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  • Mr Mercedes

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,860

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliched, Predictable but Brilliant

  • By Philip on 26-07-15

Engaging & riveting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I haven't read one of Stephen King books for a while but I am a big fan of his writing. I downloaded Mr Mercedes and expected a good story. The book surpassed my expectations, particularly the characters.

King really brings his characters to life and this book is alive with characters. You end up loving them and hating them in equal measure!

Bring on the second book in the trilogy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By MrsFiddleback on 29-05-09

Superb

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-09

Seldom does one come across such an accomplished debut. The plot is pacy and the characters are totally believable. It not only makes you want to keep on reading (listening) but also leaves an emptiness when you've finished (on to the next one then!). This is one of the few books which has made me shout in exclamation as the plot unfolds, grimace at the twists, laugh out load and punch the air at various points in the story. Brilliant!