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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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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Corey m eiynck Champlin, MN, US 12-07-16
    Corey m eiynck Champlin, MN, US 12-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    glad he wrote it as everything else is so negative. every biker should read this.

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    Kyle 11-27-16
    Kyle 11-27-16
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    "Great Story, better than expected"

    The book covers as much as possible in a short amount of time. He covers The Good The Bad and The Ugly. While still leaving a little to your imagination.

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    Jake Stafford, VA, US 10-26-16
    Jake Stafford, VA, US 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome book"

    loved it. a great look into the life and times of a true biker. Definitely a must read

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    Nathan 10-21-16
    Nathan 10-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A fantastic insite "

    This book is a great story of wild times, rides, and trips with a wild man. This isn't a kicking in the door feds bs about a gang its the honest story of a man and club.

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    Richard McAllen TX/ Yuma AZ 09-04-16
    Richard McAllen TX/ Yuma AZ 09-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Motivational piece of history"

    This book is amazing when I'm going threw hard times it helps me to listen to this book and analyze how I'm going to change the cores I'm on. My only wish is that more of Mr. Sonny's books where on audible.

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    Ron 08-30-16
    Ron 08-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "informative book of the history of hells angels"

    pretty good. very informative about hells angels and bikers. seemed a little biased when the hells angels or sonny himself was charged with crimes but overall a good book

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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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    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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    9/19/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    Week narrated, well written story of a legend. If you are a biker you will understand, if you are not you will still enjoy what is a captivating story of how one man chose to live his life differently against insurmountable odds and did better than survive. He triumphed.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Smith
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    11/30/14
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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 3 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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