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Fear and Loathing in America Audiobook

Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968 - 1976

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Publisher's Summary

This astonishing volume of private correspondence, a critically acclaimed follow-up to The Proud Highway, shows Hunter S. Thompson as brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining", Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description", and the New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction".

Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years - addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut - is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

©2000 Hunter S. Thompson (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fear and Loathing in America to be better than the print version?

    yes Malcolm Hillgartner does a great job of conveying the right feel


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fear and Loathing in America?

    hunters conversations with jimmy carter


    Which character – as performed by Malcolm Hillgartner – was your favorite?

    hunter


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    buy the ticket, take the ride


    Any additional comments?

    all HST fans should read the proud highway and fear and loathing in america, as they are the closest things to a autobiography that he wrote

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    THOMAS 01-14-15
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    Been a fan since Hells Angels. Always a good read an now a good listen. Thompson an Duke could always sniff out a German,pinko,waterheaded swine from miles away..Miss his shit..RIP

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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