Getting Life

  • by Michael Morton
  • Narrated by Roger Wayne
  • 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On August 13, 1986, just one day after his 32nd birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple's bed - and the Williamson County Sherriff's office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on Michael, despite an absolute lack of physical evidence. Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed. Drawing on 25 years of recollections, court transcripts, and more than 1000 pages of personal journals he wrote in prison, Michael recounts the hidden police reports about an unidentified van parked near his house that were never pursued; the treasure trove of evidence, including a bandana with the killer's DNA on it, that was never introduced in court; the call from a neighboring county reporting the attempted use of his wife's credit card that was given to local police; and, ultimately, how Michael battled his way through the darkness to become a free man once again.

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What the Critics Say

"In this absorbing first-person narrative, first-time author Morton shows readers how it is possible in our justice system to be convicted of a crime without substantial evidence." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

really good....brought us through each step.

excellent creative non fiction...biography. easy to understand and well written. thanks for sharing your life
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- Dawn P. Rodriguez

Powerful

I loved this book. A true story that needed to be told. Thank you Michael for telling us your story. Everyone should read this book. His vivid descriptions help you feel as though you are right there!!
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- Amy Holland

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio