Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones audiobook

Blink & Caution

By Tim Wynne-Jones
Read by MacLeod Andrews

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
9.90 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781455803682

Two street kids get tangled in a plot over their heads—and risk an unexpected connection—in this heart-pounding thriller by Tim Wynne-Jones.Boy, did Blink get off on the wrong floor. All he wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a cell phone dropped by an "abducted" CEO, giving Blink a link to his perfect blonde daughter. Now Blink is on the run, but it’s OK as long as he’s smart enough to stay in the game and keep Captain Panic locked in his hold. Enter a girl named Caution. As in "Caution: Toxic." As in "Caution: Watch Your Step." She’s also on the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won’t let her go. When she spies Blink at the train station, Caution can see he’s an easy mark. But there’s something about this naïve, skinny street punk, whom she only wanted to rob, that tugs at her heart, a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails two deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best, disastrous at worst—along with a fated, tender partnership that will offer them each a rare chance for redemption.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile or Young Adult Crime Book

Winner of the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens

Selected for the Summer 2011 Kids' Indie Next List

Two street kids get tangled in a plot over their heads—and risk an unexpected connection—in this heart-pounding thriller by Tim Wynne-Jones.

Boy, did Blink get off on the wrong floor. All he wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a cell phone dropped by an "abducted" CEO, giving Blink a link to his perfect blonde daughter. Now Blink is on the run, but it’s OK as long as he’s smart enough to stay in the game and keep Captain Panic locked in his hold. Enter a girl named Caution. As in "Caution: Toxic." As in "Caution: Watch Your Step." She’s also on the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won’t let her go. When she spies Blink at the train station, Caution can see he’s an easy mark. But there’s something about this naïve, skinny street punk, whom she only wanted to rob, that tugs at her heart, a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails two deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best, disastrous at worst—along with a fated, tender partnership that will offer them each a rare chance for redemption.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wynne-Jones’ finest, most beautifully written novel yet, one more in a career full of distinguished works.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This gripping crime story is told in alternating points of view—second person for Blink and third person for Caution—a technique that is especially effective in the audio format…Two voices, both narrated by Andrews, create a story so fraught with woe, guilt, terror, and tension that the listener can’t help rooting for the teens to escape the situation they’re in.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Tim Wynne-Jones

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.90
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English