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Publisher's Summary

Hapless Nate Hester yearns for the safety and affection of a group. He sets off on a hitchhiking trip to escape bad parenting and the Vietnam draft.

Nate soon longs to be off the road. A drug dealer befriends him and introduces him to the Hells Angels. The Angels introduce him to the wonders of drug use and free sex, but the effects wane, and Nate leaps from mania to depression.

He accidentally shoots and kills a man. Guilt and fear of arrest overtake Nate's thinking. Relief comes only from intoxication. He discovers heroin and plummets, narrowly escaping death, but is rescued from his addiction only to continue dealing drugs.

©2019 Francis Hicks (P)2019 Black Rose Writing

Critic Reviews

 

“A grim, competent tale that memorably depicts a world of crime.” (Kirkus Reviews)

What listeners say about The Long Ride: Learning about Life from an Outlaw Biker

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fantastic

Throughly enjoyed this book, listening while driving line haul in NZ, found it hard to turn off when I got to my destination

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Great story

The story was great unfortunately the performance was hard with the worst accents. Overall it was well done

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Excellent book

A really enjoyable book well written and excellent narration. Felt sad when it ended will look for more by this author.🌟🌈❤️

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  • Tammy
  • 24-12-2019

Weak, nothing that the title suggests I enjoy boo

I enjoy books narrated by the author, but he has no idea about 1% life.

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  • Robert Richardson
  • 30-06-2019

Interesting Read (Listen)

This was an interesting read. This isn’t a book I would typically choose, but it was suggested to me by a good friend.

The story flows very well and the narrator (the author) does a fantastic job at changing the voices and being dramatic to build the intensity. The story kept me interested and wanting more at the end. Great job Mr. Hicks.

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  • Joe mazza
  • 31-07-2021

Not bad not great

The story line was very slow to get to the 1st 3 chapters were pretty hard I almost stopped listening to it the story is OK but a little novice in the writing

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  • Charlie :)
  • 22-05-2020

not what I expected, read details closely

It's an ok story. Not a non-fiction but a story about a guy (18 yrs old) bumps into an adventure with a Hell's Angel. Time lines are not realistic based on 1% culture and club life. If you are looking for an adventure story with a coming of age story then you might like this book. If you looking for a real life story of a 1% club this is not you book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-03-2020

repetitive

struggle to finish. Not much about bikers. The main character wasn't even a biker! The title should be " The misadventures of a Catholic school misfit"

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  • Dominic
  • 07-02-2020

A nice read.

This was a good book, surprised me that it took place in Cleveland where I live. Was pretty neat.

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  • Zac
  • 15-01-2020

good listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-2019

hang around never made his COLORS!!!!!

great story except the last two chapters,. it kept in the story like I was in the middle of the brothers....but fell short of a true motorcycle club brotherhood!!!!!!

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