©1971 Hunter S. Thompson; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
"The best book on the dope decade." (The New York Times Book Review)
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.
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.
The story is interesting but full of loathing (go figure). The writing talent of Thompson is impressive considering how fried his brain must have been but God, he was a miserable person.
...and I think it will be my last. I guess I am just not into gonzo journalism, but I could not wait for this short book to be finished. The narrator did a good job, but the story was just bizarre and unpleasant.
This is a great story. I love the dialogue. the story can get confusing at times with all the flash backs and hallucinations through. I recommend this book to people that have a good imagegination. It seems like the story starts off at the climax and stays on that level for a while until it slows down where the climax usually is. I was definitely more into the book at the beginning and I thought the end could of been more interesting. overall this is a classic must read.
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