You Don't Know Me

  • by Imran Mahmood
  • Narrated by Adam Deacon
  • 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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?


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


A young Nigerian boy is on trial for murder. Wanting to tell the jury the whole story from his point of view, he sacks his Q.C. and makes his own closing speech. Over the course of ten days, we hear of his life trying to avoid being drawn into the fringes of the drug gangs, his love for his girlfriend (?Kaira) and his increasing desperation as he becomes enmeshed in a life he never wanted.
This is one of the best narrations I have ever listened to.
Highly recommended.
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- The One Who Reads


Absolutely brilliant book, and Adam Deacon's performance elevated it to another level. I truly felt like I was there in that courtroom, deciding what the truth was.
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- Poppy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd