Colm Feore

Colm Feore

Colm Feore is an award-winning actor of stage and screen known for his roles in House of Cards, The Borgias, cult Canadian hit Bon Cop, Bad Cop, and as Pierre Elliot Trudeau in the CBC miniseries Trudeau. Fittingly, Feore is now the voice behind Audible's special edition of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's memoir, Common Ground, in both the English and French editions. Below, the bilingual multihyphenate performer recommends for Audible listeners a selection of books — in both English and French — that inspire him.
    • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
    • Written by: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Release date: 2017-02-28
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 50 ratings
    • "Timothy Snyder is one of today's most engaging historians. I've been an admirer of Mr. Snyder's work for a long time — of Bloodlands, Black Earth, and his work with the late Tony Judt. This distillation of his thinking is a galvanizing tool for thinking citizens in these ... interesting times."
    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • Written by: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 2015-10-19
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 73 ratings
    • "In her remarkable history of Rome, Mary Beard makes intimate connections between our age and this seemingly ancient history. What is it to be a citizen? Who has power and how do they wield it? I was most touched by her interest in regular people and their daily struggles to survive and thrive throughout Rome's evolution as the place to where all roads lead."
    • Stalin's War on Ukraine
    • Written by: Anne Applebaum
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 2017-10-10
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 ratings
    • "Red Famine is a compassionate and clear-eyed reading of a difficult period in history whose effects are still deeply felt today. As she did with Gulag and Iron Curtain, two of her previous works, Applebaum's Red Famine is a terrifying yet necessary story told in a compelling and comprehensive way. She explores and explains the complex relationship between Russia and Ukraine with such intelligent care that you cannot help but leave the book with a greater understanding of both."
    • Written by: Albert Camus
    • Narrated by: Michael Lonsdale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 2015-05-22
    • Language: French
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings
    • "Un classique lu par une légende! Camus a dit de son histoire qu'elle était celle d'un homme qui représente un danger pour la société, un homme qui «ne joue pas le jeu» et qui «refuse de mentir». Il trouve en Michael Lonsdale un lecteur de grand talent, dont le travail, en anglais comme en français, m'inspire depuis des décennies, que ce soit dans Smiley's People ou dans les films de Louis Malle."
    • Written by: Dany Laferrière
    • Narrated by: Dany Laferrière
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 2010-04-13
    • Language: French
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings
    • Laferrière ne se lasse jamais d'examiner ses racines haïtiennes, et il le fait avec une honnêteté et une ouverture décapantes. En tant que membre de l'Académie française, il est maintenant un «immortel», responsable du futur de la langue. Je le considère comme un maître, puisque j'essaie d'améliorer mon français. Il est pure poésie.
    • Written by: Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
    • Series: Cycle de l'Invisible, Book 3
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Release date: 2017-10-11
    • Language: French
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings
    • "Oscar et la dame rose, lu par son auteur, m'a été offert par une collègue. Elle croyait qu'il s'agissait d'une histoire extraordinairement touchante, et que celle-ci m'aiderait dans mes efforts à apprendre le français. Elle avait raison dans les deux cas! Être guidé par la voix de l'auteur constitue un superbe plus."