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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hunter S. Thompson Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Now a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary is Hunter S. Thompson’s brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.

Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “laugh-out-loud funny” and “a great and an unexpected joy,” The Rum Diary “reveals a young Hunter S. Thompson brimming with talent.” Based on Thompson’s own experiences as a reporter in Puerto Rico for The Nation, the National Journal, and the San Juan Star in the late fifties and early sixties, The Rum Diary is a tangled love story in a Caribbean boomtown. The narrator, Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule, and anything (including murder) is permissible. In his signature tongue-in-cheek style, Thompson presents a dazzling, comedic romp, a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as his popular Fear and Loathing books.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Crackling, twisted, searing, paced to a deft prose rhythm…A shot of Gonzo with a rum chaser.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Thompson flashes signs of the vitriol that would later be turned loose on society.”

    USA Today

  • “At the core of this hard-drinking, hard-talking, hard-living man is a moralist, Puritan, even an innocent. The Rum Diary gives us this side of him without apology…with a kind of pride.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Enough booze to float a yacht and enough fear and loathing to sink it.”

    New York Daily News

  • “A great and an unexpected joy…Reveals a young Hunter Thompson brimming with talent.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Matt Baker | 2/20/2014

    " Read this the summer I moved into my own apartment. Needless to say it ignited my adventure and alcohol intake greatly "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Reid Schroder | 2/19/2014

    " I should have read this book years ago when I bought it, but I finally picked it up off my shelf and made quick work of it. It's one of those near perfect books about nothing and everything. Aimless drinking and the fear of growing old and doing nothing with your life is mixed with that restless feeling that you get when you are just about on the verge of having ten thousand different possibilities. It's a great novel with great, American themes that hit just past the idealism of the 1950's and just before the insane freedom of the 60s'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by da-wildchildz | 1/26/2014

    " A bit nutty, but then again, who isn't? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Amity | 1/25/2014

    " I hate loosing respect for my heroes. "

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