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Needful Things Audiobook

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Read By: Stephen King Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 16.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 12.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781508217176

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

20

Longest Chapter Length:

79:50 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

70:53 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

75:33 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

119

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Publisher Description

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return.

The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is as peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business here. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale. The heart’s desire for any resident of Castle Rock can easily be found among the curiosities…in exchange for a little money and—at the specific request of Leland Gaunt—a whole lot of menace against their fellow neighbors. Everyone in town seems willing to make a deal at Needful Things, but the devil is in the details. And no one takes heed of the little sign hanging on the wall: Caveat emptor. In other words, let the buyer beware…

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"Finished her up this morning and it left me thinking "no more Castle Rock?" I'd have to say that this one keeps the reader wide awake with questions in your mind mulling things around constantly. This is one of the most riveting works that SK has put out even if it isn't one of the newest ones. It maintains that we all see our "Needful Things" in different lights and in rose tinted glasses."

— Justen (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • “The old horrormaster in top form.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Tremendous…wonderful…one of King’s best.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

Needful Things Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 5 (3.89)
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3 Stars: 8
2 Stars: 5
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Narration: 4.55555555555556 out of 54.55555555555556 out of 54.55555555555556 out of 54.55555555555556 out of 54.55555555555556 out of 5 (4.56)
5 Stars: 6
4 Stars: 2
3 Stars: 1
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Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
5 Stars: 9
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Clara Sainsbury, 12/5/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — sendie hutchinson, 8/4/2022
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    — shayna westmoreland, 3/22/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Trinity, 12/18/2021
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Stephen King at his best. Mr Gaunt is also one of his best villains. "

    — Brien, 7/19/2017
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Howard Brookshire, 5/25/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Longtime constant reader (listener for the purposes of this :) I have had many rounds with this little gem, have owed the book for years and now have the pleasure of listening to the King himself tell me the story. And what a story it is! has something for everyone, delightfully evil! "

    — Marie, 2/14/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Longtime constant reader (listener for the purposes of this :) I have had many rounds with this little gem, have owed the book for years and now have the pleasure of listening to the King himself tell me the story. And what a story it is! has something for everyone, delightfully evil! "

    — Marie, 2/14/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Longtime constant reader (listener for the purposes of this :) I have had many rounds with this little gem, have owed the book for years and now have the pleasure of listening to the King himself tell me the story. And what a story it is! has something for everyone, delightfully evil! "

    — Marie, 2/14/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Longtime constant reader (listener for the purposes of this :) I have had many rounds with this little gem, have owed the book for years and now have the pleasure of listening to the King himself tell me the story. And what a story it is! has something for everyone, delightfully evil! "

    — Marie, 2/14/2017
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Truely a good read, hard to get into at first but decently good story which is developing well. I'm really interested to how it all will end ^^ "

    — Angel, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Predictable nonsense. I'd prefer 70s and early 80s King rather than late 80s onwards. "

    — Pimpawan, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " omg this is soooo boring "

    — edna, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought this one was good up until the... "

    — Carol, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I think a potentially terrifyingly accurate portrait of small town America. I'm just glad that my town isn't that small as all of these characters live here. "

    — Rhonda, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved this book. The shopkeeper was ... wow. "

    — Cameron, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " In spite of the fact that I didn't love the ending to this one, and no matter how disgusted at myself I became looking forward to the misfortune of others while reading it, this is one of my favorites of King's work. "

    — Gabby, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great concept of getting things you really want and the trails of what you deal with in the process. Awesome book. "

    — David, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This would have been a solid three stars if not for a remarkably feeble ending. "

    — Jennifer, 12/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " OMG this book was sooo good! I don't think I've cried or shouted at a book so much before this one! "

    — Jen, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I recall not liking both this and Salem's Lot, but I do not remember the specific reason. They are perhaps due for a second chance. "

    — Felicia, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very clever plotline - I think that this was one of King's best works. He did an excellent job tying in all of the intricate plotlines and personal feuds of the characters. "

    — Trisha, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I am not gonna lie... Don't read this in the dark, it scared the crap out of me, and made me tone down my curiosity level towards things that i want... "

    — Katiebug, 11/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The movie stinks! "

    — Holly, 6/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It's so amazing i read it during my english class (i was supposed to read My Brilliant Career) that teacher is fine with it. "

    — Teshii, 6/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book! Definately worth reading. "

    — Colleen, 3/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " ONE OF THE EARLIER KING BOOKS IVE READ... LOVE THE CHARACTERS "

    — Leo, 1/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good story. Classic Stephen King. "

    — Erin, 11/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not his greatest book but still worth reading for the other character tie ins that happen throughout the novel. Kind of cruelly funny too. "

    — Loren, 7/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " very good book.. its classic king.. takes a normal town and destroys it by the end of the book... and the whole taking over by the darkness theme is done so masterfully "

    — Arun, 4/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am a huge Stephen King fan and this book did not disappoint. A frightening look into the greed of mankind. "

    — Jessica, 4/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of these days I am going to re-read it in English (I read it originally in Spanish) to see if it was really as good as I thought it was. "

    — Jp992751, 4/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I was obsessed with SK for a long time. Some are good others were not so good. You can see my stars. I always felt obligated to finish a book but I have since found I don't. I have read all SK books cover to cover. This is a must read classic! Loved the intensity. "

    — ♡, 12/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Loved Shaw Shank Redemption but this one was way way too long and way to creepy for my taste. I'm sure Stephen King has many great ones but I'm moving toward the lighter side once again. "

    — Estra, 11/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As you'd expect from King a bit of a scary story. You have to read on to find out what will happen to each person! "

    — Susan, 8/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Lol, Ive read this book 3 times over time.Its always like Im reading it for the 1st time. Read it in the afternoons or dusk. "

    — Desean, 4/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It wasn't too bad. It wasn't one of my favorites though, either. "

    — Heather, 4/17/2011
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    " I read this book in two days during my Army Service "

    — Marc, 4/12/2011
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    " Never want something too much :) "

    — Carmen, 4/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a rather intense book. yeah, I know, Stephen King, what do you expect. Just found it a bit TOO dark in parts. Wasn't in the right space to finish it at the time, but want to some day.... "

    — Christine, 3/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Mindless fun from King - this isn't close to his best work, but Needful Things is still serviceable horror to pass a few quiet hours. Not one you'll be fighting to put down, but still good fun. "

    — Sinead, 3/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Way too long, and I didn't like the ending at all... "

    — Antoan, 3/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It took me awhile to get into it because the storyline started slow but it ended up being a great book. "

    — Cody, 3/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Back to Castle Rock (for the last time... NO!). Well a great end to the small town we learned to love. The manipulating of the characters to serve his (Mr Gaunt) purposes is poetry. He sets them up - and we watch most of them fall.. Definitely a must read. "

    — SJuhl4, 3/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This I enjoyed, however not as much as Mr. King's other books. "

    — Willi, 3/8/2011

About Stephen King

Stephen King has written more than sixty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures.