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    • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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
    • better than the movie (almost!)

    • By Clasina on 14-12-2016

    Non-member price: $20.49

    • The Rum Diary

    • A Novel
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Drunk in the Sun<br />

    • By Anonymous User on 17-12-2018

    Non-member price: $33.15

    • 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 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audio quality is utterly awful.

    • By Peter on 05-11-2018

    Non-member price: $21.39

    • The Rum Diary

    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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."

    Non-member price: $15.22