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Noughts and Crosses Audiobook

Noughts and Crosses: Noughts and Crosses 1

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Publisher's Summary

Sephy is a Cross – a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought – a ‘colourless’ member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood. But that’s as far as it can go. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools… Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum – a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger…

©2001 Malorie Blackman (P)2004 Random House Audio Go

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  • Dona
    Hamilton, Australia
    21/05/14
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    "Terrific YA Book"

    I chose this book because one of my students was reading the book and needed some help understanding it since English isn't her first language. I am so pleased that I did! It was a terrific book that kept me engrossed all the way through it. I could relate to it on many levels. I was a teenager during the American Civil Rights Movement. I could remember the Black Panther Movement. I was reminded of the IRA in Ireland. Now living in Australia I could see a relationship with the struggles of the Koorie population.
    I am recommending this book to be put on our Year 10 reading list! I can see lots of discussions with the students.
    My one annoyance is that the rest of the series is only available in abridged versions. The first book ended in such a way that I wanted to get right into the next book. Looks like I will have to buy the printed or e-book versions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wieke
    26/06/12
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    "Confronting story"
    Would you listen to Noughts and Crosses again? Why?

    No, once was nice, but also enough.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It confronts you with your views and makes you think about the stereotypes you have.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was nice that there were 2 narrators for the 2 main characters. However, the girl was a bit overdramatic every now and then (Syan Blake) and the boy was a bit difficult to understand here and there (Paul Chequer).


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending: unexpected!


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to the sample first before you buy. If you like the narrators, this is definitely a story worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • M.D.
    Marlow, United Kingdom
    14/04/13
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    "Very engaging"

    This worked fantastically well as in-car listening to, from and during our holiday in Cornwall last year. It is accessible both to adults and to teenagers, and we often sat in the car at the end of a journey to finish a chapter. The story is based on an interesting twist on our traditional notions of racism, but this is in no way labored, but rather provides the backdrop for the human stories we encounter.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jasmine
    4/09/16
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    "Brilliant book"

    All the more special as it was read by my late cousin Sian whom I loved very dearly including her two previous sons rest in perfect peace xxx

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    pre St Clar, France
    5/05/13
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    "Loved it"

    It was great fantastic
    I loved it a great story, great narration ( It was perfect I like it when the different characters have different voices which is the case for this book.)
    For me it was a perfect book.
    It is great for teenager or older children, because I loved it, adored it and I'm 14 and my sister too she is 12
    Hope my review helps you with your choice.
    I had 100% satisfaction with my purchase and hope you do too
    Jodie 14years old

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    13/03/13
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    "Essential YA"

    The scenario is compelling, the drama powerful, and the echoes of Romeo and Juliet beautifully ironic, but the language marks this title out definitively as a YA novel: not one to pick if you're on the trail of lyricism, or an arresting turn of phrase. The reading is generally effective, but Paul Chequer brings to Callum's narration a sneering tone that I hadn't expected and didn't enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chris-Ann
    24/11/16
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    "Loved it !"

    One of my favourite books of all time , it was read beautifully throughout .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/06/16
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    "Not what I was expecting."

    I thought it was going to be predictable but it wasn't. Suitable for older teenagers and adults only. No swearing but adult themes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    16/04/16
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    "Beautiful"

    I love this book so much, the voice actors were amazingly convincing and I'd just like to say R.I.P Sian Samantha Blake 👼🏾❤️

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Holly
    15/02/16
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    "really good book! good story line"

    I love this book, I love the whole series of these books.

    I felt the male narrator was easy to listen too, sometimes the lady was abit harder to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea Mcfarlane
    Reading England
    28/01/16
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    "best book of a life time"

    loved it. so dramatic and unexpected. Best book ever 😀😀😀😀 best book best book 😃

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan Gardner
    10/11/15
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    "Great audiobook!"

    The story was amazing. The readers were very clear and read the story amazing! Great audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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