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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Great book!

The narrator was great and the author's life was very interesting! I would recommend this book.

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believe it or no..agree or disagree..a good listen

believe it or not. agree or disagree. a good listen...a great book. worth it. buy it.

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awesome book by an awesome outlaw.

what covering George's Early Childhood right through till his days is president of the Ventura Chapter of the Hells Angels. Right up until getting incarcerated again at 68 years old for something he did not do. This book never fails to deliver. even took the time to email mr. Christie myself and was pleasantly surprised at how nice of a man he is and how he took the time to answer me. I don't believe for a second that this man never rat on anybody nobody is in prison on the back of his testimony and nobody can drop documents proving that he ever ratted. I think others jealousy should be looked at long before anybody ever considers this man anything but a stand-up guy.

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great read<br />

a perfect example of how modern society and lack of values can affect the toughest of men. just another bullet point. for the argument that i have outlived my world.

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Great Book

the reader kept the story engaging. I hated when I had to pause. Great expressive tone.

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amazing

George Christie story is great from his days surfing to His military days and his days as a Hells Angels leader then his life as a law abiding citizen. you will want to listen in one sitting

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Like any great book...

It takes one right along for the ride. Great listen. What a life, Mr Christie.