Bad Monkeys

  • by Matt Ruff
  • Narrated by Allyson Johnson
  • 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder. She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil and that her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons - or "Bad Monkeys" for short. This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail's psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy, or playing a different game altogether. What follows is one of the most clever and gripping novels you'll ever hear.


What the Critics Say

"Fast. Wicked. Scarily clever, and equally fun for those who like thrillers and those who don't." (Neal Stephenson, author of Cryptonomicon)
"Bad Monkeys has wit and imagination by the bucketload. Buy it, read it, memorize then destroy it. There are eyes everywhere." (Christopher Moore, author of You Suck)


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Customer Reviews

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A strange strange story but not horrible. It is not as good as Lovecraft Country but I listened.
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- ayodele higgs


I looked forward to this book from an award winner but it ended up one of the few I've ever just lost total interest in, even at 3/4 through. I gave it an hour to get better and it got worse. m
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- Mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-18-2008
  • Publisher: HarperAudio