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2.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 5 2.89 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Gwyn Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9781415938409
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Lucas, a musician and translator living in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, comes home one day to find a cryptic invitation. When he appears at the appointed time, he sets in motion a series of bizarre, seemingly interconnected events that disrupt his previously passive existence. He meets the alluring Nuria and they begin an intense love affair. He is approached by a band of Barcelona’s mythic roof dwellers and has a run-in with a fire-eating prophet.

But when he and Nuria are kidnapped by a religious cult with roots stretching back to the thirteenth century, Lucas realizes that his life is spinning out of control. The cult’s megalomaniac leader, Pontneuf, maintains that Nuria and Lucas are essential to his plan to revive the religion. While Nuria is surprisingly open to Pontneuf and his theories, Lucas is outraged and makes his escape. Back in Barcelona, Lucas wanders the streets in a drug-and-alcohol-induced haze, pining for Nuria and struggling to make sense of what has happened to him.

With the alluring and enchanting Barcelona as a vibrant backdrop, THE COLOR OF A DOG RUNNING AWAY is a love story, tale of adventure, and historical thriller–an unforgettable and mesmerizing novel that will beguile and disturb in equal measure. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abranch71 | 8/7/2010

    " The life of Lucas is intertwined with a religious cult of Cathars in Barcelona. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsey | 6/13/2010

    " This book was nothing short of enthralling - the kind of book that makes you stay up too late just to get in one more chapter. It's exceptionally well written and tells a fascinating tale of a man's abduction by a Catholic cult. Highly, highly recommended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 5/17/2010

    " Decent story. Pretty good writing style. I was confused about the symbolism of the Baron character and the point of the roof "angel". Overall I would give it three and half stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolores | 3/16/2010

    " I don't have much to say about this book. It was relatively interesting and certainly well-written. I think I would have liked it more had I remembered more of Barcelona, and I am still confused by the story. So I would recommend it, but would also recommend that you try something else first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 10/20/2008

    " I espeacily enjoyed this book having visited Barcelona "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ali6 | 7/24/2008

    " I wanted to like this book and it sounded interesting, but after 50 something pages I was still bored. Maybe I'll try it again sometime. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 4/28/2008

    " Um. . .

    Well. . .

    I guess parts of this book were good. I think the title would more be more correct if it were, "The Part of My Life in Which I was Drunk 24/7: and then I wrote it down, added an ending and published it." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregg | 8/5/2007

    " The seemingly contradictory title tells it all. This fictional books set in Barcelona is great for preparing me for my trip there in November "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/8/2007

    " Hypnotic and mysterious, though nearly to the point of cliche. Walks a fine line, anyway. Overall, sexy, witty, dreamy, and a worthwhile read. "

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About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.