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Will Lee ran from a life of Southern wealth and privilege to spend a peaceful summer on the coast of Ireland. But there is no peace in this beautiful, troubled land....
Restless and dissatisfied, Will dreams of shipbuilding and sailing on crystal-blue waters. Then an explosion of senseless violence drags the young American drifter into a lethal game of terror and revenge. Now Will Lee must run for his life from a bloody past that is not his own.
©1983 Stuart Woods (P)2012 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Henry A. Long Jr. on 04-12-13


Where does Run Before the Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10%

What other book might you compare Run Before the Wind to and why?

Compared favorably to Chiefs which may be the best book I've ever listened to.

What about Rick Holmes and John Keating ’s performance did you like?

I liked them a lot.

If you could rename Run Before the Wind, what would you call it?

Nothing comes to mind!

Any additional comments?

I had listened to all of the Will Lee series prior to listen to this. As far as I know the audio version of this one had not been available until fairly recently. The Will Lee series is one of my all time favorites, and I have listened to audio books constantly for close to 20 years.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 08-20-13

Trip to Ireland

I read Stuart Woods "Chief" and was impressed with the quality of writing and story telling. This is book two in the series of the Lee family. This book drops a generation to Will Lee Jr. He is drinking and not pulling effort into his law school studies, so decides to take time off from school and visit his maternal grandfather in Ireland. The story takes place mainly in Cork in southern Ireland. Woods does provide a good deal of information about the country side. The opening of the book grabs your attention but you will have to wait to the end of the book to find out what happed. Will meets an English couple and helps them with the building of a sail boat for a cross Atlantic race. The story is suspenseful, with information about Irish politics of the 1970's and the IRA terrorist attack's against the English. There is some romance and humor in the story. Will has a lifetime habit of not finishing anything he starts so part of the story is will he finish the boat, run away when the situation get tough, will Will and Connie get married, will he grow up into a man? John Keating did a great job with the narration and all the accents.

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