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Hell's Angel Audiobook
Hell's Angel
Written by: 
Sonny Barger
Narrated by: 
John Pruden
Hell's Angel Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Lauren 07-14-16
    Lauren 07-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    This book perseveres the common thread bikers have with most people. Keeps the attention of reader effortless!

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    Robert Castellano 06-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome book highly recommended"

    awesome book one of the best ones that I have heard so far on motorcycle gangs the reader did an excellent job

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    Samuel 06-15-16
    Samuel 06-15-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Cool stories, weak performancd"

    A good listen. Stories are a bit disjointed and random at times, but still fun. Performance was weak, would've prefered a more "genuine" sounding talent.

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    melissa 02-14-16
    melissa 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story..."

    I hope that he leaves a manuscript to be read "only upon death" with some truths... I can appreciate that he would never rat on his brothers, but a whole lot of truth is left out...

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    David Clark 12-20-15
    David Clark 12-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Take a look into the life ..."

    It's a history lesson , an autobiography and an adventure. Ever wondered why they do what they do ? Then this is a great book for you !

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    Jeffrey 12-18-15
    Jeffrey 12-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Like it or not the Hell's Angels are criminals"

    I actually had more respect for Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels before reading this book. The book is merely comprised of first hand recollections of the trials, tribulations and growing pains of a criminal organization which I fully expected before buying this book. What I didn't expect was Mr. Barger playing the wrongly accused innocent victim stance on most of the legal actions taken against the club in a supposed unjust legal environment. However, I continued reading the book with an open mind until the recollection of the infamous Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway, California. Barger actually attempted to justify the stabbing murder of Meredith Hunter at the hands of Hell's Angels members by placing the blame on the band and the venue instead of the hands of those with the knives. I would have had more respect for the man if he would have fessed up to the wrongdoings instead of pushing the blame off on others. In a nutshell, were it not for an amazing streak of luck and legal technicalities, Sonny Barger should be behind bars for life instead of whining about how he had been so unfairly pursued by authorities. Disappointing.

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    ryan 09-30-15
    ryan 09-30-15
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    "Angels Forever!"

    what a rad life and still going! Thank you for your contribution to history! Semper Fidellis

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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
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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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  • David Smith
    6/21/16
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    "Brilliant."

    What an amazing life Sonny has had. Helped me appreciate how lucky I am to ride a chopper.

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  • D. Smith
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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


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    11/9/15
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    "Fascinating"

    I have always found The Hells Angels and the media circus that surrounds them fascinating so it was great to be able to get the true account straight from the mouth, and hear the other side of the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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