The Way the Crow Flies Audiobook, by Ann-Marie MacDonald Play Audiobook Sample

The Way the Crow Flies Audiobook

The Way the Crow Flies Audiobook, by Ann-Marie MacDonald Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Ann-Marie MacDonald Publisher: Vintage Canada Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 19.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 14.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781039003163

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Longest Chapter Length:

54:38 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

48:23 minutes

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Publisher Description

In The Way the Crow Flies, Ann-Marie MacDonald takes us back to the early 1960’s, a time of optimism infused with the excitement of the space race and overshadowed by the menace of the Cold War—a world filtered through the imagination of Madeleine McCarthy, a spirited nine-year-old. Unaware that her father, Jack, is caught up in his own web of secrets, she at first welcomes her family’s posting to a sleepy air force base in southern Ontario. The base, however, is home to some intriguing inhabitants, including the unconventional Froehlich family, and the odd Mr. March, whose power over the children is a secret burden that they carry. Then tragedy strikes, and a local murder intersects with global forces, binding the participants for life. As tension in the McCarthy’s household builds, Jack must decide where his loyalty lies, and Madeleine learns about the ambiguity of human morality—a lesson that will become clear only when the quest for the truth, and the killer, is renewed twenty years later.

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  • Winner of Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award - Fiction Book of the Year, 2004
  • Nominated for Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book (Canada & Caribbean), 2004
  • Nominated for Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2003

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About Ann-Marie MacDonald

Ann-Marie Macdonald, a playwright, actress, and novelist, won the Governor General’s Award for Drama, the Chalmers Award, and the Canadian Authors Association Award for her play Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).