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Run for Your Life | [James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge]

Run for Your Life

A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.

Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his ten children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

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Publisher's Summary

A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.

Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his ten children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

©2009 James Patterson; (P)2009 Hachette Audio

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    knittingnana 01-23-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "What has happened to James Patterson?"
    What made the experience of listening to Run for Your Life the most enjoyable?

    I liked the store and I really like the main character


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the main characters home life


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    sort of


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

    not possible


    Any additional comments?

    I miss the James Patterson books that didn't have the additional authors. I think this is the lazy way to write books --

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    Imogene United States 12-12-11
    Imogene United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Words brought to Life."
    What did you like best about Run for Your Life? What did you like least?

    The events were disclosed very nicely. It was easy to keep up with the story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael Bennett


    Did Bobby Cannavale and Dallas Roberts do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Both were very talented. I enjoyed hearing the voices change with the characters.


    Was Run for Your Life worth the listening time?

    Yes.


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    Just a tsp San Antonio TX 08-23-11
    Just a tsp San Antonio TX 08-23-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Predictable and shallow"

    I agree with some of the reviews: This is not his best book only 3 stars for Patterson. The story line is not up to Patterson standards, rather dull and predictable. I to believe that it seems like Patterson just wanted to get another book out there and we loyal followers bought in. I'm not saying, don't get it, just don't expect much.

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    shirley K. Bigham 04-02-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Oh my gosh"

    this was a fast paced and up to the moment, edge of your seat thriller, and the narrators were wonderful!!! Can't go wrong with this one!

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    SUZANNE United States 08-21-09
    SUZANNE United States 08-21-09 Member Since 2010

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    "Why do I get James Patterson books?"

    Because they are easy to follow and usually keep your attention. This book was just that...fluff to help get through the drive.

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    Jim whitehouse, OH, USA 05-07-09
    Jim whitehouse, OH, USA 05-07-09
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    "well written"

    well read and written. the ending was alittle unfinished and sudden

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    David Spring, TX, United States 04-15-09
    David Spring, TX, United States 04-15-09
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    "Solid Book"

    This book kept me coming back ... The narration was great...

    A definite buy!

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    Tamara Justin, TX, USA 03-20-09
    Tamara Justin, TX, USA 03-20-09
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    "Intriguing"

    Excitement from start to finish.Thriller. Intriguing,and yet very conceivable. James Patterson, has yet another #1 hit on his hand. This book, once you get started, you will simply not be able to put down. I read the book in less than a week. Good work James, my compliments.

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    Nestor Los Angeles, CA, USA 03-15-09
    Nestor Los Angeles, CA, USA 03-15-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Entertaining!"

    I found this audiobook entertaining. I enjoyed alternating narrators for each of the main characters in the story. I found the background music complementary to the story and did not find it intrusive as some suggest. As for the plot, I thought it was well thought out, although lineal and predictable, yet extremely satisfying. I could not put this audiobook down but for a few breaks in between. I recommend it highly. I do have one question which hoped the author answered related to how the book began and how it ended to determine who done it-- I have my own ideas but would have preferred that the story itself revealed this part.

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    Maria Clover, SC, USA 03-14-09
    Maria Clover, SC, USA 03-14-09
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    "Loved it"

    I really liked this book. I finished it in two days. I couldn't stop listening. It definitely was a shocker.

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