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End of Watch Audiobook

End of Watch

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Berts5 London, UK 05/08/2016
    Berts5 London, UK 05/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Recreate the experience without the cost by eating wasps"

    I've not read any Stephen King before so his fans may disagree with this but i thought this was terrible. It was so bad that i gave up with three hours remaining: an act which proved to be the most enjoyable part of this experience.

    The plot is boring and utterly implausible. The narrative skips around aimlessly and the characters are bland and one-dimensional.

    To make matters worse, the narrator has a particularly grating voice. His portrayal of "Halle" is like listening to nails dragging down a blackboard.

    If you're fascinated by suicide induced by a psychopath through the power of telekinesis and the internet (i know!) then maybe this is for you. Otherwise, spend your money and time in almost any other manner and, chances are, it will be better spent!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ?????''? 04/01/2017
    ?????''? 04/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "had to see it to the end"

    bought this as listened to others. nice to hear the same characters... but sadly not as good as 1... worth a listen if you liked 1 and 2.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David 30/12/2016
    David 30/12/2016 Listener Since 2010
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    "Nice finish"

    Rounds off the story well. Didn't like the telepathic element but loved the characters and their development over the three books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    rose MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 14/12/2016
    rose MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 14/12/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent trilogy"

    I have listened to all this trilogy. With King excellent scary right to the end

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    Lorna 03/12/2016
    Lorna 03/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Not disappointed"

    I really loved the first two and this was an excellent end to the trilogy

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    Amazon Customer 29/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "a little disappointing..."

    this was a great trilogy over all but must say the final book was the weakest of the 3.

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    Sharon 21/11/2016
    Sharon 21/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "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 19/11/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "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 08/11/2016
    Jackaboy 08/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "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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    film and theatre buff 06/11/2016
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    "Two star story. Five star narration"

    Stephen King has said that his 'Dark Tower' series is where many of his stories flow into. I'm not about to give away a plot spoiler, but one aspect of the story had a strong echo from "The Drawing of the Three". Having heard Will Patton's excellent reading of "Mr Mercedes" and "Finders Keepers", I kept going with "End of Watch" mostly thanks to his spot-on characterisations of Bill Hodges, Holly, and Jerome. I thought the story was OK, but not vintage King.

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  • jack lichtenstein
    05/09/16
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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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  • Amazon Customer
    19/08/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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