The Colour of Blood

Author(s): Brian Moore
Awards:1987-Fiction-Shortlist-Booker Prize
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.02 hours)
Product Number: Z05764
Released: Jul 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470323219
Narrator/s: Steven Crossley
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Brian Moore, born and raised in Belfast, served with the British Ministry of War Transport in North Africa, Italy, and France during World War II and worked with the United Nations in Europe. In 1948, he moved to Canada, where he began writing plays and novels that quickly earned world-wide acclaim. Both The Colour of Blood and Lies of Silence have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. One morning, in a bleak Eastern bloc country, someone tries to kill Cardinal Bem. Is it the Secret Police, or a radical operating from within the Catholic Church? That night, Cardinal Bem is kidnapped. Unable to determine whom his captors are working for, the aging Cardinal desperately searches for a way to avert the bloody revolution his disappearance will trigger. Dropping the listener into a world permeated with suspense, suspicion and fear, Brian Moore creates an unforgettable story. As the tension builds, Cardinal Bem becomes an icon for the conflict between personal safety and religious conviction.


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The Colour of Blood
Product Number: BX00006796
Product Number:Z05764
Product Number:C4999

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Author(s): Brian Moore
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Product Number C4999
Released: Jan 13, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436179959

Professional reviews

"Readers have been pressing AudioFile to substitute the word "perform" for "read" when describing what narrators do. If all voice talent performed the way Steven Crossley does here, AudioFile would make the change. He virtually inhabits this thoughtful thriller about a kidnapped prince of the church in a volatile Eastern European nation. Acutely aware of every resonance and subtext, he expresses these values in creative ways--for instance, he creates tension, not by tensing up, but by adopting a slow, ominous tone. Where the writer nods, Crossley covers for him. Further, every supernumerary gets an authentic sound of his or her own. He delivers dialogue in a way that suggests action, as well as character. This is tough to do sitting at a mike in a small, sterile room. What distinguishes him from a "reader" are the sights, smells and thoughts he conjures with just tone of voice. He has turned a good grown-up book into a superb audiobook. Y.R. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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