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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rescue Ink Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781455195114
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This is the true story of ten tough and tattooed bikers who rescue animals in danger while spreading the message that “Abusers Are Losers.”

When Joe Panz, Johnny O, Batso, Big Ant, G, Angel, Des, and Eric initially met at tattoo and motorcycle conventions, they soon learned that they shared another passion: animals. Each had been rescuing troubled animals on their own for years. Together they decided to form Rescue Ink to combat the problem of animal abuse on a bigger scale. Working from tip-offs from concerned neighbors and anonymous sources, they have rescued countess animals. Former Newsday writer Denise Flaim chronicles just what these brawny bikers, who will stop at nothing within the bounds of the law, can teach us about respecting the creatures in our midst.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Flaim ably blends colorful profiles of the individual members…with journalistic accounts of their interventions with ‘trappers, torturers, and garden-variety dirtbags’…The all-volunteer group’s commitment inspires and endears.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Angel, Joe Panz, Batso, Big Ant, Eric, Johnny O, Des, G—big guys with big hearts, the men of Rescue Ink use their street skills to protect metro NYC’s furred, feathered, and scaled. We learn about each man—what motivates them to volunteer for this type of work, how they approach it, why they’ve become so invested in saving the city’s most helpless residents. It’s clear that these large tattooed men, who share a passion for animals as well as hot rods and motorcycles, are a force to be reckoned with.”

    Bark magazine

  • “Narrator Tom Weiner gives a dazzling performance with his stately and resonant delivery…giving it his trademark authoritative air but sounding none too pompous at the same time—perfect for a…saga like this.”

    AudioFile

  • “Reader Tom Weiner…enthusiastically recounts their adventures with charismatic energy. While there are a few four letter words included, this is really a story suitable for all ages.”

    SoundCommentary.com

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 2/19/2014

    " Great work these guys are doing, but some of the book was written in a schlocky TV documentary style that was a little too overdramatic and testosterone-laden. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Hammond | 2/18/2014

    " One thing that bothers me in reading this book is that Denise Flaim can't seem to resist slipping in a snide remark every five pages or so. There's a mocking tone as if she's taking on a sense of superiority because the rescue team was confused by the word syntax or just learned that TNR stood for Trapping, Neutering, Returning feral cats. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 1/12/2014

    " These big, though guys will melt your heart after one story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desiree Depinet | 1/11/2014

    " I have always heard about Rescue Ink and their show, but had never personally watched it. I recently heard that the group is no longer together and has been resolved, but came across this book and am always a sucker for rescues and what they do to help animals in need. This book gives the reader a good idea of each of the founder members. Where they come from, who they are, and why they rescue. It was a good book and a quick read. Some of the members stories are repeated throughout the book, which can get a little annoying, but overall the book was a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn Ehley | 1/6/2014

    " I love the TV program. I loved the book even more. These guys are in my heart as we do cat rescue. They are angels on motorcycles! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 1/1/2014

    " I don't watch the show, so I don't know how much is new, but there was lots of backround info on the guys and nothing to gross in the rescues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Eisfelder | 12/13/2013

    " I thought this book was great. Long story short, its about a group of tough guys who run a business to rescue abused animals. It was very moving and i recomend it to people who like animals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luann | 9/26/2013

    " I will never understand cruelty toward animals by some humans too stupid to care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 9/12/2013

    " This is a great book for animal lovers. It shows how EVERYONE should be supporters of animals. These guys (and gal) do whatever it takes to help animals and people out. I like the message that they don't judge - I think this is very important to remember. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 7/30/2013

    " I expected more tattoos. But otherwise, inspiring on many levels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline Ogburn | 6/10/2013

    " A feel-good piece about a bunch of guys who look like Hell's Angels, who act a angels for abused animals in New York. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki Li | 1/19/2013

    " I couldn't get into this book. It was too close to the television series. If someone didn't watch the series, this book might be readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annthelibrarian | 8/27/2012

    " What a great bunch of guys- big, tattooed motorcycle riding fellows who use non-violent in your face tactics to help rescue abused and in-danger animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 2/29/2012

    " This proves that you can't judge a book by it's cover. I'm an animal lover and reading about these guys (each with their own story) and their love for animals was very inspiring. Well written and easy to read. This was a story, not just about animal rescue, but of the human spirit. Worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 1/13/2012

    " I am not very critical about dog books; I just like reading about dogs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Rose | 8/16/2011

    " listened to on 5 CD's. Goes through each of the guys and of course tells about rescues. Liked the last part that answered most often asked questions. The whole thing was enlightening. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/16/2011

    " Good stories, woodenly written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Ferguson | 4/7/2011

    " Loved it! Just read it for Book Club and thought is was pretty inspiring! Thank you gentlemen for getting involved in a primarily female industry and making a difference! Abusers Are Losers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 3/14/2011

    " A good read about nice people doing good work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 1/26/2011

    " Loved it! Just read it for Book Club and thought is was pretty inspiring! Thank you gentlemen for getting involved in a primarily female industry and making a difference! Abusers Are Losers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/5/2011

    " People can make a difference. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 10/5/2010

    " I expected more tattoos. But otherwise, inspiring on many levels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline | 5/17/2010

    " A feel-good piece about a bunch of guys who look like Hell's Angels, who act a angels for abused animals in New York. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 5/5/2010

    " I don't watch the show, so I don't know how much is new, but there was lots of backround info on the guys and nothing to gross in the rescues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/7/2010

    " A delightful animal rescue group! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 3/30/2010

    " A good read about nice people doing good work. "

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About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.