Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
4 Rating(s)
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Narrator: Chuck Palahniuk

Unabridged: 7 hr 10 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 12/03/2002


Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor’s life, go on to send checks to support him. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


AudiobooksNow review by Janice on 2007-06-14 17:01:07

this book deals with a sex addict and has graphic sexuality.

AudiobooksNow review by Jane on 2007-08-23 21:47:05

I read all the time and have listened to about 100 audio books. This is the first one I have returned after the first CD. Unless you enjoy pulling the legs off insects, you will not like this book.

AudiobooksNow review by Sandy on 2008-05-01 20:30:02

Fascinating book that makes you see things in a very different light from the norm. Definitely not your average, predictable, do-gooder novel. If you don't mind a little avant garde material, try this one! I loved it!

AudiobooksNow review by Stephanie on 2010-06-25 16:45:33

Honestly, this book was basically a replica of Fight Club. The story line was similar, the characters were very similar, and even the sequence of events and structure of the novel was the same. Could he not come up with something else? Where is the versatility? The main character of the book was extremely irriating and it was clear tha the author was just trying to get a rise out of the reader by saying outlandish, sexually related things. It got pretty old, pretty fast. Additionally, there was an A-ha! moment towards the end of the book thankfully, or else I would have thrown myself out of a window once I completed the book however, it was not very creative and once again, very reminiscent of Fight Club. Don't get me wrong - I loved Fight Club. But I really didn't need to read a knock off of it. Don't waste your time with this book. As the author warns you at the beginning it isn't going to get any better, just walk away while you still can.