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Unrepentant: The Strange and (Sometimes) Terrible Life of Lorne Campbell, Satan's Choice and Hells Angels Biker

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  14 reviews
In this explicit first-hand account, a biker who spent 46 years as a member of the Hells Angels and Satan's Choice invites bestselling author Peter Edwards into the story of life lived as we've only imagined it.

A kid raised by his father's fists on the wrong side of a blue-collar town, Lorne Campbell grew up watching the local bikers ride past, making him wonder what that
ebook, 320 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by Random House Canada (first published January 1st 2013)
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Sandra Hinds
Another well done story about bikers by Peter Edwards, this time the story is focused on one in particular Lorne Campbell. As in Bandidos Massacre Mr. Edwards gives the reader an in depth look into the lives of the 1% bikers. It would be easy to say that the majority of bikers were abused as children and that's why they opt for this most times violent way of life but that is not necessarily always the case. Some of them are just looking for somewhere they belong and they gravitate to the "brothe ...more
I won this book from Goodreads. It's about a man from Canada named Lorne Campbell who is an outlaw biker.
His dad used to beat him, so he joined a motorcycle club at 17. The book is very detailed and explains who everyone is and what they do. He started out as a "striker" (probationary member or prospect) and worked his way up in the club. He is very proud to be in the Satan's Choice MC. He tells about what life is like for a biker and the issues he encountered just because he rode a bike.
May 18, 2013 Darryl rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
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One of the best books i have ever read ..i grew up in Oshawa ..this book was a trip down memory lane well worth the read ..This book is one of my Top 5 books i have read in my life ..if you read the book you will be more than glad you did ..
Canadian Folk Hero or Common Criminal?

This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free advance copy of the book.

There was a time where I enjoyed reading about the modernized Wild West adventures of the 1% clubs. The titillating combination of sex, drugs, crime and brawling gave us regular folk (civilians) a rare peak into that brutally volatile world. But after reading UNREPENTANT, Peter Edwards' near-canonization of Canadian outlaw biker Lorne Campbell, I'm beginni
Unrepentant is a biography of Lorne Campbell but also a behind the scenes look at motorcycle clubs in Canada. While I found the book to be an interesting read, it definitely feels like the author is too close to the subject and paints him a bit too cleanly. While Lorne caused mayhem throughout the book I cannot ever recall him inflicting damage on non-bikers or innocents, which while possible seems highly unlikely. Given Lorne's upbringing, I would understand more regretful behavior a bit and it ...more
Interesting topically for the first 100 or so pages but then drops off precipitously. Topically it reminds me of the justification for the famous "Code" in hockey whereby ones loyalty to colleagues/brothers is the paramount driver of morality and all the aberrations it produces are justifiable for the Code. An admirable trait (usually) in the military. The writing becomes tired though the author works hard at raising this interesting but ultimately limited dimensional personality above the ordin ...more
Jenn Thompson
This is a well written book that flows well. It becomes obvious that this is a story worth telling. I am reluctant to believe all of this very one sided account where I'm sure others have a different view of what went down. It shows Mr. Campbell has achieved some insight into his life, but the title is well chosen as Mr. Campbell provides no apology to those he has hurt and no remorse for things he has done.
I hope I win this book as it's quite interesting to me and it also hits home. That's because I grew up in the area near Shedden where the Bandido massacre took place. Everyone in my area claims to "know" a Bandido or HA member. I wonder how much of this is fact or fiction.
Petra Morin
It says something about a book when you start to feel like you may know Lorne Campbell. Told in a manner that doesn't allow you to judge the person in a way that society normally might, you judge him on his actions and his feelings for family and friends. It was pretty amazing.
A really interesting book, a lot of the action took place in areas I am familiar with. I thought it was well written and very honest. Startling to believe but believable!
Interesting to read from his point of view. Quick and entertaining. Pretty neat that it took place in a lot of familar places close to my hometown.
Ronald Fino
I like Peter Edwards books and I rate this book as a must read. Those of us who know the subject praise Peter for his fine works.

Ronald Fino
Too much talking about, and not enough showing of scenes. Still an interesting read.
Dianne Webb
Was ok enough to keep you reading. Interesting subject. book was just soso.
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