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The Authenticity Project

Narrated by: Anna Cordell
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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Summary

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One green notebook. Six strangers. The chance to start being honest....

Six strangers with one universal thing in common: their lives aren’t always what they make them out to be. 

But what would happen if they told the truth instead? 

Julian begins The Authenticity Project - a small green notebook containing his ‘truth’ - to pass on and encourage others to share their own. 

Little does he know that this small act of honesty will impact all those who come into contact with the book and lead to a life-changing world of friendship and forgiveness.... 

©2020 Clare Pooley (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Wonderful characters and utterly truthful about the lies that we all tell...a clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think." (Sophie Kinsella)

"Beautifully written, thought provoking and uplifting." (Mike Gayle)

"One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Original, engaging and unforgettable." (Sunday Times best-selling author Sarah Morgan)

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Such a sweet and unusual story

I decided to read this having read Claire Pooley's Sober Diaries. I didn't really know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. It is just a lovely, sweet, funny story - narrated extremely well and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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Absolutely loved this book!

I am so sad to have just finished this book as I was totally caught up in the lives of the very believable characters.
The Authenticity Project is a brilliant concept and maybe we should all write our true feelings down in a notebook and see what happens.
Very well written and observed.

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Brilliant thought provoking and lovely story

Great fictional story, but with underlying mindset and mindfulness. Loved each of the characters in this book
Highly recommended

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Unconvincing

Based on a potentially good idea, I enjoyed the first chapters of the Authenticity Project but it gradually degenerated into shallow, predictable and unconvincing.
The narrator was good at switching accents but often got the emphasis in a sentence wrong as if she didn’t quite understand the meaning.
I don’t often return books, but I gave up on this one about 3 hours from the end and have sent it back.