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Rant Audiobook

Rant

Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the New York Times best-sellers Fight Club and Lullaby, is known for his edgy novels, and Rant is no exception. Palahniuk presents this fictional biography of Buster "Rant" Casey in a series of vignettes told by the people who knew him best. As intricate as a spider web, Rant succeeds in recounting the story of one man's life only through the eyes of others. But the question remains, "Who was Rant Casey?"
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Publisher's Summary

Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the New York Times best-sellers Fight Club and Lullaby, is known for his edgy novels, and Rant is no exception. Palahniuk presents this fictional biography of Buster "Rant" Casey in a series of vignettes told by the people who knew him best. As intricate as a spider web, Rant succeeds in recounting the story of one man's life only through the eyes of others. But the question remains, "Who was Rant Casey?"

©2007 Chuck Palahniuk; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"This dark religious parable (there's even a resurrection) from the master of grotesque excess may not attract new readers, but it will delight old ones." (Publishers Weekly)
"Outrageous but not quite over the top, full of energetic humor, Rant...is a memorable portrait of the cults that gather around authentically different people and a portrait of dystopia that feels unsettlingly contemporary." (Booklist)

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    Janice marietta, GA, USA 08-15-07
    Janice marietta, GA, USA 08-15-07
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    "loved it!!!"

    What a bizarre listen!!!! Chuck is the best.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Heather bellingham, WA, USA 07-14-07
    Heather bellingham, WA, USA 07-14-07
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    "Loved it!"

    Great story, great audio book loved all the different actors.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diana M. Tennis 02-06-16
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    "Give it ten minutes - all will become clear -ish"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this once I got into it a bit. Totally original in the format and delivery. Hard to even describe except to say I was riveted by the story telling and the character development - wow, what characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The performances were interwoven perfectly.


    If you could take any character from Rant out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I loved Echo...so damaged, but brave, and confident, and honest.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Pierce 02-06-16
    Tim Pierce 02-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst book list"

    I do not recommend this book. I found the book nonsense, pointless & blasphemous.
    I did not enjoy, but listened to the entire book.
    Fortunately I listen to audio books while driving or walking, so at least it wasn't a complete waste of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 01-03-16
    Steve 01-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "by far my favorite of all Chuck books"

    I own the physical copy of this book as well but this book keeps you thinking and analyzing so much that I thought listening to it may give me a new perspective of it. I was right, this book is by far one of the smartest and hardest to grasp the concept of what he's saying but even without that understanding the first time I read it I still loved it. it's so easy to enjoy its a guaranteed new favorite to any fan of Chuck palahniuk.

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    Adam Strynadka 11-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Stuck with it - great story if you make it!"

    when you realize what is going on and the si-fi world that Chuck has created - it is great!

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    Steve 11-15-15
    Steve 11-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another amazing story."

    This story is a ride you will not forget. You may question reality when finished.

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    Colleen 09-28-15
    Colleen 09-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A story that makes you think!"

    Disease epidemic, the future, neurology, time travel. yes please!
    the story is choppy, as it is told by many characters about the main character, Rant. but I enjoyed a different style. it makes you think and put the puzzle together however you want. my fav of chucks so far.

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    Alejandro 08-03-15
    Alejandro 08-03-15
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    "Innovative, and perfect for audio book!"

    The cast of narrators employed to enact this book gives a perfect example of the possibilities of audio books. Must listen for any audio book enthusiast. I might have a hard time listening to any other fiction after being exposed to this great production!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 07-29-15
    Steve 07-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Story, Despite writing Style"

    Narrators were great, and it's a great story, but the oral history writing style gets irritating after a while, as each time someone speaks, they first introduce themselves, breaking the momentum of the story.

    Otherwise, this is a great Dystopian Fiction piece. It is a departure from the style of Chuck Palahniuk's other, more well-known pieces such as Fight Club and Choke. The oral history format, while irritating to listen to after a while, is an interesting approach to creating a tale of fiction.

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