An unusual story that develops the way it should. I liked how she got used to Hell and wasn't sure she wanted to go to Heaven.
The story grabbed me and I gladly hung on. I thought it might be depressing from the synopsis and the other reviews but it really wasnt. There are aspects of this hell that are certainly hell like but hell is not to be white washed. The main character and her crew wend and rampage their way through the hellish landscape and I didn't have the impression that they were true victims of their fate. The story was also comical. I guess one just has to listen to it to get that.
The narrator brings it all to this story. It would not have worked without her. Her wonderful dry delivery is perfect. I totally believed I was listening to a 13 year old precocious kid.
Take a chance with this book. I am glad I did.
it's almost impossible for a 13 years old narrator to win my attantion, and usually for me this can be a real turn- off, having said that - this was a fun, creepy, and wired at the same time, or in other words- definitly a true palahniuk
and it went by so quickly..
I only listened for 40 minutes until I could not take it any more. I did not find the main character believable or likeable, the story seemed like it was going nowhere and efforts to be cute and witty fell so flat that they were simply annoying and sad. The writing and performance both
I have been a fan of Chuck's writings for so many years. This book did not dissapoint. His writing style is constantly evolving and changing and this may be the best style yet. I enjoyed it from start to finish and really am glad this was my choice as my first audible book. I will have to sit and read the hard copy as soon as i have time though. The reader was great and addeed something to my experience that i am not able to descride since i dont have any other listenings yet to compare to.
Another great tale from Mr. Palahniuk. Damned is not for the squeamish, but delivers the usual over-the-top imagery, band of characters you hate to love, and pointed commentary on our "civilization" in general. Tai Sammons does a nice job. I will never answer survey phone calls the same way again.
No where near as many twists and turns as his previous titles, but Chuck's warped "not so bad" version of hell is pretty amusing. The menial reasons people are damned really cracked me up.
The character development of Madison from beginning to end went where I never expected, and when I read that last line, "to be continued", I curses the heavens and can't wait for the next part in this trilogy.
Overall, this isn't literary art, this is simply a fun book not to be taken too seriously.
Enjoy it for what it is.
This is a strange audiobook, and not really worth a credit. It is boring and dry at times.
Not a good book... Maybe I I don't "Get" it but really There was no point, it was boring, and I wish I could get my credit back. Sorry Charlie, we want books that make sense.
I have listened to this story twice and will be listening again. It was fun, irreverent and surprising!
Madison was fun and realistic. It is amazing how well a man could capture the spirit of a thirteen year old girl. She is bright, witty and funny.
I loved it when she beat up Hitler. That was really off the wall.