We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
The Joke's Over | [Ralph Steadman]

The Joke's Over

In early 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby, he met a former Hell's Angel, one Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote later that "The rest of that day blurs into madness. The rest of that night, too. Steadman was lucky to get out of Louisville without serious injuries, and I was lucky to get out at all." Thus began a 30-year friendship and a working relationship that gave birth to what became known as Gonzo Journalism.
Regular Price:$23.07
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

In early 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby, he met a former Hell's Angel, one Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote later that "The rest of that day blurs into madness. The rest of that night, too. Steadman was lucky to get out of Louisville without serious injuries, and I was lucky to get out at all." Thus began a 30-year friendship and a working relationship that gave birth to what became known as Gonzo Journalism.

Few people knew Thompson as well as Steadman did. This no-holds-barred memoir tells of their unique collaboration, which documented the turbulent years of the civil-rights movement, the Nixon years, and Watergate. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a friendship that was defined by both betrayal and understanding.

©2006 Ralph Steadman; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Enormously entertaining." (Boston Globe)

"It is fairly amazing that these two could get away with having so much fun, on expense accounts no less, in the name of journalism." (New York Post)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (24 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.6 (7 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.0 (7 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    majordude 04-28-09
    majordude 04-28-09 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Behind The Scenes of Gonzo"

    This book provided an interesting back story to some historic gonzo incidents. The author tries too hard to sound like a better writer than he is but the stories are interesting nevertheless. The narrator does an exceptional job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.