Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected....
A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state.
Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold....
Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace....
Two days ago the killers began to mobilize....
Yesterday all the power went out....
Tonight they’re reading the names of those to be killed on the Emergency Broadcast System. You are listening over the battery-powered radio on your kitchen table, and they’ve just read yours. Your name is Jack Colclough. You have a wife, a daughter, and a young son. You live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. People are coming to your house to kill you and your family. You don’t know why, but you don’t have time to think about that any more. You only have time to run!
©2011 Blake Crouch (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This was 8.5 hours of decent, worthy story, but not the kind that I will long remember and tell others about. It's for those times when you are between great books.
The mystery of why so many people had suddenly turned bad was fascinating.
The most memorable moment for me was when their little boy told them he "knows" who they are and why it's all happening.
Have never heard the narrator that I'm aware.
In the square near the end when all seems hopeless and husband and wife are reunited.
People who don't want complicated literature. This book is just like the title. A run. A sprint into madness and violence but the story's lack of expansion + brutality + characters with simplistic motivations...I just felt it wasn't that great, and was super violent.
Probably not. It's a big world with a lot of books.
I'm not a fan of performers who offer female voices when their own voice is deep. This was a terrible performance IMHO
I would not cut.
Someone needs to explain that changing to male and female dialogue doesn't work for every performer.
Good beach book!
I had no favorite characters - maybe the older man who gave them candy bars and water. The female characters AND the boy were pretty whiney. I might have been moved to leave them behind (just kidding). The narration might have exacerbated that quality, but I found them annoying.
Similar to a scene in Cormac McCarthy's The Road, I enjoyed the respite from despair found in a temporary oasis. In The Road, it was finding the cache in the underground shelter. In Run, it was the family time spent in the vacation home not yet discovered by the family's pursuers.
Yes, but it might be considered a spoiler.
This is not an original story premise, but the storytelling did keep my desire alive enough to finish it.
I doubt it.
Unless I slept through it, which is entirely possible, there was no story. It starts with people getting killed for no apparent reason, so a family runs. Their trip is painfully long and I learned the Northern Lights don't show in Canada, since that was unaffected.
There was a point in the first couple hours that I wanted to kill the good guys because of the constant complaining. Sorry, but this one was painful to get through but my rule is if I buy it, I listen to it.
I teach history at a community college and thus enjoy historical non-fiction. I also enjoy a good mystery novel from time to time.
I thought this was a very good listen. Though the plot was a little bit predictable, the author did an excellent job with this book. The pacing was very fast. Listening to it sucks you in and you almost feel exhausted by the end of the book....but not in a bad way. This genre is outside of what I normally listen to and I did so with trepidation. My fears proved to be unfounded. This was a very good listening experience. I'd have no problem suggesting it to others.
Yes. Never lets up the pace
When the Mother gave up her life to save her family
This book is as the Title suggests. I was exhausted just reading it. It doesnt let up the pace for one second. Dont stop and catch your breath, Just RUN.
I've read both Run and Pines. I didn't really like either, but since a sort of promotion was running when I bought the audiobooks, I guess I've not lost too much money.
There's nothing inherently wrong with the books. They are as brainless as any of the other thrillers I enjoy very much. The pace is rapid enough. The characters are fairly convincing. The author writes well. The problem is that I didn't know when I bought them that these books were Sci-Fi. I am not a fan. The setting in both books was so bizarre that I found myself wishing for the books to be over as quickly as possible. I actually bought the Kindle version for both books so that I could jump pages, something one cannot do with an audiobook.
Probably not. Read Pines, which was way better than this. Run could have been so much more entertaining, but went completely south at the end.
Only if the story consisted of all male characters.
Every scene with the whining mother who is supposed to be a doctor. She comes across as totally incompetent.
The story redeems itself a bit towards the end, but the majority of the story is Man is strong and faces adversity, woman looks to man to take care of her until man is gone and she becomes mother bear to protect her family.
Story is filled with action - a few interesting twists, lots of killing, not too graphic
Could hav been good with 3 dimensional character development
prehaps for a mindless read
pretty good -
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