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  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,221

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this style of King!!!

  • By Joyce on 07-07-14

A great detective story!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

I enjoy Stephen King's non- horror stories as much, if not more than his horror stories. The Green Mile is in the top 3 of my all time favorite books. I read in the original serial release. This is no Green Mile, it is more of a Harry Bosch style of detective story. Which is another of my book collections thatI enjoy.
I know a lot of people will think this book is a little drawn out, but that is what I have always enjoyed about Mr. King. He gives you so much information that you actually feel as if you are in the story as an observer. For those who enjoy a good detective story, grab this one and take it for an unforgettable ride.

  • A Redbird Christmas

  • A Novel
  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times best-selling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quintessential Fannie Flagg.

  • By Buford on 12-15-04

Has become a Tradition

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-06

This book has already become a Tradition for my family. My wife and I love all of Fannie Flagg's books and this is our favorite. While on a long trip to a dreaded encounter, this book removed us from unpleasant thoughts and put us in a very sentimental and giving state of mind. The story draws you in with suspense then leads you to hope. By the end, you feel like your heart has swollen three sizes larger (a la Grinch), while you realize that your worries are so minor compared to the plight of others. Fannie Flagg has hit a home run with this Christmas story, and even the toughest of us have to feel a heart tug at one point or another during this tale. If you have any compassion in you at all, you'll find yourself silently praying for a miracle and hope by the mid-point of the book. I recommend it to all during the Holiday Season. It is due to become a tradition to all that love a good story, Holiday or not.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Odd Thomas

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,417

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Doubting Thomas

  • By Denise on 12-11-03

One of his best if not - his 'Best'!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-04

I bought 'Odd Thomas' on tape before a long 8 hour drive to a destination that neither my wife nor I were looking forward too. It was to be an unpleasant trip at best and I thought if I could get her hooked on a book-on-tape, I could get her mind off of dreadful things. I have been a Koontz fan for years and thought if 'Koontz' can't hook her, no one can. After the first 30 minutes, she put down her puzzle book and was listening with the enthusiasm of a young girl during story time at school. She was so captured ... I had to buy a tape player as soon as we arrived, so she could listen in our motel room.
Koontz has blended his skills into humor, horror and drama, like never before. He changes pace within the book, at just the right time. He brings the characters to life, right before your ears (eyes). 'Odd Thomas' is a joy to listen too and worth the time and money to invest in the audio or book. This puts Koontz in the arena of character development with Stephen King and the story-telling skills of such greats as James Patterson. It's the best of all worlds and I really think that anyone that gives it a read, won't be disappointed.
PS My 17 year old, 'never pick-up a book', son listened to it in just one day. He loved it too!

36 of 41 people found this review helpful