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The Running Man

The Running Man Art


April 2010

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Kevin Kenerly


Penguin Audiobooks

It is 2025 and reality TV has progressed to the point where people are willing to wager their lives in exchange for a chance at enormous wealth. Ben Richards is desperate - he needs money to treat his daughter's illness. His last chance is entering a game show called The Running Man where the objective is to elude police and specially trained trackers for a month. The reward is a cool billion dollars. The catch is that everyone else on the planet is watching and willing to turn him in for a reward.

From the Box

"The importance of being Bachman was always the importance of finding a good voice and a valid point of view that were a little different from my own. . . .Bachman has been one way in which I have tried to refresh my craft, and to keep from being too comfy and well-padded."--From Stephen King's Introduction "The Importance of Being Bachman."

In the year 2025, the best men don't run for president--they run for their lives. . . .

Ben Richards is out of work and out of luck. His eighteen-month-old daughter is sick, and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to the doctor. For a man from the poor side of town with no cash and no hope, there's only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Network's Games--shows on which you can win more money than you've ever dreamed of. . .or die trying. Now Ben's going prime time on the Network's highest-rated viewer-participation show. And he's about to become prey for the masses.

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