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  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,173 ratings)

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Mr Mercedes

By: Stephen King
Narrated by: Will Patton
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Publisher's Summary

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer.

A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved.

Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter. Now he's preparing to kill again.

Each starts to close in on the other in a mega-stakes race against time.

©2014 Stephen King (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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Mr Mercedes My Kind of Story

Believe it or not this was my first Stephen King book. I was totally enthralled. Narration was fantastic and the story had me on the edge of my chair and high anticipation for the next chapter. Can thoroughly recommend.

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You won't turn it off !!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Ripping good plot, never dull.

What other book might you compare Mr Mercedes to, and why?

King's thrillers do not disappoint !

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

Emotion & clear speech

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh definitely !!

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Highly Recommended!!

Loved this book. An enthralling tale of cat and mouse, it's Stephen King's characterisation skills at their finest. Will Patton is one of my favourite audio book narrators, he has this amazing ability to bring the roles to life without sounding cheesy or fake, even when doing female voices. Highly Recommended listen!

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Brilliant

What did you like most about Mr Mercedes?

Slow to start, but then it's addictive. You must also read Finders Keepers. It's a semi sequel.

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Thought it would be slow and tedious.......WRONG!!

At first I thought the Narration by Will Paton would be tedious and slow. how wrong was I! He was great. Great story!! Looking forward to book 2. Kept me coming back at every chance I had.

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Excellent performance, suspenseful story

Loved this, great characters, surprising twists, fantastic performance. Am going to read the whole series now.

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Great story

I loved it, it was suspenseful and engaging. The narrator's performance was impeccable. I can't wait to start the next one.

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brilliantly written and perfectly spoken.

Will Patton presents this brilliant story perfectly. He portrays the Det Ret to perfection and brings King's tale to life.

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Detective Thrills

Mr Mercedes begins at a lovely... slow... relaxing... pace. Then a strange sentence catches you unaware and BAM suddenly you know you are reading a Stephen King novel and your feet hit the ground and they don't stop running. You get a concise look into the mind of a psycho killer as he is relentlessly pursued by a Det Ret (Retired Detective). This is not a book about paranormal activities, ghosts, nor is it a who-dun-it. We know who did it. We just want to know if he is going to get caught. Even if you are not a Stephen King fan, I think you will really enjoy listening to this wonderful tale. And I must not neglect Will Patton who also does a remarkable job.

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First Time Review

I didn’t think I would be the type of listener that would want to review a book. I have to say I am reviewing this book as I truly believe this is not just an exceptional book but outstanding entertainment.

Will does an award winning job at narration, just wow.
Stephen has provided, for me, one of the most engrossing character portrayals in a novel for this current time in my life!

10/5

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