The Ruinous Sweep Audiobook, by Tim Wynne-Jones Play Audiobook Sample

The Ruinous Sweep Audiobook

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Read By: Tim Wynne-Jones Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781543687811

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Longest Chapter Length:

22:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:14 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

12:49 minutes

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Publisher Description

A rainy night. An empty highway. And no memory. From award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones comes a riveting murder mystery that will keep readers enthralled until the last page.

On the night Donovan Turner is thrown out of a car on a highway in the middle of nowhere, he can barely remember his own name, let alone the past twenty-four hours. Where is he? Where is his girlfriend, Bee? In an attempt to flag down the next passing car, he startles the driver, causing a fatal accident. With sirens in the distance and the lingering feeling that he's running from something — or someone — Donovan grabs the dead driver's briefcase and flees. Meanwhile, Bee is fighting for Dono's life every bit as much as he is. But when the police show up and hint that he is the prime suspect in a murder, Bee is determined to put together the pieces of what happened and clear his name. With echoes of Dante's Divine Comedy, this harrowing journey through hell and back is a page-turning tale of guilt, retribution, love, and redemption.

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“Wynne–Jones’ narration capitalizes on his lyrical prose, which tells the story from multiple points of view. He deftly portrays Bee’s harsh exchanges with the police detectives as well as her ever-increasing worry. In softer, more contemplative tones, he captures Donovan’s unconscious musings. The dual stories come together to form an absorbing, satisfying mystery. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • “Wynne-Jones brilliantly crafts this narrative…The suspense mounts as the novel reaches its pulse-pounding finale followed by a perfect, poignant postscript.”

    — Buffalo News (New York)
  • “This murder mystery is highly recommended and would make for a great book-club read.”

    — School Library Journal (starred review)

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About Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones is the author of numerous young-adult novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, which was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award; Blink & Caution, winner of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award; and The Uninvited, which was short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award. In 2012, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his services to literature.