Running Blind

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lee Child
Narrator: Johnathan McClain
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: March 2013
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

The bestselling novel featuring the “wonderfully epic hero” (People) who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher. 

Across the country women are being murdered, victims of a disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, there’s only one thing that links one victim to the next. Each of the women knew Jack Reacher. And this time, even he’s running blind.

Reviews (10)

Written by Anonymous on November 18th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The Jack Reacher character voice was fine. The woman sound the same- like nasally hags (hard to picture them as beautiful) the men sound all like variations of 1940’s gangster types. So hard to follow the story because of the similarities in voices.

Written by Steve V. on September 21st, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great story line, I love the twists. The ending will surprise you!

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Written by Greg P. on August 3rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

enjoyable listen, good pace to the story

Written by Chris N on September 19th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wow!! This is beyond a good book series. I really enjoy listening to these books on audiobooks.com. It makes my drive to and from work more enjoyable. Give this series a try. It is very entertaining.

Written by Ted B on May 5th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Thrilling sorry. Fast page android suspenseful Naration was good but n?t á good Robert Hill.

Running Blind

Written by John Badham on December 16th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The story is fun and intriguing. The narrator is OK until he gets to the female voices and FBI adversaries. Then his voices are annoying, screetchy and over the top. A little bit of direction toning him down would have been nice. I\'d like to have heard it with a more skilled narrator like Scott Brick.

Written by Steven Lott on July 26th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book, I've enjoyed all the jack reacher novels I've read so far, with this being my first audiobook, but I did not care for the narrator especially with the female voices.

Written by Rosemary Cure on November 16th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Good book. Couldn't stop listening. Wanted to know the ending. Will listen again more carefully to pick up on things I didn't catch the first time.

Written by Mark Iverson on December 29th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A good listen. Interesting plot. It got a little tedious and predicable at the end. But overall, I recommend this book.

Written by Joanne Leonard on July 6th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This narrator is so horrible at character voices that I felt like I was listening to a 1950's radio drama of Batman with the comical characters of the Joker, the Riddler,, Penguin and Batgirl. His female voices are all whiney and cackling and annoying, and his male voices are no better. He can read a story I'm sure, but he is over-the-top in his dramatic scenes and he should stick to his natural voice for all. I had a hard time listening -- it was THAT bad. I'm going to have to read this story myself in order to get a true opinion of it. Don't waste your credits on this narration. He needs to change careers.

Author Details

Author Details

Child, Lee

Lee Child was born in the exact geographic center of England, in the heart of the industrial badlands. Never saw a tree until he was twelve. It was the sort of place where if you fell in the river, you had to go to the hospital for a mandatory stomach pump. The sort of place where minor disputes were settled with box cutters and bicycle chains. He's got the scars to prove it.

But he survived, got an education, and went to law school, but only because he didn't want to be a lawyer. Without the pressure of aiming for a job in the field, he figured it would be a relaxing subject to study. He spent most of the time in the university theater - to the extent that he had to repeat several courses, because he failed the exams - and then went to work for Granada Television in Manchester, England. Back then, Granada was a world-famous production company, known for shows like Brideshead Revisited, Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect and Cracker. Lee worked on the broadcast side of the company, so his involvement with the good stuff was limited. But he remembers waiting in the canteen line with people like Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Natalie Wood and Michael Apted. And he says that being involved with more than 40,000 hours of the company's program output over an eighteen-year stay taught him a thing or two about telling a story. He also wrote thousands of links, trailers, commercials and news stories, most of them on deadlines that ranged from fifteen minutes to fifteen seconds. So the thought of a novel-a-year didn't worry him too much, in his next career.

But why a next career? He was fired, back in 1995, that's why. It was the usual Nineties downsizing thing. After eighteen years, he was an expensive veteran, and he was also the union organizer, and neither thing fit the company's plan for the future. And because of the union involvement, he wasn't on too many alternative employers' wish lists, either. So he became a writer, because he couldn't think of anything else to do. He had an idea for a character who had suffered the same downsizing experience but who was taking it completely in his stride. And he figured if he brought the same total commitment to his audience that he'd seen his television peers develop, he could get something going. He named the character Jack Reacher and wrote Killing Floor as fast as he could. He needed to sell it before his severance check ran out. He made it with seven weeks to spare, and luckily the book was an instant hit, selling strongly all around the world, and winning both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. It led to contracts for at least nine more Reacher books.

Lee moved from the UK to the US in the summer of 1998. He lives in New York and France with his American wife, Jane. They have a grown-up daughter, Ruth. Lee likes to travel, for vacations, but especially on promotion tours so he can meet his readers, to whom he is eternally grateful. His latest thriller, Nothing to Lose was published in 2008.