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From planning the psychedelic revolution with Allen Ginsberg, Peggy Hitchcock, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti to discussing Dr. Albert Hoffman's legendary bicycle ride home after the world's first deliberate ingestion of LSD, Timothy Leary's passion affected an entire culture and influenced modern world history. Leary presents his own story with a veritable Who's Who of the '60s and '70s including Jack Kerouac, Charles Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Charles Manson, Aldous Huxley, and G. Gordon Liddy.

©1987 Timothy Leary (P)1989, 2016 Dove Books-On-Tape, Phoenix Books

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Very disappointing

The only good thing about this audiobook is that it is actually Timothy Leary telling his own story. Other than that it is drastically abridged and in a very choppy manner.
But worst of all they have added horrible sound effects to the reading. I would not recommend purchasing this audiobook.

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Very cool but lacking

Very cool to hear Timothy Leary's voice narrating the story along with some very retro sound effects. I really enjoyed this book but at 3 hours it does not cover enough of his life. In fact it leaves out his escape and exile in Algeria which I was really looking forward to hearing him speak about.

Don't let the bizarre opening chapter put you off, the book gets very listenable and you will be sad when its over.

Please get and rate this book if you feel even a little inclined. Hopefully it could help expand Audible's collection of psychedelic books to include more by the author and others on this very fascinating topic.

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A must read for anyone interested in the 60s

Where does Flashbacks rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best and certainly the funniest!

Have you listened to any of Timothy Leary’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, he is or was a very talented raconteur and this effort is no exception.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The story of almost sleeping with Marilyn Monroe is hilarious.

Any additional comments?

Dr. Leary was mostly misunderstood and often vilified by the popular press. He could, of course, be provocative, which he considered an essential role for any "change agent". What few people realize is that Leary probably played an essential role in the downfall of his arch nemesis, President Richard Nixon. Read or listen to Flashbacks to find out how and why.