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The Runaway

Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
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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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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!

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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.....

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was ok.. but too sexualized in lots of parts

was ok but too sexualized in parts
Good story line overall though. good narration and accents

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Annoying narrative

Terrible accents and the constant use of the word hat instead of had is annoying

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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.

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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

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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.

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Gripping

From the first word til the last I was gripped. Amazing story telling once again x

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Completely engaging and a fantastic listen!

I had seen the series prior to listening to this book and loved it! I was worried that the book would not live up to my high expectations left from the tv series but it absolutely smashed them to bits!

This book has soo much exciting content that when it finished I genuinely felt lost! Highly recommended read.

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my favourite

I loved this book. It is my favourite and i go back to read or listen to it again and again. just love the story and characters. Cole is one of my favourite writers and her books never disappoint.

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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