American Psycho (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 4.4 • 106 Ratings
    • $29.99

    • $29.99

Publisher Description

In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.

As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Bret Easton Ellis' book, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview that begins when the audiobook ends.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
PS
Pablo Schreiber
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
16:29
hr min
RELEASED
2009
August 11
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
835.2
MB

Customer Reviews

BellaBean ,

American Psycho

4-stars

djarcon ,

American psycho

Would LOVE to buy this audiobook, but $30.00???? Give me a break!

Binnewater ,

Hard to listen to (or read), but very good.

Bret Easton Ellis' book about a Wall Street yuppie in the materialistic Eighties and his descent into becoming a decadent serial killer took me a little patience to read, but I found later that was the point. Main character Patrick Bateman endlessly lists fine details about his posessions ad nauseum like you would expect someone who depended on a lifestyle of image would, ENDLESSLY describing his suits, facial creams, stereo, television, business cards...yadda yadda yadda, along with his life as partner at a high-powered Wall Street firm. This suddenly becomes interrupted when Patrick's lust for decadence, depravity and blood begins to overwhelm him...and intersperses with his normal life. The tone and graphic quality goes from shocking to sickening before reaching a shocking crescendo, and a suprise ending.

Weirdly enough, this book is filled with a strange humor! Two that come to mind is a chance encounter with Tom Cruise in the elevator to his high-rise (Bateman LOVES the movie Cocktail, and found out by suprise that Tom lives in the same building), along with a whole CHAPTER about how much Pat loves (wait for it)...Huey Lewis and The News. If you buy this, keep in mind the first few chapters drone, but are necessary to set the pace and tone of the novel. Prepare to be shocked (Bateman kills a child-be warned), but much like a rollercoaster, becomes REALLY interesting once the story picks up speed.

The closest thing I could compare this to would be the writings of the Marquis de Sade, and his tales of physical torture and sex, if mixed with the Me Generation. This book is really boring at first, funny and shocking later, and suprising at the end. A really good read, if you have the patience.

POST NOTE: When this book was released, feminist groups threw blood on it at bookstores and religious groups burned it. So, if you are easily offended in any way, shape or form, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU.

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