Friday, April 19, 2013
Audio Book Review of The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach read by Willie and Korie Robertson
The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson with Mark Schlaback
Read by Willie and Korie Robertson
Faith. Family. Ducks—in that order. This audiobook gives readers an up-close and personal, behind-the-scenes look at the family in the exploding A&E show—Duck Dynasty. This Louisiana bayou family operates Duck Commander, a booming family business that has made them millions. You’ll hear all about the Robertson clan from Willie and what it was like growing up in the Robertson household. You’ll sample some of Willie’s favorite family recipes from Phil, Kay, and even some of his own concoctions; and you’ll get to know the beautiful Robertson women. You’ll hear from Korie about the joys and hardships of raising a family, running a business, and wrangling the Robertson men while staying fashionable and beautiful inside and out. Discover more about the family dynamics between brothers Willie, Jase, Jep, and parents Phil and Kay. You’ll even meet a fourth brother who isn’t in the show.
The popularity of Duck Dynasty is skyrocketing, garnering a Wednesday-night top two finish in all of cable
My Take: I throughly enjoyed this book. Willie and Korie told the story of the Duck Dynasty Family with humor and warmth. Each chapter would open with a scripture that would tie into the chapter in some way and each chapter would end with a recipe that tied into the chapter title. To be honest I don't think I would make most of these recipes but that is because we are not a hunting family and we get all of our food from the grocery story . The recipes seemed to be fairly easy though.
I was interested in how the company came to be and how Willie and Korie were brought up in two totally different ways but are seeming to be making it work for their family. I was impressed to learn that all of the Robertson boys (I think all of them) have at least a college degree and several of them went to seminary. They are all active in their churches and have strong Christina Beliefs.
I thought that having Willie and Korie read this book gave it more of a down home homey feel and was the perfect choice for this book.
I would recommend this book if you like the tv show or if you just want to read about an interesting family.
I was given a review copy of this audio book by Simon and Schuster Audio in exchange for my honest opinion.
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