Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $24.28

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Fourteen-year-old Jamie, aka “Punkzilla,” is on a mission: to see his older brother, Peter (“P”), before P dies of cancer. Hopping a bus while still buzzing from his last hit of meth, Jamie embarks on a days-long bus trip from Portland, Oregon, to Memphis, Tennessee, writing letters to his family and friends - letters so honest he may never send them.

Along the way, he sees a sketchier side of America the Beautiful: seedy motels, dicey bus stations, and a colorful, sometimes dangerous cast of characters. In letters he writes to P, he catalogs them all - the freaky but kind transsexual, the old woman with the oozing eye, the girl with the long, wavy blond hair. But with each individual he meets and each interstate exit he passes, Jamie grows more anxious. Will he make it to Tennessee in time?

©2010 Adam Rapp (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Beneath a surface of disease, despair, and disfigurements, Rapp’s road trip is populated with good souls who, despite their circumstances, make significant sacrifices to help Punkzilla.... Devastating stuff, but breathtaking, too.” ( Booklist)
“Reads like a contemporary version of On the Road.... Fans will be more than happy to be in Adam Rapp’s company again.” ( Kirkus Reviews)

What listeners say about Punkzilla

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ken
  • ken
  • 27-06-2019

This book

I love Adam Rapp's writing, the story was about b 14 year old runaway trying to get home to his brother and told through letters written to him, I found myself thinking who would write this way.. then i realized a 14 year old writing to his Brother would write like this. I loved it.


In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.