Factotum

  • by Charles Bukowski
  • Narrated by Christian Baskous
  • 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.
Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.

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Not My Cup of Tea

Couldn't handle the narration, it was just irritating to listen to the narrators voice. I like Bukowski, but this books narration made it impossible to listen to. Couldn't get through this one.
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- michael hernandez

I could listen to this over and over again

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I'm now obsessed w/Charles Bukowski! The story is raw, dirty, and beaten down....I could not get enough.

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- Laura L Rodriguez

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-13-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio