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Mr. Mercedes Audiobook

Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Julio Castro 11-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Read!"
    What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Awesome switch in voice and tone to embody each character. Really brings everything and everyone to life.


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    This was the book I entered Audible's world and I don't regret it. It was a great way to get my feet wet as it was very intriguing and fast paced.
    SOmetimes I had already arrived at my destination (I'm a car listener) and wouldn't leave the car until the chapter ended. Great book, great narration.

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    Renae 11-11-16
    Renae 11-11-16

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    "Very good book."

    My very first Stephen King book. It was very good. I am now a fan!

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    kelsey 11-11-16
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    loved it, kept me going. ready to read the next two, bought them after I was only halfway through this one.

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    Christopher T Martin 11-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "True Steven King style...loved it!"

    Will Patton definitely knows how to bring the characters to life! Excellent narration! Intriguing storyline!

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    Kevin 11-07-16
    Kevin 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    Good detective thriller, definitely worth a listen. The performance is excellent and gave me chills.

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    Chris Reagan 98502 11-06-16
    Chris Reagan 98502 11-06-16
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    "Gripping, funny and dark 10/10"
    Where does Mr. Mercedes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top.


    What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love how Will is able to emulate each character in the story and you actually feel like you are listening to a different person each time he speaks with a different tone.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I'm a huge horror movie fan, and this was quite a dark story. There were a lot of dark twisted turns in the book and I'm all for that. I was thinking to myself at parts of the story where I'd say to myself "wow, that's pretty messed up even for my taste" lol. Overall if you are into detailed story telling this is def worth a read.


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    I never really have been into audio books, but Mr.Mercedes completely changed my thinking on Stephen King. I'm so glad I was able to stick with this book because it was definitely something I will recommend and think back to for a great story. There are times where the main character is very twisted and dark. I love these kinds of stories, but you might not be into them. Overall this was a great story to listen to and I'm looking forward to the rest of the trilogy!

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    Donna Christner-lile Pleasanton, California 11-04-16
    Donna Christner-lile Pleasanton, California 11-04-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Too dark"

    I hated the sociopathic descriptions of killing. This is definitely not a light read. Killing children, dogs, people""&$(/$@

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    April 11-03-16
    April 11-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "crime drama"

    well written story and excellent narration. however this is more of a crime drama than a horror story, which is not what I was looking for (found the book under horror). this is more of an error on audible's part I think, but I am posting this so others will know what they are getting into

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    mrssmith2016 Georgia 11-01-16
    mrssmith2016 Georgia 11-01-16
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    the story was entertaining and kept you guessing. I couldn't read it fast enough. somehow I found myself sympathizing and hating Mr. Mercedes at the same time

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    Ellipooh 10-31-16
    Ellipooh 10-31-16
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    "Stupendous"

    King is a literary master, something often forgotten with his pop culture status. But in five minutes, he created the creepiest villain you'll ever dread. This book will make your skin crawl, and you'll love it. My only disappointment (which I'm about to put you through, sorry) is knowing ahead of time that this is the first of a trilogy, so some of the magnificent suspense is taken away. This this the best of the three, don't miss it.

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