• Adnan's Story

  • The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
  • By: Rabia Chaudry
  • Narrated by: Rabia Chaudry
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-09-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (4,936 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is read by the author.
A New York Times best seller
Serial told only part of the story....
In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus 30 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in hopes of finding a journalist who could shed light on Adnan's story. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners.
But Serial did not tell the whole story. In this compelling narrative, Rabia Chaudry presents new key evidence that she maintains dismantles the State's case: a potential new suspect, forensics indicating Hae was killed and kept somewhere for almost half a day, and documentation withheld by the State that destroys the cell phone evidence - among many other points - and she shows how fans of Serial joined a crowd-sourced investigation into a case riddled with errors and strange twists.
Adnan's Story also shares Adnan's life in prison, and weaves in his personal reflections, including never-before-seen letters. Chaudry, who is committed to exonerating Adnan, makes it clear that justice is yet to be achieved in this much examined case.
This audiobook is perfect for listeners interested in true crime and social justice.
©2016 Rabia Chaudry (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Angela on 08-11-16

Fascinating. Heartbreaking. Informative.

I am one of those people that was sucked in by Serial, listened to it multiple times and then listened to everything Adnan related. Even after following along with Serial, Undisclosed, the Truth & Justice Podcast and Twitter, there is still so much to experience in this book. You get a real understanding of how devastating this was for everyone. You will get a behind-the-scene perspective of the podcasts. I could not stop listening. Rabia narrates and that is the cherry on top of the sundae.

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31 of 32 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By S Brose on 10-02-16

An Interesting Read But...

The author's premise is that Adnan Syed did not receive a fair trial and that he is not guilty of murdering his former girlfriend. The story is interesting and my absorption in it prompted me to read articles on the subject. He may not have received a fair trial, and his is a cautionary tale of our legal system, but that does not mean he is innocent.

My reservation about the book is the author's friendship with the subject. Her brother was a childhood friend of Adnan. Her passion and devotion is admirable and, as she is an attorney, she brings her legal knowledge to the story; however, at the core, she is unable to be objective.

She does mention some of the troubling issues with Adnan's case but chooses to gloss over and never explain them. Other issues she does not mention in her zeal to exonerate her friend. I learned of those from other sources.

I don't want to ruin the experience for other readers by detailing doubts with the case. Read, enjoy, and draw your own conclusions.

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17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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