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Publisher's Summary

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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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
  • 06-04-11

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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  • simon and kim
  • 03-26-15

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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  • Christopher
  • 06-21-11

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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  • Poshy
  • 10-12-20

Fantastic..

The Runaway is my favourite Martina Cole book and I had an extra credit so thought I’d try it on audiobook.
I was not disappointed. Lisa Coleman absolutely smashed it, bringing the characters and the story to life.
I’d def buy more that she narrated because she was fantastic ❤️

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  • J Cos
  • 10-06-20

Another great Cole book

Loved the book and the story.

Found the narrator very hard to listen to. Seemed to rush through the book and not stop for breath. Was too rushed for my liking.

Overall another great book but will listen to Annie Aldington’s narrations from here on in.

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  • Yvette May
  • 01-01-20

was ok.. but too sexualized in lots of parts

was ok but too sexualized in parts
Good story line overall though. good narration and accents

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  • Jennifer
  • 05-21-19

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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  • Fersh
  • 07-11-18

Classic Cole

The talented Martina Cole did it again. Yes, she uses a basic template but this story is much more. That Cathy overcomes a dreadful start in life is expected. That she is fundamentally a good person is expected. That she is loved by such diverse characters is probably expected. But the twists, turns and final denouement wasn’t expected. The story is poignant in many ways. It has very dark moments, coupled with emotional highs. This is one I shall listen to again...soon! Highly recommended.

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  • Tracey
  • 06-28-16

Annoying narrative

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

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  • Ian
  • 11-03-13

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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  • Dolly Vaughan
  • 12-30-19

wow

my favourite book of Martina cole so far. What a full story, wonderful full characters. Long story, I"m a real Martina cole fan. Roll on the next novel.

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  • Patricia Sloan
  • 10-18-16

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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  • Tui Parehine
  • 09-15-21

Loved it

This story was brilliant so many twists and turns that had me riveted with shock, sorrow, and happiness from start to finish. The narrative masterly brought the characters to life and made me wish the story didn't end.
Can't wait for the sequel to Cathy's life.

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  • Margaret
  • 09-24-19

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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  • Beverly
  • 02-24-19

Great

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