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The Perfect Murder

Narrated by: Paul Panting
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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The Perfect Murder is a suspenseful and gripping audiobook from Peter James, the best-selling author of the phenomenally successful Roy Grace series.

Victor Smiley and his wife, Joan, have been married for nearly 20 years. Victor secretly loathes Joan more and more each day. Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad. Their marriage has reached a crisis point....

Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever, but he's about to get a nasty surprise. As it turns out, Victor's not the only one with murder in mind....

©2017 Peter James (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Simon
  • 10-20-17

Novelty Value is Not Enough

I'm a big fan of Peter James otherwise I wouldn't have bothered with this very short book in the first place. It's a decent short story even if the final twist is something I think a lot of listeners will see coming from a mile off. Peter Panting breathes life into it and does a fair enough job of the narration so James completists will of course want to get this.

For me though next month I will be getting 45 hours of Brandon Sanderson epic fantasy for the same single credit and I can also get any of the full length novels by Peter James including the excellent Roy Grace series. It's a problem with the credit-based system of course but to me if you're going to release something this short it really should be something that's genuinely a bit special or also available for a much cheaper cash price than the fiver it's currently available for.

So, this has novelty value but not enough for me personally.

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  • Deborah Hazlett
  • 11-01-17

Not worth it

honestly not worth the credit. I usually love his books. poor story. really disappointed with this one

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 03-23-19

excelant

What a great story, seems they both got what they deserved, apart from the unsuspecting boyfriend, he has paid a big price for his betrayal .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-18

hilarious

read this book before and it was even more enjoyable to listen to it - very good and recommend

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  • CHRIS
  • 10-24-17

Disappointing

Unfortunately, not the standard I was expecting from one of my favourite writers I'm afraid.


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