Honor Bound

  • by Raffaele Sollecito, Andrew Gumbel
  • Narrated by Seth Numrich
  • 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A gripping memoir from Amanda Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, chronicling his relationship with Amanda and the four years they spent in an Italian prison for a crime they did not commit. Sollecito was a computer-science student at the University of Perugia when he and Amanda Knox were first accused of murder in 2007. On October 3, 2011, after four years of trials and appeals, he and Knox were cleared and released.


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Raffaele Explains His Side

Would you listen to Honor Bound again? Why?


What did you like best about this story?

It was extremely nice to get more Raffaele, than Amanda. He explains his thoughts, fears and frustrations all the way through.

Have you listened to any of Seth Numrich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

How much his family went through while he was in prison.

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- Jennifer

Truly a remarkable young man

If you could sum up Honor Bound in three words, what would they be?

Honor, patience and faith

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

I thought I was pretty well versed on this case before I read this book but I was still surprised by a few facts in this memoir.

Giulia Bongiorno maybe my new personal hero. Judge Hellman is up there also.

Have you listened to any of Seth Numrich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first audiobook read by Seth Numrich and I enjoyed his pace and voice, I would listen to him again.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I think the title of the book says it all - Honor bound.

Any additional comments?

Fast paced and straight forward. It was compelling to see Raphaelle's point of view, largely viewed as merely pawn in this tragic series of events; he is brutally honest and doesn't always paint himself in the best light but is unwavering in his pursuit to do the right thing. All for a girl he had known for barely more than a week.

This book also details the immense cost this trial took on his family which was touching, I particularly felt for his sister. Their father should be proud of having raised such upstanding children.

I was always amazed at how easily he could have chosen to save or at least help himself but stuck to the truth. He possesses qualities that are increasingly rare in this day and age.

Enjoyed immensely!

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- Sylvie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-18-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio