Title........: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (unabridged)
Author.......: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher....: Recorded Books
Read by......: Ron McLarty
Copyright....: (C)1971 Hunter S Thompson, (C)2005 Recorded Books
Maverick author Hunter S. Thompson introduced the world to 'gonzo journalism' with this cult classic, which shot back up the best-sellers list after Thompson's suicide in 2005. No book ever written has more perfectly captured the spirit of the 1960's counterculture.
In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a real-life 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. Of course there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior - for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.