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The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon

Narrated by: John Joseph
Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)
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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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Pure Authenticity

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

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So f.....ing good!!!!

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

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wow amazing life. tough and also funny stories

I only heard of John Joseph a few weeks ago on the London Real you tube channel. I watched the documentary iron mind and was intrigued by this character. I'm not really into punk music so did not buy it for that reason but John is the singer for punk band the Cro-mags.
All I can say is WOW. What a life, what a story and what a turn around against all odds.
John's start was a harsh one and it toughened him up and made him a streetwise kid in New York. He has been through drug abuse, the punk scene, and been an awol navy man. It's full of sordid thing's like sex, drugs, criminal activity including theft and violence and murder, but also very entertaining and somewhat humorous at times I the way John tells it. Then it talks about John as an iron man competitor and a vegan and hari krishna member.
If you like good biographies then I highly recommend this book. Its over 16 hours long and I was disappointed when it came to an end because it kept me enthralled.
I don't write many reviews here even though I have over 450 books and have been a member since 2012 so that should tell you something in itself, so enough reading reviews, it is worth your credit, so just bit it already!

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best book ever written.

john knocks it out of the park with an in-depth tale of his life. You need to check this

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Epic tale ... super inspiring.

A must read for people interested in changing their life and perspective. It's very moving in part as well as being pretty funny. cheers John.

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excellent true life story

excellent true life story highly entertaining, shocking, funny, heart breatbreaking, soul searching. well worth a read or listen.

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Best Audio book Ever

Full of incredibly sad, funny, inspirational and entertaining stories. Not just recommended for fans of Cro-Mags and hardcore but for anyone that enjoys a good story.

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Vivid story

The book is raw and enjoyable. However it depends on what kind of character you are if you always had silver spoon in your mouth you may never understand it but if you are street born motherfucker Johns book get you back to the street, if you are not anymore, and you will have a blast.

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Well it is a evolution

This book is unbelievable John Joseph goes through insane circumstances of his life, you really don't know what is going to happen in the next chapter. The book is absolutely heartbreaking at times, and then the next chapter can be hilariously funny "Santa Claus."



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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

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  • 08-09-17

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

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  • Richard
  • 21-04-17

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.

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  • chewy
  • 28-04-19

100% Heart!

Even with the multiple redundant tangents and hare-Krishna spiritual mumbo jumbo I loved it. Funny as fuck and heart felt.

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  • Becky h.
  • 05-04-19

A Must read !

John's Evolution of a Cro-Magnon is not just good entertainment, it is a raw depiction of a journey to enlightenment. It is truly a blessing to have experienced his story. thanks John, you have given me renewed hope in life. Big changes are happening in my life. Leaving a toxic relationship, and moving on to positivity and a healthy spiritual journey. Thanks again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-19

Exceptional performance

I got to know John Joseph through Rich Roll's podcast and a short clip of Joe Rogan's podcast. I figured this guy must have some great story to tell. And I wasn't let down. From his early childhood and foster homes, through high school and his introduction in the punk scene.
He tells everything so lively it was as if you were being there. You can feel the insane, dangerous, dark and happy moments in your bones. Mostly I was listening to this while doing my long runs. And sometimes I have to stop just to laugh or because I was angry at the whole situation and wasn't breathing properly because of it.
It is so good.
The second part (the book is split in a 11 hour and an 8 hour part) was less my thing. But the first part was more than enough to give the full five stars.

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  • Zeke
  • 20-01-19

A True Inspiration

I'm 57 and Lord I wish I had known of this man long before now. Thank goodness I did find him. Listen, Learn, Heal. John can tell you how. The Lord will do the rest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-19

john in his own words

The book can dip at points but joeseph has some great stories and a gallery of some of the most interesting people. A great read but the audio has joeseph himself which adds another level.

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  • anthony henson
  • 20-12-18

Wow

what a powerful story if your a hardcore fan or not this is such a powerful book a must read!!!!

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  • jesse reeves
  • 25-09-18

awesome!<br />

Great book! I wasn't familiar with John Joseph or the Cromags but this book was recommended by a friend and definitely worth the listen. Just shows you that you can do anything no matter what/where you come from.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-18

Exciting and inspiring, great listen/read.

John's narration makes an already extremely interesting collection of stories even better. Go listen now.