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  • The Curse of Lono

  • By: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

This enormously eccentric book takes listeners on a crazy journey with renowned gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist's "coverage" of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, The Curse of Lono features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay for which Hunter S.Thompson became known and loved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "okay" HST

  • By ershe on 06-16-16

Not bad.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Some exciting moments but slumps in various points throughout. Although there are some moments that shine exposing the mind of Thompson with transparency! Worth the quick read but lacked the insanity of previous work.

  • Outer Dark

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Ed Sala
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 247

Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Throwing chert boulders at the dark center

  • By Darwin8u on 04-22-13

Phenomenal read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-18

The wizardry of Cormac McCarthy and his prose are beyond excellence. A master of his craft creating a reality that seems all to grim yet so human. Is the world as cold as it seems? According to outer dark it just might be.