• Generation of Swine

  • Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
  • By: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-21-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Generation of Swine, the second volume of the legendary Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's best-selling Gonzo Papers, was first published in 1988 and is now back in print. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best - covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN - 24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson - eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 10-01-13

Gonzo Papers, vol 2

Any additional comments?

Scott Sowers' performance is great. It's not HST's voice at all, but it certainly adds to the experience. Again.It may come as a surprise, but Thompson was not a fan of the Reagan administration. If you haven't read HST, then this is not the place to start. Try Hell's Angels or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas first. If you've gotten this far, you'll know what to expect.

Buy the ticket, take the ride.

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4 out of 5 stars
By GanjaPlanta on 11-14-14

mostly violent ranting

Where does Generation of Swine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

not the worst, definitely not the best

Who was your favorite character and why?

hunter as usual, he typically makes himself the most interesting character

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes but scott sowers was a little over the top with the tone of his voice, he seemed to be yelling the whole time

If you could give Generation of Swine a new subtitle, what would it be?

more ranting and a few good stories

Any additional comments?

if you have read a lot of his work you will find many pieces from other works in this book

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