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The Runaway Audiobook

The Runaway

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Publisher's Summary

When Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are thrown together as children in the East End their fate is sealed. Cathy's miserable life as a prostitute's child changes forever when she's forced into care. The ordeal that follows leaves her with no choice but to run away to Soho, and she learns to survive in the violent heart of London's underworld. Meanwhile, Eamonn, who fled to New York, has gained a reputation as a ruthless villain. But when their paths cross again, Cathy is an equal match for Eamonn - and nothing's going to make her run away this time...

©1997 Martina Cole (P)2011 Martina Cole

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    claire newbury, United Kingdom 04/06/2011
    claire newbury, United Kingdom 04/06/2011 Member Since 2014
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    "the runaway"

    This was a brilliant listen, really riveting- I listened to it twice!!! Definately recommend! The plot evolved all the way through with no hint of the ending!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom 21/06/2011
    Christopher Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom 21/06/2011 Member Since 2011
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    "Superb"

    I would recommend this book to anyone - it kept me rivetted all the way through.
    Brilliantly written, you really feel as though you are a part of these people lives & you cant help but get involved. I thoroughly enjoyed it & will listen to it again.....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gwyneth Palma de Mallorca 07/01/2012
    Gwyneth Palma de Mallorca 07/01/2012 Member Since 2017

    retired active 60 year old living in Mallorca

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    "Just the right mix of violence and romance"

    In my opinion one of Martina's better story lines, violent but not too much so, I loved the characters even though they resemble ones from previous books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    simon 26/03/2015
    simon 26/03/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "LOVED IT!!"

    Whereas im not enjoying her latest books so much.....these older ones are brilliant.....Up until the last 6 or so....I thought she was untouchable..now I'm following Kimberley Chambers /Mandasue Heller.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ian 03/11/2013
    Ian 03/11/2013 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my least favourite"
    What disappointed you about The Runaway?

    It attempted to shock but it was just shocking. It was formulaic and crude with no redeeming features. Not sure the audience that she was targeting but I'm not in it.


    What was most disappointing about Martina Cole’s story?

    It was unbelievable


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julia 12/06/2017
    Julia 12/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Narrator spoiled it for me."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Narrator.


    Would you recommend The Runaway to your friends? Why or why not?

    I think some of the earlier books have better characters in them. I absolutely loved Goodnight Lady and Dangerous Lady.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Unfortunately, the narrator has a very monotone approach, ending each line with a pause. It gets irritating after a while. However, her voices of the characters are good and interesting, I just wish she would put as much interest the the rest of the text too.


    Any additional comments?

    I am working my way through the Martina Cole collection, and looking forward to listening to the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea 12/06/2017
    Andrea 12/06/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    my first experience of a Martina Cole novel, I will definitely be listening to more :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D 09/06/2017
    D 09/06/2017
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    "The best Martina Cole book"
    Where does The Runaway rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its certainly in the top 3 books I've listened to.


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

    It was, but it'd be a hell of a marathon getting through it in one go!


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant, from start to finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A M Underwood 25/03/2017
    A M Underwood 25/03/2017
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    "Another brilliant book"

    Took a little while to get into but well worth it. Gruesome in places but great twists and turns in the storyline. Another gripping book By Martina

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sarah 24/03/2017
    sarah 24/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing book"

    After watching the drama series years ago, I thought I'd give the book ago. I'm so glad I did... Great story I would live to know what happened to Kathy and Richard and if they
    ended up together?
    Absolutely fabulous story...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • johanna
    Surry hills, Australia
    31/12/11
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    "Worth Gettting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because its based in London and certain places in the London She could relate to the places


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cathy Because she was a normal lady who could do anything at all with her life who worked hard to get what she wanted and not be like her mother.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When cathy met her true love


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

    No I had to break it up because it had too much detail of murder and killing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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