©1971 Hunter S. Thompson; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
"The best book on the dope decade." (The New York Times Book Review)
At the top of the list
Catch-22, the overall tone.
I have not, but am sure to look for some in the near future - wonderful narration!
It most certainly did.
Christian, Texan, electrician, lover of reading-I lean towards Sci-fi/fantasy but enjoy the classics, history, and science titles also.
I get that this has a bit of a cult following however I was surprised to find it has no plot. It is just a nonstop jumble of more and more outrageous escapades by two guys that seem determined to kill themselves through the ever increasing application of every pharmaceutical they can get.
No, this genre will always be like watching a train wreck for me.
Richard Dreyfus' older brother. Hmm. Count the name as one word.
Revulsion. I was actually unable to finish this book due to the ever increasing depravity of the two principal characters.
I felt obligated to finish the story so I tried the movie which is near verbatim that of the book. I still could not bring my self to finish. Even if it all comes together in the end I feel the journey could not have been worth the trip.
Putting books on the back burner.
I'm not really sure how I feel about "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." It leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Vegas and acid trips were very redundant, than again I didn't find the movie much better either. Maybe I was born a different time to respect Hunter S. Thompson, but I'm not into bikers, dopers, or hoes. I found the book completely over the top and to be very basic.
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.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
IDK..it is really a crazy listen and it jumps around a lot...the story is non existent...but the performance is incredible!
All the drug abuse...lol
no, but I would...he is entertaining!
No...but I laughed and laughed!
This is not so much a story as a performance..there is a little story there..but its more a paranoid rant that is hilarious...yes I have seen the movie...and this is worth a listen...but don't take it to seriously...and if you cant find humor in severe drug abuse and partying...than don't even bother...it is well written...and performed...just crazy...I did enjoy it though!
A strong narrator delivers Hunter S Thompson's iconic book with ease and good humour. The story is such a well known one, thanks to the film, but actually going back to the text itself is a fun experience for people who met Raoul Duke for the first time through Johnny Depp. I'm not going to review the content of the story, because what's the point- it's Fear and Loathing, I'll just say that this is a perfect audiobook version of it, from start to finish.
Liked it. Short and sweet. Made me want to follow in some footsteps there, though the times are different these days. Great performance. Consistent and dynamic at all the right times. Story is fairly straightforward, but still eye-opening for me. I recommend.
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