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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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brilliant

not one for books to be honest but once I started tp listen to this I couldn't stop.

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An amazing story

A great story & glimpse behind the curtain into the facinating world of the Hells Angels!
Highly recommended

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brilliant listen

brilliant book by sonny barger talking about his fights with the law and interesting stories about the members of the hells angels motorcycle club that he rode with.

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ACE.

Great book. Well narrated, An insite into a great life. Will definitely listen again. ACE.

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great book

great book would highly recommend it if you want to get first hand perspective

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very interesting book will listen to more of them

A book i would recommend everyone should listen to. Finding out how much crap governments give bikers.

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  • 28-02-22

Some good stories but lacking any real grit

There are some very interesting parts to the book however the majority of the book skips from part to part and lacks any real detail to bite into.

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mediocre

struggled to finish is an understatement. Shame ad a friend recommended it to me.

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absolutely outstanding !!

a great easy listen to right here guys,
it makes a change to here the other side of the story from someone who's lived it, rather than just here second hand from news Corporations and police.
this gives a great insight into the life of
sonny Barger, with his ups and downs.
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Amazing insights to life as a Hells Angel

Very easy to listen to. Hard to turn off as you wanted to hear what happens in the next chapter.

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  • 20-06-15

A must for any true biker

An excellent book, from an amazing man. It gives the history of the Hells Angels like only Sonny himself could tell it. He doesn't just talk about the good times. He's also reflects on the bad times with a no bullshit approach. I have personally read it 3 times and highly recommend it to any true biker out there! I've read it 3 times and will probably read it another time in the near future

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  • Jon
  • 25-12-17

Best Listen By Far!

Thoroughly enjoyed. Sonny is a Legend! Only wish there was more of him on audible.

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  • Steve S
  • 27-05-17

Sorry, but I found it boring.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this only to a friend who thought he was a bad ass biker dude. I found the stories boring and childish.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

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  • Damian
  • 28-06-21

Gotta respect an outlaw...BUT

... to paraphrase John Wayne: “life is hard… It’s harder if you’re stupid.“ As a retired Green Beret, i can see the whole the-hell-with-it brotherhood thing, but as a long time practicing criminal lawyer, i can’t see the celebration of bad decisions, prison time and debauchery invariably ending up as lessons NOT learned. Nonetheless, it is these kind of renegades that I firmly believe are the first Bull work against government tyranny and social apathy. This book is not good writing…in fact, it is a story told with a certain degree of slope headed mendacity… But I think I have enough sense to sidle up to the Hells Angel side of the fence if the shit hits the fan. And in today’s age of kowtowing conformity, I’d rather be with Sonny Barger than with all the Sheeple on the West Coast...and elsewhere.

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  • Carlos
  • 07-01-17

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.

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  • Trista
  • 19-07-17

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

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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.

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  • Big E
  • 26-09-21

Outstanding Book!

First things first, MUCH LOVE & RESPECT to the Club and our “Chief”.
Sonny is the one who made the club what it is today. The “Chief” gives you an insight from his point of view. From the beginning as a young man to the Army and the journey to becoming the iconic figure he is today. Love him ,hate him, or whatever u may think about him or the club, nothing will ever change the fact Sonny Barger is and will always be a Legend. Happy Birthday Chief, much Love & Respect “AlwaysUs JustUs” Long Live the mighty Red & White. ~Known Associate 🔴⚪️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-19

A little bit glorification

A little bit glorification, Sonny's own views of how everything went down. I think you should read it with a pinch of salt.

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  • CoastRange
  • 27-04-17

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.

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  • Love to cook
  • 07-12-16

great book

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

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