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    • Hell's Angels

    • A Strange and Terrible Saga
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 975
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 869
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson rocked the literary world with his mind-bending style of Gonzo journalism. First published in 1966, Hell’s Angels is Thompson’s up-close and personal look at the infamous motorcycle gang during the time when its moniker was most feared.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Visions of the Future of Motorcycle Gangs

    • By Joe Bloggs on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,683

    In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior, for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gonzo Lives!

    • By Lawrence P. Allen on 01-03-06

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Fear and Loathing

    • On the Campaign Trail '72
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    An iconic and controversial figure in American literature, Hunter S. Thompson displayed a brilliance that forever changed journalism. Thompson’s follow-up to The Proud Highway, this second volume of private, never-before-published letters spans the years 1968 through 1976. Addressed to such luminaries as Tom Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, and Jimmy Carter, this incisive collection showcases Thompson’s raw and starkly honest thoughts on a pivotal era in U.S. history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the book, not the performance.

    • By Reno on 07-29-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Rum Diary

    • A Novel
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 335

    Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Either a Priest or a Fool

    • By Darwin8u on 10-01-15

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

    • The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    “Buy the ticket, take the ride,” was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the ticket...this is a great compilation.

    • By Shaun on 11-21-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Fear and Loathing in America

    • The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968 - 1976
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 32 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HST fans must read

    • By GanjaPlanta on 12-02-14

    Regular price: $45.47

    • Kingdom of Fear

    • Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson penned groundbreaking works as outrageous—and provocative—as the author himself. His memoir Kingdom of Fear provides compelling insight into his life and literary output.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Only for the most hardcore fans of HST.

    • By Shaun on 11-28-12
    • Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 02-27-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Great Shark Hunt

    • Strange Tales from a Strange Time
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 29 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the best-selling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful '60s and '70s.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like HST but...

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-13

    Regular price: $48.99

    • 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 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    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

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Proud Highway

    • Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967 (The Gonzo Letters, Book 1)
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 27 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a really good way to get to know hunter

    • By GanjaPlanta on 11-14-14

    Regular price: $45.47

    • The Rum Diary

    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    The Rum Diary was begun in 1959 by a then-22-year-old Hunter S. Thompson. It was his first novel and he told his friend, the author William Kennedy, that The Rum Diary would "in a twisted way...do for San Juan what Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises did for Paris."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Rum Diary

    • By Caroline on 05-26-09

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Hey Rube

    • Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson is known for such groundbreaking works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A provocative collection of rants and reflections from Thompson’s columns at ESPN.com, Hey Rube offers outrageously brilliant insight on topics ranging from the 2000 election to his unconventional take on professional sports (“eliminate the pitcher” to improve Major League Baseball).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit of the best, a bit of the... not best.

    • By Meagan on 08-03-12
    • Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 06-26-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

    Regular price: $5.88

    • Songs of the Doomed

    • More Notes on the Death of the American Dream
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 - Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Production Sinks Great Material

    • By William Bleuel on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Generation of Swine

    • Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best - covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN - 24 hours of mainline news.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gonzo Papers, vol 2

    • By Paul on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Screwjack

    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Hunter S. Thompson's notorious Screwjack is as salacious, unsettling, and brutally lyrical as it has been rumored to be since the private printing in 1991 of 300 fine collectors' copies and 26 leather-bound presentation copies. Only the first of the three pieces included here - "Mescalito", published in Thompson's 1990 collection Songs of the Doomed - has been available to the public, making the audio edition of Screwjack a major publishing event.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Better to read it

    • By Michelle Dossey on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Better than Sex

    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic for One Chapter

    • By Michael Friedman on 12-08-12

    Regular price: $20.99