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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hunter S. Thompson Narrator: Hunter S. Thompson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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First published in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is back in print -- by popular demand! In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his thirty years in the Passing Lane -- and no one is safe from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.

With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 -- Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law. These tales -- often sleazy, brutal, and crude -- are only the tip of what Jack Nicholson called "the most baffling human iceberg of our time."

Songs of the Doomed is vintage Thompson -- a brilliant, brazen, bawdy compilation of the greatest sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the past thirty years.

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  • Songs of the Doomed allows us to track Thompson’s evolution as a writer, and hence the evolution of the form he played such a major role in creating.” 

    Washington Post Book World 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason | 2/19/2014

    " HST's little notes/asides/essays/journal entries etc. are just as good as his fiction writing. Recommended if you even have a thought that you might like his work. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Dean | 2/15/2014

    " This is the only Thompson book that I found nearly unreadable. A complete letdown. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brendan | 2/5/2014

    " Life becomes caricature; padding aplenty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Virginia | 2/3/2014

    " Gotta read some HST at some point; this is a good overview. "

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