The Turn of the Key Audiobook, by Ruth Ware Play Audiobook Sample

The Turn of the Key Audiobook

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Read By: Imogen Church Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781508284123

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

27

Longest Chapter Length:

48:02 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

31 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

27:09 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

19

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Publisher Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a thrilling novel that explores the dark side of technology in a twisty update of the classic The Turn of the Screw.

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the home’s cameras, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman.

It was everything.

She knows she has made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty, at least not of murder—but somebody is.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, The Turn of the Key is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

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“Imogen Church…captures Rowan’s slow unraveling, upping the creepy factor…This outstanding listen should delight Ware’s many fans. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 

Quotes

  • “Unfurl[es] a shocking saga of murder and deception.”

    — Entertainment Weekly
  • “For all of the novel’s contemporary touches…she has delivered an old-fashioned horror story.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “Ware cleverly puts a high-tech spin on [The Turn of the Screw’s] gothic foundations…with cellphones and Teslas that will enthrall today’s readers.”

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “Ware hits another one out of the park. Fans of hers or anyone with a taste for the disturbing will stay up late devouring this.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)

Awards

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month selection
  • New York Times bestseller
  • An iBooks bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers
  • A Crime Reads Pick of Best Psychological Thrillers of the Year
  • A Reader’s Digest Pick of Best Books of the Year
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

The Turn of the Key Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — kim topping, 11/9/2019

About Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is the author of that mysteries and crime thrillers, any of which have made the New York Times and Toronto Globe and Mail’s bestsellers list. One by One was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and was named a best book of the year by the The Observer (London) and Barnes&Noble.com. Visit her at RuthWare.com or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.

About Imogen Church

Imogen Church, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, trained as an actress at the Drama Centre London, under Christopher Fettes, Yat Malmgren, and Reuven Adiv. Since graduating, she has worked extensively in theater, film, commercials, and comedy sketch work, and she also works regularly as a voice artist. As a screenwriter, her first screenplay won the 2009 award for Best Feature Screenplay at the Reel Women Film Festival in Los Angeles.