Extended Audio Sample

Download Me and the Devil: A Novel Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Me and the Devil: A Novel, by Nick Tosches Click for printable size audiobook cover
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (189 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Tosches Narrator: Rick Zieff Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $14.98 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

From New York Times bestselling author Nick Tosches comes a novel about a man haunted by demons who finds salvation in an unlikely source.

An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell, and Nick is so sick of it all that he can’t even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman who agrees to come back to his apartment. Their encounter is the most strangely extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable primordial desires, he enters a new and unimagined dimension of the forbidden and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy that is as intense as it is unholy.

Suddenly Nick’s senses are alive. He feels strong, unconquerable, beyond all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life’s pleasures, pure and perverse, sublime and dangerous, from the delicate flavors of the perfect tomato to the fleshy beauty of a woman’s thigh. But Nick’s desire to sustain his rapture leads him to a madness and a darkness far greater and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night.

Writing in a lineage that includes Dante, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby Jr., and Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches may be America’s last real literary outlaw—a fearless, uncensorable seeker of our deepest secret truths and desires, from the basest to the most beautiful. Me and the Devil is outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, a raw and blazing novel truly unlike any other. Like the man said: Read him at your peril.

Download and start listening now!

BK_HACH_001088

Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the best, from one of the best writers around. Nick Tosches knows the devil as well as any man has.”

    Keith Richards

  • “Words and wisdom that I shall carry with me into the f***ing dirt.”

    Johnny Depp

  • “If there was ever any doubt that Nick Tosches is the Dark Prince of literary fiction, Me and the Devil should settle the matter. The single most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril.”

    Anthony Bourdain

  • “Tosches has created an erotic asphalt odyssey that takes him on a subcutaneous awakening, drifting through a world of hallucinations, dark secrets, and dangerous desires.”

    Peter Wolf

  • “Another chapter in Tosches’ unflinchingly perverse literary output.”

    The New Yorker

  • “Brilliantly bizarre…Disturbing yet compelling, and as such doubly disturbing…But the poignancy of this remarkable story is about fine lines—between love and hate, pleasure and pain, genius and madness, good and evil, and, alas, fact and fiction. Not surprisingly, Tosches, who inserts himself into his fiction, concludes there are no fine lines. But there are fine books, and for the right reader this is one.”

    USA Today

  • “During his long career, Toshces has earned a reputation as a writer who doesn’t mess around…Me and the Devil is Tosches touching his outer limits. It’s a compulsively readable tale of sadomasochistic obsession and Faustian misbehavior: a meta-rumination on aging, sex, and the nature of art.”

    Tony O’Neill, BlackBook

  • “A dark narrative that cleverly blurs the lines between reality and fantasy…Tosches takes readers on an unpredictable journey through disturbing and erotic desires…Excellent.”

    Booklist

  • “By turns profane, obscene, perhaps even blasphemous, Tosches’ fictional account of ‘the most diabolically f***ed-up year of my life’ is like a cross between William S. Burroughs and J. K. Huysmans.”

    Shelf Awareness Pro

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, December 2012

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darrell | 2/19/2014

    " this is not for everyone, but tosches in the real deal. what's mysterious about this book is how he sustains interest through very discursive, dreamlike, philosophical/historical rambles. packs a punch, and the cameo appearances of keith richards and peter wolf are...priceless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Guinotte Wise | 2/9/2014

    " Took me awhile to finish this. Guy kind of reminds me of Wm. Burroughs. About an older author named Nick who lives in Tribeca and haunts various bars and AA meetings. Goes on aggressive binges, picks up young, attractive women who seem drawn to him (hey it happened to Burroughs) drinks their blood (yep!) and experiences well-being and youthfulness. He has a conversation or two with the devil hence the title, but mostly about expensive apparel. There are some beautiful, poetic passages and long periods of what seemed like journaled overspending. Some odd S&M stuff. All in all, not my cup of...tea. Some fascinating descriptions of opium experiences, ruminations about esoterica from the ages. I could go on. Or maybe I couldn't. Anyway, I read it. And I'll read him again, though probably his nonfiction from the past. He's a poet too. Might even read some of that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jake | 1/28/2014

    " I liked, but did not love this book. That is, I loved the parts of the book that involved the main character, Nick, interacting with other characters. And I put up with the over-wrought self analysis Nick put himself through the rest of the time. Love+Meh=Like, I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda Barlow | 1/22/2014

    " Some great writing about AA, the changes to NYC, falls apart a bit at the end. Overall, not sorry I read it. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author

Nick Tosches is from Newark, New Jersey. He is the author of four previous novels, Me and the Devil, In the Hands of Dante, Cut Numbers, and Trinities. His nonfiction works include Where Dead Voices Gather, The Devil and Sonny Liston, Dino, Power on Earth, Hellfire,Country, and Unsung Heroes of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He lives in New York City.