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Run Before the Wind [Kindle Edition]

Stuart Woods
4.7 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)

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A breathtaking novel of suspense and high-adventure by New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. 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. But an explosion of senseless violence is dragging the young American drifter into a lethal game of terror and revenge. For the fires of hatred rage unchecked in this place of lush, rolling hills and deadly secrets. Now Will Lee must run for his life from a bloody past that is not his own-and he will find no sanctuary on the rolling waves of the Irish sea.

Synopsis

A young law student visiting his grandfather in Ireland inadvertently becomes involved with the Irish Republican Army.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 863 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 323 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0380705079
  • Verlag: W. W. Norton & Company; Auflage: 1 (23. Januar 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B0070ZO1JY
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Nicht aktiviert
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  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.7 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #327.165 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen A wonderful reading experience. A modern classic! 25. Juli 1997
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Taschenbuch
I've read this one long time ago, and wish someday I could read it again. I couldn't remember it clearly...it's about a boy grew up in England and built a boat and sailed it back to East coast of Ameirca and become a man. Wonderful story, it actually made me wet my eyes. The sequel"GRASS ROOT" I was also rated it a "10". Both books were the gems of the primetime production of this author, after these two, it's a downhill slide, the author has gradually became a mediocre writer with those DIRT, CHOKE, DEAD EYE, IMPERFECT STRANGER Craps! Even wine list and food might become big deals in his horrible lousy new books
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4.0 von 5 Sternen For sailors 24. Februar 2009
Format:Taschenbuch|Von Amazon bestätigter Kauf
You have to be a sailor to really appreciate this book. I am not a sailor. Also if you are expecting suspense and action you will be disappointed. Still, it is a nicely told love story. Love for sailing and love for women, inspite of some rather boring easy sex scenes (the authors wishful thinking?).
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5.0 von 5 Sternen My New Favorite Stuart Woods Book! 21. Dezember 1999
Format:Taschenbuch
To really appreciate Run Before the Wind, you have to read Mr. Woods Memior, Blue Water Green Skipper first. He has taken a great deal of what took place during (and before)the 1976 OSTAR race and turned in into a stunning novel. I found myself unable and unwilling to put it down.
I admire Mr. Woods ability to put some of these more difficult events into such a gripping novel and wonder if maybe it had a cathartic effect for him. I had previously been a devoted Stone Barrington fan, but since reading many of his backlist, I am now an enthusiastic Stuart Woods fan!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen My New Favorite Stuart Woods Book! 21. Dezember 1999
Von Amazon Customer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
To really appreciate Run Before the Wind, you have to read Mr. Woods Memior, Blue Water Green Skipper first. He has taken a great deal of what took place during (and before)the 1976 OSTAR race and turned in into a stunning novel. I found myself unable and unwilling to put it down.
I admire Mr. Woods ability to put some of these more difficult events into such a gripping novel and wonder if maybe it had a cathartic effect for him. I had previously been a devoted Stone Barrington fan, but since reading many of his backlist, I am now an enthusiastic Stuart Woods fan!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Stuart Woods does a Pat Conroy 24. Juni 2001
Von R. L. MILLER - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch|Von Amazon bestätigter Kauf
As many other reviewers here correctly point out, this one is not the usual Stuart Woods suspense yarn--it's a coming of age story that is definitely in the Conroy mode. As a Conroy fan, I don't find it so much a letdown as a change of pace that works well. Will Lee (later on in 2001 he's Presidential candidate Will Lee--but that's another story) is a bit of a stick-at-naught kid who according to his father Billy can't even finish model kits. So he decides to do the cliche "year abroad" thing after he gets his bachelors. He thinks of trying the "free man in Paris" number (you know, like that Joni Mitchell song) but he visits his mother's family in Ireland just in time to land in the middle of the 1960s era of the "troubles". One hell of a dilemma for a nice Georgia boy who just wants to find himself. As a real-life member of his generation, I was able to relate to that back then. As another reviewer points out, this is volume 2 of the Lee Family Saga ("Chiefs" before it--"Grass Roots" and "The Run" after), but when you look at all four books, I would have to say this is the opener of a Will Lee Trilogy, with "Chiefs" as a prequel. And it stands as proof that Woods can write about more than suspense. A good thing for a reader like me--Pat Conroy books are few and far between.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Will Lee or Willie? 7. September 2001
Von "pmac124" - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
I'm sure I'm in the minority of Woods' fans when I say that I like Will Lee as a character over Stone Barrington, the suave socialite who replaced Lee in later novels. Stone is okay in a movie-star kind of way, but Lee is much more intriguing, and RUN BEFORE THE WIND is where the reader sees Lee as a truly complex character.
That's largely because of the circumstances which Woods had created for Lee. College kid, screwing up in law school, son of a Georgia political bigtimer with his sights on Jimmy Carter, alright let's just say it. Lee comes from a rich and powerful family.
So his decision to shoot off to Europe for a summer to contemplate his college career is the sort of thing a rich kid would do. What happens over there is far from typical.
If you like boats, you might get more out of this story than I did, but in no way is that necessary. It adds an exotic nautical aspect to the suspense, though the suspense does fine on it's own.
Lee is growing up, and that's a big part of the story. Growing up means a lot of things. Taking responsibility where you once ignored it, seeing tasks to their completion, gaining independence, and, this being a Woods novel, some sex of course.
But the casual reader gets what they want. Intrigue, suspicion, and my personal favorite, anticipation. Mark, one of the primary players, is a bit of a mystery until the ultimate end, and I'm still trying to figure out if his resolution was complete.
Maybe that's a good thing. For once Woods slightly strays from convention, the ending not as happy as you might hope it to be and leaving you with a few questions. Questions you hope to be answered in a later novel. Not about Mark, but about Will Lee himself.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Stuart Woods, and Will Lee. Or Willie.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Run Before the Wind 7. August 2000
Von Ricky N. - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
"Run Before the Wind" is part suspense novel and part adventure. Will Lee (a character also in "Grass Roots" and "The Run") is in Ireland to help Brits Mark and Annie Pemberton-Robinson build a boat that will sail in the race from England to Newport, RI. Mark's venture is funded by the mysterious Derek Thrasher. Robinson is hated by the IRA and there is a plot to kill him. This is one of Woods' earlier novels, and the writing is very clear, and "Run Before the Wind" is a very good book.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Very good book. 21. September 2005
Von Heidi Walker - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
I really enjoyed this thriller book. I think that is is a little less suspense full than some of the other books written by Woods. This is my first time reading a Will Lee novel and greatly enjoyed this character. I think it had a good plot and good characters. This is a good book to read on the back porch during a nice night. I would reccommend it to anyone who enjoys this author.
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