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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Checkmate by Malorie Blackman. 

My name is Callie Rose. 

My mum is a Cross - one of the so-called ruling elite.

My dad was a Nought. My dad was a murderer. My dad was a terrorist.

These facts are the only things that are mine and real. So I don't mind so much that I'm leaving it all behind. There's nothing here worth holding on to.

Sixteen years have passed since Sephy Hadley first met Callum McGregor. For Callie Rose, growing up mixed race in a world where bitter prejudice divides Noughts and Crosses has meant she's an outsider wherever she turns. 

Enter Jude McGregor. Jude teaches Callie about her real family history, and the more she learns the more he persuades her where her loyalties really lie. 

But soon Callie is caught in a trap she can't get out of - one which will have deadly consequences. 

Voted as one of the UK's best loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction - a true modern classic.

Don't miss the rest of the Noughts and Crosses series, including the first book, Noughts and Crosses, and the second, Knife Edge.
©2019 Malorie Blackman (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Dramatic, intensely moving." (Carousel) 

"Another emotional hard-hitter." (Sunday Times

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  • 07-04-19

Hmm

I didn't enjoy the story as much as I enjoyed reading the first two in the series. Not sure if that because of the story itself or because of the narration. I found the voice of Callow Rose very irritating, like someone putting on a childish voice (e.g. A Horrid Henry character)

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  • 09-08-20

Great Book, Great listen

This is a great book as is always the case with Malorie Blackman. The storyline is captivating and I couldn't stop listening. I have the hard copy of the whole trilogy and have read multiple times over since school days. Now on audible I can listen as I go. The readers did a good job of conveying the emotions across on audible.

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  • C V Grieve
  • 09-28-19

Great story!

Absolutely loving this series! The story is so interesting! The tables have turned... Fantastic writing!

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  • Mary
  • 09-07-18

yeah good book

i felt the emotion in the book.. glad series was over though. i felt too much with the characters
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great i would highly recommend