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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hunter S. Thompson Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gonzo Papers Series Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781470366360
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Generation of Swine, the second volume of the legendary Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers, was first published in 1988 and is now back in print.

Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best—covering emblematic events such as the 1987–88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP’s obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite television, and CNN—twenty-four hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson—eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.

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  • “His writing, every feisty, proves again…that he is one of our most incisive, insightful, and hilarious social critics.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “At his best he has the kind of trenchant, mordant wit of H. L. Mencken and Mark Twain.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Thompson’s style is still as sharp as it was when he pistol-whipped America into seeing the logic of his doomed, drug-induced vision in Hell’s Angels and later in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

    Detroit News

  • “Thompson’s fans will savor his wild words.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author
Author Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005) was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books on politics and society were regarded as groundbreaking among journalists, and he was celebrated as one of the early practitioners of an outraged, irreverent form of highly subjective journalism that became known as gonzo journalism. His numerous articles for Rolling Stone and books like Hell’s Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas brought him wide recognition and cultlike status.

About the Narrator

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense. He is the winner of seven Earphones Awards.