Damned

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,501 ratings

Damned Publisher's Summary

“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. Madison shares her cell with a motley crew of young sinners that is almost too good to be true: a cheerleader, a jock, a nerd, and a punk rocker, united by fate to form the six-feet-under version of everyone’s favorite detention movie.

Madison and her pals trek across the Dandruff Desert and climb the treacherous Mountain of Toenail Clippings to confront Satan in his citadel. All the popcorn balls and wax lips that serve as the currency of Hell won’t buy them off.

This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno where The English Patient plays on endless repeat, roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb, and the damned interrupt your dinner from their sweltering call center to hardsell you Hell. He makes eternal torment, well, simply divine.

©2011 Chuck Palahniuk (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Damned

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 994
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 988

    “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

  • Book 2

    • Doomed

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 382

    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