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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rabia Chaudry Narrator: Rabia Chaudry Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781427275776
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*Now a New York Times bestseller*

Serial told Only Part of the Story…

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The first letter I received after being arrested in 1999 was from Rabia. Since that time until now, she has believed in my innocence and been committed to my exoneration…. [T]here is no one better to help tell my story, and no one that I trust more to tell it, than Rabia.”

    Adnan Syed

  • "'Serial' barely scratched the surface of Adnan's case, and Chaudry's writing and narration show her skilled legal mind at work as she tries to piece together what happened. AudioFile Magazine

  • An attorney and family friend of Syed's, Chaudry had unprecedented access to the facts of the case. With the full intent on proving his innocence, Chaudry exposes startling new evidence about the investigation and trial - presenting new information any Serial fan will what to learn about. Narrated by the author, Adnan's Story is an authentic and impassioned account of one woman's quest for justice. Audible.com, August Editors Select, Best New Release
  • Adnan's Story was one of Audible's Top Rated Audiobooks of 2016.

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Audie Award Finalist
  • Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards, 2016
  • Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2016

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 9/16/2016

    " I listened to this book twice! I followed serial and then the undisclosed podcast and it was nice to hear more details and get a more thorough look into the story. A very complex case with insane post-trial findings. "

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About the Author

Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, and a national security fellow at the New America Foundation. She is the cohost of Undisclosed, one of the top-ranked podcasts in the iTunes store. She is a frequent public speaker, and her writing has appeared in numerous outlets including Time.com, Huffington Post, and the Chicago Sun-Times.