Version: Unabridged
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Narrator: Tai Sammons
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2011
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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'Are you there, Satan? It's me, Madison,' declares the whip-tongued thirteen-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk's subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a marijuana overdose'and the next thing she knows, she's in Hell. Madison shares her cell with a motley crew of young sinners that is almost too good to be true: a cheerleader, a jock, a nerd, and a punk rocker, united by fate to form the six-feet-under version of everyone's favorite detention movie. Madison and her pals trek across the Dandruff Desert and climb the treacherous Mountain of Toenail Clippings to confront Satan in his citadel. All the popcorn balls and wax lips that serve as the currency of Hell won't buy them off.

This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno where The English Patient plays on endless repeat, roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb, and the damned interrupt your dinner from their sweltering call center to hard-sell you Hell. He makes eternal torment, well, simply divine.

'The story scoots along like any great adventure story, as she takes on Hitler and Catherine de Medici, and it's a delight seeing Madison find her place in life, even if it's in death.''Booklist

Reviews (4)

Written by dominik doman on April 23rd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

yet another brilliant Novel by Chuck Palahniuk if you read fight club/survivor or Rant an oral bio of buster rant casey than you'll devour Damned as well as Doomed the sequel to Damned…


Written by Anonymous on October 10th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Dr Abby meets Breakfast Club meets Dante's 7 levels of hell....I will say the author's descriptive nature of hell was slightly humorous.

not very good

Written by Anonymous from Newark, NJ on March 20th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book was all over the place. Big fan of Palahniuk but this was a disappointment. Read his other books like "survivor" or "choke."

Written by Katie Collette on September 1st, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very entertaining story! The character development was great and I laughed out loud a lot.

Author Details

Author Details

Palahniuk, Chuck

"Chuck Palahniuk's three novels are the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher, Survivor, and Invisible Monsters. Portions of Choke have appeared in Playboy, and his nonfiction work has been published by Gear, Black Book, The Stranger, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Portland, Oregon."