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Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club | [Sonny Barger]

Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club

Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.
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Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.

Never simply a story about motorcycles, colorful characters, and high-speed thrills, Hell's Angel is the ultimate outlaw's tale of loyalty and betrayal, subcultures and brotherhood, and the real price of freedom.

©2001 Sonny Barger Productions (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Murray Marshall Calgary, Alta Canada 08-24-15
    Murray Marshall Calgary, Alta Canada 08-24-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Amazing story from an amazing leader"
    Would you listen to Hell's Angel again? Why?

    Yes. It was great to get an insiders take on the notorious Hells Angels club and understand what they're really all about.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hell's Angel?

    I liked Sonny's no BS approach to to living life his way and becoming the leader of the most famous motorcycle gang in the world. He is also funny and it is like having a beer with him and just letting him talk about the experience and colourful members of the gang! I also laughed at the part where all the members were riding to a rally when they went through a small town and some lady saw them all coming and frantically picked up her kids and ran into the house!


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

    Excellent narration of sonnys words. It is if sonny himself is doing the talking!


    If you could give Hell's Angel a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Hells Angels demystified!


    Any additional comments?

    Brotherhood and Sammy Barger are two sides of the same coin!

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    Chris B 06-20-15
    Chris B 06-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A must for any true biker"

    An excellent book, from an amazing man. It gives the history of the Hells Angels like only Sonny himself could tell it. He doesn't just talk about the good times. He's also reflects on the bad times with a no bullshit approach. I have personally read it 3 times and highly recommend it to any true biker out there! I've read it 3 times and will probably read it another time in the near future

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    Amazon Customer 04-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "fucking loved it"

    fucking loved it was an amazing book I recommend to anyone who loves biker culture

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    RML USA 04-07-15
    RML USA 04-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    The inside look of truth that can only be told by the HA is great. The pursuit of freedom, brotherhood and a love of riding is the something many can relate too. The narration was good not great just good but the story was outstanding.

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    Charles D. Storrs 03-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great story"

    puts a lot in perspective. I enjoyed the stories he tells and getting to see a little inside the life he lives.

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    charlie 03-21-15
    charlie 03-21-15
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    "good but was left wanting more"

    This was a good book to listen to. The reader did a fine job capturing the tone of the story. There are multiple claims of originality that it would have helped Sonny's story if he were able to show proof of some of his claims. i would recommend the story to anyone who would like a quick view into the motorcycle gang lifestyle.

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    sandrat 02-18-15
    sandrat 02-18-15
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    "very interesting"

    It's interesting to hear the story from the person who lived it. I don't think this is the complete story I don't think you will ever know the complete story . the simple fact that you didn't go through what he went through means you haven't earned the right to hear it. All in all pretty interesting if you like motorcycles or outlaw biker groups of any kind.

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    KAIPO 02-05-15
    KAIPO 02-05-15
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    It is 1 of the best books ever heard are true I witness account of a life live inside a clubare true I witness account of a life live inside a club

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    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 05-05-14
    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "My expectations didn't meet the reality."

    I don't regret reading this book, but my expectations fell short. It's a decent read... but didn't tell me anything I don't already know or couldn't learn off of TV.

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    kevin 04-18-14
    kevin 04-18-14
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I could not go to sleep It was so exiting to listen to his storys


    Any additional comments?

    Alot of good storys!

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    "Mundane and self obsessed diatribe."
    Would you try another book written by Sonny Barger or narrated by John Pruden?

    No, definitely not. Not very entertaining, rather self indulgent book not really engaging and it drones on far too much. Wasted a good few hours listening to it, waiting for it to excite... And that didn't happen


    What could Sonny Barger have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More action and details


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of John Pruden?

    Robert duvall


    What character would you cut from Hell's Angel?

    Not many to choose from


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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