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Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jane Velez-Mitchell

Narrated By: Elizabeth White

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: August 2013

Duration: 12 hours 40 minutes

Summary:

On June 9, 2008, the butchered body of Travis Alexander was found in his Mesa, Arizona home. The grisly nature of his death made instant headlines: with twenty-nine knife wounds, his throat slit, and a gunshot to the head, Travis was left to die. The prime suspect in the case was Alexander’s ex-girlfriend, the attractive and soft-spoken Jodi Arias. Though Arias initially said that she was nowhere near the scene of crime, little about this case was as it seemed, and before long she had been caught lying to police. As the investigation progressed, her lies evolved multiple times before finally resting on an appalling claim: she had killed Travis in self-defense.  Along the way, startling details emerged about the Mormon couple’s relationship, and soon graphic stories of their lurid sexual encounters and jealousy-driven blowouts revealed a dark side to their life together. These revelations launched a trial filled with sex and deception but also raised substantial questions about Arias’s deceit, as people from across the country struggled to understand the bizarre world of Jodi Arias.
Now, award-winning broadcast journalist and bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell, a veteran of some of the most storied court cases in recent memory, goes behind the scenes of the trial and into the mind of a killer. Using insider accounts from friends who knew Travis and Jodi, Velez-Mitchell turns her sharply-focused lens on Arias and offers her seasoned perspective on the case’s most pressing questions. Separating fact from fiction, she reports on the bizarre and explicit stories that have both shocked and fascinated the American public—from Jodi’s romantic history before meeting Travis, to their torrid sex life together, to the complicated role their Mormon faith played in the relationship’s demise. With unbridled access to the evidence and the case’s key players, Velez-Mitchell unearths Jodi’s contentious life with those closest to her, examining the paranoid and erratic behavior behind each relationship and illustrating the disturbing pattern of a murderer in the making.
Complete with photos from the case and Jane Velez-Mitchell’s fresh insights on the crime, Exposed takes readers behind closed bedroom doors to uncover the truth behind the secret and sordid life of Jodi Arias. 

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  • Cathrine Rasmussen

    I new most of the story and I have also seen some of the actual court videos from Jodi Arias' trial , but the book does a good work on piecing it all together and a good follow of the trial. Good reading.

  • Candyce Parker

    I've been following the Jodi Arias case very closely for a long time now, I've watched all the trial videos and interrogation tapes among many others. This book gave a very accurate and thorough account of the case and trial and was very well written. However, the narration was frustrating and hard to listen to at points. She didn't seem to feel comfortable with the material in which she was reading. There was a lot of awkward pauses and at times I felt Stephen Hawking could have read this book with more emotion. But I still listened to this audiobook a number of times and enjoyed it.

  • Katherine Herrick

    I knew the story from HLN and watching almost every day's trial via DVR .... but this book contains what I'd missed and written fairly well although not great like "In Cold Blood" or "An Innocent Man", 2 other true crime books that come to mind. Especially the audio book by John Grisham and one of his few if only non fiction (the latter) true crime novels, the narrator only added to the enjoyment. Unfortunately, "Exposed" did not bring with it a narrator who appeared comfortable with the material, and she paused at inappropriate times. What was almost hard to bear in the beginning did improve as the book went on--the narrator no longer interfered with understanding the material she was reading. Still, the story would have been much more interesting had a better voice been telling it.

  • Jeremy Cochran

    I enjoyed the story, but did not care for the voice of the reader. Very choppy, not a smooth reading.