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. Something you really had to have. And always at a price you could just about afford. The cash price that is. Because there was another price. There always is when your heart's most secret, true desire is for sale.
©1991 Stephen King (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks
"A sophisticated literary craftsman . . . his work anatomises . . . the social fabric of small-town American life." (Observer)
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"Really dodgy music"
The music added to this, is so cheap and nasty that it nearly ruined it
"captivating, easily one of King's finest."
from the prologue to the end Needful Things hooks the listener in, easily one of the finest fantasy horror stories ever written. Along with IT.
"Fantastic story, dreadful performance"
One of Stephen King's finest stories in my humble opinion, that is almost entirely ruined by the droning delivery and horrific music. I actually thought that another app on my phone had started when I heard some of the music, its that bad. Stephen King may write great stories, however he can't narrate... A real shame.
"always a favourite."
love this book and read it lots of times in paperback. found audible great when prepping dinner or cleaning
I really enjoyed listening to this especially as it was narrated by the man himself. I always enjoy Stephen King books and this one didn't disappoint
"perhaps the best opening ever"
the opening of this book is some of the best writing I've ever coke across. Unfortunately, cheap and tacky production on the audio recording ruins the story - there are terrible bits of music at the end of some chapters. all in all though, a very brilliant book
"Even better the second time around."
This was the first King book I ever read and although I don't like everything he writes, I am a fan. I read this many years ago in a far off land, full of scary people. Reading it again in the comfort of my own town, it still sends shivers down my spine. A great read!
"Brilliant story, great reading and production"
A great slow burn story that builds to an explosive ending. The production is great and the reading compelling.
I was glued to this story from start to finish.
A fantastic, horrifying and sometimes deliciously hilarious tale that Mr King has woven so carefully together. A must read.
"Good story and reading, sound effects bit jarring"
Great story and narration was good, there is background music and sound effects though which are a bit jarring.
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