- The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
- Sprecher: Rabia Chaudry
- Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 31 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 09.08.2016
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Macmillan Audio
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.
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Von 57 Chevy Am hilfreichsten 28.09.2016
Buy the Book, not the Audio Book
People who have listened to Undisclosed will remember Rabia's voice: she is this hectic, almost frantic woman who talks so quickly she is at times unintelligible. Well, imagine that voice going on for hours on end and you know what the main problem with this audio book is. Several times I caught myself trying to set the speed to 1 and realised that it was already there! It was painful.
The second thing that was really off putting was her depiction of muslim culture or maybe 'lifestyle' would be a better choice of word. I live in a country with a high population of Muslims yet never came across someone who sanctioned the lying and cheating that -- so Fabia says -- goes on behind parent's backs. According to Fabia, there is this pocket of Muslims who are extremely conservative, way more so than the people in the countries they originally left, and their children go crazy on sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Somehow that's not a big deal to her. In the current climate in the US, I am not sure she is doing Muslims a favour by describing a parallel society with double standards.
Heck, she isn't doing Adnan a favour either. He still deserves a fair trial and therefore the case has to go back to court. I am not convinced any more, however, that he is innocent. The book smacks too much of a conspiracy theory. The way Rabia describes Sarah and her role in media and how Sarah withstands Rabia's manipulation and her anger over this -- I don't know. Self-aggrandising? Maybe that's the word?
My advice: If you must buy this book (and you really mustn't since it has already ended up on the NY Times bestseller list), do so in a paper format.
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