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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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Chose this because king can be good. This ain't one of them! Tedious, labored & uninvolving...didn't finish!

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Mr. Mercedes

Great listen and wonderful start to the trilogy. Stephen King continues to prove over and over what a wonderful storyteller he is with an incredible imagination for detail. Will Patton's performance brings to life Stephen King's writing. Looking forward to listening to the next two books and complete the trilogy.

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Fantastic Story and Vocal Performance

Such a great story. Couldn't stop listening till it was done. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Exciting, Exciting Exciting ...

Where does Mr. Mercedes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's at the top of the list because I needed to sleep, but just couldn't put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next.

What did you like best about this story?

Detective Hodges is cagy as a retired detective and sticks it to the "perk" every chance he gets. I would cringe; yet, continue listening because I wanted him to kill the antagonist a thousand times and make it excruciating every single time.

Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

I love the central character -- Detective Hodges. But I also, liked Jerome and Holly. All three make an awesome trio.

Who was the most memorable character of Mr. Mercedes and why?

Janie -- I loved that she loved Detective Hodges. Can't say more or I will give some of the storyline away.

Any additional comments?

Exciting story and you can feel the intensity as the storyline unfolds. I stayed up past 3:00AM to finish the audiobook. So I decided to turn on the TV and watch Morning Joe. There's a parable in there somewhere ...

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Superb!

Mr Patton performed King beautifully. I am a huge King enthusiast and felt I was reading this myself!

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Okay, not my Favorite King Novel.

I'm more of a Dark Tower King fan, this was more straight detective story. There was no surprise there, it was clearly stated by King in almost all his discussions about the book. I'm sure others will enjoy it more, just not my fav.

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I can listen to Will Patton read all day!

And reading this Stephen King detective story made listening even better. It was a long story, but I flew through it!

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Good book.

I'd say one thing about this book, it was different! I expected more thriller from a Steven King book, even so, I did enjoy it.

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A Nail Bitter

What made the experience of listening to Mr. Mercedes the most enjoyable?

The layout of the story was thought through wonderfully. The plot was great and it ended great.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Mercedes?

The layout of the story was thought through wonderfully. The plot was great and it ended great.

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

Will Patton brought excitement, pictures while listening that I would have not gotten if I read the book

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Mercedes Killer

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Not the usual King writing

Where does Mr. Mercedes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book was a surprise. Much better than his old books. It was not scary but highly intriguing. Many twists and turns with surprises at the end.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Hard to,turn it off

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Great read especially if you have never liked King books before a great surprise.