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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Fante Narrator: Don Hagen Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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In Los Angeles, struggling telemarketer-writer and part-time drunk Bruno Dante is jobless again. The publication of his book of short stories has been put off indefinitely. Searching the want ads for a gig, he finds a chauffeur job. When Bruno calls the number in the ad, he discovers the boss is his former Manhattan employer David Koffman, who is opening a West Coast branch of his thriving limo service. Koffman hires Bruno as resident manager of Dav-Ko Hollywood under one condition: He must remain sober.

But instant business success triggers an abrupt booze-and-blackout-soaked downward spiral for Bruno, forcing him to confront his own madness as he struggles to keep his old familiar demons from getting the best of him yet again.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/10/2014

    " Charles Bukowski style novel easy read interesting but not on his level "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gilmore | 2/8/2014

    " Bukowski-lite and all that that implies. Could be worse! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Heverly | 1/21/2014

    " Dan Fante is brilliantly messed up. This book is one of his better books because of the ending. (If your into the whole AA thing that is) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dane | 1/3/2014

    " Good engaging/entertaining read but this dude ain't got shit on his old man. Which I'm sure people say all the time but eh...it happens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd R. | 12/4/2013

    " Typically genius. Two great writers in one family? Like Adaptation's conceit, only true ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/17/2013

    " Ok, but sometimes think Fante is just trying way too hard to be a renegade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 11/3/2013

    " This book is disturbing, depressing and funny, all at the same time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 10/28/2013

    " So-So, not the best. Good enough to make it to the end. Sex Drugs, the usual "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 9/4/2013

    " bruno dante, the protagonist of this book, reminds me SO MUCH of my dad. always trying to stay one step ahead of his demons. usually failing. i need to send him a copy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 8/17/2013

    " A novel of the downward cycle of recovery and inebriation. I mistakenly picked up this book thinking it was by John Fante (one of my favorites and Dan Fante's father). Dan's style is very much like his father's (with a good dose of Charles Buckowski thrown in). R-rated; narrative is very gritty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 6/26/2013

    " Dan Fante is one of the only authors whose work can make me literally cringe at times--it's raw and honest, and, yes, downright despicable. I like that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brianna Soloski | 6/20/2013

    " I was not a fan of this book. I'm not a prude, but the cussing was unnecessary. It was also poorly edited and felt disjointed to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 3/2/2013

    " Fante Jr. is a contemporary classic, but that's okay - you keep reading that Palahnuik schmaltz & leave the good stuff to the rest of us... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 andy | 2/16/2013

    " probably my favorite fante yet. a real page turner. bruno is at it again. limo driver to the stars. personal. rotten. the finale was underwhelming but expected. apparently there are only twelve steps. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ali | 12/27/2012

    " I'm sad to note that this novel is autobiographical. It explores alcoholism among other things. It's a bit graphic even for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 7/26/2012

    " I have to say I do enjoy Dan Fante. I thought this was going to be just another in the series of Bruno Dante and it was to a certain extent but with a positive message I didn't expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 6/21/2012

    " Hard-boiled stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ara Molina | 4/16/2012

    " I didn't like it as much as Chump Change or Mooch, and his cab driver stories were a lot more entertaining in Short Dog. "

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