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The Runaway

Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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When Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are thrown together as children in the East End their fate is sealed. Cathy's miserable life as a prostitute's child changes forever when she's forced into care. The ordeal that follows leaves her with no choice but to run away to Soho, and she learns to survive in the violent heart of London's underworld. Meanwhile, Eamonn, who fled to New York, has gained a reputation as a ruthless villain. But when their paths cross again, Cathy is an equal match for Eamonn - and nothing's going to make her run away this time...

©1997 Martina Cole (P)2011 Martina Cole

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Very violent. Didn't finish reading it

Narrator ok. A bit stilted at times. But the sexual violence and physical violence did not make for enjoyable listening.

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Great

Another great story from Martina Cole but the narrater was a shocker. bring back Annie Arlington.

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What a story

Nothing too dislike about this book, what a great story, very confronting but I encourage you to read it.

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  • johanna
  • 31-12-2011

Worth Gettting

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because its based in London and certain places in the London She could relate to the places

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cathy Because she was a normal lady who could do anything at all with her life who worked hard to get what she wanted and not be like her mother.

Which scene was your favorite?

When cathy met her true love

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No I had to break it up because it had too much detail of murder and killing

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  • claire
  • 04-06-2011

the runaway

This was a brilliant listen, really riveting- I listened to it twice!!! Definately recommend! The plot evolved all the way through with no hint of the ending!

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  • Christopher
  • 21-06-2011

Superb

I would recommend this book to anyone - it kept me rivetted all the way through.
Brilliantly written, you really feel as though you are a part of these people lives & you cant help but get involved. I thoroughly enjoyed it & will listen to it again.....

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  • Tracey
  • 28-06-2016

Annoying narrative

Terrible accents and the constant use of the word hat instead of had is annoying

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  • simon
  • 26-03-2015

LOVED IT!!

Whereas im not enjoying her latest books so much.....these older ones are brilliant.....Up until the last 6 or so....I thought she was untouchable..now I'm following Kimberley Chambers /Mandasue Heller.

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  • Ian
  • 03-11-2013

One of my least favourite

What disappointed you about The Runaway?

It attempted to shock but it was just shocking. It was formulaic and crude with no redeeming features. Not sure the audience that she was targeting but I'm not in it.

What was most disappointing about Martina Cole’s story?

It was unbelievable

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  • Gwyneth Smith
  • 07-01-2012

Just the right mix of violence and romance

In my opinion one of Martina's better story lines, violent but not too much so, I loved the characters even though they resemble ones from previous books.

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  • Iloveroblox
  • 04-10-2019

just loved this book

the characters really draw you in emotionally in this book, from start to finish x

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  • Jennifer
  • 21-05-2019

Good story...

not a massive fan of the musical interludes for each book or weird telephone distance thing but I enjoyed the story... just prefer the other narrator to the Martina Cole books, Annie Aldington.

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  • Sarah Fallon
  • 24-04-2019

Loved it!

Oh my gosh I love Martina Cole! It’s very addictive, I can’t put them down!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-2019

Riveting

I was riveted for 18 hours. Love the reader and her different accents especially her American one x
Thx Martina and Lisa your both a tonic when a girl is not at her best x