Needful Things

  • Author Stephen King
  • Narrator Stephen King
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Run Time 1 day, 1 hour and 11 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Thriller / suspense fiction.

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What to expect

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 . . .

(P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks

Critics Review

  • An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing . . . is so fluid that you often forget that you’re reading.

    Guardian
  • A sophisticated literary craftsman . . . his work anatomises . . . the social fabric of small-town American life.

    Observer

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