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Publisher's Summary

The true story of 40 years inside one of Australia's first outlaw motorcycle clubs as told by its one-time president. With previously unrevealed insights into the outlaw world of extreme violence, drugs, corruption, sex, treachery, and retribution. All names have been changed, and identities and events obscured. This is the only way the story could be told.

This story is a true account of the birth of outlaw motorcycle clubs in Australia. There was no template for us, it just evolved. It shows our simple creed: loyalty to the club and respect for your brothers.

David Spiteri was a founding member and long-time president of one of Australia's first outlaw motorcycle clubs from its inception in the early 1960s through to the early 2000s. He has been uniquely placed to witness the clubs develop from loose affiliations of riders to the well-structured and well-connected groups we see today, with links to police, politicians, and lawyers.

In this never-before-told inside story, Spiteri puts himself at risk to reveal everything from the drug trafficking which funds the clubs' operations to the extreme violence that continues to make them infamous. For the first time, the true extent of the clubs' corruption will be exposed, and the treachery and subsequent retribution enforced by their own brand of law known as "the code" is brought to light. A truly shocking and compelling look at a fascinating subculture.

©2018 HarperCollins Publishers Australia pty Limited (P)2055 HarperCollins Publishers Australia pty Limited

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Couldn’t listen to

Can’t listen to it the way it is read sounds like it should be on Play School but the story would be ok if they had someone else reading it but I can’t listen to it

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Sort of ok.

Book was entertaining. Characters were pretty stereotypical. Wouldn't really rave about it, nor recommend it to anyone.

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entertaining

good story .. enjoyed it alot .. the different voices could of been better .. still recommend it

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unbelievable great story

loved every pages wish was a tv series or a movie thanks for the story

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  • Ben
  • 06-02-2021

Play school story for big babies

Like listening to the guys telling a story on play school , just with swearing.
Very hard to listen too
The voices 🤦‍♂️

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Hilariously read - check out the voices!!!!!

Honestly one of the unwittingly funniest audio books I've heard for ages - the voices and accents are pure comedy gold!

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AWESOME.BOOK

GREAT BOOK, i loved it, went with this because i lose interest in books easily but with this i couldnt wait to listen to the next chapter.

the narrator was great with the different voices really made you imagine and picture what the characters were really like.

author is great.

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Awesome book!

Loved every minute of this book. Only thing I’d change is that Spiteri uses fake names. The story would be a lot more authentic if Spiteri even called the bikie club the Nomads instead of the miners. Other that that it was very well written.

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great book

this is a great book have listened to it 5 times now and still can't get enough of it

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Such a long book about f - all, read well but with appalling characterisations of character voices.
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  • David
  • 07-02-2019

Great Read/Listen

Killer book, great mix of the 50s and 60s Biker culture in Australia! Its a great story and learning some Aussie slang is fun!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-10-2018

great book

great book, slow start. but picked up with a great story line. a really good read.

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  • TBGessert
  • 12-08-2018

great read

loved this book. tells a great story and the performance was great. can't wait to listen to the next one

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  • lee
  • 28-06-2018

gripped start to finish

great book start to finish.was gripped throughout. love the biker gang story's,good in-depth to what they got up to.Did end quite sudden. and the lady's Voices were a little off putting. definitely worth a listen.

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  • samantha70
  • 11-06-2021

dangerous game

An in depth account of bikie life in 70s and 80s Sydney. Written in a straightforward, no nonsense style with a strong narrative drive. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was devastated along with the Prez at the end when Brian had to die. My only criticism is the way all the women sound like breathy wimps!

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  • Darrell G.
  • 06-05-2021

Great!

One of the best motor cycle club books I've listened to and read!
First time read in hospital suffering 2 broken femurs from RTA! THUS BOOK TOOK MY MIND ELSEWHERE!

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  • keith
  • 06-09-2020

Riveting

It's a great read about the sixties a good journey from start to finish about motorbike gangs well worth paying for

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  • David H.
  • 19-06-2018

Awful

Narrator so bad, had to stop listening to it as it was like nails down a chalkboard after 45 mins

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