. There's no denying that she has made headlines for her antics and odd behavior. In the eyes of the general public, that was probably more than enough to convict her. With all due respect to Italy and to Giuliano Mignini, they completely butchered the investigation. This dude seems to have a weird obsession with the occult, orgies, and female sexual immorality. He was fully prepared to start a witch hunt against Knox on the basis of what was essentially a highly subjective and narrow-minded report.
Amanda Knox is 20 and has had over 6 lovers - she is a woman of questionable morals. Because logic. During the hearing of her appeal on June 29, , the independent experts appointed by the judge concluded that the DNA evidence used to convict her was unreliable and possibly contaminated. Here's a shocker: The real killer is Rudy Guede. He had a history of burglary. His DNA was all over the place. Case closed. I can't help but laugh at the audacity of his claims.
Guede claims he had a date with Meredith Kercher. So they're at her place, chilling, when suddenly… Nature calls. Then- Are you ready for this? You are witnessing the greatest murder plot in recorded history. While he was in the bathroom, she was murdered by someone else. Ladies and gentlemen, it wasn't him. The man is innocent. He was on the toilet for crying out loud. There you have it. A girl was brutally murdered while he was taking the world's longest dump.
Bitch please. No one believes this crap. She is now back in her hometown of Seattle. Is Amanda Knox odd? Does that make her a murderer? No, I don't think so. A big thank you to my Goodreads wife Astrid for recommending Netflix's provocative Amanda Knox documentary.
It's why I read this book. View all 20 comments. Amanda Knox is certainly a polarizing figure. In Knox left the University of Washington and moved to Perugia, Italy for a year of studying abroad. The night after Halloween, Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher was stabbed, brutalized and then left to bleed to death.
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: 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. View all 4 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. Here's what I took away from it: 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 download 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 61 comments. May 12, Sheila rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 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.
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.
The answer is: 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. On the morning after the murder, Knox comes home briefly to shower and change clothes.
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? Or put it this way: 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, 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.
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.. Her behavior was bizarre and the tone in the book was that of a petulant child. No, I would never want to be in her position, I think she suffered horribly. If anything, I feel bad for the boyfriend!
Mar 18, Vanessa rated it really liked it. Whether you believe in Amanda Knox's innocence or not this is a compelling story. It depicts all the events in intricate detail proclaiming Amanda's innocence.
It opens with Amanda describing life in Seattle before the events in Perugia Italy takes place where her roommate Meredith is found brutally murdered. You get enough insight to form a fair idea of what type of character she is and while she doesn't come across as a psychotic calculating murderer as described by the prosecutors and the med Whether you believe in Amanda Knox's innocence or not this is a compelling story.
You get enough insight to form a fair idea of what type of character she is and while she doesn't come across as a psychotic calculating murderer as described by the prosecutors and the media she still displays some unusual characteristics to scratch your head and question what were you thinking Amanda!? I can't say that I'm completely sure she wasn't there in the apartment during the night of the murder but some things still don't add up.
I'm glad I listened to this audio as it was read by Amanda herself and while she didn't sound overly emotional I could still feel her rationally going through the story and how unimaginably painful it was to relive but also cathartic to write this if she is indeed a completely innocent victim of horrible circumstances.
A horror I couldn't even begin to imagine going through. View 2 comments. May 15, Michelle Graham rated it it was amazing. I started reading this book a couple days ago, and I love it so much!
I look forward to reading it each night. I haven't felt this way about a nonfiction book in years. It's a page turner.
I dream about poor Amanda at night, and I wake up in the morning feeling so bad for what she went through. I never thought she was guilty and never will. Jun 14, Kelly Carter rated it really liked it. I actually listened to the audiobook version from Audible, which was narrated by Amanda Knox herself. I had followed her case casually over the years, and eventually came to believe she was innocent and being railroaded by corruption within the Italian system of justice.
This book gave a lengthy, detailed, and very personal account that for me is totally convincing of her innocence. I'm still disgusted at all the haters she has on the Internet, most disappointingly in the USA. Although a difficu I actually listened to the audiobook version from Audible, which was narrated by Amanda Knox herself.
I think young women and men Amanda's boyfriend was convicted and imprisoned, too both should read this story to know how horribly wrong things can go. When you're young and naive, you just don't realize how vicious the uncaring the world can be. In the end, though, Amanda achieved victory in being acquitted and set free, and being transformed into a strong and confident woman albeit with a very high price that was paid, and still is being paid.
I have read book sales are disappointing, possibly because the "buzz" about Amanda has long worn off in the public's interest. Again, how disgusting. This young woman deserves our support. Please consider downloading and reading her book. And spread the word to your friends. View 1 comment. May 04, Tom Johnson rated it it was amazing. Occam's razor prevails. Well Done - not the least bit disappointed by her effort.
So many people came to her aid - I especially took heart in the goodly Don Saulo Scarabattoli. This can be seen in the current austerity vs. Amazing to me how the erstwhile waif, Amanda, got it together to produce her book. How can a person read such a book and not think of their own child?
Apr 30, Anne rated it did not like it Recommends it for: My worst enemy. OK so MAjor disappointment. I've been to Italy , OK, and people are super nice. And it's very modern. This girl tries to make it sound like their court system is in the dark ages or something which they're not. She obviously didn't fit in and is a weird girl. But guess what, that's not all.
When they investigated the murder , Amanda Knox didn't stop lying, Casey Anthony style. She said anything she could to mess up the investigation, including blaming a black man that used to be her boss. She was OK so MAjor disappointment. She was convinced for this and acts like she's the victim.
She was convicted of the murder along with her boyfriend, but they got let go on technicalities. But the trial isn't over , there's another appeal they have to return for. But anyway , there's tons of information about the case online and the book adds absolutely nothing new. This book doesn't belong on a site called goodreads because it's not good, and trust me , you don't want to read it.
View all 16 comments. The Amanda Knox story remains one of the most curious events in recent legal history, appearing to come straight from the pages of the most Amanda Knox book 'Waiting to be Heard' reveals she wants Meredith Further details from Knox's long-awaited memoir, Waiting to be Heard, have been revealed during an interview with the year-old student Amanda Knox - latest news, breaking stories and comment - The Waiting to be Heard: Amanda Knox to go ahead with book promotion. Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she Free at last, she returned home to the U.
Knox kept while in Italy, Waiting to Be Heard is a remarkable story of In , American student Amanda Knox was arrested and charged In Waiting to Be Heard, narrated by Knox, herself, the woman at the I also want to get the Early Bird Books newsletter featuring great deals on ebooks.
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Why the fuck is he free right now? Those four plus Amanda and Raffaele were waiting outside the house, I've never heard anything to that effect, and it seems prejudicial not to Anytime, anywhere, across your devices. Klebold, and the trial of American exchange student Amanda Knox for the murder of her roommate