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The Desert Run

By: Gregg Dunnett
Narrated by: Will M. Watt
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Summary

Two students’ impossible debt. One outrageous plan.  

Jake is just out of university and right out of cash. His former classmates are off on adventures or getting on with their lives, while he’s stuck in a dead-end job and can’t get a break - until his best friend comes up with a plan to reverse their fortunes.  

He’s smart enough to know it is madness. But then he's also smart enough to calculate the odds of getting caught. And just how much money they'll make if they don’t. The harder Jake tries to dismiss the idea, the more the pieces fall into place.  

Until one day he finds himself queuing at the border while armed customs officers search their van - packed with enough dope to put the boys away for 20 years. 

Yet Jake hardly even cares. 

Because - by then - prison is only Jake’s second biggest problem....

The Desert Run is a refreshingly unusual thriller from Amazon UK and US best-selling author Gregg Dunnett. If you like nail-biting suspense, jaw-dropping twists, and ordinary people facing extraordinary events, then you’ll love this fast-paced listen.

Get The Desert Run today and find out what’s really on Jake’s mind!   

©2017 Gregg Dunnett (P)2018 Gregg Dunnett

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A good yarn!

Even though I don't condone drug running I couldn't help liking Jake and rooting for him. Believable characters as usual, Gregg Dunnett is good at these, and I was hooked. Narration was good too although some of the time he was a bit too"breathy" describing scenes that had me on the edge of my seat. All in all another great read/listen by Gregg.

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certainly ended up hooked

wasn't sure about listening to this book as it's not like my usual ones. However it certainly got me hooked and wanted to know what was going to happen next.

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  • Elsinore
  • 30-01-19

Couldn’t put it down

This book is a sleeper!! The beginning is interesting - but after a few chapters, the story gains momentum and becomes a can’t-put-it-down!! Jake, the main character is likeable even when I wanted to knock him upside the head for being a bit dense.

Will M. Watt delivers a perfect performance, in bringing Jake to life. I believe this is one of his best performances.

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  • Leia
  • 18-04-20

First audio book

A surprising suspense read. Really enjoyed it and highly recommend audio. The narrative well done.

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  • Ange
  • 29-09-19

Riveting

I loved this book! Not a lot of stories keep me engaged, but this one I couldn't stop listening to. My first experience with this author, and I'll definitely be recommending!

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  • Diane S.
  • 16-01-19

Exciting Action

The Desert Run was a completely engaging story that drew me in from the start. It is told in Jake’s very honest, almost endearing POV. He was a “hero” that I didn’t want to, but just couldn’t help but root for because of the illegality of what they were doing by running drugs.
There was at times heart stopping tension and also times of honest reflection.
I listened to this story on audiobook and loved it. The narrator really brought the characters to life!
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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 06-12-18

The Desert Run

The first chapter in this pulls you in, but kind of lost me for a while. I stuck with it and about three quarters of the way in I was totally invested again. The ending was fantastic and makes the whole book worth getting.
The narration in this book was great! I loved the accent!