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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | [Stephen King]

Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
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In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

©2014 Stephen King (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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    "Great story kept me listening."

    Great story kept me listening, in fact I couldn't wait to listen everyday. Give it a listen you won't regret it.

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    frs 05-02-15
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    Had me guessing as to what was going to happen next. Not disappointed along the way to the ultimate ending.

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    Deb Schweighardt 05-02-15
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    "Enjoyable read"

    Really enjoyed it, story kept you engaged. Kept you thinking about possible outcomes some you might guess, others taking you by surprise.

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    Deborah B Kelley 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another fantastic story!"

    Once again, Mr. King does not disappoint. A riveting story from beginning to end.

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    Stephen Astels Ottawa, Ontario Canada 05-01-15
    Stephen Astels Ottawa, Ontario Canada 05-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic King"

    This reminded me of all those great Stephen King books of my childhood, as opposed to much of the recent crap he's written. The narration is spot on, with a gravelly voice that perfectly fits the main character. Thank you both for many enjoyable hours.

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    James 04-30-15
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    "Graphic at points, but a solid read!"

    Very graphic at points but an amazing performance and story overall. This was my first King novel and I'll definitely be reading others.

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    Nydia 04-29-15
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    "Addictive!!!!!!"

    Loved Will Patton's character voices and expressions. I could not put down and spent a lot of time thinking about when I'd listen again. Mr. King is truly creative and amazing.

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    "Mr Mercedes"

    Unexpected genre for King, last thing of his I have read was The Dark Tower books though. Once this captured me I could not stop listening.

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    "wrenching tale that will hold your attention!!!"

    It was brilliant the way characters were drawn together despite their totally dissimilar origins......all the elements of a great story! !!

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    Ruth A. Gorley usa 04-27-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Great audiobook"

    The storyline was great .I loved the characters but The best part was the narrator.
    He did such a great job that I felt I knew these characters well. Probably one of the best narrators I've heard.
    Stephen King once again delivers a great story. Not supernatural which was fine with me. I highly recommend it

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