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Run: A Thriller

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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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    Amanda 01-02-14
    Amanda 01-02-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Loved it!"

    Loved it. I found it very suspenseful and it had me guessing until the end. All the characters were great.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    featherlashes 07-17-17
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    "A high adrenaline thrill ride of humanistic horror"
    Would you listen to Run again? Why?

    Here's a tidbit about me: I love AMC's The Walking Dead. I have followed every season through all the horror, group dynamics, and even the boring episodes. I can watch zombies kill and be killed all day long...but when it comes to people violently killing people on the show? OMG my stomach turns. Ahem... Negan. <br/><br/>Blake Crouch's Run has that same quality about it. People have been "affected" by something that causes them to target the "unaffected". Target meaning kill...brutally. It's not zombie-related or a viral illness, but it's definitely of pandemic, apocalyptic proportions all the same. It's insanity that makes perfect sense to the ones branding the weapons and that psychotic element made this book fit the horror genre to a T.<br/><br/>Run is the absolute perfect title for this book. It's fast paced (like can't-catch-your-breath fast) and the suspense is intense. The horror consists of the overall situation obviously but also very graphic and violent scenes of people killing people in a variety of ways. No remorse, no hesitation. Just killing. And one family is on the run, trying their hardest to all stay alive.<br/><br/>I ended this book with a few unanswered questions, but they were questions that the main characters never got answers to either so I could accept that. I have to admit that the wife/mother in this family got on my last nerve with her helplessness and putting constant pressure on her husband for everything. Seriously! Get your @ss up, work your brain, and at least help out with some problem-solving solutions, but no. However, without spoiling the ending, she did redeem herself in a big way and I was not conflicted at all by her decision. I was standing there, eyebrow cocked, hands on hips, tapping my foot, thinking it's about d@mn time! <br/><br/>Blake Crouch told this story through the 3rd-person POV of the male lead character (the father/husband) who was provided a stereotypical, although fairly dated, gender role with the need to protect/provide in order to feel validated and strong. This character element created that much more suspense as you feel the internal pressure he places on himself (not counting the pressure his wife is bombarding him with) as well as everything that is at stake for his family.<br/><br/>“There was simply nothing in his experience that even compared with the thrill of killing to protect his family. In this moment, it was the purpose of his existence. He felt, possibly for the first time in his life, like a f@cking man.”<br/><br/>I was glued to this book. Blake Crouch has his own bookshelf in my digital and nondigital world and he has not disappointed me yet. Whether it's Run or one of his others, seriously check him out!!<br/><br/>My favorite quote:<br/>It’s cake from here on out.” <br/>“Honestly?” <br/>“Maybe cake is too strong a word. It’s shortbread. How’s that?” <br/>“I hate you so much.”


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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy 04-23-17
    Tracy 04-23-17
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    "Really good"

    this book was very awesome narration was even better kept you on the edge of your seat the whole Reed highly recommended you wouldn't be disappointed in this book this book would be great as a movie

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    Kathryn 04-05-17
    Kathryn 04-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "interesting enough to keep listening...but"

    so...intdresting story overall. decent performance. my issue is with some of the storyline. so many stupid decisions made by characters in the book.

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    abigail m tackett 03-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Kept me up at night"

    This is my second Blake Crouch novel in a week. This was a great one. The narrator did a fantastic job with each character. I could barely sleep from wanting to keep going with the story. It started off brutally. So brutally in fact that I actually returned it- but then could not stop thinking about it. Repurchased it the next day and sprinted toward the ending. This one isn't for the faint of heart but so worth the ride.

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    James G. Cupp Kansas City 03-23-17
    James G. Cupp Kansas City 03-23-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Not worth the time"
    What would have made Run better?

    Better and more believable plot.


    What was most disappointing about Blake Crouch’s story?

    It was too long for the story it told. Running, pain, running, pain, running, pain, running, and portions of the story were too unimaginative and not believable.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was just okay. I thought the narrator overdid certain aspects.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    Amazon Customer 03-03-17 Member Since 2014
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    "fun to listen to"

    I liked this story. it was fun to listen to on audio book. I would recommend it to anyone who lies a sci-fi thriller. it definitely has good twists and turns and the characters are great. I would of liked more science behind the phenomenon. it also has a lot of twists that weren't predictable which is always good.

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    MoxFox 01-25-17
    MoxFox 01-25-17
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    "Dragged on"

    This was my first book I've listened to by Blake Crouch. I chose this book after listening to the Konrath/Kilborn series because it was suggested. The story dragged on in many places and near the end I was literally laughing out loud by how cheesy the story was wrapping up.

    The narration was well done and the story plot wasn't a bad idea but the delivery just took to long and was predictable.

    I'll definitely give Blake Crouch's other books a try to really better judge his style but I wouldn't suggest this book to others.

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    Josh Yates 01-23-17
    Josh Yates 01-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Mind blowing"

    Crouch at his absolute best... pacing is electric, story is just the right balance of dark and light... superb.

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    Sam WILLIAMSPORT, PA, United States 01-15-17
    Sam WILLIAMSPORT, PA, United States 01-15-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Great listen!"

    Held my interest, great performance by the narrator. Looking forward to listening to more by the author and narrator.

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