• by The Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On 31 January 2002, The Boston Globe published a report that sent shockwaves around the world. Their findings, based on a six-month campaign by the 'Spotlight' investigative team, showed that hundreds of children in Boston had been abused by Catholic priests and that this horrific pattern of behaviour had been known - and ignored - by the Catholic Church.
Instead of protecting the community it was meant to serve, the Church exploited its powerful influence to protect itself from scandal - and innocent children paid the price.


What the Critics Say

"The fullest account to date of the egregious priestly and episcopal mistakes, sins and crimes that occurred at the epicenter of what almost became a national crisis." (The NewYork Times)


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Customer Reviews

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If you could sum up Betrayal in three words, what would they be?

Abuse of Power

What didn’t you like about Paul Boehmer’s performance?

Wasn't the most engaging narration.

Any additional comments?

Got to a point where I wanted to turn it off due to the subject matter but that's why it was allowed to happen, people not willing to see what was in front of them. Important piece of journalism though and hopefully that level of abuse doesn't happen again.

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- John McCluskey

Fascinating and Important

What did you like most about Betrayal?

The clear way the facts were set out and relayed.

What did you like best about this story?

It's not really a story - do not confuse it with the dramatisation that is the film Spotlight.

Have you listened to any of Paul Boehmer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No. The performance was good, often describing unpleasant details dispassionately.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

There IS a film of the book.

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- Toby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-02-2016
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audio