Songs of the Doomed
- More Notes on the Death of the American Dream
- Narrated by: Hunter S. Thompson
- Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-22-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Songs of the Doomed is vintage Thompson - a brilliant, brazen, bawdy compilation of the greatest sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the past 30 years.
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By William Bleuel on 05-09-12
Poor Production Sinks Great Material
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Shoddy production (including indecipherable narration by Thompson himself) and shifting narrators (one with a distractingly thick accent) obviously unfamiliar with Thompson's work and style make this production an insult. Save your money.
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By Michael Friedman on 04-17-18
Inconsistent but well worth it
Hey, it's Doctor Thompson. It starts unevenly with some fairly incomprehensible meandering thoughts from his unpublished Jellyfish and Rum Diaries. But when he gets to politics and news, he's just about the best. His thoughts as a reporter in Saigon at the end of the war, his musings with a parolee in a library at night, his coverage of Rozanne Pulitzer divorce trial and observations of the wealthy of Palm Beach, Florida and his musings on the 1972 presidential race are brilliant and show Thompson at the top of his game. It is worth slogging through the early fiction for the gems later on. And dedicating the book to the wonderful Rosalie Sorrels who died less than a year go, why that would bring a tear to anyone who ever heard her.