The Proud Highway

Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967 (The Gonzo Letters, Book 1)
Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
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Here is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists - Hunter S.Thompson. In letters to a who's who of luminaries, from Norman Mailer toCharles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez - not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors - Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through hisown razor-sharp perspective.

Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedentedand penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter.

©1997 Hunter S. Thompson (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A Longview Into Hunters Personal Correspondence

A detailed look at his personal letters and correspondence from very early in his career.

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Biography

This is a biography of stuff he did before he gets hooked on drugs and alcohol.

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The True Power of Hunter S. Thompon's Writing

If you could sum up The Proud Highway in three words, what would they be?

The Best Ever

What other book might you compare The Proud Highway to and why?

If you like this the the second volume would be the next book to listen too

Which character – as performed by Malcolm Hillgartner – was your favorite?

Hillgartner as Thompson is believable. Other narrators play Thompson to wild and excited

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

The letters to Thompson's creditors are great.

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"Gonzo" like sausage is best when you don't watch

I was disappointed.
My hero has feet of clay.
Such is the way of hero's.
"gonzo" like sausage is better .
When you don't watch it being made.

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