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Run Before the Wind Audiobook
Run Before the Wind
Written by: 
Stuart Woods
Narrated by: 
Rick Holmes, John Keating
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Run Before the Wind Audiobook

Run Before the Wind

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Publisher's Summary

Will Lee ran from a life of Southern wealth and privilege to spend a peaceful summer on the coast of Ireland. But there is no peace in this beautiful, troubled land....

Restless and dissatisfied, Will dreams of shipbuilding and sailing on crystal-blue waters. Then an explosion of senseless violence drags the young American drifter into a lethal game of terror and revenge. Now Will Lee must run for his life from a bloody past that is not his own.

©1983 Stuart Woods (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Henry A. Long Jr. AL 04-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "OUTSTANDING"
    Where does Run Before the Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10%


    What other book might you compare Run Before the Wind to and why?

    Compared favorably to Chiefs which may be the best book I've ever listened to.


    What about Rick Holmes and John Keating ’s performance did you like?

    I liked them a lot.


    If you could rename Run Before the Wind, what would you call it?

    Nothing comes to mind!


    Any additional comments?

    I had listened to all of the Will Lee series prior to listen to this. As far as I know the audio version of this one had not been available until fairly recently. The Will Lee series is one of my all time favorites, and I have listened to audio books constantly for close to 20 years.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 04-07-13
    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Frequent Listner"

    I started this series with Chiefs of course and have listened to many of Stuarts Stone B. series books, however I have to say this book is my absolute favorite. The story kept me engaged, I loved how the characters were developed and intertwined. The only thing about the book I didn't care much for was the ending and the closing one way or another of Will's and Connie's relationship. I was rooting for them to get back together, but alas, it appears not to be so in this book. I guess I'm on to the next book to see.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-20-13
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Trip to Ireland"

    I read Stuart Woods "Chief" and was impressed with the quality of writing and story telling. This is book two in the series of the Lee family. This book drops a generation to Will Lee Jr. He is drinking and not pulling effort into his law school studies, so decides to take time off from school and visit his maternal grandfather in Ireland. The story takes place mainly in Cork in southern Ireland. Woods does provide a good deal of information about the country side. The opening of the book grabs your attention but you will have to wait to the end of the book to find out what happed. Will meets an English couple and helps them with the building of a sail boat for a cross Atlantic race. The story is suspenseful, with information about Irish politics of the 1970's and the IRA terrorist attack's against the English. There is some romance and humor in the story. Will has a lifetime habit of not finishing anything he starts so part of the story is will he finish the boat, run away when the situation get tough, will Will and Connie get married, will he grow up into a man? John Keating did a great job with the narration and all the accents.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Moire Linden, VA, United States 06-06-13
    Moire Linden, VA, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2002

    Life long fan of the mystery story. I like books where something actually happens, so history and biography are favorites of mine also. I also think that even good books are improved tremendously when an actor performs the narration.

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    "A minor dissapointment"

    Well narrated, but I have no love of sailing and my knowledge of 1970's Irish rebellion is spotty. But even in all my ignorance, I found the plot lines predictable and pretty dull. I chose this book because I was delighted to find that Woods had written a series on Will Lee. This one focuses on a year during law school where Will hangs out in Ireland and goes from being a boy to a man. Romance and tragedy about, but he comes out stronger for it all in the end.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Lake George, NY, United States 12-18-12
    Diana Lake George, NY, United States 12-18-12
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    "Not Woods best"
    Would you try another book from Stuart Woods and/or Rick Holmes and John Keating ?

    I've downloaded and listened to almost every Stuart Woods book but I found this one didn't hold my interest at all.


    If you’ve listened to books by Stuart Woods before, how does this one compare?

    Toward the bottom of the list.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrater was ok but he couldn't do much with the material.


    Do you think Run Before the Wind needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though some of Stuart Woods more recent Stone Barrington books have become rather blah and predictable, they are still more entertaining than this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer JERSEY CITY, NJ, United States 09-03-12
    Jennifer JERSEY CITY, NJ, United States 09-03-12
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    "Great reading - suspenseful - easy listening"
    Where does Run Before the Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Run Before the Wind?

    How the readers interchanged accents


    Which character – as performed by Rick Holmes and John Keating – was your favorite?

    Maive


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to the entire book non-stop on my drive to the beach, a total of 16 hours. Great book.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Hawkins Albuquerque, NM USA 04-05-16
    Charles Hawkins Albuquerque, NM USA 04-05-16 Member Since 2014

    seahawk505

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    "Fast-moving draw, well narrated"

    This is the second audiobook by Stuart Woods that I have listened to. As with "Chiefs", the story is rich in detail, and kept me engaged until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 01-25-16
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 01-25-16

    And Buffalo George

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    "Great Story"

    This is a coming of age story in the age of terrorism and is set in the 1970s. The author's theme and point of the book is terrorism and the stupid "vendetta" style killings around Northern Ireland in that time period. While that's going on, the sailing story is absolutely engrossing. Admittedly, some of the terminology is the arcane language of sailing: jibs, stays and bilge to name a few. There are few characters and our hero, Will Lee, is involved with all of them--book's written in the first person...seems that he has woman problems and just can't get it right with them. Little knowledge of the first book in the series is required to like this one--there's a 30 second summary near the beginning. I presume that the third book will be the same.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Louis 11-17-15
    Louis 11-17-15 Member Since 2007
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    "I love books that continue the story."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Run Before the Wind to be better than the print version?

    Stuart keeps you interested. I listen to about 9 books per year and I'm 11 year with Audible, I listen to a lot of mystery's and not everyone can keep your interest like Stuart Woods, I only buy books that are 12 hours or longer ( I'm a senior and I believe they are a better buy) I walk the track 2 miles everyday listening to my books, and after over a 100 books I have become some what a expert !! at least in my mine.


    What other book might you compare Run Before the Wind to and why?

    Chiefs was great.


    Which character – as performed by Rick Holmes and John Keating – was your favorite?

    The Lee family


    If you could rename Run Before the Wind, what would you call it?

    The title was ok with me.


    Any additional comments?

    Remember Mr. Woods 12 hours or more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 06-29-15
    Sarah 06-29-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A thorough disappointment."

    I loved Chiefs and was excited for the next in the series. Unfortunately I was completed disappointed in both the characters and story, and simply couldn't wait for the book to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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