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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.

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Keeps you on the edge of your seat!

So far this has been my favorite of his books.. Very suspenseful the entire time! I highly recommend this one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Meh...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

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.

Would you ever listen to anything by Blake Crouch again?

Probably not. It's a big world with a lot of books.

How could the performance have been better?

I'm not a fan of performers who offer female voices when their own voice is deep. This was a terrible performance IMHO

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Run?

I would not cut.

Any additional comments?

Someone needs to explain that changing to male and female dialogue doesn't work for every performer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Simply outstanding, one of the best!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES!!!! This story will have you driving the speed limit and past your house two or three times before you hit the button on your garage door opener.

What other book might you compare Run to and why?

The grip this story had on me was stronger than Day by Day Armageddon which involved no sleep and an earphone in one ear as I acted like I listened to every word my wife said, but I only had that masterpiece on 1.25 speed. Run, my fellow zombie - apacolyptic - end of times story seekers, took me on a vividly written and narrated journey that really did have me leaving work early and driving the long way home at speeds well below the limit as I listened at 2.0 speed in order to get as much in as possible before went into earphone mode (Mr. narrator Sir, you were still OUTSTANDING at 2.0).

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene that started when I hit the play button and ended when the nice man from Audible thank me for my purchase.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I'm way too tough to cry.... wait... did my wife send pictures?

Any additional comments?

For those who enjoy a vivid apocalyptic, zombie SURVIVAL (you know what I am talking about), armageddon based journey you will not be disappointed. In fact I offer a money back guaratee you will soon re-prioritize your "That was a fricken great book" list as soon as you realize this bit of pure listening enjoyment is over. To the person who masterfully selected and organized the sequence of human language used to constantly describe ever evolving happiness, sadness, hopefulness, disparity, anger, and compassion in this gift of entertainment, thank you and very nicely done! Finally, this story wraps up in a way that concludes this families ordeal and was not designed to answer questions in a sequal; thank you again master word putter together-er!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Stacy
  • CHARLESTON, WV, United States
  • 09-09-13

Suspenseful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would probably not recommend this book to a friend. It was a fairly good book, and highly suspenseful. It carried suspense on every page, and the horrors of war. Although not set in a war, the occurrences within the novel were both horrific and realistic. In addition, much like war, it was a heart breaking novel. If you are a parent, and can read this novel without tearing up at any point, have your pulse checked.

What did you like best about this story?

The best thing about the novel was the end. I almost gave up on the book early on, but hang in there, it gets better and the end is worth ghorre.

Any additional comments?

Don't listen to this book where children can hear it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great could not stop till I reached the ending!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Oh yes. Great story and kept you interested till the last word.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Oh yes. You never knew which way it would turn.

Which scene was your favorite?

When they were running away from all those armed men in the mountains.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes when they were able to stay in that home and they became a family again.

Any additional comments?

Blake Crouch was new to me. I am glad he was introduced to me. He is a GREAT mystery and thriller author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • Sacramento, CA, United States
  • 06-13-13

Its OK, not great but not terrible

Would you try another book from Blake Crouch and/or Phil Gigante?

Maybe, I'll have to see about the narrator. The story was interesting but I really started hated the narrator's female voices.

What did you like best about this story?

It was a fast paced book.

How could the performance have been better?

This narrator had a really poor female voice. They came off as being super whiny.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Kelly
  • Olean, NY, United States
  • 03-06-13

Not this narrator

Could be a good listen but the narrator's female voice got on my nerves. The story is interesting enough to hold you attention as you wait to hear more of the story; I just couldn't go on though.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Greg
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 12-11-12

Run: a poor title but great book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Good story, good voice acting which made a great tense book. The pacing was good and kept me on the edge of my earbuds. It left you just long enough to gasp for air before you dived back in.

What other book might you compare Run to and why?

The Cell by Stephen King and The Day of the triffids by John Wyndham. Similar premise as the cell with half the world turning against itself. It reminds me of day of the triffids because of the meteor shower.

Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

I liked how he performed the bit players in this book it really made me feel like each one was different.

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

Yes

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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"RUN" KEEPS YOU HOOKED!!!

If you could sum up Run in three words, what would they be?

RUN FASTER DAMMIT!!!!!

What did you like best about this story?

This entire book is about one family's attempt to survive. You're given a dramatic and in depth look into four family members (a father, a mother, and two children) desparently trying to survive being hunted down to be murdered in a hate filled frenzy. At first your not sure why this one father is so desperate to run hundreds of miles with his unprepared wife and family. His only driving force is to save his family. To get them into Canada where no one will want to murder them for no reason. At first your puzzled because "RUN" starts out quickly and then escalates at break neck speed. The family is running for their lives and your still trying to find out why. However, "RUN" intense start is absolutely necessary for the story to work. It is a delight that virtually the entire book's character development is used to bring you, the listener, into the escaping family desperate struggle to survive. You ride the emotional rollarcoaster with this family. "RUN" has to be fast paced in order to set the scene for the family's escape. Also, the ending is so intense that you nervously cheer, or in my case, yell at the family to do something more, especially run faster. Anyone will love "RUN" if they love a fast paced character driven novel that keeps you hanging on, cheering, till the very end.

What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

Phil Gigante is one of the best narrators out there. With every book he tackles he seems to know it's secrets. And then he has an uncanny ability to reel just about any listener into the books true story. He brings a book's characters to life. His narration is often what let's you, the listener, become emotionally evolved with a novels critical main characters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

RUN, NOT FOR YOUR HEALTH BUT FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!

Any additional comments?

Great faced paced book that you'll love to listen too. You'll listen to it in one sitting. It would be great on a cold (really cold) weekend. ENJOY

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

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INTENSE

What did you love best about Run?

This is one of those edge of your seat, stay up all night, intense books, one of the best listens I have experienced in a long long time!

7 of 10 people found this review helpful