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Summary

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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Good story Bad performance

Not impressed that chapter 26 repeats 10 minutes of the book. Is no one paying attention in production! Otherwise a good listen.

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Been done before.

Would you try another book written by Blake Crouch or narrated by Phil Gigante?

I have and they have been better.

What could Blake Crouch have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

This was well written but nothing new.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The female voices were a bit annoying.

Was Run worth the listening time?

I never got to finish it so in my case no.

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A familiar storyline with nothing to make it stand out.

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  • Steven
  • 04-09-16

Not for everyone but I enjoyed it

This book starts out with a bang and just keeps going along at a pretty rapid pace. Something affects people and the next thing you know they start killing each other for no apparent reason. The book follows Jack and his family who are trying to get to safety throughout the book. No one seems to know why the killing is going on but later on in the book we find out. I say the book isn't for everyone because of the violence in it which some people might be disturbed by. Jack and his family are traveling from New Mexico, heading north toward Canada in hopes of finding safety. Along the way they run into many obstacles and hardships which they must overcome. The book is about survival and being on your own in a mostly unfriendly world that is trying to kill you. The narrator did a good job. I noticed in many reviews people didn't like the female voices he used but I didn't have any trouble with them.

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  • Ruth
  • 03-12-15

"Run". By Blake Crouch, & read by Phil Gigante Fantastic!

I usually listen to an audio book seven nights a week, due to too many
Back surgeries after being a nurse for 20+yrs. Sleep is difficult for me
I awake @ least 10 times a night, so I listen to many books to re-focus
My mind to good stories instead of the constant pain! I have all of Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Harry Bosch, Karin Slaughter, Tom Clancy
& too many other mystery/suspense books to list. This was the first Blake Crouch book,& it was so fast paced, excellent story, read by Phil
Gigante who took you along on this families journey.A wonderful experience so dynamic I couldn't focus on anything but the read!

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  • Ameya Kotwal
  • 25-09-18

Most annoying kids ever

An hour in and I already want the kids to die. They won’t stop asking questions, even in life or death situations. “Breathe through your shirt”
“Why?” “Is mommy going to do it” “is daddy going to do it”

“Close your eyes I don’t want you to see this”
“Why?” “Is it something bad” “why aren’t you closing your eyes” “I want to see”

These retarded kids just won’t shut up and listen to their parents. I was rooting for them to die

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  • mel
  • 18-12-17

One of the best books I've ever experienced.

I read this book years ago and loved it then. Listening to it performed was even better. I was so invested in the characters of this story I would think about it when not reading/listening. It is so easy to fall into the trappings of daily life and take for granted what matters. This book reminds me that the grind of "making a life" can sometimes take away from truly living and loving. I don't need many reminders, I have lived through enough ugly to cherish all that is beautiful about my life. However, this book sure does remind me how close to edge we all live and how quickly it could all change. I am so glad I listened again as I had forgotten the story it had been so long since I had read it. This one is going in my "To read again" folder for sure.

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  • TERRIS AVERIETT
  • 29-11-15

Damnnnnn

That was one intense story....makes you wonder if something like that could actually occur.... great narrator!!!!!!!

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  • Brenda Tyler
  • 17-10-15

Amazing !!! couldn't stop listening to it

keeps you right on the edge of your seat thru the whole story!! There is never a dull moment!

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  • Curtis Potter
  • 06-08-18

Annoying whiny kids ruin this story

This book has a good story that is absolutely ruined by the whiny idiotic family that doesn't know when to shut up. I couldn't even get halfway without returning this audio book for a refund. It takes a lot for me to give up on a book and I completely give up on this book. Listen to the sample, if you can deal with it then perhaps this story is for you. It was not for me. It is a shame because the Wayward Pines trilogy is one of my favorite stories of all time

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  • Tammy
  • 02-10-15

Gory great read!!

Love Reading Blake Crouch, this was another twisted tale I could not put down.

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  • Michael
  • 29-10-17

Never Gets Old!

I have listened/read this book several times and it never fails to keep me engaged and interested in the story!

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  • 15-12-15

thiller

What a edge of your bed excitement. I could not put it down. The characters are so real, and find themselves in very precarious life and death situations. If you like a book with a tons of excitement this is a must read for you.

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