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Hell's Angel

The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
Narrated by: John Pruden
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Absolute wanker

What a hero, absolute shit story don’t waist your time , the last Mongol was better

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angels against angels

the minute sonny said 2 angels clubs went to war with each other i couldnt listen anymore, quite frankly he makes them sound like sell outs making movies and wanting to be on the red carpet american outlaw clubs ppfffftttt would never get that crap down under

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what a blast

it is good to hear the otherside of the story. then narrator did a good job getting the story cross

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Uninteresting

I bought this one hoping for some gory anecdotes and tales of debauchery and mayhem

Left disappointed at how tame it is

Some of the storytelling is quite childlike as well as uninteresting.

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  • Jon
  • 25-12-2017

Best Listen By Far!

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

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  • Trista
  • 19-07-2017

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

Any additional comments?

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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  • Steve S
  • 27-05-2017

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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  • CoastRange
  • 27-04-2017

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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  • Carlos
  • 07-01-2017

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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  • Love to cook
  • 07-12-2016

great book

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

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  • Nathan
  • 21-10-2016

A fantastic insite

This book is a great story of wild times, rides, and trips with a wild man. This isn't a kicking in the door feds bs about a gang its the honest story of a man and club.

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  • Richard
  • 04-09-2016

Motivational piece of history

This book is amazing when I'm going threw hard times it helps me to listen to this book and analyze how I'm going to change the cores I'm on. My only wish is that more of Mr. Sonny's books where on audible.

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  • Chris B
  • 20-06-2015

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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  • stephanie hatrick
  • 03-03-2020

Great!

Really enjoy the story and history presented of HA! Sonny Barger tells a great story and gives some good insight into the world of motorcycle clubs.

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  • terry
  • 10-08-2020

AFFA

Awesome. Still think a little more happened in the real life! But an awesome story.

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  • keith
  • 30-04-2020

Fascinating story

Love this I saw sonny in a couple of films it's a great story about the founder of hells angels and all the hells angels fraternity

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-08-2019

Loved it

Loved every minute of it. Spot on with the actual book. Would read it again

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-06-2019

Great read

Great read and book loved it,, well written may all bikers ride in peace and freedom

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-2018

Incredible

A lesson in the cost of freedom and a reason to fight for it, always. An inspirational read.

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  • fred coombes
  • 10-05-2018

Good

Very easy to listen to. An insight into the life of a unique biker legend

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  • wayne
  • 15-03-2018

Good insight

great story and insight in to the HA over the year's. felt the hard man style and tone of the narration was over the top and a bit corney.

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  • p r carter
  • 10-03-2018

I ike

Want to know about the m c hells angels read this. Very good really enjoyed it

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  • ROB
  • 08-09-2017

F**kin Great...Well worth the time.

Would recommend this book to anyone,bike rider or not..Keep it real for all to see.

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  • Fraser Kingscott
  • 22-06-2017

unbelievable<br />

The performance was good but the way the book is written makes it feel far fetched.