I find that Steve's reading of his own work adds a certain charm and honesty to the writing.
Fantastic listen, I had read the book prior and really enjoyed it, revisiting with the audio book and with his great voice gave it a whole other aspect to the story as a whole, I really enjoyed it. Steve needs to do more audio books!
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.
I love the way he reads, just very warm, well assured and great infliction's. TERRIBLE at imitating women's voices though! (for obvious reasons)
Fantastic book, exceptional audio book but it does drag on and go off on a different path from the main story for a painfully long time in places, which I can understand is to help create a fuller picture of the characters involved, but really the book could have been almost a quarter shorter than it is. I still very much enjoyed the book and found it inspiring!
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