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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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    Trista Houston, TX, United States 07-19-17
    Trista Houston, TX, United States 07-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "it was okay"
    What did you love best about Hell's Angel?

    Sonny seemed pretty friendly...


    If you’ve listened to books by Sonny Barger before, how does this one compare?

    No.


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    It was fine.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    somewhat


    Any additional comments?

    It sure seemed like a lot of the HAMC activities were glossed over. I did expect a lot more information, but I guess that might not be allowed. Sonny made them sound like they are pretty friendly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CoastRange 04-27-17
    CoastRange 04-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Righteous "

    articulate and with great details. only the usa could produce a Sonny Barger, this book is very much worth the price. they got the right narrator too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carlos 01-07-17
    Carlos 01-07-17
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    "Absolutely fucking loved it."

    I bought the physical copy of this book and the rest of the Sonny bargers books. Get a perspective of the club that's hardly heard of.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Love to cook Champlin, MN, US 12-07-16
    Love to cook 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan 10-21-16
    Nathan 10-21-16
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard McAllen TX/ Yuma AZ 09-04-16
    Richard McAllen TX/ Yuma AZ 09-04-16
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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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    James 10-04-17
    James 10-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Listen"

    Awesome look into the life of Sonny, and what it means to some to be free.

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    "This book was ok."

    The book was to general to be a great book but I understand why Sonny needed to keep it generalized. There are a few good stories, but I was hoping for more about the other brothers and club founders. I would buy another of Sonny’s books.

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    David H. 07-15-17
    David H. 07-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting account."

    Like any s of written memoir, this book is just one angle. One opinion. Mr. Barger is certainly an interesting person. He seems to downplay his criminal activities, which is understandable. A good listen. Great education in the Hells Angels.

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  • ROB
    9/8/17
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    "F**kin Great...Well worth the time."

    Would recommend this book to anyone,bike rider or not..Keep it real for all to see.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fraser Kingscott
    6/22/17
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    "unbelievable
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    The performance was good but the way the book is written makes it feel far fetched.

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  • JB
    5/25/17
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    "A hard listen"

    Sonny Barger has an ego the size of the USA. But don't think this is a glamorous Sons of Anarchy type lifestyle. Barger is a complete egotistical moron, he is convinced it is his way or now way. The so called "code of honour" has nothing to do with honour. This is the story of a bunch of bikers, who should've been locked up and the key thrown away. They thought they were above the law, none were nice people. They were drug taking morons who enjoyed fighting, especially if they can "ratpack" the victim (like 5 HA's on one victim).
    The expression "f**k em up" is used to often, its like they are trying so hard to be tough, when really they are nothing more than a bunch of criminal thugs, drinking, drugging, raping, fighting. They thrive on the image of fear.
    Its a hard listen, fascinating to see how deluded these guys are. Sonny Barger was a jumped up Napoleon. Bragging, how he faced down Law Enforcement officials, they showed no respect for fellow human beings.
    If you are expecting to like these guys, good luck.

    The narration is ok, but trying to hard to be tough talking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aarron Palmer
    3/18/17
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    "Compelling and insightful"

    As someone born into an outlaw way of life, much of this book struck a chord. More so, however was the frank and unapologetic way in which Sonny told his tale. Brilliantly narrated, I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone with even a vague interest in MC's and the bike culture.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peterwaynel
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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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