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Freeway Rick Ross Audiobook

Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2014 Freeway Studios (P)2015 Cathy Scott

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    pixledust 12-09-15
    pixledust 12-09-15 Member Since 2015

    Because tales should be told.

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    "Life as a Drug Kingpin."
    Where does Freeway Rick Ross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Freeway Rick Ross to and why?

    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."


    What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    deby46 01-01-16
    deby46 01-01-16 Member Since 2016

    I may not see when I look but I’m always ready and able to listen!

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    "A terrific account of “Sales” in South Central!"
    What did you love best about Freeway Rick Ross?

    This book took the listener back into South Central at the heyday of the distribution of cocaine and the onset of meth.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The most compelling aspect of this narrative was bad boy makes good. For this character
    rock bottom was actually up!


    What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

    Kevin Pierce’s voice was easy to understand, yet kept you captivated.


    If you could give Freeway Rick Ross a new subtitle, what would it be?

    “How to Become A Multimillion Dollar Salesman in the Hood”


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    The Duchess somewhere medieval 12-21-15
    The Duchess somewhere medieval 12-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story about a drug king pin"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Johnny 06-09-16
    Johnny 06-09-16
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    "Wow"

    What a story. What a country we live in. Shows you just what they think of black people. Dam shame

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ron 04-04-16
    Ron 04-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome, informative"

    this book was great. you learn about life in the hood. how hard it is and how to overcome hardships. plus how corrupt the government is. how they'll do anything to reach there goals.another thing of how corrupt police are. I definitely would recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-15-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Dark Alliance told Freeway Rick Ross story better"

    Even though this is an autobiography, I feel Cathy Scott does not write Rick Ross as well as Gary Webb.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Lulu
    7/20/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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