Damned

  • by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by Tai Sammons
  • 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued thirteen 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.

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What the Critics Say

“The story scoots along like any great adventure story, as she takes on Hitler and Catherine de Medici, and it’s a delight seeing Madison find her place in life, even if it’s in death.” (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good Story

Couldn't listen to this as the audio voice was so whiny and dull. Made it unbearable. Sadly didn't get to hear the other half of story.
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Classic Chuck Palahnuik is becoming mundane

Chuck Palahnuik used to be one of my favorite authors. Fight Club, Choke, and Invisible Mosters were all brilliant. But he is using the exact same style in all of his books which is now annoying to me. He needs to move beyond the sexual shock factor and artsy repetition of the same phrase. It was interesting in the Fight Club, but now "I am Jack's complete lack of surprise."
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- BubbaBojax

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.