Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2008
CD ISBN 9781598877540 $59.95 Twenty CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
When the mysterious newcomer Leland Gaunt opens a store called Needful Things, the townspeople of Castle Rock, Maine, all find treasures for sale that they simply can't live without. Gaunt's prices are low, but the cost to each character is very high. Not all authors can read their own work, and while King is no master narrator, there’s a wonderful and charming air of honesty about his voice that lends a new layer to this disturbing novel. Sometimes rushed, sometimes awkward, King nevertheless sounds as if he's having a great time voicing his own characters, giving them each distinct personalities. Best of all, his slightly imperfect narration style lends intimacy to the recording, as if King were sitting down with you himself, telling you all about what happened one night in a small Maine town. A.H.A. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]
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