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Roughneck

Jim Thompson

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Description:

By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber's helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other occupations. By the time he was eighteen, he was driving across America in a broken-down Ford without a penny to his name and his mother and his kid sister Freddie in tow, looking for just one more paycheck to keep them all alive. A bittersweet comedy of a hard-won American life, ROUGHNECK chronicles the many jobs, near-criminal escapades, and downright unlawful grifts of the man who would become one of crime fiction's most enduring writers, in a larger-than-life literary memoir--or wildly entertaining tall tale--as only Thompson could tell it. Hard times have never sounded so good.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bob Walter

Length:

6h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

12:58


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:22