Needful Things (CompactDisc) - King, Stephen

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A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever one''s heart desires . . . for a price. In this chilling audiobook by one of today''s most potent imaginations, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare listeners witless. Unabridged. 20 CDs.

Specifications

Publisher Workman Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9781598877540
SKU 208125752
Format CD
ISBN10 1598877542
Release Date 9/16/2008
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 6H x 5L x 2.25T
Author Info
Stephen King
Born in 1947, Stephen King has become a household name all over the world. His mother raised him and his brother after their father deserted the family in 1950. In high school, King began to write short stories, his first published work appearing in 1968. He attended the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in 1970. Up until his first novel appeared, King had worked in an industrial laundry, as a janitor, as well as an English teacher. CARRIE, his debut, was met by a largely indifferent public in 1974. It wasn't until two years later, after King's second novel 'SALEM'S LOT and the filmed version of CARRIE, that King became a major player in the horror field. THE SHINING, his 1977 haunted hotel novel, began a litany of bestsellers, including THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and many others. King's work is regarded as instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of interest in horror fiction in the 1970s and '80s. An extremely high percentage of King's voluminous literary output has been filmed, with varying degrees of success, but all serving to carry the name of Stephen King far and wide. He has written nonfiction, given lectures, acted in films, and continues to produce huge novels nearly every year, all of which become instant bestsellers. As an bizarre sidenote, during the summer of 1999 while walking along a back road in Maine, King was struck and seriously injured by a minivan whose driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while being distracted by his dog--thus creating exactly the kind of news item that might have inspired several of King's own novels.
From the Publisher
Annotation Mr. Leland Gaunt arrives in Castle Rock and opens a shop where residents can find whatever their heart desires. But in the hands of this sinister shopkeeper, even the most innocuous request has dire consequences. "Needful Things" is the last of King's novels based in the fictional Maine town of Castle Rock.
Editors Note New to the town of Castle Rock, Maine, shopkeeper Leland Gaunt probes the limits of people's desires as he opens his new shop, Needful Things, and offers the townsfold their dreams, taking perverse pleasure in how much they are willing to pay. Read by Stephen King. Book available.
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