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  • Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
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    (113)
    Story
    (110)

    “Buy the ticket, take the ride,” was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.

    Shaun says: "Buy the ticket...this is a great compilation."
    "Great Read/Listen, Narrator does a Great Job!"
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    Would you listen to Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone again? Why?

    I'm in the middle of this one and it being my first exposure to HST's literary work (saw a few of his stories that were made into movies) I'm thoroughly impressed. I was unaware Thompson had any political background, so a much welcomed surprise. The narrator, Phil Gigante does a great job and with his personal experience with HST he gives a more personal take on how the story is "meant" to be carried out. In relation to the movies Fear and Loathing and Rum Dairies, Gigante is spot on with his dialect and general demeanor. I can't wait to finish this one and move on to the next.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Learning more about HST's daily life and situation. The political ventures this man went on are comical and compelling at the same time. Not to take away from what he was doing at the time, because if he had succeeded in a few more elections it would have been monumental.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is a scene where Hunter is checking into a hotel full of cops with a suitcase of drugs. The scene at the counter made me smile from the inside.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Most definitely laughed a lot in this one. The drug references are spot on and the scene at the drug conference is just what I needed at the time I was listening to it. Great work by Hunter. The funny thing is, this parts not a story. He was checking into the hotel with . . . well I'll let you check that one out.


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