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.
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 -
Maybe, I'll have to see about the narrator. The story was interesting but I really started hated the narrator's female voices.
It was a fast paced book.
This narrator had a really poor female voice. They came off as being super whiny.
A better story, realistic dialogue, or even likable characters!
From this author? NEVER
He was able to distinguish characters with different voices, he was at least pleasant to listen to. Otherwise I wouldn't have completed this one at all!
Annoyance, extreme disappointment, shock and awe at the horrible 2nd grade level of dialogue combined with the overuse of a thesaurus to describe everything else.
This is really bad. The characters are annoying and unlikable . It seems as though 2 different people wrote this due to the discrepancy between dialogue and description. I was cheering for the bad guys because the main characters were so bad.
I knew I was in trouble when I noticed myself accelerating while driving and listening to this book. It dawned on me that the book is entering my mind on a level I didn't invite. Blake Crouch is a WRITER!! Masterfully in creating pictures in your mind. This book is so well done...I can't express. just EXCELLENT!
Stating the obvious too frequently is boring. the female lead screeches at her husband "watch out for.." about 50 times in the first several chapters. "I see it" is his reply. She reminded me of one of the James Bond girls who always yelled "James, James..." as he saved her.
Passing the time on long runs, but I can only take so much, then switch to Pandora or something else.
I'm not finished with the book, hopefully it improves. I'm very patient.
Audible makes me love being stuck in traffic :)
After reading and thoroughly enjoying Pines, I was anxious to start another Blake Crouch. This book was great. Lots of action and excitement. Unlike Pines, where the reader is constantly trying to figure out the mystery, this book is more about following the Colcloughs through this harrowing time and watching their struggle to stay alive, and together. If you like apocalyptic-like stories, this book is for you—although again, this book is more about the effect of the event on the family, and not the event itself.
Also, despite doing a great job of wrapping up the story, I felt that it left the door open a bit for another book, maybe one that focuses more on the apocalyptic event that caused the chaos in the first place. Even if that isn’t Crouch’s intention, I’d still read it if he changed his mind :)
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