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Author: Stephen King Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Series:The Bill Hodges Trilogy Release Date: June 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781442384354

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A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.

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  • “The new book is so good, being at least mildly obsessed with it is understandable. The finest thing about it, however, is that the author has another story to tell before the finale of this excellent series.”

    - USA Today
  • “[Finders Keepers] is a classic race-against-time story, one that benefits from King’s superb patience and pacing.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “King’s superb new stay-up-all-night thriller, Finders Keepers, is a sly, often poignant tale…wonderful, scary, moving.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Narrator Will Patton takes the best Stephen King novel in years and turns it into an audio masterpiece. Patton sets the mood of greed, desperation, and frustration with an astounding delivery that does the work of a half-dozen actors. Switching vocal styles as easily as a chameleon changes color, Patton portrays an elderly author and the man who murders him over his treatment of one of his characters. Patton takes the listener on a journey of intrigue as a teenage boy finds the murdered writer’s unpublished works thirty-five years later—just as the killer is released from prison. Listeners may double check to see how many narrators are performing this work. But it’s just Patton, and he’s more than enough. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “The narrative hums and roars along like a high-performance vehicle…a rip-snorting entertainment, one that also works as a sneaky-smart satire of literary criticism and how even the most attentive readers can often miss the whole point.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “[A] taut thriller about the thin line separating fandom from fanaticism…[with] the nail-biting suspense that’s the hallmark of King’s best work…[and] a sharp closing twist.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Will appeal to anyone who enjoys suspense and action, or anyone who finds enlightenment in reading about the internal struggle between right and wrong.”

    - Library Journal


  • A New York Times Pick of Best Summer Reads
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for June 2015
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Audiobooks and Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
  • Longlisted for the 2016 CWA Gold Dagger

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I didn't want to put this book down. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. "

    - Suzette, 2/26/2019
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Never knew SK could still surprise me...after all these years, he can still come up with characters that are captivating, without necessarily having fangs or carving knives...The trilogy he dreamt up is really great. I was hooked from beginning to end. Kermit is one of my favorite people now… haven’t seen the TV program…not sure if that’s a good idea…! "

    - Marie, 1/25/2018
  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5

    " This was a good addition to the first, but was kind of slow. Still a good book! "

    - Bridget, 12/27/2017
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Finders Keepers, part of the Mr. Mercedes series, is the only series that I have listened to but not read yet. Will Patton has created these characters in my mind so fully, that if I ever do read the books, I just know it his version of them that I will see. I completed this series very quickly as I just couldn't put them down! With his tones and inflections, Will makes these stories come alive in the readers mind! "

    - April, 6/24/2017
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A good and compelling story. I don't believe it should be classified as horror but was still interesting with characters you cared about (or the opposite). Would recommend "

    - Larry, 8/14/2016
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting story that compels you to follow. Would not classify as horror. Not a King classic. "

    - Larry, 7/17/2016
  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5

    " Not classic King horror but interesting story line that keeps you involved to the end. I liked the story and bought King because you can always count on him for a good book "

    - Carol, 6/5/2016

About the Author

Stephen King has written more than sixty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures.

About the Narrator

Will Patton is an award-winning actor and narrator. HIs narrations have earned the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fiction Narration and also won dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. His numerous film credits include Remember the Titans, The Punisher, The Mothman Prophesies, Armageddon, and The Spitfire Grill. He starred in the TNT miniseries Into the West and on the CBS series The Agency and won Obie Awards in the theater for his performances in Fool for Love and What Did He See.