Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes

Audiobook CD - 2014
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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 Hartsfield 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.

Publisher: New York : Audioworks, p2014.
ISBN: 9781442369788
1442369787
Branch Call Number: FIC King
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (ca. 14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Patton, Will

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IV27HUjg
Dec 31, 2015

Apparently one is a SK fan or not. I tried this on because Will Paton reads it. Not captivated with story.

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crspitt
Oct 24, 2014

I began listening to his audio book and did not want to stop! The story grabs you the moment it starts and keeps you in its grip. The characters are believable (even the crazy one, or I should say, ESPECIALLY the crazy one!) and there are ups and downs throughout the entire book. It is an emotional roller coaster because one minute, I am laughing and the next, I am nearly in tears. I would recommend this to any Stephen King fans.

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MFariss
Jul 12, 2014

cancel my hold!

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MayMcDonald
Jun 17, 2014

Well, I'm a huge fan of Stephen King, but I have to say this book wasn't one of my favourite of his. I don't want to give it away for those that haven't read the book yet, but I was definitely disappointed to what happens to one of the characters. I would have loved to see what developed.

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