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Toni

Wollongong, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Needful Things

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (33)

    There was a new shop in town. Run by a stranger. Needful Things, the sign said. The oddest name. A name that caused some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they waited for opening day. Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk was the first customer and he got just what he wanted, a very rare 1956 Sandy Koufax baseball card. Signed. Cyndi Rose Martin was next. A Lalique vase. A perfect match for her living room decor. Something for everyone.

    Toni says: "Hang in there."
    "Hang in there."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not bad, at first it took some time for me to get used to Stephen King's raspy voice, I am not always a fan of Authors reading their own work, just because you can write dosn't mean you should read it. However, once through that it was ok.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The characters, I always like Kings mix of busy characters coming and going and their individual lives within the story. As usual I am finding all this effort goes into the story and characters yet the ends don't seem to hold or produce the impact I expected.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The use of Raul Esparza [Narrator for Under the Dome] may have been a better choice than the Author himself.


    Could you see Needful Things being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    This book was made into a movie in the 80's I believe.


    Any additional comments?

    All in all an ok book to listen to, just allow yourself to get beyond Mr King's rough voice.
    Enjoy.

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