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Needful Things

Stephen King

Stephen King's #1 national bestseller 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. "A read in the tradition of The Stand" (Booklist). 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. "Fast-paced, well-constructed…cleverly plotted" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), Needful Things is often praised as "tremendous…wonderful…one of King's best" (Kirkus Reviews).

Stephen King's #1 national bestseller 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. "A read in the tradition of The Stand" (Booklist). 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. "Fast-paced, well-constructed…cleverly plotted" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), Needful Things is often praised as "tremendous…wonderful…one of King's best" (Kirkus Reviews).
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Stephen King's #1 national bestseller 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. "A read in the tradition of The Stand" (Booklist). 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. "Fast-paced, well-constructed…cleverly plotted" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), Needful Things is often praised as "tremendous…wonderful…one of King's best" (Kirkus Reviews).

Language:

English

Length:

25h 11m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:14:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:11:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:19:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:15:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:19:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:19:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:18:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:16:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:10:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:11:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:15:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:18:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:12:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:14:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:11:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:12:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:14:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:19:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:16:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:19:03