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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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    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 05-05-14
    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2010
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mia 01-24-13
    Mia 01-24-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.

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    "Fans of "The dirt" by Neil Strauss needs this"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would attatch documents and media coverage: If it was done you could see the source as to why he feels his club is wrongly portrayed.

    There should have ben a special audio introduction where Sonny himself intriduced the reader. His voice has become the symbol on what smoking can do.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sonny Barger? Why or why not?

    Yes, he is a great storyteller even though he used his talents for things I can never support. The fact he's been working for unless sam provestlige he could have ended up differently: If they'd let him.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by John Pruden?

    Yes


    Did Hell's Angel inspire you to do anything?

    Never see criminalsvas here's which never did. Rather it taught me to look behind a life to try to understand the choices.


    Any additional comments?

    Criminality is something I have always been against. Parts of this book shows what a mess you get into by not obeying Lars. Like "The dirt" this listen is full of stories about sex,gigs and guns Plus violence so heavy one sitting was imopossible. Do I regnet buying it? No. I would not listen to it again though.

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    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA, USA 06-18-13
    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA, USA 06-18-13 Member Since 2013

    Work in the tech industry. I like nonfiction.

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    "Fascinating view into the life of outlaw gang"
    Would you listen to Hell's Angel again? Why?

    Probably not, but that's not because it wasn't a good book. I just don't like to listen/read things multiple times.


    What other book might you compare Hell's Angel to and why?

    Enforcer, or Under and Alone.


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    Thought he made it sound believable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting story

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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


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