Needful Things

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (25.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100136094
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508217176
Narrator/s: Stephen King
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Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine Stephen King's #1 national bestseller about a store where Leland Gaunt can sell you whatever your heart desires-sexual pleasure, wealth, power, or even more precious things-but not without exacting some price in return. "A read in the tradition of The Stand" (Booklist). Leland Gaunt opens a new shop in Castle Rock called Needful Things. Anyone who enters his store finds the object of his or her lifelong dreams and desires: a prized baseball card, a healing amulet. In addition to a token payment, Gaunt requests that each person perform a little "deed," usually a seemingly innocent prank played on someone else from town. These practical jokes cascade out of control and soon the entire town is doing battle with itself. Only Sheriff Alan Pangborn suspects that Gaunt is behind the population's increasingly violent behavior. "Fast-paced, well-constructed.cleverly plotted" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), Needful Things is often praised as " of King's best" (Kirkus Reviews).

Author(s): Stephen King
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2016

All formats/editions

Author(s): Stephen King
Narrator(s): Stephen King
Product Number DD49082
Released: Feb 04, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781797107530
Author(s): Stephen King
Product Number EB00629093
Released: Jan 01, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781501141270

Professional reviews

"When the mysterious newcomer Leland Gaunt opens a store called Needful Things, the townspeople of Castle Rock, Maine, all find treasures for sale that they simply can't live without. Gaunt's prices are low, but the cost to each character is very high. Not all authors can read their own work, and while King is no master narrator, there's a wonderful and charming air of honesty about his voice that lends a new layer to this disturbing novel. Sometimes rushed, sometimes awkward, King nevertheless sounds as if he's having a great time voicing his own characters, giving them each distinct personalities. Best of all, his slightly imperfect narration style lends intimacy to the recording, as if King were sitting down with you himself, telling you all about what happened one night in a small Maine town. A.H.A. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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