Needful Things

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Stephen King
  • 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stephen King's number-one national best seller 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.
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.
Praised as "tremendous...wonderful...one of King's best" (Kirkus Reviews).

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What the Critics Say

"A read in the tradition of The Stand." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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very good book

I have read the book,seen both the theater and TV movie several times and now listened to the book. It was very well read! I love Steven King's voice. Seeing how he wrote the book, he knew how it was to be read. I couldn't wait to continue listening to it, but now that its over, I miss listening to it! I would recommend this book!
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- Angie

Little town life. Sweet and quaint or sinister and dastardly?

I loved the story and the reading by the author himself was excellent. He was able to express the characters exactly the way they were intended to come across and it shows.
Stephen King, master story teller... Literally.
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- Matthew S. Hill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio