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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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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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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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  • Sharon
  • 11-21-16

End Of Watch

Frackin' Loved It. My first audible. And who better than Stephen King as my first...who better? Know one.

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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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  • Mr D C Finnimore
  • 10-27-16

Disappointingly Supernatural

I am a big Stephen King fan and have read the vast majority of his bibliography. Some, like It, the shining, the stand and the different seasons collection, I have read many times. I really admire how king can create realistic, likeable characters and give them interesting things to do. The character relationships and interactions are always the highlights of his novels and the bits I enjoy most. I think it used to be a bit of a crutch for King to write supernatural novels, known as the horror writer, but I think his best writing comes from real world situations and characters. (the body, Rita Hayworth and the shawshank redemption). This is why I was a bit disappointed that this real World Series closed with telekinesis and mind control being a major part of the plot. I still enjoyed it, but would rather this stayed a bit more grounded like the other two Bill Hodges novels. Oh well, seems that the old dog might learn new tricks but prefers to sit up and beg!!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Scott
  • 11-24-17

As good as it gets!

This trilogy is so cleverly written. The way Stephen King weaves the common threads through the three books is excellent. There’s a little bit of The Shining and Dr Sleep in there; especially in End of Watch. The characters are very engaging and loveable. If you are into thriller detective stories with plenty of suspense you’ll love these. As always Will Patton does a brilliant narration. Highly recommend!

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  • Wendy
  • 10-05-17

sad it had to end

loved this as much as the others! And the narrator is by far the best!

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  • lucy berrill
  • 06-26-17

end of watch

Loved it, probably my favorite of the three part series. the narration is excellent and captivating; a neatly packaged closer for the series.

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  • David
  • 03-25-17

loved the trilogy

great story line. Good result. Will listen to it again while travelling. need st least fifteen words. how demanding

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  • Chrissie
  • 02-15-17

Excellence

Love this and sad to see it finish, great ending though and fantastic reader.

Beware readers you won't want to put it down!

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  • Sharon
  • 01-30-17

A ripping yarn with heart.

Great detective story, number 3 in a trilogy. The narrator (Will Patton) transported me back to the radio plays of old. Will Patton is a very immersing and talented narrator.

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  • Matthew
  • 01-12-17

A great first novel..If from a amateur writer.....

At best it plodded along. The concepts were sound and the story was almost interesting.

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  • Emma
  • 12-04-16

An amazing book, author and narrator!

Would you listen to End of Watch again? Why?

I just finished the trilogy and have to say I absolutely loved it! The narrator was perfect for the stories and bought Bill (and all the characters) to life. Well done Stephen King you have done it again!

What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

Will Patton was perfect for these books. He is an amazing narrator and I will be finding more books read by him!

Any additional comments?

I wish it didn't have to end!