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 814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 754
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 756

    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 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    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 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547

    "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 kurdis teed on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Factotum

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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

    • Notes of a Dirty Old Man

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Addictive and instructive listening, Bukowski delivers the humanity and intelligence of all the unseen....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different voice for different material

    • By john in RI on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • Pulp

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Opening with the exotic Lady Death entering the gumshoe-writer's seedy office in pursuit of a writer named Celine....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bukowskis worst.......still pretty good

    • By Jesse on 10-29-13

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Hot Water Music

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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

    • Hollywood

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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

    • Der Mann mit der Ledertasche

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Matthias Brandt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Trotz zahlreicher Auseinandersetzungen mit seinem Chef frönt der Briefträger Henry Chinaski alias Charles Bukowski seinem exzessiven Leben...

    Regular price: $12.49

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