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Needful Things

Lu par : Stephen King
Durée : 25 h et 11 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Horror
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Stephen King's number-one national best seller about a store where Leland Gaunt can sell you whatever your heart desires - sexual pleasure, wealth, power, or even more precious things - but not without exacting some price in return.

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.

Praised as "tremendous...wonderful...one of King's best" (Kirkus Reviews).

©1991 Stephen King (P)1991 Penguin Highbridge Audio

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"A read in the tradition of The Stand." ( Booklist)

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  • Jess Snyder
  • 02/11/2018

Disappointing

The crappy synthesizer music completely ruined this book for me. It is abrupt, distracting and in my opinion completely unprofessional compared to the regular production value of King’s books. Not to mention the prolific scratchy static that starts about 2/3 in and continues throughout. Narration was interesting, but wish King would stick to writing and let Will Patton continue to do the reading. The story may have been great, and I may read it on paper later on, but the narration and production completely killed it for me.

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  • Larry
  • 23/11/2018

needfull

I will be exchanging this book because the music that is played sucks and ruins listening experience.

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  • Andrea
  • 23/04/2016

Please! No Distracting Keyboard Music

I am a die hard Stephen King fan. I hang in every word in every book. That is why I was annoyed during this reading to hear really primitive synthesizer music playing during pivotal parts of this book.

The most annoying instance was during a part in which a character was in a fugue/dream state imaging herself at an Elvis Presley concert. The music almost drowns out the narrator (a very capable Stephen King himself reads) and is so silly that there is no way to take the passage seriously.

Please get rid of this insipid unnecessary distraction.

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  • Christopher Bishop
  • 09/06/2017

A fine production

At first, I didn't care for Stephen King reading his own work but then, slowly, it grew on me. He really brought the characters to life, specifically Mr. Leland Gaunt. He also read with such conviction, making me see every image he was describing, from the mud to the the passionate embraces with Elvis to the spider. I strongly recommend this production. It's not a typical horror tale but more a twilight zone tale, which makes it somehow even more real.

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  • Sean
  • 27/10/2016

Fine story, good narration by the author, terrible music

The music on most audiobooks is nothing to write home about, but this one had the most obnoxious, poorly written junk I've ever heard.

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  • dori
  • 09/03/2016

Slow Start but Good Finish

Too many characters to get my mind into in the beginning, for me, at least but the story ends up interesting, once I quit whining "I don't remember who that is" and went with the flow. I listen in the car so lots of distractions. The ending satisfied. I liked that King read it. It makes it more authentic with the vocal parts he wanted highlighted done exactly as he meant to do when he wrote it. Wonder if some folks I know have been to visit Needful Things. It would explain a lot. 🤔

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  • Victor @ theAudiobookBlog dot com
  • 22/05/2019

Another great story from the true master of Horror

Needful Things is another great story from the amazing Stephen King. He writes books that pull you in from the first words and they don't let go until the last phrase.

This was a very immersive narative experience as the author narrates his own book and you as the listener get a priceless insight into how he sees his work. Very deep character development, a vivid world, a town with dark secrets, needy people and someone who can discover it all and take advantage of it as well.

I love these stories and this author! Just listened to four audiobooks by Stephen King in the last week and am left wanting for more.

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  • truman jones
  • 25/09/2016

A real dislike for Heartbreak Hotel

Could have done without the cheesy music/sounds. It was good to visit Castle Rock again.

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  • Will & Angie
  • 25/01/2016

very good book

I have read the book,seen both the theater and TV movie several times and now listened to the book. It was very well read! I love Steven King's voice. Seeing how he wrote the book, he knew how it was to be read. I couldn't wait to continue listening to it, but now that its over, I miss listening to it! I would recommend this book!

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  • Kylie
  • 16/02/2016

Good story, not so good recording

Gets scratchy at about 20h 8m left. Sounds echoey throughout. The story is good but the recording is of poorer quality.

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  • A. Stallmann
  • 02/08/2018

Brutal, yet boring

Once again, the master himself is reading to us. And he does so in the best possible way. Every character is easily decernible by the tone of voice he lends her/him. His modulation is perfect and gripping and yet - the story isn’t. It just follows a pattern that’s repeating for each and every character in the book, expectedly bringing out the worst in them, again and again. The bloody and violent end is all to inevitable. Actually it’s my first „King“ I deleted from my smartphone, an hour and a half before the end, after quite a lot of „skipping pages“.

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  • Martin Pralat
  • 28/01/2018

From now on my favorite King book

I can just say, that I love this book. It's brilliantly written and then also read from the master himself. It was a delight to listen to him.