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    • Fight Club

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Jim Colby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,405

    When a listless office employee (the narrator) meets Tyler Durden, his life begins to take on a strange new dimension. Together they form Fight Club - a secretive underground group sponsoring bloody bare-knuckle boxing matches staged in seedy alleys, vacant warehouses, and dive-bar basements. Fight Club lets ordinary men vent their suppressed rage, and it quickly develops a fanatical following.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad...

    • By Nate_D on 04-11-14

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Adjustment Day

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 303

     People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They've been reading a mysterious blue-black book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen to

    • By Sondra Jacobs on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Lullaby

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,061
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 678

    New York Times best-selling author of Fight Club, which was adapted into a major motion picture, Chuck Palahniuk offers a haunting tale. Winner of the Northwest Booksellers Association Award, Palahniuk is one of the rare literary geniuses who has been able to bridge the gap between a cult following and commercial success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Palahniuk's New Hit

    • By RockyToTheMoon on 01-12-05

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Survivor

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Paul Garcia
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,680

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clues to a mystery...

    • By Adam on 09-06-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Choke

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 530

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Oh please, not another abridged!!!

    • By Pamela on 10-26-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Haunted

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Marc Cashman, Erik Davies, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 735
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 740

    Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: 23 of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter, sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined "Writers' Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months", and who are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of "real life" that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True Horror -- Not for the faint of heart, stomach

    • By Dominique on 05-24-05

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Invisible Monsters

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 858
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 858

    She's a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway "accident" leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she is transformed from the beautiful center of attention to an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this!!

    • By Carol on 03-23-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Damned

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,040
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

    “Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued 13-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a marijuana overdose—and the next thing she knows, she’s in Hell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As a new Chuck Palahniuk reader, I liked it a lot!

    • By William R. on 01-18-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Make Something Up

    • Stories You Can't Unread
    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Chuck Palahniuk, Scott Sowers, Rich Orlow, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 344

    For years Chuck Palahniuk has reserved his best storytelling for his readings, often choosing to read a new short story instead of whatever novel he is supposed to be promoting. Make Something Up compiles these previously unpublished tales for the very first time, plus the Byliner social media insta-classic "Phoenix" and Palahniuk's most notable pieces from Playboy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Plenty of shock, just not enough Palahniuk awe

    • By Darwin8u on 06-10-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Rant

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 940
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 670
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 669

    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?"

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4 for Creativity

    • By Tech Nut on 08-04-07

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Diary

    • A Novel
    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Martha Plimpton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 514
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 267

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The uninitiated need not apply

    • By Benjamin Johns on 07-10-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Doomed

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 398

    Madison Spencer, the liveliest, snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the adventures in the afterlife begun in Damned. Having somewhat reluctantly escaped from hell, she now wanders the purgatory that is Earth as a ghostly spirit, seeking her do-gooding celebrity parents, fighting the malign control of Satan, recounting the disgracefully funny encounter with her grandfather in a fetid highway rest stop in upstate New York when she - oh, never mind - and climaxing in a rendezvous with destiny on the new, totally plastic continent in the Pacific called, not at all accidentally, Madlantis.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too many mispronounced words

    • By james on 12-16-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Beautiful You

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Carol Monda
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 350

    From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Beautiful You is Palahniuk's much-anticipated satire of the emerging erotic thriller genre, a mash-up of mommy porn and chick lit à la Sex and the City, and fantasy lit à la Clan of the Cave Bear. Imagine if Ira Levin had a baby with Jean Auel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So weird

    • By Sterling Scott on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Fight Club

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Jim Colby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Every weekend, in basements and car parks across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enticing and, of course, better than the movie.

    • By Dora D on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $15.43

    • Snuff

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With 600 men. Snuff unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room. This wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last. Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing? Who else could do it so well, so unflinchingly, and with such an incendiary (you might say) climax?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It is worth the read.

    • By Dean on 01-17-13

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Invisible Monsters Remix

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Chuck Palahniuk, Anna Fields, Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Injected with new material, Invisible Monsters Remix fulfills Chuck Palahniuk’s original vision for his 1999 novel, moving a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry even further into a wildly unique listening experience. Palahniuk’s fashion-model protagonist has it all - boyfriend, career, loyal best friend - until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self-esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, queen supreme, one operation away from becoming a bonafide woman.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read the book or get the original audio version

    • By Tango on 06-19-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Maldita

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk, Javier Calvo - traductor
    • Narrated by: Miriam Monlleó, Pep Papell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Después de Condenada, Chuck Palahniuk nos trae de vuelta a Madison Spencer, la adolescente muerta más vivaracha y mordaz del inframundo, en una aventura que la llevará a luchar contra el mismísimo diablo. Me llamo Madison Desert Flower Rosa Parks Coyote Trickster Spencer, y soy un fantasma. En otras palabras: ¡Bu! Tengo trece años y un poco de sobrepeso. En otras palabras: estoy muerta y encima gorda.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Muy largo, casi etern

    • By Felix Soto Arguedas on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stranger Than Fiction

    • True Stories (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Chuck Palahniuk
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    Chuck Palahniuk's world has always been, well, different from yours and mine. These pieces from Stranger Than Fiction, his first nonfiction collection, prove just how different, in ways both highly entertaining and deeply unsettling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and hilarious

    • By Brooke P. Anderson on 01-17-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Pygmy

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    "Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67, on arrival Midwestern American airport....Code name: Operation Havoc." Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the U.S. disguised as exchange students to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified attack of massive terrorism

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Kinder, Gentler Chuck

    • By Maude Lebowski on 05-30-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Tell-All

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 45

    Hazie Coogan has for decades tended to the outsized needs of Katherine “Miss Kathie” Kenton, a larger-than-life star who has survived multiple marriages, career comebacks, cosmetic surgeries, and emotional dramas. But danger lurks with the arrival of a gentleman caller named Webster Carlton Westward III, who worms his way into Miss Kathie’s heart and boudoir.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Aaron Elliott on 07-05-10

    Regular price: $23.07

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