Review: End of Watch (Audio)

End of Watch Audio

End of Watch
By Stephen King
Simon & Schuster Audio | ISBN 9781508211365 | June 2016

The Short of It:

A solid conclusion to the Bill Hodges trilogy.

The Rest of It:

*No Spoilers*

These days, I am not a fan of trilogies. When I read Mr. Mercedes, it had not been announced yet that it was the first book in a trilogy but it’s King so what do you do?  You read all of them.  When Finders Keepers came out, I ran right out to get it. It was pretty good but the story strayed a little from the main bad guy which made it less interesting to me.

However, with End of Watch, retired detective Bill Hodges is once again forced to deal with bad guy Brady Hartsfield which made my heart sing. He’s a real “baddie” and in this book, he’s taken it to a whole new level.

King has always been good at developing awesome characters and he built a good one in Bill Hodges. I always worry about the last book in a trilogy because it has to do so many things. It has to tie-up all the loose ends. It has to give the reader a sense of finality without bashing them over the head with some trite ending. It should be good…and this one is.

As you can see, I didn’t go into the story because I’d inadvertently give something away but as a trilogy this series is pretty solid and enjoyable to read and/or listen to.

Audio Note:

I listened to this book on audio and then alternated between it and print due to a technical glitch with my device. If you’ve not listened to a King book on audio then you are missing out.

Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
Disclosure: This post contains Indiebound affiliate links.

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9 thoughts on “Review: End of Watch (Audio)”

  1. Loved this one! Such a great ending to the trilogy. I loved that with this book we were reunited with everyone again. I found myself hooked on the story right away. Felt like classic King.

    1. It’s funny because I will read whatever King writes but even with me being a constant reader, some of his stuff is classic King and some is not. This WAS classic King and I love it.

  2. I actually sort of hated the second book in the trilogy. I say that without knowing how King tied all three together. It could be there is a very good reason why the second book had nothing to do with Brady other than the few glimpses we get of him. I guess I probably need to listen to this one sooner rather than later.

    1. A lot of people wait for the entire trilogy to come out first so then they don’t have to wait. See?? You are more with it than you know.

      Please stop posting beach pics on FB because it is making me very envious 😉

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