Teaser Tuesday – Mr. Mercedes

Remember the last time I was talking about how I never have time to read?  I think I finally found a solution.  I’m not sure if it will entirely replace reading in my life, but at least it’s filling in the gap for now.

I discovered Audible and listening to books rather than reading them.  Do you realize how many hours we waste just driving?  My drive is a half hour each way to work and sometimes longer depending on traffic.  Now I can fill that time with words and stories rather than getting pissed off at idiotic drivers.  I also realized it was something to do while I crochet rather than trying to “watch” television.  I’m not so good that I can’t watch my hands, so I realized I was missing a lot while I was busy crocheting.

It is rather expensive, but if it’s something I will use, I will consider it worth it.  Besides, the first book is free, so why not give it a try?

The first book I downloaded was Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King.  I’m enjoying King’s writing style (as usual) and the chilling look into the killer’s mind.  I’m not very far into it, but it is exciting and intense and I can’t wait to get into my car every morning so I can listen to it.


Since I don’t have page numbers to go by, I will let you know that this quote comes from the tale end of Chapter 14.  I hope you enjoy!

“What he knows now is that guilt isn’t the only reason people commit suicide.  Sometimes you can just get bored with afternoon TV.”

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

9 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – Mr. Mercedes

  1. It interests me that you feel this way because I’ve been leery of audio books. Your time management reasons to listen are valid, but I’m always worried I’ll be put off by the reader’s voice or their interpretation. I was entertained by Patrick Stewart’s reading of A Christmas Carol, but, hey — it was Patrick effing Stewart. Other than his, I’ve never recognized any of the readers’ names I’ve seen, and that makes me more leery. I have a dyslexic friend who loves audio books. She has her favorites but our literary tastes are not the same. When she told me she quit listening to Game of Thrones because she couldn’t stand the reader’s voice and every character — male and female — sounded the same, that put me off ever trying them.

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    • That is entirely understandable. I can’t say I love the readers voice in this one, but I almost forget about it when I’m lost in the story. For me, it’s about the book, so I’ll give the readers voice a pass. I might feel differently with a different reader though. Lol

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  2. Mr. Mercedes was a good one. 🙂 I still have yet to listen to an audiobook. I found out that I can borrow them from the library though – and I don’t even have to go there. They’re electronic, so I can get them off the internet. 😀
    Nice to hear you’re enjoying it, Helen! 😀

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