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Finders Keepers Audiobook

Finders Keepers

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Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the Audio Publisher’s Association Audie Award 2016 for Best Male Narrator.

1978: Meet Morris Bellamy, the man who robs the safe of America's most famous reclusive writer, John Rothstein. But it isn't just the money he is interested in. Morrie is obsessed with the author's notebooks and is prepared to kill the author for them.

2009: Meet young Pete Saubers, whose father was knocked down by an out-of-control Mercedes in a job line-up. When he discovers a buried trunk of money and notebooks of a famous writer, he has the means to rescue his family from poverty. If he can keep it secret.

2013: Morrie is up for parole. And he's hell-bent on recovering the notebooks.

That's when retired detective Bill Hodges - who has set up a company called Finders Keepers - discovers the scheme.

Finders Keepers is spectacular suspense. It is also King writing about how literature shapes a life - for good, for bad, for ever.

Read by award-winning narrator Will Patton, who was nominated for an Audie Award in the Solo Narration - Male category for his work on both Mr. Mercedes and Doctor Sleep.

©2015 Stephen King (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

Praise for Mr Mercedes:

"I challenge you not to read this book in one breathless sitting." (Guardian)
"Deserves to be ranked alongside King's masterpieces." (Daily Mail)
"Stephen King might just be America's greatest living novelist...the best thriller of the year.... Recommended to crime buffs and King fans alike." (Sunday Express)

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    Wanda Pretoria, South Africa 08-31-15
    Wanda Pretoria, South Africa 08-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Ooh ooh ooh."

    Usually when a book impresses me this much on audible I wonder if the narrator makes the story stronger. With King, I need not wonder. He picks the best because he is the best.

    Now. You want to know what I thought right? Well. You know that annoying friend that goes.....oh oh oh and then, and I do not want to spoil the story but...well with this book that is me. I felt for our foul evil reader cause I get it. I hopefully will never go this far but........

    Lol. Read it. If your a fan I can tell you the King is back in full form if not a fan? Well then, why are you wasting your time reading a review that only goes.....go read it. Go read it now!

    WaAr

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rahul 07-12-15
    rahul 07-12-15
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    "awsome"

    this is very well narrated. .....once you start you will not be able to stop till it ends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sabine 06-29-15
    Sabine 06-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Stephen King at his BEST"

    This is better than Mr Mercedes. I would have liked a different ending, but the book is fabulous!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    venkey 06-17-15
    venkey 06-17-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good narration"

    All the characters were live...excellent narration.
    Good book..the villain is not as dark as Mr.Mercedes...and didn't like the part where the good guys don't even get scratched by the law for their crimes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    venkatesh 06-21-16
    venkatesh 06-21-16
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    "Okey Dokey"

    Not as good as Mr Mercedes. This story does not keep you on the edge like part one.

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    Sandra 07-01-15
    Sandra 07-01-15
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    "A delight!"

    Stephen King is at his best when writing non horror stories; this one does not disappoint

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Mel
    United Kingdom
    12/3/15
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    "Mr Mercedes"
    Would you listen to Finders Keepers again? Why?

    I'd want to listen to this and Mr Mercedes again prior to the follow up being released. It's been a refreshing change to read a King novel without the fantasy element.


    What other book might you compare Finders Keepers to, and why?

    Obviously it's difficult not to compare this book to Mr Mercedes. I loved the twists and turns that befall the protagonist which is different to the structured planning of the villain of Mr Mercedes. The books have developed that universe well and King lets us know we're not in his horror universe in compelling ways.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    It's cliched but he really brings the characters to life. Hodges sounds like the gritty 40s PI and Holly is the nervous intellect.


    Any additional comments?

    I like King's fantastical story writing in his other books but I've enjoyed the fact that this trilogy so far doesn't have that and it's obviously in a different universe from most of the rest of his books. I just hope he sticks to this grounded universe when he rounds out the trilogy in End of Watch, unfortunately it doesn't seem like he will.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Roddy Tyrrell
    7/6/15
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    "A bit too practicable in the ending"

    A good listen but not a great listen.the ending was obvious at the last lap

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • S.B
    hengoed, Mid Glamorgan United Kingdom
    11/30/16
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    "Really enjoyed it"

    Great book. looking forward to the next in the series. Stephen King at his best.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • christopher
    11/17/16
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    "Another awesome king Read"

    I really enjoyed how this book takes on from Mr Mercedes and further expands the story and the effects of the other people around the first book. Enjoyable and clear narrator cant wait for the third instalment!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Claire E Hanson
    11/10/16
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    "Solid King Crime"

    A pretty good King novel with all the key ingredients of repulsive villain, flawed hero and good vanquishing evil. But a few plot holes and guessable twists. But I listened straight after Bag of Bones which was amazing, so maybe I'm just on a comedown!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Robert Butler
    Long Eaton, UK
    10/23/16
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    "Not one of King's best"

    I bought this story on audiobook so I could listen to it on my way to and from work. The quality of narration is excellent and on a par with other Stephen King audiobooks I’ve listened to.

    The story is cleverly written to link into the previous novel in the series being a direct sequel. If you hadn’t read the previous book you wouldn’t be at a huge disadvantage reading this one as King fills in the gaps and brings you quickly up to speed.

    The story starts in the past and flicks between past and present as it sets the scene for the story and introduces the characters. Gradually the plot picks up steam and the pace starts to increase, and it isn’t until more than half way through the book that the link to the previous book in the series becomes clear and the characters meet.

    I enjoyed this book but there isn’t a lot to it compared to some of King’s other novels and once again the ending is a bit of an anti-climax. I’d still recommend this book to others but I hope that King’s next book has a little more of the supernatural in and a better ending 🙂

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/19/16
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    "another solid read"

    will patton again nails it as the narrator. really enjoy King's characters being brought to life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Donny
    Heriot, MidLothian United Kingdom
    9/23/16
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    "Enjoyable, a little short though"

    Good but not great sequel to Mr Mercedes. It all felt a little short and almost like a set up for the next book
    That said, you can't really go wrong with King, so overall still enjoyed it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mrs rosie baldieri
    9/19/16
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    "Fantastic"

    I really enjoyed this book. The narration was great an nicely built up the suspense ...great story ...couldn't wait to listen to the next chapter on my dog walks .

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Howdenburn
    Uk
    9/18/16
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    "Excellent story and narration"

    Great circular story with interesting characters and a number of shocks. loved it. King is genuinely amazing storyteller.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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