Hey Rube by Hunter S. Thompson audiobook

Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward S

By Hunter S. Thompson
Read by Scott Sowers

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780684873206
8.40 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson is known for such groundbreaking works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A provocative collection of rants and reflections from Thompson's columns at ESPN.com, Hey Rube offers outrageously brilliant insight on topics ranging from the 2000 election to his unconventional take on professional sports ("eliminate the pitcher" to improve Major League Baseball).

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Summary

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New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson is known for such groundbreaking works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A provocative collection of rants and reflections from Thompson's columns at ESPN.com, Hey Rube offers outrageously brilliant insight on topics ranging from the 2000 election to his unconventional take on professional sports ("eliminate the pitcher" to improve Major League Baseball).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thompson is a genuinely unique figure in American journalism, a superb comic writer and a ferociously outspoken social and political critic.” Washington Post
“Punctuated by moments of brilliant iconoclasm, as well as profound questions for our age.” San Francisco Chronicle
“This compilation…has fear and loathing in it, of course, but beneath its ornery doomsday facade is a message of hope: What happens in the stadiums and field houses of America is probably beyond your control, but what happens in the city councils and statehouses is up to you.” Playboy
“This collection of rants and reflections, taken from the king of gonzo journalism’s new sports column at ESPN.com, displays an energy and humor lacking in some of his more recent collections and should please both his old and new fans enormously.”  Publishers Weekly
“what is collected here are Thompson’s popular ESPN.com columns; more specifically, the essays are about sports events and figures and what sports means in today’s society, but he uses the broad subject of sports to launch into commenting humorously, fiercely, and quite intelligently on politics and sex.”  Booklist

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Author Bio: Hunter S. Thompson

Author Bio: Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005) was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books on politics and society were regarded as groundbreaking among journalists, and he was celebrated as one of the early practitioners of an outraged, irreverent form of highly subjective journalism that became known as gonzo journalism. His numerous articles for Rolling Stone and books like Hell’s Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas brought him wide recognition and cultlike status.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 8.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English