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End of Watch

Narrated by: Will Patton
Series: Bill Hodges Trilogy, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (127 ratings)

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End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis, Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer.

Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain-injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

Now the technological genius has created a hypnotic electronic fishing game which compels users to commit suicide, and he is determined to target the three people who put him in hospital: Hodges and his sidekicks, Holly and Jerome.

©2016 Stephen King (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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Great narration

The trilogy concludes with the resurrection of the evil Mercedes Man. Typically great characters, including the villains. The narration was excellent, especially for Holly, who is on the autistic spectrum.

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Entertaining series

A good end to the trilogy, it became a little more 'out there' in true King fashion. Enjoyable overall.

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  • Siva
  • India
  • 07-17-18

Predictable right from the beginning...

Not one of the best works of Stephen King. Predictable right from the beginning. Narration was good like the first two books. But storyline fell short of attracting attention right from the beginning. No suspense. No twists.

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Not the best of King

I loved Will's performance. The story though was wanting and I forced myself to just complete it because it is a Stephen King novel. I loved his work growing up but am not sure why this series was hard for me to love. I listened to all three books. I love the second one better than the first and this last one.
I found the Mountain Man series by Keith C Blackmore a much better book by far compared to this book by King.

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The end of the Bill Hodges Trilogy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. An easy, entertaining read. Many of the concepts such as core consciousness, mind control and hypnosis are complicated and accepted in the text without explanation. Other concepts such as mind invasion ( one mind physically taking over another) are fantasy, but interesting

What was one of the most memorable moments of End of Watch?

When Brady Hartsfield finds he has the power to jump into other peoples minds. When Bill Hodges finds he has terminal pancreatic cancer.

What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

Great performance. Entertaining

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. The concepts were too far out to evoke an emotion in me. Sad to see the series end , though.

Any additional comments?

At times Stephen King suffers from being a horror writer. He is writes well enough and his concepts are elegant enough that they could stand on their own without sensationalism. However, Can' t argue with success.

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  • shirley dempsey
  • 11-19-16

Interesting

This was my first audible book I found it interesting and could imagine the places it was set in good story .

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  • Jackaboy
  • 11-08-16

Book 3 a little more like King of old in subject

End of watch was enjoyable but not quite as good as the first but on par with the second the subject was a little more like King of old....

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  • Miss Tracy Mortimer
  • 10-20-16

great ending to the triology loved it

Will Patton was an excellent narrator i reallly started to love the characters im actually sad its came to an end! one of Stephen King's best.

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  • Jeannie P
  • 10-15-16

Brilliant

Just wish there could be more of Bill and Holly. Maybe Holly can hook up with another character.
The narrator is great.

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  • john91919
  • 10-12-16

Final installment much better than the second

Compared to the second book this is so much better and has a good ending.

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  • DC
  • 10-10-16

Terrific end to the trilogy

It's possible that Stephen King can do no wrong. I've never been disappointed in a single novel to date, and this trilogy i found to be one of his more satisfying works. It skirts on the edge of fantasy and I find interesting parallels to the unrelated although in a similar writing period to joyland. I actually listened to these in the wrong order, starting with finders keepers, as I didn't realise they were part of a set, Mr Mercedes next and finished with this. It didn't much matter its an extremely engaging series that will have more than enough to satisfy king and non king fans alike

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-05-16

A slow burner

Good,what you would expect from Stephen kink Lots of quirky characters,and creepy goings on,good night time listening.

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  • Sawyer
  • 10-04-16

WOW!

HOLLY "FRACKIN" GIBNEY!!

Nuff said really, cracking finale to an absolute rollercoaster of a trilogy!

i never review things but these books asounded me! truly brilliant :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-16

Fab!

loved the narrator. loved the story. thanks Stephen...will miss the characters.. not a poopy story.

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  • BrianJ
  • 09-29-16

quality King as usual

An excellent end book in the series and written in that style so like Mr K. Read all his books and this one is up there with the best

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  • Tilly Hopper
  • 06-10-16

Compelling, Immersive , Stunning,

A compelling and Immersive experience. Narrated with true pathos and drama. Stephen King's mastery of language is given due tribute here.

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  • Cheryl
  • 06-16-16

Disappointed

Loved the first two books but found this one disappointing. The story line is unconvincing and lacks the interest the first two books had. Found it difficult to enjoy.

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  • Sam
  • 05-08-19

King at his best in this trilogy

Great story and excellent narration. The characters are exceptional. Thanks for the journey Stephen King

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  • Lynne Elliott
  • 02-19-19

Loved the series

Will, you are an amazing narrator. You made the book. The story was fantastic. Hooked on SK now. Hooked on WP. 👍

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  • Philip
  • 11-16-18

An unmistakable SK ending

Although I did feel the first two books were better, I suppose it was inevitable that the supernatural would creep back in somewhere. And here it is. Normally I avoid such books as they are far fetched. Even SK never quite convinced me that science is part of his domain. Having made such reservations, he is a skilful writer and storyteller and it is difficult to stop reading (listening) even when the incredible is happening. And of cause ‘Will Patton’ as ever is knockout. Even if you are a scientist, don’t miss this book. Incredible maybe but certainly entertaining and a SK ending which shows unusual creativity. The whole series is a must.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-18

Emotional

What a great story! Fantastic (end) to the series
Well read once again by Mr Will Patton
For anyone about to buy without knowing the story..
Start from the beginning!!!! (Mr Mercedes)

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  • Nyree
  • 10-12-18

one book I'll listen to over and over

Absolutely loved this book.
Amazing listening.
Didnt want it to end.
Well done Stephen King. Well Done

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  • Jodie Templeton
  • 10-02-18

Couldn’t stop walking

I listen whilst I walk and I can certainly tell you that I have done a LOT of walking !! Absolutely loved this book, loved the trilogy. Left the last 10 mins for 2 days as didn’t want to finish .
Again brilliant narrative by Will Patton.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to listen to these books .

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  • Markus
  • 09-15-18

The of watch...

I enjoyed this book for its (yet again) great performance and having listened to Book 1&2 in the series. But I started to get annoyed with the need of having to explain all references to previous books in detail. It also became very predictable...

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  • Scott
  • 09-12-18

Absolutely loved this series

Characters with depth, great story twists that walk the right rope between natural and supernatural and an incredible narration made this a real joy to listen too. All 3 in the series (+ the Outsider) were so enjoyable, I didn’t want to stop listening.