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The Secret Runners of New York

Narrated by: Norma Butikofer
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

A twisting YA novel from New York Times and international best-selling thriller writer Matthew Reilly.

'The windows on all the skyscrapers are smashed....
No power, no lights, no people....
It's a parallel New York of some kind.'

The Coming End

When Skye Rogers and her twin brother, Red, move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this does not stop the young elite of New York from partying without a care.

Can You Keep a Secret?

And then suddenly Skye is invited to join an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New York. But this is no ordinary clique - they have access to an underground portal that can transport them into the future. And what Skye discovers in the future is horrifying.... 

Run! As Fast as You Can!

As society crumbles and Skye and Red race to figure out how to use their knowledge to survive the impending annihilation, they soon discover that the chaotic end of the world is a fine time for revenge.... 

©2019 Matthew Reilly (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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A Great Book

I love all Matthew Reilly books... this is my first audio book by him and I thoroughly enjoyed both the story and listening to the narrator.. I would recommend to anyone who loves Matthew's unique style .... a great book

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A good read.

Not the best book MR has written but a good read overall! If there was a sequel I probably would!

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Unexpected and compelling

I was quite unsure about this title, but took a risk on it.

It turned out to be very good, although rather gruesome in parts. But not gratuitously so.

Good storyline and well structured

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Brilliance as usual

Absolutely fantastic book, loved the thriller/mystery aspect of it, kept me coming back at every chance so I could find out what happened to all the characters. Another great book by Matthew Reilly

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good

liked this book it was a very easy listen it didn't feel like a taxing reed all doing a very good book

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Great narrator and really interesting storyline!

This is perfect for any YA fans - it’s a really interesting idea and combines a bit of everything - romance, crime, and a bit of the fantastic. Really enjoyed it, pace quickens in the second half - the narration was EXCELLENT!

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Stands out from the crowd

A lot YA apocalyptic fiction is samey and so-so - this isn’t. It takes a fresh approach to some common basic themes, and keeps the tension up throughout. The narration was great too, and I was left wanting a sequel.

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Great Book

Loved it! Slow to start but the ending was definitely worth it, mysterious and thrilling from start to finish a mystery you'll definitely want to uncover.

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Another great tale from Matthew Reilly

I wasn't too sure about this story as the subject was very different from Matthew Reilly's usual stories which I really enjoy listening to. However, this was a great story and well read, from start to end it had me wondering through the twists in the tale.

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Prolonged start, but much better as it progressed

Whilst I understand that the beginning needed the scene setting it did seem to drag a little. Once it got into the main crux of the story I was gripped, great story and well performed. Thanks.