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Author: Chuck Palahniuk Narrator: Chuck Palahniuk, Anna Fields, Richard Powers Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781481572736
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An expanded, radically refashioned “director’s cut” of a favorite Palahniuk novel

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 bona fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book’s characters. Listeners will jump between chapters and have a second listen to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact, taking them on a ride they’ll never forget.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Maybe our generation has found its Don Delillo.”

    Bret Easton Ellis

  • “Drafting Invisible Monsters in 1991, Palahniuk structured it like the issues of Vogue he loved reading at the laundromat, with disorienting jumps that forced the reader to turn lots of pages in order to follow the story to its conclusion. It was a perfect format for a time-shifting road-trip narrative that drags conventional notions of fashion, beauty, self-image behind the car.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Palahniuk’s tale of a fashion model who loses everything when she is badly disfigured in a drive-by shooting gets a makeover here, featuring new chapters, new scenes, and special design elements. It’s being billed as a ‘director’s cut,’ which Palahniuk fans will definitely want.”

    Library Journal

  • “A nice collector’s item for Palahniuk’s cult.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/8/2014

    " It was good. I'm pretty much over my Palahniuk phase, but I enjoyed the original Invisible Monsters, so why not read this? It's mixed up and there are a few new things, but overall it's not so different from the original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 1/28/2014

    " Remix is more than I imagined it to be. I adore this book, especially the way it was written to be read. I could, and do, read this book over and over. It keeps my attention & gives you a strange sense of feeling a little lost, lost and excited/happy to be there. This will always be a favourite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/18/2014

    " Invisible Monsters is still high on my list of favorite Palahniuk novels, and this reworked version was a treat. I'm sure there's some new stuff here, and I think there was a fair amount of revision as well, based on my (admittedly potentially faulty) memory of reading the original release several years ago. The story is the same twisted freak show, but there is the added device of having the reader jump around to different chapters instead of following the usual linear structure of chapter one, then chapter two, and so on. I mean, even in the original the story line jumped around between past and present, and I have to admit that at first I wasn't sure how I felt about the chapter surfing, as it seemed like nothing but device and I kept wondering how far I'd gotten with the story, but after a while I found it to add a bit of interest and element of surprise to a story that is already full of surprises. And as usual, Palahniuk goes to great lengths to make the reader consider some of the ridiculousness of our looks-obsessed culture, as well as how far some people will go to get the life they want. Definitely (in my opinion) one of Chuck's best works, and a satisfying new rendition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 12/30/2013

    " The book kept my attention with a strange assortment of characters, such as drug addled drag queens, and several unexpected twists and turns. However, the remix part of the book was a little irritating, such as the mirror image chapters. Thank goodness there werent many. If you want a book with some very strange and dark characters, this it it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/25/2013

    " Palahniuk is absolutely one of my favorite authors and this book did not leave me disappointed. He is so good at creating these rollercoaster, twisted, drama, comedy, love'em, hate'em people and stories. I never know what to expect from him or were his narratives will lead, but really love the ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Winged_One | 10/17/2013

    " Some books you read and you never think about again. Other books seem to keep popping into your head for years to come. This is one of those books for me. It felt so over-the-top it was almost like I dreamed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami | 9/23/2013

    " I hadn't read this one yet, the non-remix, so it was all brand new to me. I did read it in the jumping around manner suggested by the author, which was no big deal. And WOW. Really WOW. So much silly absurdity coupled with hard truth. It was, for me, the perfect read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilly | 9/16/2013

    " I'll go so far as to give this book 5 stars. Yes, it was quite good. Palahniuk is an extraordinary writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 9/4/2013

    " Crazy. Twisted. Shocking end. Makes you think. I love Chuck Palahniuk's books, so if you've enjoyed his others, you'll enjoy this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/11/2013

    " not one my favorites of his, but extremely original, especially with the jumping around of chapters and even some written backwards, so you had to hold it up to the mirror to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 12/11/2012

    " Great, but if you have already read the book, don't bother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 11/21/2012

    " Terrifying. Broken. Honest and beautiful to the point where it becomes absolutely revolting. "

About the Author

Chuck Palahniuk has been a nationally bestselling author since his first novel, 1996’s Fight Club, was made into the acclaimed David Fincher film of the same name. Twelve of his works have made the New York Times bestsellers list, and his work has sold millions of copies worldwide.

About the Narrators

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.

R. C. Bray is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 180 titles to his credit. Besides winning five AudioFile Earphones Awards, he won the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Science Fiction Narration and has been an Audie Award finalist seven times. He has been a finalist for the Voice Arts Award, and in 2014, his narration earned a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an accomplished producer and voice-over artist, and his voice can be heard in countless TV and radio commercials.