Written By: Stephen King
Narrated By: Will Patton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Date: June 2015
Duration: 13 hours 5 minutes
Finders Keepers received mixed to positive reviews. In her review for The Guardian, Alison Flood praised the book as “expertly plotted” and a “fresh take” on one of King’s favorite subjects – “the relationship between a writer and their fans.” Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that while Finders Keepers “feels very much like a middle volume,” it was still a page-turner, and praised the jumps between time periods and the “very appealing trio of crime-solvers who joined forces in ‘Mr. Mercedes.” Nick Romeo of The Boston Globe was more critical, faulting the “somewhat outlandish plot” and how “Deeper themes about the power of fiction feel somewhat grafted onto the suspenseful story.
Finders Keepers Audiobook Summary
2016 Audie Award Finalist for Best Male Narrator
The second book in Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch), an AT&T Audience Original Series, now in its second season!
“Stephen King’s superb new stay-up-all-night thriller is a sly tale of literary obsession that recalls the themes of his classic 1987 novel Misery” (The Washington Post)—the #1 New York Times bestseller about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.
“Wake up, genius.” So announces deranged fan Morris Bellamy to iconic author John Rothstein, who once created the famous character Jimmy Gold and hasn’t released anything since. Morris is livid, not just because his favorite writer has stopped publishing, but because Jimmy Gold ended up as a sellout. Morris kills his idol and empties his safe of cash, but the real haul is a collection of notebooks containing John Rothstein’s unpublished work…including at least one more Jimmy Gold novel. Morris hides everything away—the money and the manuscripts no one but Gold ever saw—before being locked up for another horrific crime. But upon Morris’s release thirty-five years later, he’s about to discover that teenager Pete Saubers has already found the stolen treasure—and no one but former police detective Bill Hodges, along with his trusted associates Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson, stands in the way of his vengeance…
Not since Misery has Stephen King played with the notion of a reader and murderous obsession, filled with “nail biting suspense that’s the hallmark of [his] best work” (Publishers Weekly).
Finders Keepers is a crime novel by American writer Stephen King, published on June 2, 2015. It is the second volume in a trilogy focusing on Detective Bill Hodges, following Mr. Mercedes. The book is about the murder of reclusive writer John Rothstein (an amalgamation of John Updike, Philip Roth, and J. D. Salinger), his missing notebooks and the release of his killer from prison after 35 years. The book’s cover was revealed on King’s official site on January 30. An excerpt was published in the May 15, 2015 issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Finders Keepers Audiobook Reviews
So many people have already rated this book so I doubt this will be read by anyone. But here goes anyway.
These two books… Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, though the books didn’t have any other worldly characters or monsters, doesn’t make it any less terrifying and leaves to our imagination that there may be some very real monsters who may live next-door and we just don’t know about it.
These two books are classic King which means a total page turner and gripping suspense to the last.
Stephen King has said that he doesn’t write about extra ordinary people who deal with normal things but instead he writes about regular people who are in extraordinary situations. That’s almost a direct quote from him.
I enjoyed every part of it. I listened to the audible versions of these two books and say that the narrator was one of the best that I’ve ever heard and was so completely appropriate for these Stephen King books. Only having Stephen King narrate them could have been any better.
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In 1978, petty criminal Morris Bellamy robs and murders acclaimed author John Rothstein for ending his famous Runner trilogy on an unsatisfactory note. Prior to the murder, Rothstein had been in reclusive retirement, never publishing another novel but continuing to write in private. More important than the money he steals, Morris covets Rothstein’s invaluable notebooks, which contain two books which properly finish the arc of the Runner series. After the murder, Morris hides Rothstein’s cash and Moleskine notebooks in a trunk buried near a creek behind his childhood home. Before he can read the manuscripts, Morris is sentenced to life in prison for another crime. Rothstein’s murder is never solved.
In the present day, young Peter Saubers now lives in Morris’ old home. His father, Tom, was disabled in the events that opened Mr. Mercedes, and the Saubers family is on the brink of financial and emotional ruin. Peter discovers the buried trunk and secretly uses the money to keep his family afloat for the next few years, while gradually becoming engrossed in the Rothstein notebooks. When the money runs out, Pete, now a teenager aware of the true value of his discovery, comes up with a plan to profit from the notebooks. At the same time, Morris, now nearly sixty, has finally been granted parole. He goes to retrieve the buried trunk, only to find it empty. Morris is obsessed with finding the notebooks and learning the ultimate outcome of the Runner series. His search for the notebooks eventually leads him to Peter’s family.
As a deadly cat-and-mouse game begins, private detective Bill Hodges, the man who brought down the murderous Mr. Mercedes, is gradually drawn into the mystery of the unknown benefactor who helped the Sauberses through their rough patch. He knows young Pete is hiding something, but he doesn’t know that the missing piece of the puzzle is the answer to the decades-old cold case – John Rothstein’s murder.
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