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Dire, Unconvincing Melodrama

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Reviewed: 18-11-16

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who inhabit an alternative reality where email and mobile telephones don't exist.

Would you ever listen to anything by B A Paris again?

Possibly. The writing was not terrible, but the plot was wholly implausible.

How could the performance have been better?

Better material would have helped. The narrator is playing an implausibly helpless woman - and that can't be easy.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Eye-rolling incredulity

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Much, Much Better than the Sample Suggests

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Reviewed: 18-11-16

What did you like most about His Bloody Project?

The different styles of prose. The novel comprises witness statements, two memoirs, a trial transcript and more - each flawlessly executed.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main protagonist is Roddy - a triple murderer. While it may be hard to take his side, he is nevertheless a sensitive and sympathetic character.

What about Crawford Logan and Cameron Mowat ’s performance did you like?

DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THE SAMPLE! This is merely the author's prologue. He is great at writing, but narration, not so much. The two narrators perfectly capture the tone of their respective parts and were a pleasure to listen to.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Pass. This reads more like a documentary than a feature film - and is all the more compelling for it.

Any additional comments?

I wish Audible would feature the narration of all readers in a multi-reader production. Otherwise the sample can be very misleading.

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