AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

by | Read by Ron McLarty

Biography & Memoir • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1971

With his likable husky voice, Ron McClarty gives an entertaining reading of Thompson's wild tale of alter ego Raoul Duke and his Samoan attorney, who are on a mind-altered road trip to America's dark heart--Las Vegas. McClarty's take on the attorney is particularly amusing. As Duke, he gets across Thompson's bewilderment, paranoia, and humorous despair, sometimes sounding like Jack Nicholson (who would have made a perfect Duke), and avoids the mistake of imitating the real Thompson. But he doesn't adequately convey the character's dangerousness and edgy scorn, or get at the book's core: Thompson's angry horror at American stupidity and crassness, and his regret at the death of the promise of the sixties. W.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]

Advertisement

Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2005

CS ISBN 1419363360 $39.75 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 1419363387 $69.75 • Five CDs

DD ISBN $13.99

 

Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2005

CD ISBN 1419363379 $29.95 • Five CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×