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The Colour of Blood

(1987)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Publisher's Weekly
Set in an unnamed East European country, Moore's political thriller concerns a Cardinal who finds himself caught in the middle of an escalating revolution.

AudioFile - Yuri Rasovsky
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. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine



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Hardback Editions

July 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Colour of Blood (Handi-read)
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 1-85089-248-2 / 978-1-85089-248-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ABC-CLIO Ltd
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September 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: Colour of Blood
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-224-02513-9 / 978-0-224-02513-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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September 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Color of Blood (A William Abrahams Book)
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-525-24539-1 / 978-0-525-24539-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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September 1987 : Hardback
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Title: The Color of Blood
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 5550565137 / 978-5550565131
Publisher: Dutton Books
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Paperback Editions

1844 : UK Paperback
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Title: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - The Colour of Blood
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-00-720447-7 / 978-0-00-720447-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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1998 : USA Paperback

Title: The Colour of Blood
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-7887-1885-1 / 978-0-7887-1885-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Colour of Blood (Paladin Books)
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-586-08737-0 / 978-0-586-08737-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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October 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color of Blood
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-525-48422-1 / 978-0-525-48422-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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Audio Editions

1998 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Colour of Blood
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 1-4361-7995-5 / 978-1-4361-7995-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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October 1988 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Colour of Blood: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-7451-6172-3 / 978-0-7451-6172-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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