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    • Tales of Ordinary Madness

    • By: Charles Bukowski, Gail Chiarrello - editor
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of Buk's grimmest diaries gives an insight into the noir and brutal Los Angeles that Bukowski observed and lived so well. He was a legend in his time: a madman, a recluse, a lover...tender, vicious...never the same. These are exceptional stories that came pounding out of his violent and depraved life - horrible and holy. You cannot listen to them and come away the same again.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Notes of a Dirty Old Man

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Born from Bukowski's columns, the LA underground press of the 1960s, Bukowski defined his early alter ego, Hank Chinaski, as a self-described dirty old man who eyes his defeatist attitude about himself with his clarity to see humor and holiness in others. Addictive and instructive listening, Bukowski delivers the humanity and intelligence of all the unseen. Filled with his usual obsessions - sex, booze, gambling - Notes features Bukowski's offbeat insights into politics and literature, and his tortured, violent relationships.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories

    • By: Charles Bukowski, Gail Chiarrello - editor
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Bukowski's mad immortal origins, surfaced from the literary underground, have addicted legions of audiences who've recognized Bukowski as one of America's greatest realist writers and poets. Audible Studios narrator and OBIE winner Will Patton ( Remember the Titans, The Good Wife, Armageddon) gives a tour de force performance of Bukowski's greatest work in his prime.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • South of No North

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    South of No North is a collection of short stories written by Charles Bukowski that explore loneliness and struggles on the fringes of society.

    Non-member price: $28.58

    • Life and Death in the Charity Ward

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A short story from The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories. "In 1955, at the age of 35, Bukowski was rushed to the charity ward of the Los Angeles County hospital, hemorrhaging at the bright red climax to a 10-year drinking bout." ( Pop Matters) Upon his survival and recovery, Bukowski began a writing career that would change American poetry and prose as we know it. This is the story of the moment when his life hung by a thread, but spun something else quite unexpected.

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • Hot Water Music

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes Bukowski's minimalist style and his thematic oeuvre.

    Non-member price: $28.58

    • A .45 to Pay the Rent

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Buk'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.

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

    • The Uncollected Columns
    • By: Charles Bukowski, David Stephen Calonne - editor
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Filled with his usual obsessions - sex, booze, gambling - More features Bukowski's offbeat insights into politics and literature, his tortured, violent relationships with women, and his lurid escapades on the poetry reading circuit. Highlighting his versatility, the book ranges from thinly-veiled autobiography to purely fictional tales of dysfunctional suburbanites, disgraced politicians, and down-and-out sports promoters - climaxing with a long, hilarious adventure among French filmmakers.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Kobiety [Women]

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Andrzej Blumenfeld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kobiety to jedna z najpopularniejszych ksiazek Charlesa Bukowskiego. Henry Chinaski opowiada w niej historie swoich licznych, czesto burzliwych zwiazków z kobietami; w wiekszosci sa to przelotne przygody, w których trudno doszukac sie jakiejkolwiek romantycznosci. Jego jezyk jest niewybredny, czasem rynsztokowy. Wierzymy jednak Chinaskiemu, bo w jego opowiesci jest i wrazliwosc, i uczucie.Warta uwagi jest interpretacja Andrzeja Blumenfelda, który niezwykle trafnie oddaje ducha tej prozy.

    Non-member price: $24.37

    • The Most Beautiful Woman in Town

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The dull ones would never understand Cass. To the men she was simply a sex machine and they didn't care whether she was crazy or not." Bukowski's alter ego finds himself in a slow dance with the most beautiful girl in town, who also happens to be its saddest; a tale of loss and what might have been.

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • Kid Stardust on the Porterhouse

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "...I managed to open the door and get up inside the cab. It had a soft leather seat and the seat felt so good that I knew if I didn't fight it I would soon be asleep." A brutal personal treatise on the need for work, even the most menial - and the need for dignity.

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • The Great Zen Wedding

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bukowski goes off the rails as the best man at a wealthy Hollywood "zen wedding" with his singular viewpoint and sharp insights. He's the only one to bring a gift, and the only one to demand the Zen Master's ears in return. "The rich understand; they just don't do anything about it."

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • Min oskuld och Pearl Harbor [Ham on Rye]

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Johan Svensson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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    Min oskuld och Pearl Harbor är en hudlös, ärlig skildring av den fattiga, vita underklassmiljön under den ekonomiska depressionen i 1930-talets Los Angeles. Den unge Henry Chinaski kämpar med tillvaron i ett barndomshem präglat av en passiv mor och en våldsam far, som låter sin frustration gå ut över sonen i form av systematisk aga.

    Non-member price: $47.15

    • Med det hele... [Ham on Rye]

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Thomas Gulstad
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Med det hele... (1982) er en hudløs ærlig skildring af det fattige hvide underklassemiljø under den økonomiske depression i 1930'ernes Los Angeles. Den unge Henry Chinaski kæmper med tilværelsen i et barndomshjem præget af en passiv mor og en voldelig far, der lader sine frustrationer gå ud over sønnen i form af systematiske prygl. Tæsk er der også at finde i skolen, hvor børnene lader deres hårde opvækst gå ud over hinanden gennem slagsmål og mobning.

    Non-member price: $38.69