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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Graeme Macrae Burnet Narrator: Antony Ferguson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781441730527
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The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country’s finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he mad? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between Macrae and the gallows.

Graeme Macrae Burnet tells an irresistible and original story about the provisional nature of truth, even when the facts seem clear. His Bloody Project is a mesmerizing literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Burnet makes such masterly use of the narrative form that the horrifying tale he tells…seems plucked straight out of Scotland’s sanguinary historical archives.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Burnet is a writer of great skill and authority…Few readers will be able to put down His Bloody Project as it speeds towards a surprising (and ultimately puzzling) conclusion.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “A truly ingenious thriller as confusingly multilayered as an Escher staircase.”

    Daily Express (London)

  • “Psychologically astute and convincingly grounded in its environment, this study of petty persecution and murder is a fine achievement from an ambitious and accomplished writer.”

    National (Scotland)

  • “Brings an extraordinary historical period into focus…This is a fiendishly readable tale that richly deserves the wider attention the Booker has brought it.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Fascinating…Sly, poignant, gritty, thought-provoking, and sprinkled with wit.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A finalist for the Man Booker Prize 2016, this uniquely constructed, fast-paced historical crime novel…is clever and gripping, delivering a viable feel for the time and place.’”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The Man Booker judges got it right: this really is one of the most convincing and engrossing novels of the year.”

    Scotsman (Edinburgh)

  • “A masterful psychological thriller.”

    Ian Stephen, author of A Book of Death and Fish

  • A Glasgow Herald Pick of Best Books of 2015
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice  for Crime Fiction
  • A 2016 Guardian Best Book of the Year for Fiction
  • A Newsweek Best Book of 2016
  • A 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Selection
  • A NPR Best Book of 2016
  • A 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
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About the Author

Graeme Macrae Burnet established a reputation for smart and literary mystery writing with his highly praised first novel, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau, which was featured in the List’s Top Scottish Books of 2014. He was born and brought up in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and has lived in Prague, Bordeaux, Porto, and London. He now lives in Glasgow.

About the Narrator

Antony Ferguson was born in London. He has performed successfully on both sides of the Atlantic and has played many leading roles in theater, film, and television. He has over fifty audiobooks to his credit and is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.