It's not just a game when you're running for your life.
Every night they tuned in to the nation's favourite prime-time TV game show. They all watched, from the sprawling slums to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to beat not the clock but annihilation at the hands of the Hunters.
Survive 30 days, and win the billion-dollar jackpot - that was the promise. But the odds were brutal and the game rigged. Best score so far was eight days. And now there was a new contestant, the latest running man, staking his life while a nation watched.
©1982 Richard Bachman (P)2010 Penguin Audio
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"A lesson On survival"
Never read the Backman books when they were first published, wish I had great story a million miles away from the hammy Arnold film of the 80s, thought its unlikely that anything this antiestablishment, rage fill book could have been filmed. Great vocal performance just skip the prologue by King as he blabs the ending!
"skip the first part"
the first part of the book discusses the book and tells you how it will end
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Lean, very exciting story and the narration by Kevin Kenerly was excellent. He puts so much feeling into it that you become totally involved. However please take note that there is an introduction by the author before the book starts that is interesting but gives away the ending! This was a shame but I still really enjoyed it even though I knew what was coming.
"Don't be put off by the cheesy 80's movie"
A bleak and absorbing book from King's darker alter ego. Very little in common with the 80's movie. Very well narrated. Highly recommended.
"Please read before you download."
A great performance by Kevin Kenerly! Solid all the way through. HOWEVER. I'd seen the film of the running man about 20 years ago. Never knowing that it was based on a book. And a good book at that. So I was looking forward to this experience. Then bloody Stephen King starts the whole thing by spoiling the ending. THE TWIST ENDING! Within the first 5mins of the introduction! The audacity of the man! You write pulp fiction you fool! It's not of mice and men! We didn't do running man at school! It completely ruined, what would have been, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Please buy and enjoy. But skip past the first chapter to avoid the giant bombshell of a spoiler made by the pretentious arse.
"Spoiler in chapter 1"
If you don't want to spoil anything skip chapter 1 until the end. Glad I've already read it else is have been fuming.
"even better on audio"
I'm a big fan of the Bachman books but these are a bit pricey as individuals books but that's the only negative.
the narrator delivers the story well and is convincing in different characters .
definitely worth a credit and don't let the film cloud your judgement.
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