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The Prez

Narrated by: Dino Marnika
Length: 19 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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A long long drag

Such a long book about f - all, read well but with appalling characterisations of character voices. Avoid Avoid Avoid!!!

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enjoyable

I liked this book it kept my interest. if I had to say one negative thing, it would be that I didn't like a man reading the female voices.

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great book

if this book is ever made in a movie or tv series I will be the first to see it

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loved it

loved it, appart for some times winny was spoken as the 3rd person some times

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Great narration

Great light hearted story. The narrator is the best Worh he different character voices. Great laugh

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Through rose coloured glasses

The main character can do no wrong. He always knows the right thing to say. It got really boring.

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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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  • Tim Gessert
  • 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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  • 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