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Joshua

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  • Diary: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Martha Plimpton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (77)

    Diary takes the form of a "coma diary" kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in a hospital after a suicide attempt. It is a dark, hilarious, and poignant act of storytelling from America's favorite, most inventive nihilist.

    Todd says: "What a trip!"
    "Ugh, time for a tissue!"
    Overall

    Martha Plimpton sounds like she has a permanent nasal congestion. Her voice drove me mad--I finished this book by reading it. The story is beyond excellent, but this version of the book is horrendous.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Choke

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (628)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (145)

    Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk's controversial and blazingly original debut novel, introduced a fresh and even renegade talent to American fiction, one who has retooled the classic black humor of Terry Southern and Kurt Vonnegut for the lunacy of the millennial age. In this novel, Choke, he gives listeners a vision of life and love and sex and mortality that is both chillingly brilliant and teeth-rattlingly funny.

    Pamela says: "Oh please, not another abridged!!!"
    "Hooked from the start."
    Overall

    Choke is by far my favorite Chuck Palahniuk novel. But don't bother with the abridged version--you're being cheated out of alot of neat material.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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