Pygmy

Chuck Palahniuk, Author, Michael Garcia, Read by , read by Paul Michael Garcia. Blackstone Audio $24.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4332-7723-8

Palahniuk's eponymous protagonist, a highly skilled terrorist, infiltrates an American family by posing as an African pygmy on a student exchange. He relates his sinister albeit humorous escapades in a stunted and ungrammatical prose. While the style is essential to the plot and effective in the novel, it is overwhelmingly problematic in an audio version: read aloud, Pygmy's peculiar speech patterns sound like bad beatnik poetry. While Paul Michael Garcia handles pacing and rhythm admirably, his professionalism cannot alone make this a worthwhile listen for anyone but the die-hard Palahniuk fan. A Doubleday hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 2). (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 11/30/2009
Release date: 05/01/2009
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Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4332-7722-1
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4332-7730-6
Paperback - 241 pages - 978-0-09-952697-1
Hardcover - 288 pages - 978-0-09-954834-8
Hardcover - 241 pages - 978-0-224-08713-1
Open Ebook - 142 pages - 978-0-385-53034-7
Hardcover - 241 pages - 978-0-385-52634-0
Hardcover - 256 pages - 978-0-385-66629-9
Compact Disc - 978-1-4332-7725-2
MP3 CD - 978-1-4332-7726-9
Book - 1 pages - 978-1-4332-7728-3
Paperback - 256 pages - 978-0-385-66630-5
Paperback - 241 pages - 978-0-307-38981-7
Ebook - 978-0-307-37372-4
Open Ebook - 256 pages - 978-1-4090-7762-6
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-20305-1
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