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Author: Hunter S. Thompson Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781470318444
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New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson is known for such groundbreaking works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A provocative collection of rants and reflections from Thompson's columns at, Hey Rube offers outrageously brilliant insight on topics ranging from the 2000 election to his unconventional take on professional sports ("eliminate the pitcher" to improve Major League Baseball). Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Thompson is a genuinely unique figure in American journalism, a superb comic writer and a ferociously outspoken social and political critic.”

    Washington Post

  • “Punctuated by moments of brilliant iconoclasm, as well as profound questions for our age.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “This compilation…has fear and loathing in it, of course, but beneath its ornery doomsday facade is a message of hope: What happens in the stadiums and field houses of America is probably beyond your control, but what happens in the city councils and statehouses is up to you.”


  • “This collection of rants and reflections, taken from the king of gonzo journalism’s new sports column at, displays an energy and humor lacking in some of his more recent collections and should please both his old and new fans enormously.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “what is collected here are Thompson’s popular columns; more specifically, the essays are about sports events and figures and what sports means in today’s society, but he uses the broad subject of sports to launch into commenting humorously, fiercely, and quite intelligently on politics and sex.” 


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About the Author

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.