adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $27.99

Buy for $27.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

After 40 years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger's yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Hells Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker, the guy who smoothed things out. He was the one who carried the Olympic torch and counted movie stars, artists, rock musicians, and police chief captains among his friends. But leaving the Hells Angels isn't easy, and within two weeks of retirement, he was told he was "out bad" - blackballed by his fellow Angels, prohibited from wearing the club patch, and even told he should remove his Death Head tattoo.

Now Christie sets out to tell his story. Exile on Front Street is the tale of how a former marine gave up a comfortable job with the Department of Defense and swore allegiance to the Hells Angels. In this revealing, hard-hitting memoir, he recounts his life as an outlaw biker with the world's most infamous motorcycle club.

©2016 George Christie (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Christie articulately defends his outlaw code, which he adhered to at great personal cost." ( Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about Exile on Front Street

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    408
  • 4 Stars
    101
  • 3 Stars
    17
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    6
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    353
  • 4 Stars
    91
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    11
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    373
  • 4 Stars
    70
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    6

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Geat story -awkward narration

George Christie was one of the key leaders of the Hells Angels, highly intelligent, tough character. He exposes Sonny Barger as an insecure, backbiting old man. The voice actor who reads the book just didn’t cut it for me. He sounds like a guy more comfortable as the voice of Country Fresh Lemonade or a nature film.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very Strong....Great Story

I believe George Christie gives an honest account of his life as a Hells Angel, and the events that took place during his time with them. As a motorcycle lover, Harley rider, and one who lives life a bit against the grain – I could not stop listening to this interesting story.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Well written but dull

Near the end of the book the author has a line “I was good with a gun, great with a knife but better with words” or something very similar (could have been great with his fists). After that line I got to thinking where in his story did he talk about actively doing either?

He has stories of other people committing acts with guns or knives but off the top my head I can’t remember any that he did and that’s the problem with the book he doesn’t seem to talk all that much about anything that he did with the club other than promote peace love and understanding. And I find that a little hard to believe. Or perhaps he did talk about it and the stories just not interesting enough that I remember him after finishing the book.


I could be wrong maybe he was the Gandhi of motorcycle clubs but I just have a hard time believing somebody could be president of a high profile club like that and not get a least a little dirt under his fingernails.

All said if the motorcycle club culture interests you I bet there are better books about it..

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Can’t get past the narration

I’ve tried 3X, but I’ve only gotten a few chapters into this book. I’d like to hear the story, but I find myself too distracted by the narrator. I think this is the guy who did the Cadbury ads? Or Snickers? No matter what this book may contain, all I hear is “Nutty nougat and creamy carmel goodness.” Worse, the last 1/3 of each spoken phrase diminishes from corny into a whisper. Every single one. What an effort to try and listen to this...I can’t. Amazing to think there are teams of people of who plan these productions, and this is the voice they go with. It’s weird. I’m going to see if I can return it.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

very enjoyable

the narration was a little nerdy sounding, but it grows on you. i liked how the timeline stayed linear. didnt want it to end.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

Loved it so much detail given in a an honest way. Highly recommend to anyone

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wow

What a good book, appreciate his perspective on all these issues. Definitely recommend listing to it.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great book

thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. at first the narrators voice got to me, but I got over it and finished it in a couple of days.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

a must listen

Some fantasise about the life, some want to live it but cant, some love the history and some the madness but George lived the life. a great listen from staft to finish, had me interested 100% of the time.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Pretty tame...

Lack luster and tame. Barrett also was the wrong narrator. There are much better books on the subject. this was meh.