Original Studio Cast

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

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A theater-of-the-mind, 25th anniversary audio version of Hunter Thompson's substance-fueled journey into the savage heart of the American Dream, performed with obvious relish by a dream cast of counterculture vets and latter-day hipsters. Among the standouts: Harry Stanton as the dryly laconic narrator, downtown filmmaker Jim Jarmusch as the Duke (Thompson's alter ego), Buck Henry as a sinister desk clerk, and Spinal Tap's Harry Shearer as a fatuous police chief. This was recorder before Terry Gilliam's 1998 film version with Johnny Depp, and in some ways it's even more faithful to its mad, visionary source material.

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