• American Psycho

  • By: Bret Easton Ellis
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-17-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (93 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Patrick Bateman is 26 and works on Wall Street. He is handsome, sophisticated, charming, and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. And he is taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare...
©1991 Bret Easton Ellis (P)2009 Recorded Books LLC
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4 out of 5 stars
By Early 30s Girl on 07-14-12

Be prepared for this book

Undoubtedly this book is filled with violence and disturbing imagery. So if you are particularly sensitive to these things then perhaps be wary of listening to it. However, it provides a satirical account of our hyper-consumptive way of life; alienation and boredom. The protagonist is utterly deplorable - he is a psychopath after all - but seeing an extreme version of the wealthy late 80's/early 90's New York through his eyes is intriguing. In terms of the audio production the narration is excellent and I will look for other books read by Nick Landrum.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Angela on 12-11-12

A good listen!

The narration was very good, both in terms of pronunciation and animation in the voice. The book was written in such a way, as to make a point, and in my opinion it is a social critique. There are a lot of details and they will sometimes be somewhat boring to a listener, but there are also scenes that are terribly violent and brutal, but both of these characteristics help to underline the author's point, so it works!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 04-13-13

a challanging but good listen

i really stuggled with reading the book with endless lists of who is wearing what and reviews of bands but the audio book makes this all so much easier to get through. the book is violent so if you are faint hearted dont bother. its well read by nick landrum who when needed matchs the bored tone of the character. book transition quickly from a story of a high living well dressed male to that of butchery. i love it you should give it a try.

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10 of 11 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By william on 03-27-16

Hard Listen

I was equally disappointed and relived when the book finished. I don't know if it's due to me listening as I was working, but I found it hard to get an idea of any arch of storytelling. No character development. I guess that is part of authors plan to emphasise psychosis?

The murder scenes are hard listening. And SPOILERS the story just abruptly ends. No comeuppance, no consequences just 17 hours of in depth fashion discussions, album reviews, arguments over dinner reservations in between tonnes of vile gore.

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16 of 19 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-08-18

Great book if your into 1980s aesthetic. Intense!

Great book if your into 1980s aesthetic. Intense violence and gore beware. Hip to be square!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kellie on 02-10-18

I couldn't put it down

A very full on book, very graphic. Not for the squeamish. The ending was so so.

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