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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Audiobook

Year of Release: 2005
Label: Recorded Books
Genre: Audiobook, Gonzo Journalism

Today being "patriot day" here in the states and the anniversary of the fall of the twin towers, I thought I might take a brief pause from the music to share with you a bit of American literature. This, the audiobook version of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream", by the late Hunter S. Thompson is an amazing listen. If you loved the book, film or even if *gasp* you are unfamiliar with Thompson's work, I highly recommend this recording. It is done in a "seeing ear" theater style, in which sound effects accompany the narrative to better immerse you in the story.
But our trip was different. It was a gross, physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this country - but only for those with true grit
"Giant bats and blotter acid,
cocaine and bright lights:
the late Gonzo journalist
left behind an incredible
chronicle of drug-soaked,
rollicking good times.
This tale of a long
weekend road trip is
considered one of the
strangest journeys ever taken
in American pop culture..." -AudioFile

Download: Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
Download size: 84 MB zip


Anonymous said...

Very cool post! I have to go on a business trip next week, so this will be a great diversion on the plane. Thanks for sharing one of my all time favorites. (And forcing me to recall all the damage we've done in LV over the years in homage to Hunter S.)

Also, my thoughts go out to all affected by 9/11/01 and our troops still out there fighting. Return home safely.

Zer0_II said...

Great post Psycho. It never even crossed my mind to post audio books here. I think it is a very fitting post on this day. I'll be sure to burn a copy of this for my next road trip.

Anonymous said...

friend of mine told me he saw the orig manuscript for Fear/Loathing. The first page listed the drugs they brought with them. The original typed manuscript had "a salt shaker full of cocaine." And then HST had handwritten the word "half" into the sentence.

A salt shaker full of cocaine is one thing, but a salt shaker HALF full of cocaine leads you to believe they've already snorted the other half.

Hank12 said...

Thank you very much!
This is an amazing (audio) book!


Anonymous said...

I was searching for this nearly a year!THX!