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Freeway Rick Ross

The Untold Autobiography
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (406 ratings)
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Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography is an intimate look at the day-to-day dealings of a drug kingpin in the heart of the ghetto. It's also the story of a boy born in poverty in Texas who grew up in a single-parent household in the heart of South Central, who was pushed through the school system each year and came out illiterate. His options were few, and he turned to drug dealing. This untold autobiography is not only personal, but also historical in its implications. Rick Ross chronicles the times by highlighting the social climate that made crack cocaine so desirable, and he points out that at the time, the "cops in the area didn't know what crack was; they didn't associate the small white rocks they saw on homies as illegal drugs". All Rick Ross knew was people wanted it.

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Life as a Drug Kingpin.

Where does Freeway Rick Ross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a gripping story of how a young man became a drug kingpin. It gives details of his childhood, teenage and adult years. It is based on a true story. It is very exciting and well worth listening to.

What other book might you compare Freeway Rick Ross to and why?

This book is like a cross between the t.v. show, "Breaking Bad" and the book, "Bringing Down the House" by Ben Mezrich. It has the action of "Breaking Bad" and the suspense of normal guy who is a little out of his league like "Bringing Down the House."

What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Kevin Pierce gives a great performance. He is a good storyteller, and a book is always better if you can listen to it instead of reading it. Multi-tasking dude.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are many moving moments in this book. When Aunt Bobbi-Jo is being beaten, when Rick is told he cannot attend college, when Rick's chop shop case is thrown out of court, when Rick finds that his favorite teacher was a coke dealer.... I could go on and on. This is a well-written book with lots of memorable moments.

Any additional comments?

This is a very good story that I highly recommend. Obviously, this book contains adult situations, but is pretty clean in terms of language. I would not hesitate to let a teen listen to it. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

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Phenomenal book!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

While I enjoyed this book, the only thing I would have preferred was if it were an African American who read it, I only say this because it didn't sound as authentic coming from a Caucasian. The reader did a great job but that was my only complaint.

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A terrific account of “Sales” in South Central!

What did you love best about Freeway Rick Ross?

This book took the listener back into South Central at the heyday of the distribution of cocaine and the onset of meth.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The most compelling aspect of this narrative was bad boy makes good. For this character
rock bottom was actually up!

What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

Kevin Pierce’s voice was easy to understand, yet kept you captivated.

If you could give Freeway Rick Ross a new subtitle, what would it be?

“How to Become A Multimillion Dollar Salesman in the Hood”

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Great story about a drug king pin

Any additional comments?

I have watched documentaries on Free Way Rick Ross but I was delighted to be offered a chance to listen to the audio book. Let me just say that I was not disappointed. He approached selling drugs as a business man does his empire. A man who could not read ended up making millions of dollars... How does that happen? Of course he goes to prison and not only learns to read but learns enough about law that he is able to get is sentence reduced. The possibility that the CIA was involved makes this an even more compelling story... The reader wont' be disappointed.

Narration: Initially I thought that a more urban voice would be needed to better articulate the story. However, I soon enjoyed Kevin Pierce's narration. His even tone 'toned' down a story of drugs and hustling in the ghetto! 4.5 stars for you sir!

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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Great book..flowed nicely

The writer and narrator takes you on a journey that keeps you listening. You enter in a world that most of us can never imagine

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Rick Ross the Bo$$

The big point I took from this reading is...
Ricky made millions not being able to read, but reading saved his life.

Great auto I would have liked a couple more hrs but I feel like the Boss stayed to gangster and didn't give the gruesome details and business structures it took to be the best. Stayed to PG-13
Read by the whitest old guy ever!!! I didn't expect Denzel or wiz to be narrating, but such a fascinating life story needs a voice that has some pain and appreciation... this guy sounded like he's never had anything close to the excitement that comes with bags of cash
I needed that
Still B+....A- couldn't stop listening

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Real life on "High"

I couldn't stop thinking about to story during daily periods of not listening. A very entertaining book.
Well narrated biography that has been well-written. Rick Ross is a new mentor for me. He has always tried to live with purpose. A commendable effort although no always ethical. The remaining portion of Rick life seams to remain on a high note, as a giver.

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Wow

What a story. What a country we live in. Shows you just what they think of black people. Dam shame

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great story. narrator should be an African America

the narrator should have been an African American. However this story captured me with the realness of Rick. no one is hard and confident all of the time. and Rick was authentic

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IfUlikeTruTalesAboutTheStreetsSpeedTheCredit..

I love Rick story I love how he's just a regular kid from the ghetto but yet his story ties in to the CIA and things going on nationally that America has no idea about I believe the narrator is very good but completely the wrong narrator for this book you should have got Carrie heit. I know I know I spelled the name wrong but any other authors that does Urban books or to be perfectly more blunt somebody with either a southern accent or Urban black accent there just isn't any way to say that politically correct to be honest his upbringing is it much different than a lot of our upbringing and when I say our I mean us to grow up in the inner city were there white black Hispanic Asian she grow up at a certain economic level you're going to witness these things the amazing thing is that he was able to raise to the top not just once but he shows that ex-cons can get out of jail prison and do something very positive with their life I'm very disappointed in the rapper who has stolen his name and made millions of dollars off of it and hasn't gave the real freeway Rick Ross any of his pay dues because in the very beginning of the artist known as Rick Ross I was buying those CDs because I thought that was the real Rick Ross I never seen pictures of him so I thought that was really him come to find out later that this guy used to be a sheriff that's some research you people will have to do on your own but I just want to see this man you know get everything that's been took from him illegally and there is still avenues for him to recoup monetary gains.it's kind of like if John Gotti made the bulk of his money in his teens and early twenties and then a musical artist comes out and his name is gadi John Gotti and all he raps about is Sicilian or Italian gangster details I mean he's clearly stolen the identity of somebody who was not himself and that is exactly what Rick Ross is done to him the overall question is how is the book if you're into nonfiction inner City books on gangsters and drug dealing then spend the credit this is also a story about somebody who overcomes illiteracy and has to deal with those issues as well if any of these things interest you then it's worth the credit if you don't want to hear another gangster story another drug dealer story then it's not worth the credit.I apologized for any grammar punctuation or spelling mistakes I'm using text-to-talk so if something doesn't make sense in a sentence just read the sentence and try to imagine what would make sense in that spot and I'm sure you'll figure it out but I'm not going to go all the way back and proofread this.

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  • David
  • 12-15-16

A fascinating listen, worth the investment.

I was introduced to Freeway Rick Ross via the Joe Rogan experience podcast.

Rick provides a fascinating insight into a world that most of us will never know.

This story of an illiterate young black man growing up in the tough ghettos of South Central LA, becoming Americas top Cocaine supplier and his eventual downfall makes for a great story.

His subsequent efforts for self education, his release from prison and successful post crime life and work to help the youths that are in the position he was before his life of crime are inspirational.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-16

excellent read

The story of Freeway Rick Ross is very interesting and was surprising to learn the volume of business he done in his prime. Excellent narrator as well.

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  • Lulu
  • 07-20-16

review is a good book.

Good book! But brief too brief. Wish he was more detailed when it concerned his life during and after incarceration and court cases

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  • rikki
  • 07-09-18

gritty

a good story and I often sat in the driveway at home just to listen to the end of the chapter

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  • Joe
  • 05-26-17

Good book

Really interesting story. Well read and so descriptive. You feel like you're right there on the streets of LA in the 80s