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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (521 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Grippando Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Swyteck Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780061729553
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“[A] thrill-a-minute novel.”

USA Today

 

Jack Swyteck is back in action in Born to Run—the eighth outing for the danger-prone Miami lawyer in author James Grippando’s New York Times bestselling series. In this timely and spellbinding thriller, Swyteck is embroiled in shady Washington D.C. politics when his own father is selected by the President to replace the Vice President, killed in a hunting accident. Born to Run crackles with suspense, surprises, and razor sharp wit—“a fun 200-proof yarn,” the Washington Post raves—and serves as indisputable evidence, as crime fiction superstar Harlan Coben attests, that “Grippando grips from page one.” 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting…Grippando avoids clichés as he ramps up the tension and Born to Run shows why his novels continue to be bestsellers.”

    Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

  • “Grippando’s eight Jack Swyteck thriller delivers the hard-edged goods…[A] multilayered story with greater depth than a traditional potboiler…Wonderful…[Grippando] insightfuly wrestles with all kinds of ethical and familial situations.”

    Contra Costa Times

  • “Jack’s back! Grippando takes attorney Jack Swyteck out of Miami and plunges him into Washington, DC, where he finds the footing slippery as he deals with top politicos in this terrific new adventure. Like a master builder, Grippando unveils his plot layer by layer, adding colorful characters. Once you’re well and truly hooked, with the suspense drawn tight, it’s all blasted wide open. All you can do is hang on.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Jonathan Davis brings considerable skill to his reading; with clear articulation and a clear sense of timing, he conveys the book’s suspenseful plotting and nicely balances numerous characters of diverse ethnicities and genders. It is a fine performance that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Right from the start…Jonathan Davis takes charge. As a character is pursued over the rooftops of a foreign city, the excitement boils from Davis’ lips…It’s not just the exciting parts where Davis excels in his delivery. His solid dialogue also makes for a standout performance.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 2/14/2014

    " I love James Grippando's books especially his Jack Swyteck's novels. However, this book is pretty unbelievable and there are a lot of holes in it. It seems like you would have to really suspend belief in order to truly enjoy it. I give it three stars because in true Grippando fashion it is action packed and a very interesting concept. What if someone knew something about the president and could blackmail him? It does all make sense at the end even though it was wrapped up extremely fast. I would recommend this book in order to continue the series but it isn't one I would recommend to start this series or to start reading James Grippando. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanny | 2/12/2014

    " Another good story from James Grippando, wonderfully read by Jonathan Davis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenness | 2/5/2014

    " Jack Swyteck is back and involved in another thriller. I have read to be disappointed in anything I have read by James Grippando. From beginning to end I was intrigued by the secret that could bring down the President of the United States. Jack gets caught up in the intrigue when his father is nominated to be vice-president after the death of the elected vice-president. The ending and the secret are both surprising. Can't wait for the next installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KarenC | 1/26/2014

    " Turning 40 can be traumatic enough on its own, but have your dad nominated to be vice president at the same time? More than a busy time for Swyteck with some entertaining plot twists to take his mind off his age. Qustions to be answered from the first chapter on with some obvious answers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 1/22/2014

    " Really a good read, unfortunately the great secret that was going to bring down the President of the United States was pretty lame. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/18/2014

    " I really thought this was the other Born to Run book...as I quickly checked it out of the library system. prior to a trip. And then once I started, I realized, alas, NO. But I was intrigued by the lead in story and the 'big secret ', that was haunting the White house. Lots of build up...little delivery...but maybe I was just tired of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Thomas | 1/16/2014

    " An edge of the seat political thriller. A fun read. I met the author at a Florida Mystery Writers Conference several years ago. (It's always cool to read authors you've met!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ariana | 1/15/2014

    " Love some of his past books, but this one got a bit too dirty for me. Hence the 2 star rating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mel | 1/14/2014

    " Meh, typical mass market paperback- not much plot, character development or story. I never really got into this book. Everything was too shallow for me to truly enjoy reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 12/30/2013

    " Very good story. Completed reading in a couple evenings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Sue | 12/30/2013

    " I had read a Newsweek review of this book and decided it was time to try a new mystery author. Wish I had found out about him sooner. This is a good read and James Grippando joines a long line of Florida authors who enjoy kookie characters and great plot twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou | 11/27/2013

    " I never thought about presidential succession before. I'm glad I read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/6/2013

    " This book will never be added to my exclusive list of favorite books, but it served its purpose well. I listened to it in audio form during a driving trip. It definitely made the miles of farm fields in Kansas speed by a bit more quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 11/6/2013

    " This is a good action/thriller and a secret about the US President makes it especially interesting. A little bit of everything in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 10/15/2013

    " Interesting and well written. 8 of 10 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 6/4/2013

    " This is a book in the series regarding Jack Swyteck, the son of Florida's ex-governor and an attorney in Miami. Interesting twist in the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Icicle4 | 5/6/2013

    " These Swyteck novels are pretty decent. There are so many good authors down in Florida it's amazing. Generic hard boiled stuff, but well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 2/27/2013

    " In his eight Jack Swyteck novel, Jack's father, the now-former Florida governor, is chosen as a possible VP after the vice president is killed by an alligator during an Everglades hunt. Jack has to swim through the past to find a solution to mysteries in the present. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corky | 12/12/2012

    " I don't believe Grippando has written anything I did not like but....this has to be one of his best! The plot is tightly written and moves quickly - two things that make a good thriller great... in my opinion! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 10/18/2012

    " This book had a great start. The middle was OK. The end fell flat for me. It is the first of the Jack Swyteck stories that I have read. I may try another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Csferguson222 | 7/30/2012

    " A political thriller that starts out strong but the plot weakens at the end. A little short of believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 3/9/2012

    " The vice-president is dead, chomped by an alligator in the Everglades. Was it murder? And if it was, who did it and why? It left up to Jack Swyteck, the son of the prospective repalcement to solve the mystery. This book will keep your attention. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 2/3/2012

    " This MIGHT be a good book. But, the narration was so over the top that I simply could not take another minute. As I've said before, the tugs on heartstrings that others seem to love put me off. Bleh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke James | 11/26/2011

    " I should really pay more attention when picking books, this wasn't the Born to Run i was looking for. Still this was a good story, well told and a story that lets you think you know where it is going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 4/4/2011

    " Politics and intrigue with Jack Swyteck. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 3/31/2011

    " Very good story. Completed reading in a couple evenings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 3/28/2011

    " What a scam. Absorbing beginning to a deflating middle, a flat ending and disappointing 'Big Reveal.' I didnt know this was returning character series so i felt as if I'd missed something the whole time. Wont be continuing these. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mel | 2/18/2011

    " Meh, typical mass market paperback- not much plot, character development or story. I never really got into this book. Everything was too shallow for me to truly enjoy reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 10/18/2010

    " This book will never be added to my exclusive list of favorite books, but it served its purpose well. I listened to it in audio form during a driving trip. It definitely made the miles of farm fields in Kansas speed by a bit more quickly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chuck | 5/26/2010

    " We are reintroduced to Jack Swyteck, a Miami defense attorney, who gets
    involved with the death of the U.S. Vice President. He gets sucked into an unlikely web of conspiracy and intrigue.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/24/2010

    " The vice-president is dead, chomped by an alligator in the Everglades. Was it murder? And if it was, who did it and why? It left up to Jack Swyteck, the son of the prospective repalcement to solve the mystery. This book will keep your attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 2/6/2010

    " In his eight Jack Swyteck novel, Jack's father, the now-former Florida governor, is chosen as a possible VP after the vice president is killed by an alligator during an Everglades hunt. Jack has to swim through the past to find a solution to mysteries in the present. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/1/2010

    " An edge of the seat political thriller. A fun read. I met the author at a Florida Mystery Writers Conference several years ago. (It's always cool to read authors you've met!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanny | 10/17/2009

    " Another good story from James Grippando, wonderfully read by Jonathan Davis. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janis | 10/14/2009

    " I read this but didn't care for it. Found the situations cliche and was disappointed because I've like Grippando before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 9/29/2009

    " This is a good action/thriller and a secret about the US President makes it especially interesting. A little bit of everything in this book.
    "

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About the Author
Author James Grippando

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author with more than twenty books to his credit, including those in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. Grippando was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max, who has no idea he’s a dog.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.