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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: Patrick Lee, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero Narrator: Raúl Esparz Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sam Dryden Series Release Date:
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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, as a Delta, and with five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But he slowly begins to discover that the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is not 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superbly engrossing novel, distinguished by both a lively intelligence and a surprisingly subtle and persuasive development of its characters.”

    USA Today

  • “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.”


  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, February 2014
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