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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Read the book. The voice doesnt sound right. He sounds much too relaxed to be "Duke" or the good doctor. Also it's not the Same with out Steadmen's illustrations. Like I said before go to bookstore or library and pick up a physical copy, you will enjoy this book more that way. But no matter how much I dislike the audio version I cannot bring myself you rate it poorly.
Depp or No Depp
If Depp has narated this product it would cost much much more no doubt. But if they had someone who sounded like Thompson like Depp did in the movie it would be a definite improvement.