• Survivor

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Paul Garcia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 25-10-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (104 ratings)

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.
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Critic reviews

"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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4 out of 5 stars
By Tom on 04-06-10

Good and dark

I was unfamiliar with this author (apart from the film of Fight Club) but I will definatly be exploring more of his work. It is a dark novel and the author has a really good descriptive way about him. He is able to describe really mundane things and fill them with meaning. This book also contains some good cleaning tips in the course of telling his story, strange I know but you will have to listen to see what I mean. The characters are really well formed and fit perfectly into their roles.

The narration is quite dry indeed the narrator seems to inject anti drama to the character of Tender, but the story and the pace of text compliments the narrators style really well.

I really enjoyed this book although I appricate it is not everyones cup of tea.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stuart on 30-11-17

Great

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4 out of 5 stars
By Adam on 06-09-08

Clues to a mystery...

The thing that I've always liked about Chuck P's books is that they are generally less about story and more about odd coincidence. In answering one burning question about a character, he generally opens about ten new mysteries, and that makes his work really compelling. This book is no different, though I felt it dragged a bit in the last quarter. Still, he's never predictable, always surprising, and often disturbing -- a trio of characteristics that keep me coming back for more. If you travel through a Chuck P novel without running across an image that sticks with you for the rest of your life, then you're probably dead from the belly button both directions.


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32 of 36 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Kendall on 04-08-08

Glad I Tried It!

After reading the reviews on this book I thought what the heck, why not give it a read. I did and I'm not disappointed. Even though we knew the ending at the start it was a fun getting there. I will now search more by this author.

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17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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