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You Don't Know Me Audiobook

You Don't Know Me

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of You Don't Know Me by Imran Mahmood, read by Adam Deacon.

An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the closing speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer and decides to give his own defence speech. He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes the truth can be too difficult to explain or believe. But he thinks that if he's going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth.

There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, his life is in our hands. We, the listener - a member of the jury - must keep an open mind till we hear the end of his story. His defence raises many questions...but at the end of the speeches, only one matters: did he do it?

©2017 Imran Mahmood (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"I opened this book to a random page, read five lines - and finished it at three that morning. It's the voice that does it: edgy, conflicted, desperately urgent, the voice of a young man who's both too smart and (if you believe him) not quite smart enough for the inexorable spiral of events into which he's dragged. This is a startlingly confident and deft debut." (Tana French, internationally best-selling author)

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    TED137 22/04/2017
    TED137 22/04/2017 Member Since 2009
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    "Great read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of You Don't Know Me to be better than the print version?

    Loved the narration by Adam Deacon - really brought it alive


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You Don't Know Me?

    Really gripping story that hooked me from the beginning.


    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen J. Welch Near London 22/04/2017
    Stephen J. Welch Near London 22/04/2017 Member Since 2009
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    "Outstanding book that takes you somewhere"

    This book gripped from the start, and the story took me to a milieu that I don't know anything about (not many will). The narration is pitch perfect, and I had to stop listening at night because it kept me awake. More please.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    dawn swinburne preston 10/04/2017
    dawn swinburne preston 10/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "enjoyed this rant very much,"

    I enjoyed every word of this book, it was different to my usual audio books and thought provoking, brilliant narration and great story

    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Soccer Mum 23/04/2017
    Soccer Mum 23/04/2017
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    "A likeable anti-hero and a genuinely heartfelt story"

    Characters are beautifully written, I was sceptical about the choice of narrator at first but he gave a genuine and heartfelt performance. The book produces a landscape that I'm not familiar with but one I could understand and appreciate for all it's light and shade. This book is a surprise, it's difficult to pigeonhole this into a specific genre which I feel is a good thing. I write this review now having a greater appreciation for a reality that's practically on my doorstep. I can understand why some are frustrated with the end, but if you're expecting a specific book then that's to be expected. Read this with no expectations and you won't be disappointed at the end.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    sarah 23/04/2017
    sarah 23/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Incredible!"

    When I first started listening I really didn't think this book was going to be my bag, within no more than 5 minutes I Knew I Was Wrong! This is an amazingly realistic story, totally riveting. As far as I am concerned the verdict is a resounding Not Guilty!

    10 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    CAROL UK 19/04/2017
    CAROL UK 19/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Needed an ending."

    Disappointed by ending. Wanted it to be definitive. Clever and excellent story. Narrator was brill.

    11 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry M. 08/04/2017
    Kerry M. 08/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent idea"

    Fascinating insight in to a world very different to the one I live in.

    Story teller explains his life in inner city London gang land and decisions he forced to make while negotiating it. Although the topic is dark, the story doesn't feel excessively violent and depressing

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    Jill SG London 18/08/2017
    Jill SG London 18/08/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Gripping mystery with unusual premise"

    This grabs you straight away with the structure - it's told entirely from the perspective of a defendant in a murder trial - and then it goes into a plot that would, in normal circumstances, be of zero interest to me, but was utterly fascinating. Kudos to the writer.

    The only tiny weakness is near the end, when the curve ball doesn't quite hit home, but it's a small point.

    One of the best, most unusual page-turners (or whatever the audio equivalent is) I've listened to for a while.

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    Grab This Book 16/08/2017
    Grab This Book 16/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "This one wasn't for me - but there are positives"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Time reading is always well spent, this was not my favourite story but I thought the narration was brilliantly done.


    What could Imran Mahmood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I had issues with the ending.


    What about Adam Deacon’s performance did you like?

    I thought he delivered the story brilliantly.


    Was You Don't Know Me worth the listening time?

    It helped make my weekly commute pass quicker but when it was over I think I would have preferred spending my time on a different book.


    Any additional comments?

    This will appeal to many readers and I would recommend it to book groups.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kerrie Young Goosemoor, England 15/08/2017
    Kerrie Young Goosemoor, England 15/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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    A good listen, but what was the verdict ..........
    Kept me listening right to the end but disappointed at the ending

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