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Rant Audiobook

Rant

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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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    saad alkashif 08-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "attention grabber"

    narration was awesome. I like that the different characters were different actors. I was interested the entire time. listened to it over two work shifts. the story had an unsettling realism to it.

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    Amanda 05-25-17
    Amanda 05-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Read it"

    This book is a complete mindfu**.

    LOVE. I read this book over and over and it never disappoints me. The narrators are INCREDIBLE. And the writing is so wonderfully disgusting.
    The audiobook version of this seemed a lot easier for me to follow than the hardback itself.

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    Jake 03-02-17
    Jake 03-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Even better with audio!"

    This was already one of my favorite books, though a bit confusing to follow do to the oral history framing the author uses. But as an audio book, with a new voice for each character, it makes the book even more enjoyable!

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    Andrew R Boyd 02-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "New Perspective"

    My favorite books are the ones that change the way you see the world. Rant gave a steady fusillade of fascinating ideas that bombard your reality. This may very well be my favorite work of fiction yet.

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    Austin Hinz Madison 12-30-16
    Austin Hinz Madison 12-30-16 Member Since 2014

    I like audiobooks.

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    "Meh"

    Interesting read. Overall, I thought it was ok. I enjoyed the odd characters and chaotic world, however I had trouble getting into the story. Palahniuk tells this story from tons of different characters but only short bits of text. Definitely a unique narrative mechanism. Again, tricky for me to unravel. I've always loved Palahniuk's brash style. Choke and Fight Club being some of my favorite books. This one though, more of a meh.

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    lyssa 12-22-16
    lyssa 12-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "violent postmodern genre stew performed well"

    It seems like there's an abrupt genre shift partway through. The Recorded Books Repertory Company does a fantastic job, every single character has nuance and life. I don't know that this book would have kept me engaged had I read it in the traditional format.

    Lots of folksy anecdotes and commentary from specialists in their field awkwardly segues into a sci-fi future where urbanites have Night and Day castes and bizarre hobbies. Oh and convoluted time travel.

    So if you liked Donnie Darko, you'll probably like this.

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    james 10-21-16
    james 10-21-16
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    "Excellent"

    The voice acting was dope. The story was dope. The credits were really long. If I ever see a Masserati again I am getting in you can all die.

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    Amazon Customer 10-06-16
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    "Outstanding performance"

    The book may be a struggle for some with Pahlanuick not bringing things lightly. The oral history format is easy to follow and allows for some startling and slow reveals. Cast is absolutely fantastic.

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    Amazon Customer East Lansing, MI 09-30-16
    Amazon Customer East Lansing, MI 09-30-16
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    "the best book you'll ever listen to"

    here are twenty words describing how awesome this audiobook is. download it now or else

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    Vincent 08-18-16
    Vincent 08-18-16 Member Since 2011
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    "One sentence review."

    This book shows you a cheap, easy way to tell an uninteresting and unremarkable story.

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