Maybe. Probably. If someone I was with wanted to listen to it who had not already heard it, I'd give it another listen for sure.
I enjoyed Madison quite a bit. She was charming and witty without being overly "teen" like.
I thoroughly enjoyed the part where the punk kid had to climb into the massive goddess' vagina and give her an orgasm in order to keep her from killing his companions.
Chuck Palahniuk never surprises the reader. This book has all of the hallmarks -- a bizarre but intriguing premise, abrasive charactars, repetitive writing, horrible deeds and a fervent build up. Don't expect a masterpiece, but if you can get past the adolescent voice (both the writing and the narrator), it's about 8 hours of empty fun.
I wouldn't know where to start. This is a very odd book that took a very odd mind to write. I liked it very much - it was quite different and I'm always a fan of the new and unique. I would probably change a lot of things about this book, but then it would make it just like every other book and so I wouldn't like it as much.
The very blase way the author went about describing everything that was happening. Almost like he was describing a trip to the mall or something. The least interesting part of the story was the main character. I found her boring.
All of the characters were wonderfully performed. No complaints on the audio reader.
This was such a fun romp through Hell and back! The ending left the door wide open for a sequel, so I hope the author enjoyed it enough to continue the story...
The story, I never once got bored or drifted away while listening which is a hard thing for me to do. It kept me engaged and was loving every minute of it. I didn't want to get out of the car once I reached my destination.
Hard to say, I guess maybe Survivor by Chuck as well just because I love his doomed views on his characters.
The twist, I wont spoil it for others but usually I see twist coming but not this one.
Are you there Satan? It's me Madison.
Buy it/ Read it/ Listen to it whatever you have to do, this is a great book and you will enjoy it.
No. I hardly ever listen to books a second time.
Damned is so different that the only comparable book I can think of is Palahniuk's Rant.
She really makes you think she is a thirteen year old girl.
It made me laugh at times and think about what goes on in the real world.
Damned has many new twists on the old theme of Hell. You can never tell where Palahniuk is going, as he keeps on surprising you.
She is a fantastic actress, if you can stomach the certain plot lines in the book that would make people cringe normally to just experience her acting skills, you're in for a treat. Her voice acting skills are phenomenal.
Chuck Palahniuk Rebels! Is this Chuck pushing buttons so that he does not become a household name? For a while now I can see that lot of people may have looked to him as becoming this icon of american pop culture, the rabid writings of a softly spoken man that you could print lines off onto t shirts and make a few dollars... or even that reference that becca in "californication" might have made as listing our friend Chuck as an "inspiration".
I'd probably be annoyed too.
This book will be unsettling to a lot of people because of the graphic nature of things essentially happening to a child, all within a realm where sex, violence and the devil all seem to come into place.
His relentless approach and descriptive powers that we all enjoy from books like diary, choke, fight club etc have been used in topics that will leave a lot of people not wanting to read or listen to this book. I'd say it takes a true fan (I don't refer to myself as one) to really sit back and enjoy the writing in this book and see it as a work of Chuck's among many other books, this probably being a lot darker in writing.
As I said before, the actress reading this book is fantastic. I really enjoyed her delivery and her timing, as well as her use of using " demon voices" and slight changes to her own voice in representing the other characters, I think she is brilliant and would love to listen to more stories read by her.
In short, by all means if you want to listen to this book case Palahniuk is one of your favourite authors, do it. Otherwise you may just want to skip this title.
If you'd asked me whether or not Chuck Palahniuk could convincingly craft the voice of a thirteen year old girl, I may have been wary. I assure you though, Chuck comes through once again with an extraordinary interior dialogue that needles the awkward young adolescent in all of us.
Very inventive, and very funny
the ridiculous cast of characters
The protagonist, she had a great back story and goes through a great character arch
It can go a little over the top at times
A great Palahniuk blast. Freaky and sureal but also very "real". A favorite.
Love the detailed visual imagery of daily life in hell! Lol
Perfect voice for the awkward main character.