Runner by Patrick Lee audiobook

Runner

By Patrick Lee , Philip Houston , Michael Floyd , and Susan Carnicero
Read by Raúl Esparza

Macmillan Audio 9781250030733

The Sam Dryden Series: Book 1

8.57 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she's running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal—to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn't know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life—and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge. Dryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he's a man with the extraordinary skills and experience—as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of the danger they must face. Will Rachel's own unremembered past be the most deadly of them all?

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, February 2014

Among longlisted titles for Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015

Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she's running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal—to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn't know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life—and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge.

Dryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he's a man with the extraordinary skills and experience—as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of the danger they must face. Will Rachel's own unremembered past be the most deadly of them all?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Pure adrenaline rush! Finally, an action-packed novel brimming with complex characters as well as genuine heart. Not to be missed. Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Touch and Go and Catch Me
I’m going to sue Patrick Lee for giving me whiplash: that’s how furiously paced this book is. A terrific cast of characters, unrelenting action—strap in and enjoy the ride. Jesse Kellerman, author of Sunstroke and Trouble
This is a thriller done right. It literally begs to be read in one sitting. I said it before and I'll say it again. Patrick Lee is the real deal. Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Amber Room and The Columbus Affair
Patrick Lee is a huge talent and Runner is his best book yet—breathless, involving, smart, and completely convincing. Lee Child
Raul Esparza's high-speed narration sets listeners up for one wild ride. He manipulates his cadence throughout his narration, and the effect is nothing short of game changing as a listening experience. The only disappointment in this listen is that it ends. AudioFile Magazine
“A superbly engrossing novel, distinguished by both a lively intelligence and a surprisingly subtle and persuasive development of its characters.” USA Today
“Veteran actor Esparza knows how to handle action while giving the characters necessary depth. This thriller never slows or falters. Booklist
“Runner is one of the best listens I have had this year, in no small part due to the expert narration by Raúl Esparza, a Broadway actor who gives vivid life to every character. Runner was a totally captivating experience and I highly recommend it.” Winston-Salem Journal (audio review)
“Raul Esparza’s high-speed narration sets listeners up for one wild ride. With government contractors in control of a piece of dangerous biomedical research, it appears that life on earth is about to change forever. But then, black-ops alum Sam Dryden needs something to do. Esparza manipulates cadence throughout his narration, and the effect is nothing short of game changing as a listening experience. His characters are completely believable, even little Rachel, the girl Sam must protect. There are even voices in some characters’ heads, which he clearly distinguishes from the actual dialogue. The only disappointment in this listen is that it ends.” AudioFile

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 8.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English