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I didn't know what to expect with this book but it was a nice surprise. I am a huge fan of post-apocalyptic books and thought this sounded like a good listen. The book starts off quickly with action and keeps moving fast the entire time.
This is a book where the characters keep making bad decisions but thats what makes it a fun listen. Overall I am glad a picked this one up and will be picking up another one from this author.
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Having come off of Pines from Blake Crouch, a novel which I thought was exceptionally well written, intelligent, and astounding... I was looking forward to seeing how this novel ended up, especially considering the mountain of positive reviews this material had been getting. So I hunkered down to enjoy it, and it started off well enough... but then became a drivel mess. However not for the reasons that most would have you believe.
I had no problem with the premises of the novel, even though it did seem a bit in the vein of Cell or Haters, but it was the main cast of characters I didn't like. The biggest problem was the wife and the children. Both were shrill, unsupportive, and idiotic. Every time they began to open their mouths I was ready for their part to be over. Was this a little unfair of me? Perhaps. But it is the first book in a long time I found myself walking away from.
RUN FASTER DAMMIT!!!!!
This entire book is about one family's attempt to survive. You're given a dramatic and in depth look into four family members (a father, a mother, and two children) desparently trying to survive being hunted down to be murdered in a hate filled frenzy. At first your not sure why this one father is so desperate to run hundreds of miles with his unprepared wife and family. His only driving force is to save his family. To get them into Canada where no one will want to murder them for no reason. At first your puzzled because "RUN" starts out quickly and then escalates at break neck speed. The family is running for their lives and your still trying to find out why. However, "RUN" intense start is absolutely necessary for the story to work. It is a delight that virtually the entire book's character development is used to bring you, the listener, into the escaping family desperate struggle to survive. You ride the emotional rollarcoaster with this family. "RUN" has to be fast paced in order to set the scene for the family's escape. Also, the ending is so intense that you nervously cheer, or in my case, yell at the family to do something more, especially run faster. Anyone will love "RUN" if they love a fast paced character driven novel that keeps you hanging on, cheering, till the very end.
Phil Gigante is one of the best narrators out there. With every book he tackles he seems to know it's secrets. And then he has an uncanny ability to reel just about any listener into the books true story. He brings a book's characters to life. His narration is often what let's you, the listener, become emotionally evolved with a novels critical main characters.
RUN, NOT FOR YOUR HEALTH BUT FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!
Great faced paced book that you'll love to listen too. You'll listen to it in one sitting. It would be great on a cold (really cold) weekend. ENJOY
This is one of those edge of your seat, stay up all night, intense books, one of the best listens I have experienced in a long long time!
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
BEETS, THE HAVE NOT EATEN IN A WEEK, STARVING TO DEATH FOOD.
An action packed thrill ride, a mystery, and very entertaining. It is kind of a Zombie book without the Zombies. After seeing some lights in the sky (Day of the Triffids) most of the population become murdering monsters. They don't become dumb easy to out run, falling apart zombies, they still have their brains, they just want to kill anyone who has not seen the light.
JUST DO WHAT I BLANKING TELL YOU
It is also about a family that was dysfunctional, that comes together in tragedy. Those reviewers who concentrated on the gore, seemed to ignored this large part of the book. Is there a lot of gore, well yea!!, it is a horror book, not a romance. I did get tired of the kids always asking why, in the middle of a crisis, but that is how we raise them these days. Finally toward the end of the story the dad, tells them " Just do what I F tell you." When I was a kid my dad said to do it because he said so and he was the boss. We learned early in life not to question dad. This is a good entertaining book and well written.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
“Run” takes the reader on a wild ride through a horrific wasteland. A well written book, which keeps the action coming throughout the read. The writing style helps immerse the reader in the story with so many sights, sounds and smells you might not want to go to sleep at night.
The characters have their faults which makes them more realistic, but the children can be a bit annoying at times (seriously author has had your parents tell you not to look about 20 times in this book do you still need to ask why?). The story borders on horror more than a true thriller but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I was not a fan of Mr. Gigante's narration as all of the women (and Cole) all sound the same. He does a decent job of differentiating the male voices but needs some serious help on the ladies.
I don't have a bunker and I would starve in 2 1/2 days, but I like to listen to people who do and wouldn't.
YES!!!! This story will have you driving the speed limit and past your house two or three times before you hit the button on your garage door opener.
The grip this story had on me was stronger than Day by Day Armageddon which involved no sleep and an earphone in one ear as I acted like I listened to every word my wife said, but I only had that masterpiece on 1.25 speed. Run, my fellow zombie - apacolyptic - end of times story seekers, took me on a vividly written and narrated journey that really did have me leaving work early and driving the long way home at speeds well below the limit as I listened at 2.0 speed in order to get as much in as possible before went into earphone mode (Mr. narrator Sir, you were still OUTSTANDING at 2.0).
The scene that started when I hit the play button and ended when the nice man from Audible thank me for my purchase.
I'm way too tough to cry.... wait... did my wife send pictures?
For those who enjoy a vivid apocalyptic, zombie SURVIVAL (you know what I am talking about), armageddon based journey you will not be disappointed. In fact I offer a money back guaratee you will soon re-prioritize your "That was a fricken great book" list as soon as you realize this bit of pure listening enjoyment is over. To the person who masterfully selected and organized the sequence of human language used to constantly describe ever evolving happiness, sadness, hopefulness, disparity, anger, and compassion in this gift of entertainment, thank you and very nicely done! Finally, this story wraps up in a way that concludes this families ordeal and was not designed to answer questions in a sequal; thank you again master word putter together-er!
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I would probably not recommend this book to a friend. It was a fairly good book, and highly suspenseful. It carried suspense on every page, and the horrors of war. Although not set in a war, the occurrences within the novel were both horrific and realistic. In addition, much like war, it was a heart breaking novel. If you are a parent, and can read this novel without tearing up at any point, have your pulse checked.
The best thing about the novel was the end. I almost gave up on the book early on, but hang in there, it gets better and the end is worth ghorre.
Don't listen to this book where children can hear it.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
Oh yes. Great story and kept you interested till the last word.
Oh yes. You never knew which way it would turn.
When they were running away from all those armed men in the mountains.
Yes when they were able to stay in that home and they became a family again.
Blake Crouch was new to me. I am glad he was introduced to me. He is a GREAT mystery and thriller author.