Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson audiobook

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

By Hunter S. Thompson
Read by Ron McLarty

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665014502

Runtime: 6.04 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Maverick author Hunter S. Thompson introduced the world to "gonzo journalism" with this cult classic that shot back up the best-seller lists after Thompson's suicide in 2005. No book ever written has more perfectly captured the spirit of the 1960s counterculture. In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior-for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The best book on the dope decade.” New York Times Book Review
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a scorching epochal sensation. There are only two adjectives writers care about any more—“brilliant” and “outrageous”—and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on both of them.” Tom Wolfe

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Author Bio: Hunter S. Thompson

Author Bio: Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005) was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books on politics and society were regarded as groundbreaking among journalists, and he was celebrated as one of the early practitioners of an outraged, irreverent form of highly subjective journalism that became known as gonzo journalism. His numerous articles for Rolling Stone and books like Hell’s Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas brought him wide recognition and cultlike status.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English