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Survivor Audiobook

Survivor

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Publisher's Summary

Tender Branson, the last surviving member of the so-called Creedish Death Cult, is dictating his life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the airplane, which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback. But before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble domestic servant to an ultra-buffed, steroid-and-collagen-packed media messiah.

This is author Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak, a mesmerizing, unnerving, and hilarious satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world.

©1999 Chuck Palahniuk; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A perfect comment on our apocalypse-fixated times." (Spin)
"Brilliantly satiric and savagely funny." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Mordant....One's sympathy for the improbably doomed hero is fully engaged." (New Yorker)

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    Ryo 12-22-16
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    "A Must Listen!"

    Phenomenal narrator.
    Captivating author.
    Story like no other.

    You won't be able to put this one down until it's over!

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    Amazon Customer 12-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Depressing"

    Very depressing....a downer. read well but the storyline was so n negative.
    Make sure to have something positive to do when you are done listening.

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    Sam Green 12-16-16
    Sam Green 12-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant, funny, twisted"

    This is a dark and funny masterpiece read well and crisply. Relish and weep friends!

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    Jake Ullom 09-22-16
    Jake Ullom 09-22-16
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    "Not sure what all the hype is about."

    Just a story. Not really much in the way of entertainment. Dry, basic, simple plot. Didn't really have me on the edge of my seat. Or really even in it.

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    David 09-07-16
    David 09-07-16 Member Since 2011

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    "One of my favorites"

    People tend to rave about Fight Club or Choke and both of those are very good books, but I've always liked Lullaby and Survivor. Survivor is notable in that I believe it's the only book where Paulnuik writes a decent ending. I find his writing, the earlier the better, to be wonderful, he's one of my all time favorite authors, but he doesn't seem to be able to do an ending to save his life. Anyway, he's where he's not quite as witty in this book as some of the others, I think it's one of his best.

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    Allen S. 08-18-16
    Allen S. 08-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book. live the author and his works. words w"

    words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words unique in its place for you to be the one I am a little bit about me I would like to have to be the same as the

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    Ken 07-28-16
    Ken 07-28-16

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    "I disagree with most of the other reviews"

    This is a very, very dark book. I personally did not find any humor in this title but I found it to be a 'good read'.

    I found Survivor to be interesting from front to back (acknowledging the reverse chapter countdown labeling). I found the last quarter of the book to be just as interesting as the beginning and middle.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this listen but I doubt that I will ever do a re-read because while it was interesting it was mentally exhausting to read. Personally,
    I suggest listing to this title at normal speed for fifteen to twenty minutes so that the you get the narrative pace locked into your head then gradually speed it up to get through the entire book efficiently.

    You will likely enjoy Survivor if you were particularly interested in the Charles Manson Family, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, Peoples Temple (James Jones), etc. Just know that this book is fiction and unrelated to those groups previously mentioned.

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    Bridget Brown 07-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "not what I expected"

    I thought this was going to be more based off a true story but it's just about a pretty messed up guy that's a fictional character.

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    Angelyn Walpole, MA, United States 07-06-16
    Angelyn Walpole, MA, United States 07-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "loved the story"

    he does such a great job at telling a complete story, I adore Chuck P.

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    gabe 06-17-16
    gabe 06-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "horrible narrator."

    listen to at 1.5 speed. I understand he's trying to capture the attitude of the character but goddamn.

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