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  • Enforcer

  • The Real Story of One of Australia’s Most Feared Outlaw Bikers
  • By: Caesar Campbell, Donna Campbell
  • Narrated by: Dave Ferguson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Among members of the outlaw motorcycle clubs, Caesar Campbell is a legend. Former sergeant-at-arms and chief enforcer for the Comancheros, Caesar became the founding member and sergeant-at-arms of the Australian chapter of the Bandidos. He epitomised bikie culture - unbeatable in a fight, brutal in the extreme, fearing no one and nothing, and loyal until death. This is Caesar's story, from his recruitment into the Comancheros, to the savage split within the club that led to the foundation of the Bandidos and the bloody massacre at Milperra that resulted from it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story. Odd Reading

  • By Dicko on 07-03-2019

Decent read (listen)

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

Reviewed: 30-05-2017

Hard to determine which standpoint to review this from. Overall, it is extremely heavy on the punch up stories... like, very heavy, its easily most of what is spoken about for 6 hours.
Hard to tell how much of that is factual and unbiased, as it does come across a little braggish at times. There is a good amount of insight into how clubs like this operate, or at least operated around this time period.
The worst part? The narrators shocking and relentless attempt at a Scottish accent for Jock Ross. good god. it is burnt into my mind, an absolute shockingly bad try at the accent, he shouldnt have bothered. The bottom line for me is, this was an OK book, but nothing you absolutely have to read/listen to. The stories are very braggish and make you wonder how biased it is, considering its told from basically the clubs main mans point of view... 3 out of 5 stars, wouldnt really recommend to others.

  • The Crossroad

  • By: Mark Donaldson
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 903

On 2 September ,2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969.Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By craig on 07-01-2016

Empowering and Raw

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

Reviewed: 07-05-2017

I approached this book with an assumption, an assumption i knew fairly well what was going to be said. That is not to say i expected it to be simple or straight forward, just that i expected it to be a re-telling of a soldiers wartime experience, similar to that of Bob Buick for example. How wrong i was.
I myself am currently in my 11th year of service with the Australian Army (Infantry), and though i do not wish to insult or sound as though the two jobs are similar, there are parallels, and to hear what Mark went through, not only at war but in his life prior and since, my god, what a soldier, what a father, what an absolute role model for any man-young or old.
Should you wish to know what a war can be like, the effects and tolls on a human, read this. Should you wish to be motivated and inspired to achieve greatness in your life, read this. If you want to read one of the most powerful and moving books i have ever come across, read this.
Mark, thankyou, for many things, but thankyou for creating this vessel of insight and motivation, the effects and ripples of which i am sure will spread further than you ever could imagine, well done and thankyou.