Charles Bukowski
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Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp (1994).

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    • Ham on Rye

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 966
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    In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed this

    • By Parola138 on 12-09-13

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Women

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
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    Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't start your Bukowski journey here

    • By Parola138 on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Post Office

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633

    "It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than 12 years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service.....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best, but still Bukowski

    • By j phillips on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Tales of Ordinary Madness

    • By: Charles Bukowski, Gail Chiarrello - editor
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    This collection of Buk's grimmest diaries gives an insight into the noir and brutal Los Angeles that Bukowski observed and lived so well....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patton nails this.

    • By Martin W on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Factotum

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Third Bukowski book

    • By Kyle Milligan on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Hollywood

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    Bukowski's alter ego, Henry Chinaski, returns, revelling in his eternal penchant for booze, women and horse-racing as he makes the precarious journey from poet to screenwriter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buk Lives!

    • By Ross Snyder on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Hot Water Music

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome collection of short stories

    • By Parola138 on 12-26-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • On Drinking

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    A powerful testament to the pleasures and miseries of a life in drink, and a window into the soul of one of our most beloved and enduring writers, On Drinking is the definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't read this sober

    • By Lowball on 03-02-19

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Notes of a Dirty Old Man

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    Addictive and instructive listening, Bukowski delivers the humanity and intelligence of all the unseen....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE TRUTH OF TODAY

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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....

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