Run for Your Life

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Patterson , Michael Ledwidge
Narrator: Bobby Cannavale
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Published In: October 2009
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful, the arrogant, the don't-give-a-darnst-about-anyone rich. For some New Yorkers it seems that the rich were getting what they deserve at last. For New York's social elite, it is a call to chaos and terror. The Teacher's message to the wealthy is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences!

Detective Mike Bennett is assigned the case. Managing the pressure from his Commissioner, the Mayor, and the New York media would be enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his 10 children-who are all under 12 and who all have the flu!

Detective Bennett discovers a secret pattern in the Teacher's lessons-and realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history. From the #1 bestselling author who introduced readers to Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club-comes the continuation of his newest, electrifying series. Run for Your Life is his most heart-stopping thriller yet.

Reviews (7)

Written by Anonymous on June 12th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very good listen

Written by Theresa H. on May 25th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love the Michael Bennett series. I've been to three audiobook sites to read the series up to date.

Written by Rachel V. on June 9th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Such a good book. I couldn't stop listening

Can't wait to run again!

Written by L.C.Walker on July 13th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great story!! I can't wait to listen the next Michael Bennett story! It had me guessing until the very last second!

Keeps you in the car

Written by greg from Sugar Land, TX on March 12th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A great book. Lot's of suspense. makes it hard to leave the car and go to work.

Run for your Life

Written by Pam from Long Beach, CA on October 30th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this story. I really like when Patterson writes something unlike his other stories and this one is really good. Keeps you completely interested and guessing throughout the story. The characters are great.

Run for You Life

Written by Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on August 12th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

James Patterson doesn't disappoint! Suspenseful! wonderfully believable! He understands what mystery-lovers want.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.

Ledwidge, Michael

Michael Ledwidge is the author of "Bad Connection" and "The Narrowback." He lives in the Bronx.