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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45,610 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Palahniuk Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781440781025
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Carl Streator, a 40-something widower and newspaper reporter, has lived a reclusive life since the death of his wife. His latest assignment is to write a series of articles on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In doing so, he discovers that there is an underlying commonality in the deaths. A children’s book, Poems and Rhymes Around the World, containing an African Death chant, is found at the scene of the cases he investigates. Having read the chant aloud, he quickly realizes the lethal power of the words. As he fights against its powerful grip, which has turned him into a serial killer, he enlists the aid of some eccentric compatriots who vow to rid every library and bookstore of the deadly text before further lives are jeopardized. But what begins as a crusade to save lives soon becomes the ultimate game of cat and mouse, as they uncover the truth about the rhyme and are hunted by the force holding Streator captive.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominic Poon | 2/7/2014

    " Must read this one again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ceciliahill55 | 12/30/2013

    " My son is a big fan of Palahniuk so I thought I'd finally give this author a try. This is one bizarre book, but it certainly does present a lot of questions about human nature, and how power can effect choices. The main character in this book is a journalist who is investigating a series of deaths, only to discover a culling song, which, when recited to a person, will cause he or she to drop dead. He learns that this women who has discovered this power of the culling song, for one, has been hired by her government to kill terrorists and the like. She also uses it for her own personal grudges and for anyone who pisses her off. They call it "constructive destruction." So would you use the culling song to kill someone who is truly evil? Puts road rage into perspective. It does present some interesting questions. The book itself was a short one and easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Winn | 12/8/2013

    " Great book, will definetly keep you guessing and creep you out "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherhazade | 12/2/2013

    " This is such a quirky and bizarre book. However, it kept me turning pages. I enjoyed the way he pushed the limits of conventional fiction. I'll try to read more of him, but his books are never on the library shelves. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalie | 10/21/2013

    " So bad... I tried to read it twice, and I failed both times. I respect dark humor, but the main character is hard to follow and the general feel is pretentious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 7/20/2013

    " Not his best work but even not-great Palahniuk is better than most writers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 liz berland | 7/20/2013

    " a mystery that grabs you by the boostraps. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 C. E. Poley | 6/18/2013

    " not the best palahniuk there is, pretty predictable. I still enjoyed Rant a lot more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Miller | 12/4/2012

    " This is probably my favorite Chuck Palahniuk book thus far. Nuff' said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neill | 9/24/2012

    " Just imagine John Cusack as the lead "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tera Simmons | 8/3/2012

    " it was my first Palanuik. and i found it by chance in London. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 7/18/2012

    " Lullaby is one of those books that make you feel slightly uncomfortable a couple of days after having finished reading it, without quite knowing why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allyson Capetta | 5/13/2012

    " Was my favorite of Chuck's- loved the lore associated with it, and the melding of dark magic and modern environment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Farner | 3/3/2012

    " One of my favorite Palahniuk books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory Fulghum | 2/7/2012

    " Unique, well-written, but oddly unmemorable. This could vanish from Palahniuk's resume and nobody would notice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess Tait | 7/6/2011

    " Ripper of a read. Good fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelli | 6/30/2011

    " Least favorite Palahniuk novel because of the early inclusion of fantasy elements. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julija | 6/26/2011

    " This book left me sickened, astonished, amazed, confused, and above all - compulsively wanting more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raul | 6/25/2011

    " Excellent! Too bad the movie stunk! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shenanitims | 6/25/2011

    " I remember this book being a lot of fun. The way the tempo picks up at the end is amazing. It's a shame the movie didn't come close to recreating it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Falice | 6/20/2011

    " Pointless, repetitive and angry for not good reason. A book that reads like a cheap Fight Club knock off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanne | 6/19/2011

    " Salaciously riveting: Palahniuk’s writing is raw and honest. He took me on a roller coaster of sex addiction, insanity and showed me a side of humanity that I hadn’t considered before. Incredibly interesting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 6/16/2011

    " This is probably the worst of Palahniuks work. I definetly don't recommend it. If you're used to reading terrible stuff you might enjoy this, but if you have read his other stuff this will be dissapointing to you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 6/16/2011

    " Palahniuk writes a bizarre story with flawed characters. Typical for Palahniuk and I liked it well enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 6/16/2011

    " It's not really possible to describe this author's style and plot lines. This is totally unlike what I normally read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 6/15/2011

    " So, I really like this book because it's gross and the premise is absurd, but I know some people who hate the book for these reasons. Which is strange, because I don't think the book tries to be something that it's not. Anyway, I found it to be quite entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kourtney | 6/13/2011

    " I am sure the movie is better than the book. I didn't mesh well with the writing style and I wanted to give up on finishing it but I don't like to start something and then quit. "

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

    " Pretty good book. What did I walk away with? I loved the mother's view on life. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/7/2011

    " amazing story of the length a man will go to be loved
    "

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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

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.