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An excellent example of how to handle historical cases using available documents and surviving reports from the time to create a narrative is His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae Burnet
An awful example is The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane.
It's just a jumble of words the case, the social history, press reports and everything but the kitchen sink thrown together. So disorganised it drove me nuts.. and the tone of the narration is that of a poor quality teacher sending a class to sleep.
Sadly after 5 hours I could bear no more I had to return it for the refund - something I hate doing even mediocre books I try and struggle through hoping they'll improve but not this one!
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A harrowing listen at times with much detail which is clearly not for the faint-hearted or squeamish amongst us, it is obvious that this book has been researched extensively. Interesting that it goes way beyond the murder and the reasons behind it but examines the early times of psychology. Truly fascinating.
The performance was excellent and I'd like to listen to more narrated by Jim Barclay.
A great listen for anyone interested in criminal history, like myself. A relatively strong stomach for gruesome detail is also helpful.