So, this book is mostly famous due to it's content of over-the-top drug use. That did make it interesting at times, and I enjoyed the book a lot. Sometimes, I found it a little hard to follow, which may be because it's an audiobook and I listen to it driving, so I may have missed a thing here or there. A lot of people have issues with the narrator, and although he didn't bother me, I understand why. His voice seemed kind of "happy" and "stoned out surfer-esque." I was imagining this character from the Johnny Depp movie, and he played it more serious and paranoid, so it gave a totally different feel to the book. Anyway, the story is nuts, and I did enjoy it.
Short of actually being there, this is as close as you can get to experiencing Las Vegas in 1971. Thankfully Hunter S. Thompson recorded it all!
At first I was put off by narrator Ron McLarty's delivery, since he sounds nothing like Dr. Hunter S Thompson. But after the first 20 minutes, I was enjoying the story and especially McLarty's voice characterizations so much that I that I revelled in this audiobook. As for the story, well, if you're into gonzo journalism, this is the best there is.
A different narrator! The tone of voice was so damn annoying I didn't bother finishing the book.
Unfortunately I didn't finish listening.
Watch the movie, its more entertaining.
Great reflection on a time and place in American history. Informative, funny, scary, quick and worth the read. I am not sure it is an American classic but short enough that it's worth the investment.