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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52,396 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Palahniuk Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781455186679
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Love, betrayal, petty larceny, and high fashion fuel this deliciously comic novel from the author of Fight Club.

She’s a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway “accident” leaves her with half her face, no ability to speak, and virtually no self-esteem, she is transformed from the beautiful center of attention to an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists.

Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better—and that salvation hides in the last places you’ll ever want to look.

In this hilarious and daringly unpredictable novel, the narrator must exact revenge upon Evie, her best friend and fellow model; kidnap Manus, her two-timing ex-boyfriend; and hit the road with Brandy in search of a brand-new past, present, and future. Changing names and stories in every city, they catapult toward a final confrontation with a rifle-toting Evie—by which time the narrator will have learned that loving and being loved are not mutually exclusive, and that nothing, on the surface, is ever quite what it seems. By turns witty, poignant, and exhilarating, Invisible Monsters will take you on a ride you’ll never forget.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Invisible Monsters makes the author’s jarring first novel, Fight Club, seem like a leisurely buggy ride.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Anna Fields executes a brilliant performance…Her smooth and stable tone leads listeners through this deliciously chaotic tale…Her magnificent performance only adds to Palahniuk’s story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is a wild ride of a novel…No one is who he or she seems to be, and the challenge is to figure out who is morphing into whom.”

    Booklist

  • “A Chinese box of a novel, fascinating in its intricacies.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayward Cabbage | 2/13/2014

    " This is my favourite book out of every book and manga I have read. It is utterly amazing and I thought is was beautiful. It is not a light read, reading it is like being tied to the back of the bullet train by your legs so that your head is being rammed into the tracks. It showed me everything I hated about myself, what love was and how to attain it, but it is no romance. Normally being a fantasy romance person, this isn't what I would normally read, but both Fight Club and Invisible Monsters have changed my life, the way I look at life and what I think of myself. This book is on a completely different level to every other book I have ever read, It will stay with anyone who reads it forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica Thompson | 2/9/2014

    " Facinating! I love his quirky sense of humor! "

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

    " My favorite by Palahniuk. Why isn't this a movie yet? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eozenaj | 2/4/2014

    " Absolutely brilliant; a grotesque, graphic expedition into the engrossing and suffocating world of vanity. Upon finishing this book, I felt like I needed a stiff drink. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Coe | 1/11/2014

    " my favorite chuck book. if you don't like your head being messed with and closing a book saying 'what the fuck just happened?' then i would suggest staying away from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylie | 1/11/2014

    " Sharp, witty, clever, and devilishly humorous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hehena Bo Bena | 1/9/2014

    " This is one of my favorites by Chuck Palahniuk. There is something so tragically beautiful about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 1/2/2014

    " So dark and twisted with a plot twist I never saw coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 12/17/2013

    " I didn't appreciate too much the style of narration but I loved the cruel side of the tale "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shellie Dougherty | 12/1/2013

    " Entertaining, to a point. I usually read late at night and all the JUMPing around confused me at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Luster | 11/12/2013

    " Palahniuk really keeps you on the edge with this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis Osman | 8/8/2013

    " Fight club for ladies or not so macho readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitar | 7/30/2013

    " A crazy ride through the modern USA, filled with pain killers, hormones, terms you don't really want/need to know, and A LOT of twists and turns. Makes Fight Club look almost like a book for children. Stunning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 César Galicia | 6/4/2013

    " By far this is the best chuck palahniuk book. Brandy is such a great and complex character and Chuck's "hidden shotguns" work perfecty. If you have only read "fight club" I strongly suggest to read this next :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Joslin | 5/1/2013

    " Pretty much my favorite book of all time...and favorite author! I love the sarcastic dark humor and how the story makes you think and question reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 2/7/2013

    " One of my favorite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemski | 1/12/2013

    " As one of my favourite authors, I am relieved to say that that this restored my faith in Palahniuk after 'Haunted'. A great big poke in the eye for America's obsession with 'beauty' and possessions. Great characters and genuinely amusing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jensen Marie | 12/30/2012

    " Whatever. This was well written, but didn't strike my heart-fancy. I couldn't relate and I didn't feel it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherene Kuruvilla | 7/19/2012

    " It is one long trip from the word go!! The ride is at a breakneck pace and its difficult to stop for air in between. Crazy, weird and wonderful!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Reeves | 4/9/2012

    " Brilliant novel. Rich and vibrant character portrayals. Dark and macabre humor. A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessi | 12/19/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book. I just finished it and I already want to start reading it all over again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhapsody | 12/8/2011

    " This was the very first book I read my Palahniuk when I was a young girl. I still love the subject matter which is still particularly relevant to our cultural growth, and think it's worth reading again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea Tyus | 12/7/2011

    " My absolute most favorite book. I can't get enough of Palahniuk's cynical and sarcastic writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 9/6/2011

    " It's a Palahaniuk book. It is what you expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami Lynn | 6/25/2011

    " Just to remind myself that Chuck Palahniuk was actually once an awesome writer (and not just because I was young), this is the third of his books I reread.. I'm pretty sure it was even better the second time around than the first. So.friggin.good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carafriedlander | 6/23/2011

    " I loved this book. A real page turner for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rizal Octora | 6/21/2011

    " My first Palahniuk experience.
    I was pretty bored reading it at first, but the storyline ran more and more intense along the page, successfully made me stoked til the very last chapter.
    No wonder M83 was inspired by this book for one of his songs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 6/16/2011

    " We are our own worst enemies. We are also a shallow bunch..Creating miserable expectations to live up to...."When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves" Palahniuk tells us in this, one of my favorites of his books. Read this book now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 6/12/2011

    " i though this book was thrilling to read because of the subject matter. the whole thing wowed me and i LOVED the ending. fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 6/11/2011

    " This book started off at a very high pace, slowed back down, and went right back into high gear near the end. This book has many twists that sucks you in and you start to crave it... like plastic surgery... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mara | 6/7/2011

    " Poche stelle. Insomma si la storia è buona, strana ma buona, diversa.
    Ma non mi ha mai rapito, in alcuni parti mi si chiudevano gli occhi e sbuffavo nel leggerlo.
    Può piacere certo, a me no però. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy Sue | 6/7/2011

    " Excellent Story with an Excellent Twist. 10 stars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/7/2011

    " really tells the story about the amount of vanity and what people will do to achieve beauty in the world.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 6/2/2011

    " Another one of my all time favorites. I LOVE Chuck Palahniuk and have read some of his other works. Amazing book, amazing author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 6/2/2011

    " The entire book kept me on the edge of my seat. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to know what would happen next. The ending was a complete surprise. "

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About the Author
Author Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk’s bestselling novels include Tell-All, Damned, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Lullaby, Fight Club, Diary, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke. He is also the author of a nonfiction profile, Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

About the Narrator

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.