Running Out of Time

Narrated by: Kimberly Schraf
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (201 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother sends her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?

©1997 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2010 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"The quirky twist on time-travel fiction will keep the attention of readers." ( Booklist)

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I thought the book was great. I liked the drama.i think some of it was confusing but over all it was a good book

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Great book that I read as a kid

I read this great book as a child and it still holds up to this day! I'd love to see a movie or TV adaptation!

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Running Out of Time

An amazing book that when you listen to it you feel like you are there! A truly good book for all ages!

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Itasca good mystery book with a great plot twist!

it has some amazing plot twists I recommend this book for those who like ones descriptive nature

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Fascinating story

This was a rather fascinating story. The author crafted a very intriguing way to build the plot without boring the readers. Blending modern day influences with the early 19th century is most memorable. I am saddened by the tragedy of that experiment yet, I am glad to see that beyond the cunning beguile of many people, there is still good selfless people alive.

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Love this book

Loved this book since first hearing it in 5th grade. It's not hard by any means but a worthy story to hear. It also makes me laugh because of inflation both in the story and on a meta level, haha.

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nice love it

it was a really good book i loved it i am so glad that she made it home and safe

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Right in between “Wait, what just happened?” And “🤯”

This book is amazing. AI love the plot, and how the author fully supplies you with information without making your head explode. The reader was enjoyable to listen to, and whenever I had to stop listening, I couldn’t wait to start again.

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Enjoyed it A lot!

In my opinion this was a good book. The story kept my interested the whole time. Jesse's thoughts and emotions were described perfectly, and it touched me to hear about her life.

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Great YA story

I will giver you a teaser...the publishers of this book sued a major movie mogul for ripping off their story. This version is the better one. :)