His Bloody Project

  • by Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • Narrated by Crawford Logan, Cameron Mowat
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A brutal triple murder in a remote Scottish farming community in 1869 leads to the arrest of 17-year-old Roderick Macrae. There is no question that Macrae committed this terrible act. What would lead such a shy and intelligent boy down this bloody path?
Presented as a collection of documents, His Bloody Project opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers, which offer conflicting impressions, throwing Macrae's motive and his sanity into question.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016.


What the Critics Say

"A truly ingenious thriller as confusingly multi-layered as an Escher staircase." (Daily Express)
"The Man Booker judges got it right: this really is one of the most convincing and engrossing novels of the year." (The Scotsman)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Much, Much Better than the Sample Suggests

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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- Alex


Loved it, just a great read. From start to finish. I have spent a lot of time in the Scottish Highlands and this tale gives you a real sense of its historical way of life. The story itself is gripping.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2016
  • Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks