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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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    Dorian 08/06/2015
    Dorian 08/06/2015
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    "A great follow up to Mr Mercedes"

    A great read that is fast paced and is on point. A great addition to Mr Mercedes. This new style King is a welcome change.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cathie Dalliwall 13/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Favourite of the trilogy"

    This was a great follow-on to Mr Mercedes and was my favourite of the trilogy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christy 30/06/2015
    Christy 30/06/2015
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    "Great story"

    I loved this! Keep them coming, Stephen King you are amazing. Fast paced and easy to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PiratePete 07/11/2016
    PiratePete 07/11/2016
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    "Anothr classic King story"
    Any additional comments?

    If you are a fan of King you won't be disappointed with this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Todd Orange, Australia 31/08/2016
    Todd Orange, Australia 31/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A less-than-thrilling follow-up"

    Although "Finders Keepers" is the second book of the Bill Hodges Trilogy, Hodges himself doesn't make an appearance until halfway through the novel. In this book, he is a supporting character. Since he was the star of the first book, his notable absence for the majority of the story has a negative impact on the experience.

    Instead, the novel follows the teenage son of one of the City Centre Massacre's injured victims. Running parallel to him is the antagonist of the story, who after burying a suitcase full of loot from a robbery 30 years previously, returns to claim it. Only it's already been found by our young protagonist. Inevitably they cross paths and drama ensues.

    Will Patton's performance is once again faultless. He gives each character their own unique personality and has great range. The story isn't bad by any means. But it feels mediocre after the brilliant cat-and-mouse story that was "Mr Mercedes".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anna H. 23/08/2016
    Anna H. 23/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    Really enjoyed this book. I'm so looking forward to reading the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 12/08/2016
    Christine 12/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    great book thoroughly enjoyed the second part of this trilogy looking forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    michael 25/07/2016
    michael 25/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "wow"

    what can I say. .......it's Stephen King. .....but since I need 20 words.......Will Patton is one of the best narrator's I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sylvia 14/07/2016
    Sylvia 14/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating"

    Great read, follow up from Mr Mercedes, thought Finders keepers was even better keep up the good work Mr King

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    Kate Mancini 11/06/2016
    Kate Mancini 11/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"

    Absolutely brilliant! even better than Mr Mercedes and I thought that would be hard to beat! thrilling story at a thrilling pace! Will Paton is an AMAZING performer, he really brings to life each character and envies their thoughts and personalities with just a chance in his infection and tone of voice. I cannot wait now to get stuck into End of Watch!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Wanda
    Pretoria, South Africa
    31/08/15
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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
  • rahul
    12/07/15
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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
  • Sabine
    29/06/15
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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
  • venkey
    17/06/15
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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
  • venkatesh
    21/06/16
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    "Okey Dokey"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    1/07/15
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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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    Kildonan
    5/06/15
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    "A criminal passion for literature."

    If you enjoyed Mr. Mercedes, this will add to the story retired detective Bill Hodges, while delivering a totally new story that begins in 1978 and tangles characters and events from Mr. Mercedes into the plot of this story.
    Stephen King is presenting us with the American nightmare, a late dickensian view of a dream that has gone sour for the many, a world where a first offence is the end for a young man and the making of a criminal with a passion for literature, a country where an economic stumble destroys families and the prospects of the young. A place where the rule is eat or be eaten, pay or stay put with no future or the possibility of higher education.
    Two thirds of the book develop in this amoral society, with jails where sexual assaults are the norm and businessmen are corrupt, only when Bill Hodges and his associates enter the story a glimmer of morality and optimism is allowed to flourish.
    A good enjoyable story because of the writing, with characters and a plot that develop with ease and grows in to crescendo of violence and threat. King still rules in this kind of stories and ads a bridge to the next part in this series in the last chapter.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mel
    United Kingdom
    3/12/15
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roddy Tyrrell
    6/07/15
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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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wayne Kelly
    2/04/16
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    "Ripping yarn inspite of the coincidences"

    Only King could pull off such a ripping yarn, dragging the reader on at break-neck speed so that we barely notice the multitude of ridiculous coincidences that underpin the story.

    It doesn't matter - it's done with suck skill and bravado, and delivered by a superb narrator that all you can do is enjoy the ride. Entertaining and gripping stuff.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jay
    hove, United Kingdom
    10/07/15
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    "Stephen King should NOT write thriller books"
    Would you try another book written by Stephen King or narrated by Will Patton?

    Yes, but not in this genre. Will Patton's performance was decent but nothing special.


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

    The first part (Maury and Peter) of the story was both engaging and interesting, the second part (Bill Hodges, the detective) was ridiculous and should have been scrapped.


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

    Obviously Will Patton is a famous actor and has a distinctive voice so at times, he adds depth to the characters, at other times he is like a pantomime dame attempting.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration..............the Bill Hodges element was so clunky and ridiculous, i nearly stopped listening on several occasions.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    UK
    28/06/15
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    "good but"

    Very disappointed to realise half way through that it was a follow on to another book. why not say audible ? ruined what is a fantastic story. not good enough audible

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Davis
    Cornwall, UK
    17/05/16
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    "Really good story excellent narration "

    Couldn't put this down! As usual great story and characters from Stephen King. Although the follow on from Mr Mercedes you could listen to this as a stand alone

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • S.B
    hengoed, Mid Glamorgan United Kingdom
    30/11/16
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    "Really enjoyed it"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • christopher
    17/11/16
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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!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Claire E Hanson
    10/11/16
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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