©1971 Hunter S. Thompson; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
"The best book on the dope decade." (The New York Times Book Review)
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.
I have not read the print version, but I would say I prefer the audiobook to the movie. Even though I am a Johnny Depp fan. The story is much better in your head.
All of the places where main character knows it not a good idea, but of course this does not stop him from being reckless.
I will be looking for more from this infamous author.
best audio book i have heard yet
It crept up my spine like first rising vibes of an acid frenzy
Well... it'll probably work out. We can keep her loaded and peddle her ass at the drug convention. Yeah. She's perfect for this gig. These cops will go fifty bucks a head to beat her into submission and then gang-fuck her. We can set her up in one of these back street motels, hang pictures of Jesus all over the room, then turn these fucking pigs loose on her. Hell, she's strong, man. She'll hold her own.
written by a man who never "just said no"
"Roller coaster ride of drug abuse"
The narration of the book helps to make the disjointed nature of the story roll along more evenly than you would expect. it is well told and the characters come alive. it is hard to believe that this book was written over forty years ago as certain aspects of the culture and lifestyle are as fresh today as they were then and nothing seems dated, it seems relevant, almost as if you could have the same wild adventure today as you could then and nothing would have changed except for the names of the politicians. All in all a solid 5/5 and highly recommended by this listener.
I READ THIS BOOK AND ALSO SAW THE FILM BUT NONE OF THEM COMPARE WITH THE AUDIO BOOK. I LAUGHED SO MUCH AND REALLY ENJOYED THE PURE MADNESS. THE NARRATOR IS FABULOUS AND PORTRAYS THE EVENTS SO WELL THAT I FELT LIKE I WAS ACTUALLY THERE.
"Drug feuled trip to Las Vegas"
An over the top account of a mind bending trip to Las Vegas I must admit one of the best audible narrator I have heard.
It's all you thought and some thoughts you couldn't have without chemical assistance.
This strangely lyrical journey too and from Las Vegas was something I found I couldn't just dip in to. You have to take big slugs and then just hang on and look out... I couldn't decide whether it was a journey I wish I was brave enough to go on, or one I took and just couldn't remember.
Worth listening to for Ron McLarty's performance alone - he's great for this character.
The book tells of a drug fueled trip to Las Vegas - and the craziness that inevitably ensues. Probably the precursor to Hangover and other road trip type stories.
"Just the best"
It needs no intro...none at all...really it needs nothing more to be said about it...it's just best.
Manic, witty, fun.
The wreckless selfishness it represents of the so-called 'American Dream'.
He was pretty good. Johnny Depp repeats dialogue from the book word for word mostly, so it is difficult not to compare it with him. Depp is obviously better, but McLarty is good.
I didn't cry. I did laugh. It is a black comedy.
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