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    A compelling and chilling suspense novel that will delight all fans of King's best-selling Hodges Trilogy. 

    Following the phenomenal success of his Bill Hodges series - Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch, all number one best sellers - Stephen King has written an enthralling crime thriller with a unique twist. 

    When an 11-year-old boy is found murdered, forensic evidence and reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach. But the jailed suspect, arrested in a public spectacle, has an alibi, and further research convinces Detective Ralph Anderson that the coach was indeed out of town. So how can he have been in two places at the same time? 

    ©2018 Stephen King (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Will Patton is awesome!

    Enjoyed this book discovering new characters and catching up with an old one. Really enjoyed the story, which Will Patton sublimed with his greatly entertaining story telling and awesome voices. It’s the first time I heard Patton on audio book and now looking for other audiobooks with him ❤️

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    spooky story

    great audio book. an exhilarating performance, the story builds up the tension until the end you are left wondering until the supernatural showdown once more we descend into the underworld lair of a child killing shapeshifting monster . Stephen king has once again done exactly what he does best. Much enjoyed.

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    • Matthew
    • 14/06/2018

    Fun ride from one our best writers

    I've just finished reading this, and after looking over the reviews, feel it's worth adding my 10 cents. King suffers from having written some of the world's most loved novels: The Shining, Shawshank Redemption, IT, Song for Susannah (obviously kidding about that last one). To say this isn't his best book, is not to say it's not still of a standard most other current authors would give their eye-teeth to reach. I actually enjoyed it more than the other Mr Mercedes books (and in fairness, this isn't really a follow on in any important way from those save for the inclusion of one character).

    As King gets older, his characters are becoming more layered, more nuanced. They are flawed and don't always make the right decisions, and he allows this room to drive the plots forward in interesting ways. I personally feel in this regard, the author continues to improve in creating stories that have not just great ideas and clever prose, but heart. The Outsider features a premise that is interesting, character reactions diverse and for the most part believable, and it has a very satisfying villain and conclusion.

    As a narrator, Will Patton totally nails it for me. (although I gather from the other reviews he is a little 'Marmite') I didn't find his interpretation of Holly in the least annoying, and his characterization of the villain was down right chilling.

    Definitely worth your consideration.

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    • Si
    • 13/11/2018

    Plot takes a strange turn towards the end

    Really enjoyed this book when I first started listening - the character development, suspense and pace of the book all indicated to me that we were heading towards a fantastic plot twist. Alas, that was not the case. 70% through the book I wanted to stop reading. Ending was extremely disappointing. Narration was good through! I saw other reviewers disliking the narrator but i think he did a really good job voicing all the different characters

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    • Kelly Broomhall
    • 31/08/2018

    Great story, weird narrator

    I really enjoyed the intriguing mystery but the narrator reads Holly's character in an awful, offputting, halting manner that made any part with her speaking not very enjoyable at all.

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    • Dima
    • 27/05/2018

    A Kingtastic tale

    Twists and turns with characters that you'll grow to either love or hate with a passion. A book you don't want to put down and at the same time don't want it to end. King and Patton combo never disappoint.

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    • doggonewater672
    • 01/03/2021

    Great read

    Great read. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Quite a change of tac at the end and unexpected for a murder mystery.

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    • kiwivet
    • 04/01/2021

    Intriguing story with one awesome narrator

    Awesome classic Stephen King. I loved the slight overlap with other stories. Can't get enough!

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    • Anonymous User
    • 16/12/2020

    Great hook but it gets very bloated

    overall I thought the book was pretty damn good. the hook was electric and kept me going as the pacing started to crawl. the book should have been 5 hours shorter and never should have left the small town it was set in. once the focus switches to Texas the hooks impact fades and the books horror eliminates fade as well til your left with a pretty boring slog as we have already learnt all we need about to outsider but they keep feeding us the same information. characters aren't given enough time despite the slowed down pacing to develop outside of the first 5 hours so it's clear a lot of the party are there for the sake of being killed which is a shame because with some stronger development I'd have cared more about them and their deaths. a very strong book but a little bloated at the end. still worth listening to!

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    • Geoff
    • 26/09/2020

    King and Patton combo is brilliant

    As with the Mr. Mercedes trilogy, Patton seems to be the embodiment of what is happening in King's mind. Brilliant combo them two.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 11/05/2020

    Excellent

    This was an amazing book, kept me listening not wanting to stop until finished. Now I'm off to watch the series on HBO.

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    • Dina McMillan
    • 12/04/2020

    I’m my! So, so good!

    I knew Stephen King was a fantastic writer but Will Patton’s performance was absolutely perfect! The combination is a real winner. The book is long and worth every page!

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    • anja
    • 23/09/2018

    Hope my face stays my face.

    Great story but the speaker Will Patton gave it the perfect spin. Unbelievable his variety of voices and their characters behind them.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 11/08/2019

    Audio is not great

    Story and performance good, but the audio crappy as it was not properly adjusted. It has high swings in volume making it hard to listen to at times.