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The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon Audiobook

The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon

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Publisher's Summary

The long awaited republishing of NYHC Legend, John Bloodclot Joseph's raw and unfiltered autobiography. As real as it gets!

Updated with new chapters.

In his newly updated autobiography, NYHC legend John Bloodclot Joseph recounts his hard times and spiritual redemption. A traumatic childhood in foster homes was just the beginning of John's evolution. Before fronting one of the most important bands in the underground punk scene, the Cro-Mags, John faced homelessness, addiction, betrayal and insanity. Still, even his success couldn't save him from a relapse that set him back to square one - rock bottom. The book is a raw and unapologetic autobiography about his life. Consider yourself warned.

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    Philip Cunningham 26/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Pure Authenticity"

    Great story, great performance but some editing issues (some sentences are repeated at different points).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08/09/2017
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    "So f.....ing good!!!!"

    What a cracking book! Especially with Jonh f....ing voice
    I really enjoyed it
    Thanks mate

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. C. O. F. Carter 04/01/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "The best book on NYHC"
    What did you like most about The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon?

    This is one of the most insane life stories I've ever heard in my life. Anyone who is in anyway interested in the evolution of the New York music scene in the 80s and 90s needs to hear this book.


    What about John Joseph’s performance did you like?

    John Joseph narrates the book so you can hear all the emotions and personal touches to the stories he's telling. It is simply the best audiobook autobiography.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    08/09/17
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    "amazing"

    wow, was the first word that came to mind when I began this book, little did I know that I would be using that word quite often. John's story if full of pain and struggle but positivity as well. How someone can overcome these situations is amazing. PMA. great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    21/04/17
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    "Captured me from beginning to end!"

    There are so many stories in this book that could be their own books. I found myself waking up in the morning looking forward to listening and waiting to go inside to see my family until the section I was listening to was completed.
    The author telling about these events in his own words made it even better. I would tell my wife about some of the stories and I would start taking like the writer to relay them.
    I cannot imagine going through what he's been through and coming out the other side at all - and definitely not with a positive mental attitude. Salute to this man, his story, and his evolution.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • daniel cafone
    15/02/18
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    "One of the best books ever written"

    Just listen, this book is for everyone. Extremely entertaining and incredibly eye opening. Best thing I’ve ever listened to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alex
    30/01/18
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    "Great book"

    A very compelling story that serves like a roller coater ride of punk rock, spirituality, and hard knocks. It's very entertaining as it is read by the author himself. I would recommend this to everypne

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Sonny Matharu
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    29/12/17
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    "Incredible story told by a brilliant story teller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Genuine, raw, funny and dramatic. One of the best non-fiction stories told in the modern age. This hero's journey is worth your time and attention.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon?

    The most memorable part of this story or the one that resonated loudly is how John survived the Volenti house of horrors and his time being institutionalized.


    What does John Joseph bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His story telling is top notch. The book combined with him telling the story is an unshakeable combination.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book non-stop.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    11/11/17
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    "way, way too long, but at the end its just okay."

    really the plot line could have been a little more organized and should have been streamlined by omitting the filler stories. also, I was disappointed by the lack of Cro mags stories--he completely ignored mentioning the few mags shows he did with Harley in the 2000s, which doubled bummed me out since I was at the Hellfest 02 gig they played. This is a CRUCIAL detail as the dispute between Harley and JJ is one of the most legendary beefs in the history of punk, but obviously they let down their walls in order to play a few more gigs together; what events led to the reunion of the closest incarnation of a Mags reunion?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 4wallsfalling
    07/10/17
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    "simply amazing"

    I loved this book. the emotion that john poured into it retelling his words was awesome. do yourself a favor and listen.

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  • Anonymous
    05/09/17
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    "Fantastic read"

    Such an amazing story and brilliantly narrated. Looking forward to reading more of JJ's work. PMA!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Makayla
    22/08/17
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    "Excellent acount of overcoming the odds"

    Inspiring, read this book, if you're into hardcore or to simply be encouraged to better your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jimmy Evans
    03/08/17
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    "John Joseph, thanks for this brother."

    No words can express how good this book is. I feel lucky to have found it. So many stories. I hope he writes more memories of old New York. John Joseph was always one of my "heroes" but after checking this out I consider him my friend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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