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A .45 to Pay the Rent

Narrated by: Will Patton
Length: 15 mins

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Publisher's Summary

A Short Story from Tales of Ordinary Madness

"Aren't there any happy people?"
"There are many people who pretend that they are happy."
"Why?"
"Because they are ashamed and frightened and don't have the guts to admit it."

Bukowski's vignette, based on conversations between a drug dealer and his young daughter, follows unquestionable childhood logic about family, love, and making ends meet on the other side of the law.

OBIE winner Will Patton (Remember the Titans, The Good Wife, Armageddon) recreates Bukowski in his visceral prime, along with every eye-popping character in his life, each adversary, lover, and stranger in a lost city.

©1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1983 Charles Bukowski (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Roman
  • 09-11-2017

Underwhelming

The story isn't worth the three bucks it sells for though the performance is one of the finest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-10-2018

Short but Sweet

This story shows Bukowski’s two classic character styles starkly contrasted; the sweet gentle caring family man, and the hard drinking, hard hitting bum.

Will Patton’s, husky tones provides the perfect narration to this story of hope and despair, love and rage,

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-06-2018

short

can't believe I paid for a 15 minute chapter from another book I'd have to pay again to listen too