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Finders Keepers Audiobook

Finders Keepers [Audiobook]

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Audible Editor Reviews

Finders Keepers is the latest release from award-winning international best-seller and master of suspense, Stephen King. Perfectly narrated by Audie Award nominee Will Patton, this is a crime thriller audiobook not to be missed. A famous writer was violently robbed of his secret notebooks and his fortune in 1978. 30 years later a son unwittingly discovers the valuable notebooks amongst his dead father's belongings. In 2013 the thief is out of jail and ready to steal them back. Following the markings of a classic mystery, this is packed with thrilling anticipation throughout. Available now from Audible.

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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    Wras 05/06/2015
    Wras 05/06/2015 Member Since 2016

    Kildonan by the sea

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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
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    Mel United Kingdom 03/12/2015
    Mel United Kingdom 03/12/2015 Member Since 2012
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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
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    Roddy Tyrrell 06/07/2015
    Roddy Tyrrell 06/07/2015 Member Since 2012

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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
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    Wayne Kelly 02/04/2016
    Wayne Kelly 02/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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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
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    Jay hove, United Kingdom 10/07/2015
    Jay hove, United Kingdom 10/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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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
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    Joseph UK 28/06/2015
    Joseph UK 28/06/2015 Member Since 2016

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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
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    Andrew Davis Cornwall, UK 17/05/2016
    Andrew Davis Cornwall, UK 17/05/2016 Member Since 2015

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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
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    S.B hengoed, Mid Glamorgan United Kingdom 30/11/2016
    S.B hengoed, Mid Glamorgan United Kingdom 30/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Really enjoyed it"

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

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    christopher 17/11/2016
    christopher 17/11/2016 Member Since 2013
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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!!

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    Miss Claire E Hanson 10/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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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!

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  • Wanda
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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

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  • rahul
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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
    01/07/15
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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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