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The Kitchen Readings: Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson Audiobook

The Kitchen Readings: Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson

Warning! This book contains the following: unsafe use of powerful firearms in combination with explosives; cultivation of illegal crops; impressionable minors being exposed to illicit activities; piloting of automobiles under impaired conditions; and transportation of large sums of cash across national borders. Please note: stunts performed in this book were undertaken by professionals. Do not attempt them at home.
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Publisher's Summary

Warning! This book contains the following:

Unsafe use of powerful firearms in combination with explosives

Cultivation of illegal crops

Impressionable minors being exposed to illicit activities

Piloting of automobiles under impaired conditions

Transportation of large sums of cash across national borders

Please note: Stunts performed in this book were undertaken by professionals. Do not attempt them at home.

©2008 Michael Cleverly and Bob Braudis (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

What the Critics Say

"Thompson's legend as a fire-breathing, vituperative hellion had spread far and wide - due in no small part to his own self-promotion of it - but many old-time residents of the Colorado mountain town where he holed up for several decades were fiercely protective of their resident hell-raiser. That attitude is clearly represented by this book's pair of authors, an artist and a sheriff, who relate numerous tales of paranoid and wanton destruction (often involving cocaine, firearms and too many glasses of Chivas) with the same indulgence one reserves for a dangerously eccentric relative." (Publishers Weekly)

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    antoni Porto Alegre, Brazil 12-26-11
    antoni Porto Alegre, Brazil 12-26-11 Member Since 2009

    Fascinated by colors. Naively curious. Addicted to design.

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    "A peek into HST's microcosm"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Kitchen Readings: Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the the print version. The audio version is very good despite the narrator's irritating impersonations of Hunter's lines.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's fascinating how blurry can become the line between persona and the man. Hunter's brute force charisma was capable to structure a paranoid chaotic microcosm of his own into which people were willfully sucked into to become actors in a play deviously written and directed by him up to the end.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Buy the ticket. Take the ride. (What else?)


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Mamou, LA, United States 09-03-12
    James Mamou, LA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Definitely a fun and enjoyable book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I just wish I could have been there !!!! Thank you guys for writing this book !!!!


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    brian Prince George, British Columbia, Canada 11-28-11
    brian Prince George, British Columbia, Canada 11-28-11
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    "ITS FOR YOU TO DESIDE"

    FOR ME TO SAY IT WAS HORIBILE NARRATED I COULD NOT GET THROUGH A CAPTER

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