Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
MP3 CD
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: MP1292
Released: Jun 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490635309
Narrator/s: Ron McLarty
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Description

Maverick author Hunter S. Thompson introduced the world to "gonzo journalism" with this cult classic that shot back up the best-seller lists after Thompson's suicide in 2005. No book ever written has more perfectly captured the spirit of the 1960s counterculture. 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.

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Author(s): Hunter S. Thompson
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2014

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Hunter S. Thompson
Narrator(s): Ron McLarty
Product Number C3461
Released: Oct 28, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419363382
eAudio
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Author(s): Hunter S. Thompson
Narrator(s): Ron McLarty
Product Number Z3555
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449893248
eBook
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Author(s): Hunter S. Thompson
Product Number EB00171044
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307744067

Professional reviews

"With his likable husky voice, Ron McClarty gives an entertaining reading of Thompson's wild tale of alter ego Raoul Duke and his Samoan attorney, who are on a mind-altered road trip to America's dark heart--Las Vegas. McClarty's take on the attorney is particularly amusing. As Duke, he gets across Thompson's bewilderment, paranoia, and humorous despair, sometimes sounding like Jack Nicholson (who would have made a perfect Duke), and avoids the mistake of imitating the real Thompson. But he dusn't adequately convey the character's dangerousness and edgy scorn, or get at the book's core: Thompson's angry horror at American stupidity and crassness, and his regret at the death of the promise of the sixties. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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