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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Robotham Narrator: John Chancer Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781478978855
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Why would a man serving a long prison sentence escape the day before he’s due to be released?

Audie was sentenced to ten years for a Texas robbery in which four people died, including two members of his own gang. Seven million dollars have never been recovered from the robbery, and everybody believes Audie knows where the money is.

For a decade Audie has been beaten, stabbed, and threatened by inmates and guards, all desperate to know the secret. The day before he is due to be released, Audie suddenly vanishes. The hunt for Audie, and the money, is on. But Audie’s not running to save his own life—instead, he’s trying to save someone else. 

In what promises to be his most popular thriller yet, Michael Robotham has created the ultimate underdog hero, an honorable criminal shrouded in mystery and ready to lead readers on a remarkable chase.

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Quotes & Awards

  • [A] prison-break tale with a twist . . . The writing is top-notch . . . Plenty of edge-of-the-seat excitement, forcing readers to frantically turn the pages to find out how all these different strands intersect. Robotham's skill as a writer remains undeniable: He offers memorable characters caught up in an irresistible story. Kirkus Reviews
  • Michael Robotham is the real deal. David Baldacci
  • Robotham is a first-class storyteller. Associated Press
  • I love this guy's books. Try Life or Death and you'll see why. Lee Child
  • Life or Death is a nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want Audie's story to end. Robotham is an absolute master. Stephen King
  • A pitch perfect plot with a stunning twist that involves a sheep in wolf's clothing. Talk about topsy turvy --- but it works --- big time. Steve Berry, author of The Lincoln Myth and The Jefferson Key
  • Robotham creates fascinating characters and gives them wonderful dialogue. Harry Levins, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • "Life or Death is a nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn’t stop reading, yet I didn’t want Audie’s story to end.”

    Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Robotham has a talent for creating fascinating and complex characters, and Audie Palmer may be his best yet. Booklist (starred review)
  • “One of the best thrillers you will read this year.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “Superbly exciting thriller…Beautifully written and full of poignancy.”

    Sunday Mirror (UK)

  • “Highly original…In a preface Robotham tells us this is ‘the book that I was meant to write.’ He could be right.”

    Literary Review

  • “An absolutely compelling story, with suspense ratcheting up to a deadly confrontation, combined with a deeply moving love story…Don’t miss this one.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “John Chancer’s narration skills keep the bullets whizzing in this on-the-run audiobook thriller. Chancer’s modulation and timing add vocal drama to the action—whether it’s a prison break, hand-to-hand combat, a shoot-out, or someone being smacked with a shovel…The production is paced so that each cliff-hanger unravels just as the next one is revealed, guaranteeing that you won’t hit the pause button until the full story is told.”


  • Winner of the 2015 CWA Gold Dagger Award
  • A 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee
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About the Author
Author Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham is one of the world’s most acclaimed writers of thriller fiction. He began his career as an investigative journalist in Australia and Britain and later became a ghostwriter, collaborating on more than a dozen bestselling autobiographies for pop stars, actors, decorated soldiers, and politicians. His first psychological thriller, Suspect, sold more than a million copies around the world. Lost, his second novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s best crime novel in 2005—an award he won again in 2008 with Shatter. He has been short-listed twice for the CWA Steel Dagger.

About the Narrator

John Chancer is an award-winning narrator of numerous audiobooks. He has performed in theaters on both sides of the Atlantic. His television appearances have included Any Human Heart, Episodes, Spooks, The Long Firm, and William & Mary. His films include Casino Royale, Unstoppable, Grim, and Project: Shadowchaser.