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The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955–1967

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Malcolm Hillgartner

27 Hours 21 Minutes

Blackstone Audiobooks

May 2014

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Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America’s most influential and incisive journalists—Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a who’s who of luminaries, from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez—not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors—Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through his own razor-sharp perspective.

Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter.

“Proud Highway proves as meaty as most bios on Thompson—and way more fun.”—Entertainment Weekly

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  • John Puopolo

    This is an outstanding book....but the Narrator doesn't do it justice. No emotion, no visceral nature, no kick in the it was intended to be read. If an Audiobook is going to be narrated on ANY Hunter S. Thompson book, article, novella or essay....the Narrator MUST be chosen with the Author in mind. Scott Sowers narrated Generation of Swine, Great Shark Hunt and other HST work in a FANTASTIC way that does it justice. Unfortunately Mr. Hillgartner just reads Proud Highway, instead of Narrating it.....very unfortunate. I'm sure he's a great man, fun and affable, has dozens of years experience, etc and so forth....but from a Consumer's perspective - who loves compared to thier competitors - its sad really.

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