Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography is an intimate look at the day-to-day dealings of a drug kingpin in the heart of the ghetto. It's also the story of a boy born in poverty in Texas who grew up in a single-parent household in the heart of South Central, who was pushed through the school system each year and came out illiterate. His options were few, and he turned to drug dealing. This untold autobiography is not only personal, but also historical in its implications. Rick Ross chronicles the times by highlighting the social climate that made crack cocaine so desirable, and he points out that at the time, the "cops in the area didn't know what crack was; they didn't associate the small white rocks they saw on homies as illegal drugs". All Rick Ross knew was people wanted it.
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I may not see when I look but I’m always ready and able to listen!
This book took the listener back into South Central at the heyday of the distribution of cocaine and the onset of meth.
The most compelling aspect of this narrative was bad boy makes good. For this character
rock bottom was actually up!
Kevin Pierce’s voice was easy to understand, yet kept you captivated.
“How to Become A Multimillion Dollar Salesman in the Hood”
Because tales should be told.
This is a gripping story of how a young man became a drug kingpin. It gives details of his childhood, teenage and adult years. It is based on a true story. It is very exciting and well worth listening to.
This book is like a cross between the t.v. show, "Breaking Bad" and the book, "Bringing Down the House" by Ben Mezrich. It has the action of "Breaking Bad" and the suspense of normal guy who is a little out of his league like "Bringing Down the House."
Kevin Pierce gives a great performance. He is a good storyteller, and a book is always better if you can listen to it instead of reading it. Multi-tasking dude.
There are many moving moments in this book. When Aunt Bobbi-Jo is being beaten, when Rick is told he cannot attend college, when Rick's chop shop case is thrown out of court, when Rick finds that his favorite teacher was a coke dealer.... I could go on and on. This is a well-written book with lots of memorable moments.
This is a very good story that I highly recommend. Obviously, this book contains adult situations, but is pretty clean in terms of language. I would not hesitate to let a teen listen to it. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
I have watched documentaries on Free Way Rick Ross but I was delighted to be offered a chance to listen to the audio book. Let me just say that I was not disappointed. He approached selling drugs as a business man does his empire. A man who could not read ended up making millions of dollars... How does that happen? Of course he goes to prison and not only learns to read but learns enough about law that he is able to get is sentence reduced. The possibility that the CIA was involved makes this an even more compelling story... The reader wont' be disappointed.
Narration: Initially I thought that a more urban voice would be needed to better articulate the story. However, I soon enjoyed Kevin Pierce's narration. His even tone 'toned' down a story of drugs and hustling in the ghetto! 4.5 stars for you sir!
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.
The big point I took from this reading is...
Ricky made millions not being able to read, but reading saved his life.
Great auto I would have liked a couple more hrs but I feel like the Boss stayed to gangster and didn't give the gruesome details and business structures it took to be the best. Stayed to PG-13
Read by the whitest old guy ever!!! I didn't expect Denzel or wiz to be narrating, but such a fascinating life story needs a voice that has some pain and appreciation... this guy sounded like he's never had anything close to the excitement that comes with bags of cash
I needed that
Still B+....A- couldn't stop listening
I couldn't stop thinking about to story during daily periods of not listening. A very entertaining book.
Well narrated biography that has been well-written. Rick Ross is a new mentor for me. He has always tried to live with purpose. A commendable effort although no always ethical. The remaining portion of Rick life seams to remain on a high note, as a giver.
While I enjoyed this book, the only thing I would have preferred was if it were an African American who read it, I only say this because it didn't sound as authentic coming from a Caucasian. The reader did a great job but that was my only complaint.
Although this is my first book I've "listened to" as weird as that sounds to say I have read hundreds. . . The only thing I disagreed with at parts of the story was the narrator. . .
"A fascinating listen, worth the investment."
I was introduced to Freeway Rick Ross via the Joe Rogan experience podcast.
Rick provides a fascinating insight into a world that most of us will never know.
This story of an illiterate young black man growing up in the tough ghettos of South Central LA, becoming Americas top Cocaine supplier and his eventual downfall makes for a great story.
His subsequent efforts for self education, his release from prison and successful post crime life and work to help the youths that are in the position he was before his life of crime are inspirational.
The story of Freeway Rick Ross is very interesting and was surprising to learn the volume of business he done in his prime. Excellent narrator as well.
"review is a good book."
Good book! But brief too brief. Wish he was more detailed when it concerned his life during and after incarceration and court cases
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