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The Runaway

An Action Packed Thriller
Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A corrupt corporation. Ruthless assassins. Will the family that runs together… die together?

Fifteen-year-old Zach Monaghan has a target on his back. In the witness protection program for his father’s whistleblowing, he’s now run away, back to his old home in Chicago. Zach wants to get back to his friends and to Lindsey, the girl he’d met right before being whisked off in the middle of the night. But escaping his fake identity won’t last long if two contract killers catch up to him…

Big Joe Gorski has climbed the ladder from street thug to tycoon. Now he’s got it all - riches - status - police, and politicians in his pocket. But life at the top is suddenly unsteady and one slip can bring it all down. With a scheming partner, politicians who won’t stay bought and Feds breathing down his neck, Gorski has to move carefully. But being careful goes against his nature. He’s a raging bull and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep what he has … let the bodies fall where they will.

As the ruthless killer draws closer to Zach, surviving the greedy corporate plot may force the whole family to get their hands bloody… 

The Runaway is a fast-paced thriller with dizzying twists and turns. If you like non-stop action, high-stakes tension, and large casts of compelling characters, then you’ll love Peter Thompson’s gripping novel.  

Buy The Runaway to join a thrilling race against time today! 

©2019 Peter J. Thompson (P)2019 Peter J. Thompson

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A bit predictable...

Runaway is a good book though it is kind of predictable. I think Peter Thompson's first book Living Proof is so much better. That book has such a unique and original storyline.
Anyway, the publisher's summary for Runaway is pretty comprehensive so I won't add to it.
I will buy more from this author, I'm curious to see what his next book will be.
Gary Tiedemann does a great job narrating.
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  • timj26
  • ontario canada
  • 03-10-19

Great thriller

a great fast paced thriller
The story has many layers and characters That keep it interesting throughout

Gary does a excellent Job with the narration Highly recommended
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Thompson delivers a heart-pounding thrill ride in The Runaway. All the characters are well thought out with complex stories if their own. It is an edge of your seat, thrilling, suspense, novel. I look forward to checking out other works by this author.

The narrator, Gary Tiedemann, really made this story come to life. He individualized each character and made them seem authentic. The heightened suspense kept me on edge.

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Enjoyable Story

I went into this book completely blind. Honestly, I didn't mean to sign up for this tour, but whoa, am I ever glad I did! I've never been one for audiobooks because I get so distracted, but while listening to this one, I was able to work on some crochet orders I had. I started the book on a Tuesday and by mid-Thursday, I was finished. I paused it on my computer, downloaded the Audible app on my phone and took my phone with me while cooking dinner just so I could listen to the book! Once dinner was over and the kitchen cleaned up, I opened it back up on my computer to finish listening to it! This book was fantastic! Constant thrills, constantly wondering what was going to happen next.

Again, not one for a lot of thriller books, I tend to stick with romance and other books like that. But wow!! This was an awesome fast-paced, action-packed, heart-pounding book. All of the characters were well thought out, in my opinion, with awesome backstories of their own.

I really enjoyed listening to this narrator! He brought the characters to life with his various accents and different voices. The heightened suspense of the book really kept me on edge and I notably enjoyed this book!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Peter J. Thompson. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Fast Paced, Fun Read(Listen)

This book was fast paced and an enjoyable listen. It never really slowed down or got bogged down as some books do. Gary Tiedemann did a great job with the narration and gave each character a different and appropriate voice which really brought them to life. The story was interesting and I enjoyed how it was written from the perspective of the many different characters which kept things fresh and interesting. I felt some of the characters and side stories could have been the basis of their own books and exploits. There were some actions by characters in the book that I thought were pretty foolish and unrealistic but in life people do stupid and irrational things all the time so I suppose it isn't completely unrealistic, but that aside it never took me out of the story.

"Please note I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Very good

Went into this book not knowing what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. Was a great book, A little predictable at times but nothing the ever pulled me away from the story. The Narrator did a great job of keeping me involved and keeping the action going. Will definitely look at picking up more by this author. I was given a free copy of the audio in return for an unbiased review.

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Action Packed

This was an action packed adventure. It was entertaining the whole ride. The story doesn't just focus on one character but rather it jumps around and let's you in on what is going on overall. The narrator helps keep the action moving and conveyed to story well. Overall I definitely recommend you give it a listen.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Another solid thriller from Peter Thompson

I must say I am becoming quite the fan of Mr. Thompson. While I liked his first book, Living Proof, more (and I highly recommend it!), The Runaway is still a fun and wild ride. It has an exciting fast paced story with a solid cast. I won't post any story spoilers, the product description does a great job of letting you know what the story is about, but I will say I found Zach's actions-Zach being our 15 year old 'hero'-to be fairly believable, at least at the start of the story. Being 15 and suddenly being forced away from everything you know, I could totally see this kid 'running away' the way he does. It's a fun story and would probably make a good movie. I've already picked up Thompson's newest book, Hit Me, on my kindle, but I'll probably end up snagging the audible version as well simply because I find myself listening to more books these days over actually finding the time to sit and read.

As always Gary Tiedemann does a great job with the narration. He really brings the story to life. If you enjoy his work here, as well as checking out the other Peter Thompson novels, you may also want to check out the work he's done narrating Jeff Menapace's Bad Games series. It's a great series and Gary's narration work on those is fantastic.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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An Entertaining Read!

Great book and entertaining read. I laughed out loud several times! Hilarious. The writing was good, but the narration adds a certain quality that otherwise would be missed. Narrator Gary Tiedemann plays it perfectly. His characterization was spot on. From clueless teens, mob bosses, eastern European crooks, and goofy goons–It all made for a very entertaining experience. I assure you I would’nt had the same experience without the audiobook. Excellent. Keep your eye on author Peter J. Thompson. Enjoyable characters, creative plots, juicy suspense and point of view. Definitely recommending.

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Wow!!!

I was engrossed from beginning to end which is not usual for me... it was fast paced and kept me trying to figure out what was going to happen next... The narrator was perfect for this book as he gave the characters their own voices and made them come to life...

I was given this free review copy and have voluntarily left this review.