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This astonishing volume of private correspondence, a critically acclaimed follow-up to The Proud Highway, shows Hunter S. Thompson as brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining", Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description", and the New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction".

Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years - addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut - is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

©2000 Hunter S. Thompson (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Great collection of Hunter S Thompson stories. Hunter fans must read. Good narration. If you like like HST look up the book by his son.

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Crazy at its best

Been a fan since Hells Angels. Always a good read an now a good listen. Thompson an Duke could always sniff out a German,pinko,waterheaded swine from miles away..Miss his shit..RIP

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A compilation of correspondance and loathing.

Lots of insight into Hunter S. Thompson through correspondance letters with friends,colleagues and business contacts. Drags a bit sometimes but well edited and brutally honest. A must for HST devotees. Loads of content for the price.

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A fantastic continuation of 'The Proud Highway'.

I wish Malcolm Hillgartner could re-record some of Hunters earlier books, perhaps as extended editions. No offense to Scott Sowers, but I can't get into his somewhat louder, high pitched readings if Hunters work. There is just such a vast difference in tone, it makes impossible for to get into the content.

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Malcolm Hillgartner's performance is stellar.

this book is a wonderful journey decadent vocabulary and utter fuckery, from Rome to Acapulco and Nixon to Carter.

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More than "OK, for now"!

M. Hilgartner more than makes this work--remember this is HST's letters, a real mixed bag. Great fun.