Noughts and Crosses

  • by Malorie Blackman
  • Narrated by Nina Sosanya & Nigel Greaves
  • 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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 Crosses schools. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts unable to accept the injustices any longer, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum; a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger.


What the Critics Say

"An author who has worked hard not to be identified too closely with any particular genre, she has built a complex and challenging novel around an alternative version of apartheid." ( The Scotsman)


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Customer Reviews

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Great Read

This was a good book that was excellently transposed to an audio book by using 2 readers. Highly recommended for teenagers and adults alike.
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- ChasN


Never before has a book made such a powerful impression on me. This book is literally without fault and should be made compulsary reading for absolutely everyone. The ending is so moving that I cried out load and no book has ever done that to me before. Seriously it is that good, I defy anyone not to be moved by this awesome masterpiece.
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- Hannah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2006
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks