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  • Needful Things

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Start but Good Finish

  • By dori on 03-09-16

Very good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-16

Where does Needful Things rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would rank it as a number 8.5. The book is much better than the movie.

What other book might you compare Needful Things to and why?

Salems Lot another Steven King book

Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to say since I enjoyed several

If you could rename Needful Things, what would you call it?

Trade your soul

Any additional comments?

If you have seen the movie then you should really listen to the book. The book is different than the movie and much better. I also enjoyed the movie but I loved the book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Criminal

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains a lot!

  • By Joan on 11-22-12

Worst Will Trent book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-16

When I read the book description I couldn't wait to listen to this book. When I started listening to it I assumed that it was just going to be slow and the action would pickup. After a couple of hours and several time jumps I was bored and confused and gave up. The only thing that is criminal about this book is that I wasted a credit buying it. Don't waste your time or money on this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,770

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Performance of an Excellent Story

  • By Tami on 10-02-12

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-16

I saw the movie years ago and I really liked it. The book is different than the movie and is even better than the movie. This is a great listen for anyone who liked the movie.

  • Cross Justice

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863

When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best one yet!!

  • By Ginger on 11-24-15

Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-15

I wasn't sure that I was going to like this book because it started out slow. However, I am very glad that I did continue to listen to the book because it really did get better. In fact in ended up loving the book

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Breath of Scandal

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,211

On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lifted by Narration

  • By Margaret on 05-01-09

Just Ok

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-15

This book is not one of Sandra Browns best books, if the book was shorter it may have been better

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wildlife - A Dark Thriller

  • By: Jeff Menapace
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

Deep in the Florida Everglades, a tragic accident has ignited a deadly feud between two families. Meanwhile a young writer, his girlfriend, and her family take a boat ride into the isolated wilds of the Everglades for research on a new book, only to become unwitting witnesses to a brutal crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Thriller.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 09-27-15

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-15

I wasn't sure that I was going to like this book. I listened to all 3 of the Bad Games book and I really like book 1 & 2 but hated book 3. I am very glad that I did listen to this book because I loved it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trap

  • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
  • Narrated by: Bob Walter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

When a tremendous blast rocks an old school building in East Harlem during a meeting of the New York Charter Schools, killing six and wounding a dozen others, it's initially blamed on a natural gas explosion. However, as Butch Karp digs a little deeper, he discovers the explosion was the work of a mysterious serial arsonist in the employ of the teacher's union president, who is angry at the unqualified successes of the charter school movement in New York City and worried for the corrupt public school system.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This might be a good book - But

  • By John on 10-04-15

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-15

This is another great Butch Karp story I love court cases and all of the characters

  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,988

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start - he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit - a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind Worth Killing - A Book Worth Getting

  • By AudioAddict on 08-23-15

Save your money or credit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-15

The only think worth killing is the story and the characters, maybe it would have been better if the book was shorter

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unspeakable

  • By: Kevin O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death. A sordid history of violent crimes, repeated over and over - but decades apart. Olivia Barker is a therapist with no connection to the murders. But she has heard things. Stories that keep her up at night. Details that only a killer would know. A killer who could be one of her patients…Olivia has no proof for her suspicions. But as the body count rises, so do her fears. A rock is thrown through her window, her car tires are slashed, a chilling message is scrawled on her bathroom mirror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book and narrator!

  • By Sandy on 11-10-13

Unspeakable Review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-15

Unspeakable is the 2nd book that I have listened to by this author. The book kept me interested from the beginning to the end. I loved the characters, story, and narrator. Not only do I recommend this book but I plan to listen to it again.