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A pioneer of the New Journalism movement, Hunter S. Thompson wrote with a fire that captured the attention of millions. Here Thompson delivers a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential race, packed with all the horror, sacrifice, lust, and glory that made this campaign so utterly fascinating.

©1994 Hunter S. Thompson (P)2012 Recorded Books

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“Another of his trademark cocktail mixes of unbelievable tales and dark observations about the sausage grind that is the U.S. presidential sweepstakes.” (Los Angeles Daily News)

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A Classic for One Chapter

In my opinion, the final chapter on the death of Richard Nixon is the finest piece of political writing in American history. At once hilarious, sarcastic and poignant, it is the prefect topping to this look at the election of William Jefferson Clinton in 1992. Scott Sowers does a fine job of capturing the anger and vision of Thompson's bizarre view of politics in the late 20th Century.

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I loved it.

Just his dissertation on Nixon was entertaining enough. I laughed at a few parts (no spoilers), squirmed during a few others, but was enthralled through all of it.

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Bad Performance mars experience.

Scott Sowers needs a different job. He is an angry grating annoyance. Great writing from HST

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must read for political junkies

Would you listen to Better than Sex again? Why?

no, only because i am just not that into politics

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

his views on clinton

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

better than generation of swine, not as good as hells angels

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

hunters personal interaction with clinton leaves you wondering if he made it up, altho he claims to have the interview on VHS

Any additional comments?

better than sex, generation of swine, great shark hunt, and songs of the doom seem to blend together, maybe because of overlapping material

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  • Charlie
  • Charlotte, NC, United States
  • 08-31-13

Couldn't listen to this performer

Scott Sowers has done a ton of audiobooks, some I've bought before. He injects a lot of personality into the work, and it can enhance the listening experience but in this case it's too much. I listened to 45 minutes of this book and after 10 minutes found I was paying more attention to the performance than the content.I know HST deserves an edgy delivery but this reading went from "edge" to strident to irritating. Listen to the sample, imagine hours of it and make up your own mind.

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