Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the best-selling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed "gonzo" - "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved," which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful '60s and '70s.
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I like some of HST's work, but I found the narration grating and it put me off. The guy just sounds like an agitated jerk, which HST was, but I wouldn't listen to either one for any longer than I had to. Sounds a bit like Sam Kinneson hollering at you for 24 hours.
No, bad narration and if you're under 60 years old, it is hard to relate to the Nixon era articles.
Do it a little bit straighter with only some agitation when necessary, not constant.
bought the ticket, took the ride
a great compilation
hunter and ralph steadman at the kentucky derby
an excitable and angry attitude just like hunter in real life
the obituary he wrote for "tricky dick"
very entertaining, only thing that takes away from it was the many redundancies from his other works
I love Hunter S. Thompson, and I would recommend this and many of is books to my friends, but this particular audio book was ruined by the terrible narration. With that said, no I couldn't recommend this audio book to anyone as it is almost unbearable to listen to this narrator
The narrator took the works of an author who uses a strong and intense writing style to convey a strong and fascinating message and turned it into a Glenn Beck esque sounding rant. The narration of this book took what is an amazing and eye opening commentary on an era and filled it with a hatred that is really and truly sad to hear, and it is gravely disappointing.
Hiunter was a *writer*.
Think audio book has gotten a bad rap BC Scott Sowers not being very gooid, in fact that is true. Still- unless Johnny Depp records iit, it's good enough.
*Hunter* himself talks too fast, often in a franetic mumble. For that:, there's gonzo papers + have tne text!
Writing this good isn't ruined. In fact the enuciuation is great, there's just too much unnecessary screaming.
Yes. Scott Sowers gives a performance that makes every minute entertaining as hell, even the boring parts about Jimmy Carter. This is the voice you would hear in your mind if you were reading the text.
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