• Free Billy

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ed Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,891 ratings)

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Free Billy

By: Don Winslow
Narrated by: Ed Harris
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Publisher's summary

Billy has figured it out.

How to live free.

That’s "free" as in "it costs no money" at hotel buffets, fast-food drink fountains, beachside shower, his old van....

From the master of crime fiction comes an unexpectedly whimsical short story about this San Diego surfer whose life plan is working perfectly until he meets a wealthy woman at an art gallery opening (the hors d’oeuvres), falls in love, and then has to masquerade as an upstanding member of society.

This O. Henry-style yarn will surprise and delight Don Winslow fans and short-fiction devotees alike.

©2021 Don Winslow (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Don Winslow is the author of twenty-two acclaimed, award-winning international bestsellers, including The New York Times bestsellers The Force and *The Borderv, the #1 international bestseller The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine. His latest novel, City on Fire, is set to publish in April of 2022. Savages was made into a feature film by three-time Oscar-winning writer-director Oliver Stone. The Power of the Dog, The Cartel, and The Border sold to FX to air as a major television series, and The Force is soon to be a major motion picture from 20th Century Studios. A former investigator, antiterrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in California and Rhode Island.

About the Performer

Ed Harris stars as the enigmatic Man in Black in the HBO series sensation, Westworld and will reprise his role in the upcoming fourth season. In season 2 he received an Emmy nomination for his performance. He also stars opposite Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, which Paramount will release in 2022. He can currently be seen in Netflix’s The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s award-winning film adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novel, with Olivia Coleman and Dakota Johnson.
Harris made his feature film directing debut on Pollock, receiving an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the title role. His co-star, Marcia Gay Harden, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar under his direction. Harris also directed, as well as co-wrote Appaloosa, starring opposite Viggo Mortensen. His film credits include A History of Violence (Natl. Society of Film Critics Award); The Hours (Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations); The Truman Show (Oscar nomination, Golden Globe Award); Apollo 13 (Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, SAG Award); Kodachrome opposite Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olson; Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!; In Dubious Battle, Run All Night, Frontera, The Face of Love, The Way Back, Copying Beethoven, The Right Stuff, The Abyss, The Rock, The Human Stain, A Beautiful Mind, Stepmom, The Firm, Places in the Heart, Alamo Bay, Sweet Dreams, Jacknife, State of Grace, The Third Miracle, Touching Home, and Victor Nunez’s A Flash of Green.