Running Out of Time

  • by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Narrated by Kimberly Schraf
  • 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother sends her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?

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What the Critics Say

"The quirky twist on time-travel fiction will keep the attention of readers." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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How I liked it

I thought the book was great. I liked the drama.i think some of it was confusing but over all it was a good book
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- Sharmon

Racial issues

I did not appreciate the way the black people in the story were referred to as " negros . It also says that she was taught that black people could or would never be as smart as white people. Last but not least, it says, Jessie was disappointed when she saw that the black women were not dark skin with curly hair. The racial stereotypes are not acceptable or appropriate. They also were not appreciated - at all.
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- Keyla Johnson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2010
  • Publisher: Listening Library