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4.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Gilstrap Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 1996 ISBN: 9781470326579
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This raw and vivid portrait of juvenile detention centers and life on the run catapults John Gilstrap to the forefront of the crime thriller genre. Nathan Bailey is a twelve-year-old juvenile hall orphan with a problem. Covered in blood, he is caught on videotape fleeing from a murder scene. Will the boy evade the police long enough to tell the truth, or will a hit man kill him before he gets the chance?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The book has an engaging, plucky hero and a breakneck pace, and it is likely to become both a smash best-seller and a big-budget film.” 

    Booklist

  • “Mix George Guidall’s top-notch narration with John Gilstrap’s taut, well-crafted story of a juvenile criminal running for his life, and the result is sure-fire entertainment. Guidall’s use of nuance, tone and emotion to delineate characters marks him as one of the best narrators around.”  

    AudioFile

  • “Gilstrap’s debut work gallops along at breakneck speed to an ending that is guaranteed to evoke a strong emotional response in the reader. Highly recommended.”  

    Library Journal

  • “A roller coaster…Pulse pounding.”  Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ainslie | 2/14/2014

    " My first Gilstrap book! Pretty good read...Will try another! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah | 2/11/2014

    " I thought this book was one of the best I've ever read. It starts out with a boy Nathan admitting to killing a cop however he swore it was in self self defense hahahahahahahahaha. It leads on crime spree though he seem like a normal kid. Read the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbiedoesdctoo | 2/10/2014

    " I actually started reading John's books with his newer Series and they are so good i am reading his older work now. Have yet to be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 1/27/2014

    " I thought Nathan's Run was a really good, and sad story. What he went through, and at his age, was just so song. He stayed strong though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/22/2014

    " This author and book came as a recommendation from a reader of this website. Thanks! Nathan is a kid incarcerated in a juvenile detention center but he's escaped and a guard is dead. This is a great, well paced story - good characters and great plot. Great recommendation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marine48 | 1/20/2014

    " Im, currently reading "Nathans Run" and its about a boy named nathan that ecapes from "Juvinale detention" and is on the run. Im about 50 pages in and its getting to where he has to find a place to sleep. He also has to get something to eat. Meanwhile a detective is on the intence run to get him. Also he wakes up and starts talking to a radio talk show host on the radio. He explains his story on the radio and gets a lot of people to agree with him on why he escaped. When he is talking on the radio the cops are listening to him and trying to figure out where he is and if they will be able to catch him "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 12/25/2013

    " Good Read, Kept me on the edge "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melina | 12/20/2013

    " The author's first novel and his best in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robbie | 12/20/2013

    " My first Gilstrap book and I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Hampton | 12/15/2013

    " Great book! Light read and very entertaining! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Ann | 12/9/2013

    " This is the first book written by Mr. Gilstrap. It will not be the only one I read. This was a great read. It has a bit of everything along with a wonderful 12 year old. Read It! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 2finley_nathan | 11/1/2013

    " I loved this book because it had an amazing plot and deep characters. The exciting investigation of Nathan Bailey's exscape will keep you on your toes the entire time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 10/18/2013

    " The ending left a lot to be desired, but it's a great treatise on the impact that impressions and suppositions can have on how one views a person's actions! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bronte Murray | 8/30/2013

    " its an amazing book....so much deepth, i wasnt really a book reader before i read this book now im addicted!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramble Redhead | 8/24/2013

    " I listened to the book on cd of this amazing book and it was so well written! I would strongly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 8/8/2013

    " Packed with action, thrill and emotion. LOVED every line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 8/5/2013

    " Excellent; 12-year old boy kills Juvenile home guard in self-defense and then tries to escape both the police and those who want him dead aided only by a radio talk-show host. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 8/3/2013

    " Great Book - cried at the end. I look forward to reading other John Gilstrap books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 8/3/2013

    " Loved it. Read it in 3 days (including working days) - unforgetable story of reality and hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Goossen | 8/2/2013

    " Great book. Ready to read the rest of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 7/22/2013

    " There was a period where I was trying in vain to remember the name or author of this, but I just ran across it, so I can add it now. I know that it was exciting and hard to put down, but I don't remember a whole lot about it at this point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bev | 6/18/2013

    " Having killed a guard in self defence in a detentions centre in which he had been place, and with no one to trust, Nathan tells his story to a talk-back radio host, and his run becomes a media event followed across the country. Exciting and action packed to the very end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Bedwell | 3/2/2013

    " Read this book a long time ago but absolutely loved it at the time. Plan to re-read very soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Caldwell | 2/28/2013

    " This book was great for light reading and very interesting plot. Worth the read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 1/5/2013

    " One of my favourite books. The storyline was so different to anything I had read before and was really well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald Howell | 12/12/2012

    " Great read. Sorry it had to end. So many questions unanswered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 9/25/2012

    " I would recommend as I give it 3.5. "

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About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.