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4.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hunter S. Thompson Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 1981 ISBN: 9781464048982
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson rocked the literary world with his mind-bending style of Gonzo journalism. First published in 1966, Hell’s Angels is Thompson’s up-close and personal look at the infamous motorcycle gang during the time when its moniker was most feared. Download and start listening now!

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  • Thompson’s language is brilliant … he has presented us with a close view of a WD most of us would never dare encounter. New York Times

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mick | 2/17/2014

    " With virtually unlimited access to their inner sanctum, Thompson sheds light on these uniquely American scumbags. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Attaway sr. | 2/16/2014

    " This is still considered the definitive book on the hell's angels. Hunter hung out with them (with the leaders permission)to research this book.This reasearch ended with hunter being beaten by 2 hell's angels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc Alan | 2/15/2014

    " I normally don't fall in for reporting, but you can't really mess with Hunter S Thompson. He makes it worth sticking it out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 2/14/2014

    " This may be the last coherent book Thomspon wrote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 1/26/2014

    " Interesting book. Really a document of time and place, but it still holds up. I have rarely felt empathy while reading anything by Hunter Thompson, but this was the exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Hart | 1/23/2014

    " The start of Gonzo journalism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Nebel | 1/19/2014

    " This book is about the Hellss Angels outlaw motorcycle gang from Califorina. The author, Hunter S. Thompson, spent a few years following and hanging out with the Hell's Angels to be able to write about them. The book is non-fiction and gives the history of the Hells Angels from the start of the gang up till 1966, which is when the book was published. There are a few adventures that Thompson writes about, which are entertaining and informative. The book took me awhile to read because it is full of narration and not a lot of dialogue, which makes for an interesting book, but not a fast read. I gave it 3 stars because I liked the historical look at the infamous motorcycle gang. I would have given it more, but due to the amount of narration, I did not. I would recommend this book to people that are into motorcycles or watch Sons of Anarchy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Ritchie | 1/17/2014

    " This gonzo journalist actually joined the hells angels in the 60's to write this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 1/16/2014

    " Brilliant. Thompson is heir to Mencken in his willingness to call a thing what it is, and the man seems almost incapable of writing a bad sentence. Bill Buford's Among the Thugs owes its existence to this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 1/1/2014

    " Yes, everyone knows Thompson because of Fear and Loathing, but any true fan of HST should read Hell's Angels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 12/29/2013

    " really captured a culture and era. learned some things about the hell's angels i didn't realize. interesting journalism on hunter's part- like sitting with author and being with his observations. i think he gets his first bike in this one. really cool and fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Chlebovec | 12/27/2013

    " Essentially an essay/novel on following a California chapter of the Hell's Angels. Talks about hierarchy, parties, influence with the law and what you can and can't say and do around this paranoid piece of society. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory Tkac | 11/18/2013

    " This was the first Thompson book that I ever read, and it was a joy ride to hell, to say the least. Loved this book, and would recommend it to anyone that is willing to see how observing can turn so quickly into participating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jason levins | 11/16/2013

    " I learned from reading the book, that the Portland head quarters for the infamous Gypsy Jokers bike gang was across the street from my house at the time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea Perry | 11/16/2013

    " Definitely very interesting. It was a little slow for me at times but worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aileen | 10/12/2013

    " In case you feel an urge to glamorize your local HA, this is just one of the books that fearlessly deconstructs the myth and exposes the HA for the lowlifes and criminals they actually are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kent Johnson | 10/4/2013

    " I was expecting a traditional Hunter S Thompson novel, filled with lunacy. This book actually turned out to be a real work of journalism. Well done, although out of date today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linwood | 8/3/2013

    " embedded journalist tries life on two wheels. thompson continually searched for the american dream after the 68 chicago democratic etc fiasco. i think he'd already found it with the angels, just excuse the animalistic beatings and predatory sexual behavior. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Veleas | 6/20/2013

    " Don't mess with the angels or you might get your skull smashed in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenne Lorraine | 6/17/2013

    " By far the best 'journalistic' of his works - also Thompson is seen with his own frailty of fears around bigger badasses than even he! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Mccoy | 4/14/2013

    " Very tight journalism...sometimes dry, but interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia Feral | 3/25/2013

    " Awesome. Woulda gave it 4 stars but trivializes rape too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Eckhardt | 3/8/2013

    " The edge is out there, somewhere, waiting for us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hennie Myburgh | 2/23/2013

    " If you are interested in what really went on in the Hell's Angels then take a ride with Hunter and he'll show you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edward | 1/29/2013

    " Boring. Really, really boring. No wonder he had to hawk "The Rum Diaries" as desperately as he did. Dull as ditchwater. To be honest, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is his only stand-out work. The rest stinks of hack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonas | 11/3/2012

    " An interesting account of the beginning of Hell's Angels, and a testimony to Hunter's skill as a journalist when it comes to painting and communicating a vibrant picture of the people of a certain time and place. "

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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.