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A true account of the author's drug dealing past that turned into trumped up organized crime charges over a bad business deal with the fabricator of Custom Craft Harley Davidson's.

Another true account of how the corrupt California Prison Union used terror tactics with then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger relating to the 3 Strikes Law. Harvard lawyer Daniel Morris has since
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Kindle Edition, Large print, 700 pages
Published August 9th 2009 by LOCKDOWNPUBLISHING
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Judy
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Roll Call by Glenn Langohr
This book is based on true events that Glenn lived and is intertwined with fiction to complete the story. It is a long read and very detailed. As I pondered the amount of details I realize that Glenn has written so that we, the readers, are walking in his shoes and the shoes of those he traveled along side with. The scenery may be colorful at times but not always in a good way. We travel with him from a messed up childhood to his first taste of greed, a greed that
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Rachel
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The first thing I noticed about the book is the length, Wow 734 pages, I did think I was going to be reading it for weeks as it has got to be the longest book I have read to date.
I infact finished reading this after around 14 hours. This 14 hours did take a week though as I read for a couple of hours before going to sleep.

There was drug cartels, violence, underhand police, crime and it all was very believable, Yes I know its a true story but sometimes truth does not always sound believable.
It
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Lynelle Clark
My review will be available on my blog on the 09/14
So much to say about this book. Where to start and to finish with all the information pressed into the volume of pages but yet I believe Glenn Langohr tells it the best. His openness, honesty and search for truth jumps from page to page and some times I had to take a breather, make coffee, go for a walk just to filter through the story. This is not a story for leisure, lying on the bed and lazily leave from page to page. This book grasp you
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Susan
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Glen Langohr gives you a true analysis of what it's like to get caught up on the wrong side of the law. An extremely fascinating book filled with honesty about the world of drugs and prison. The suspense Glen Langohr creates is suspenseful, exciting and real. I recommend this book to young readers in hopes some will find it helpful within their own lives.
Judy
May 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roll Call by Glenn Langohr
This book is based on true events that Glenn lived and is intertwined with fiction to complete the story. It is a long read and very detailed. As I pondered the amount of details I realize that Glenn has written so that we, the readers, are walking in his shoes and the shoes of those he traveled along side with. The scenery may be colorful at times but not always in a good way. We travel with him from a messed up childhood to his first taste of greed, a greed that
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Sage Adderley-Knox
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Benny Johnson who is known as B.J. has a complicated childhood; a controlling father, a mother trying to keep her family together, and a fierce drive to support himself and his brother. His downward spiral begins when he decides to go to Mexico and set himself up to deal drugs. The trip leads to meeting and scheming with various people from ex-cons, neighborhood dealers, to the deceitful upper class. B.J. considers himself a Christian who acknowledges he is a sinner. His entire life is spent ...more
Lisa
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
was admittedly skeptical when I sat down to read this novel, as it falls outside of my area of knowledge. I have little experience with anything relating to the criminal justice system, and I had concerns that I would get lost in the jargon. However, as I got to know BJ and the other characters in the story, I was able to relate to the childhood experiences, to a point, and I found myself easily sucked into the storyline and got the end finding myself needing to know what would be coming next. ...more
Newbee (JoAnn) Brown
This story is the story of a journey...

Starting with a young boy that you wish you could wrap your arms around and protect, to a young man who ends up where you where afraid he would... I wanted to keep shouting "NO DON'T" To a grown man you can honor and respect! What an incredible journey this story takes you on! What an exstordinary man he became tho the odds where agaist him... To live this and come out on the other side with compassion for his fellow man is spirtually up lifting!

This book
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Jack
May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novel based on true experiences of the author's life. An interesting look into the world of drug dealers, crime and corruption.

I thought it was a pretty good story from a different perspective, that of the criminal. I like crime stories, which are usually the Good Guy Cops chasing down the Bad Guy criminals. This book reversed that with the protagonist a drug dealer. But it makes the reader see things in a different light. It doesn't lessen the crimes that were committed by any means, but
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Sheri
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Roll Call (Glenn Langohr)
A candid and in-depth look at life in the drug dealing world. With dire consequences.Roll call gives vivid detail of life in jail, prison and on the streets smuggling and dealing drugs.Very fascinating and true to life.

I look forward to more by Glenn Langohr
Glenn Langohr
Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
A harrowing-down-and dirty depiction of the U.S War on Drugs, sometimes reminiscent of Soldergurgh's Traffic, by former dealer, California artist Langohr. A must read for parents with kids who experiment with drugs. The author turns the corner and offers a solution to the drug war with this philosophic, spiritual twister!
Lisa
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was admittedly skeptical when I sat down to read this novel, as it falls outside of my area of knowledge. I have little experience with anything relating to the criminal justice system, and I had concerns that I would get lost in the jargon. However, as I got to know BJ and the other characters in the story, I was able to relate to the childhood experiences, to a point, and I found myself easily sucked into the storyline and got the end finding myself needing to know what would be coming next. ...more
Renee
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Roll Call by Glenn Langohr

Before I start I will say I am an avid reader and always fall for a justice system book. That alone, tells you I am a fan of this genre. What I loved was the book was real. The lifestyle, the time and the people are written in a very intimate way. That being said, if someone is bad or on a path toward being bad and you can make the character appealing, you got a reader engrossed. So when the book starts you are introduced to BJ (Benny Johnson) , who is very similar to
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Judy
May 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roll Call by Glenn Langohr
This book is based on true events that Glenn lived and is intertwined with fiction to complete the story. It is a long read and very detailed. As I pondered the amount of details I realize that Glenn has written so that we, the readers, are walking in his shoes and the shoes of those he traveled along side with. The scenery may be colorful at times but not always in a good way. We travel with him from a messed up childhood to his first taste of greed, a greed that
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Wendy Hines
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Roll Call is a compelling and page-turning read. Told from the perspective of his own time in prison, tossed with a few bits here and there of fiction. The reader gets an up-close glimpse of what it's really like behind bars and what can happen with those close to you.

It's a long read, well over seven hundred pages, and at times, it gets a bit dry. But as the character's backgrounds emerge, the present begins to make sense and I found myself hoping that BJ would turn his life around. If you put
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Chasity
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ok this is the book I was waiting for from Glenn. He has totally won me back and I am so pleased with this book. It was very long which really pleased me because as you know from my other reviews I read rather quickly and I hate when stories end too fast which was my problem with his other books.

I had some problems remembering every character because there were so many but that’s alright that could just be my terrible memory. I really enjoyed the story in this book. He portrayed the story very
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Alicia
Nov 12, 2012 rated it liked it
I wish I could give half stars, because I would add a + 1/2. This book was interesting, and long (which is good for me because I generally read fast and I like stories that last). But, it was a tough read sometimes. There are a lot of names to keep track of and as the scenes bounce around, I found myself occasionally having to refer back. Who was that guy again? But I admit, I wanted to keep going forward with the story.
As someone who has never been to, or ever plans to go to, prison, I was
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Geoff
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
Best I could give this was two stars.
At over 600 pages, it was a real chore to read, but the experiences outlined within the massive and convoluted text were compelling.
With a massive edit and copyedit, this has real potential, but at the moment, it is a confusing and jumbled mix between a memoir of crime and prison, and one man's journey to find and keep hold of his God.
I skim-read a lot of this, and it still took me nearly five days to read.
Ida
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found this very difficult to read as there were way too many people introduced within the first 20% of the book which became confusing. To add to the confusion, the narration jumped between prison time and the outside world too frequently until my interest waned. I have read similar memoirs which were extremely interesting and didn't get bogged down in details as this one did.
John
Nov 13, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a rough book to read. The writing isn't the greatest, but the story is nevertheless interesting and compelling. The contents are hard to believe in a way, but I gather it is reliably true. If you would like to learn about prison life and about the drug culture, this is a good book to read.
Brian
Aug 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being a Scotsman and never being in prison, i have no idea how close this is to being real prison life. It does, as does other further books by the author, keep you entertained. has peaked my interest a bit to read other american prison books
Smiley
Jul 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Good ending

I enjoyed the book from start to finish. My favorite part has to be the corruption. It goes to show there is good and bad everywhere.
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In prison on drug charges, I felt inspired to start writing--to bring a view never before seen, and to show that the path we are on is only building bigger criminals.
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