We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Running Scared | [Lisa Jackson]

Running Scared

New York Times best-selling author Lisa Jackson gives her fans what they crave—taut suspense melded with blistering romance. Running Scared follows a young single mother desperate to preserve the life she’s built with her son. Fifteen years ago Kate Summers adopted a little boy in secret and fled to a small town in Oregon. Today, she has a wonderful life and believes she has outrun her past. But a mysterious figure is searching for her and threatens to destroy her happiness.
Regular Price:$34.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Lisa Jackson gives her fans what they crave—taut suspense melded with blistering romance. Running Scared follows a young single mother desperate to preserve the life she’s built with her son. Fifteen years ago Kate Summers adopted a little boy in secret and fled to a small town in Oregon. Today, she has a wonderful life and believes she has outrun her past. But a mysterious figure is searching for her and threatens to destroy her happiness.

©2010 Lisa Jackson (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (46 )
5 star
 (13)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
4.2 (19 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.1 (18 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Nancy North Tazewell, VA, United States 12-05-10
    Nancy North Tazewell, VA, United States 12-05-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Running Scared"

    This was an interesting love story, but not the suspensful action usually prominent in her books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    andrea Winnetka, Illinois 12-02-10
    andrea Winnetka, Illinois 12-02-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Frustrating"

    I'm not an expert on audible books, but I do listen to quite a few. This book made me roll my eyes atleast 20 times. If "in his minds eye" or "in her minds eye" was said one more time my itouch would be thrown into the fireplace! Running Scared by Lisa Jackson seems like a rushed write and edited even quicker. The man narrating this book could be the next Guy Smiley or some other game show host. Easily, one of the worst listens I've had in a long time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Worland, WY, United States 11-15-10
    Jennifer Worland, WY, United States 11-15-10 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    117
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Trite and Ridiculous--Don't waste your time"

    Jackson uses a limited plot, repetive vocabulary, and flat characters that limp along to her cliched resolution. On the upside, she uses the word 'b*st*rd' upwards of 30 times, although her next concession to vulgarity is scared 'spitless'.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    George's Girl West [by God] Virginia, USA 09-28-10
    George's Girl West [by God] Virginia, USA 09-28-10 Member Since 2008

    happily ever afters

    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    480
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Hearing a bad episode of Dynasty or Dallas."

    Ok, I'll admit that unless a book is exceptionally good or really, really bad - as is the case with Running Scared - I generally don't take the time out of my tight schedule to write a review. Rate - yes. String sentences together - too painful a process for a non-writer. For the record, I'll dispense with any and all comments about this being a rewrite as I am unfamiliar with the original early career favorite. I selected this book for two reasons: 1) I'm a romantic suspense junkie and 2) the prospect of spending 18+ hours under the magical spell of Jack Garrett's take-me-away vocal talent was something I wasn't about to miss.

    The wealthy Sullivan family and their kin are a lot of mean spirited, malicious, vindictive users of friend and foe alike. And the few that aren't have the chemical makeup of walking, seldom talking, spineless doormats. Flocked wallpaper has more going for it. It was like hearing a lengthy and sometimes badly scripted day or nightime soap opera. The too frequent trips down memory lane were like navigating emotional land mines, never knowing what was coming but sure, it would be sickening, interrupted the story flow and eventually killed my interest in the main characters and the plot.

    But people I'm telling you this is an absolute waste of a credit that could have been enjoyed elsewhere. No matter how interesting the performance, Jack can't change what's in print. A better example of his work can be found in
    Anna Jeffrey's "Salvation, Texas." Judging by the number of pages in both the original book "Wishes" and that of "Running Scared" this can only be labeled as a bad case of over writing. A much more cohesive, not to mention entertaining, read this could have been with brutal editing.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    melinda 08-27-10
    melinda 08-27-10 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    56
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "waste of money!"

    i usually like lisa jackson, but this was so bad i couldn't wait for it to end. she must have pulled it out of the attic from her college years.
    the characters had little depth and the whole story was just 'hokey' for lack of a better word.....way below her writing level.

    mk

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.