Finders Keepers: A Novel

By Stephen King
Read by Will Patton

The Bill Hodges Trilogy: Book 2

13.08 Hours 06/02/2015 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the 2016 CWA Gold Dagger

A New York Times Pick of Best Summer Reads

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Audiobooks and Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for June 2015

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

Reviews

Reviews

by TedCrisp 9/13/2017
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Another great Stephen King novel

An excellent book. U picked it up for a flight and the time flew by
by Michael1 9/13/2017
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Solid Read

This book is a nice follow up to Mr. Mercedes.

Author

Author Bio: Stephen King

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. 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.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 13.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English