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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights From the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work by The Robertson Women {Audio}

The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights From the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work by Kay RobertsonKorie RobertsonMissy RobertsonJessica Robertson, and Lisa Robertson
My Rating:  4 of 5 Butterflies

Title:  The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights From The Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work
Authors:  Kay RobertsonKorie RobertsonMissy RobertsonJessica Robertson, and Lisa Robertson
Series:  Stand Alone
Narrators:  Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica and Lisa Roberton and Alex Robertson Mancuso
Length:  Unabridged; 6 hours 22 minutes
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Audio
Published:  April 1, 2014
Source:  Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox
Format:  Audiobook; CD
Genres:  Non-Fiction; Biography & Autobiography
Subjects:  Duck Dynasty; Religion; Spirituality
Patriarch Miss Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica, and Lisa Robertson speak out about their roles in the crazy Robertson family and the core values that make this family work.
Fans of Duck Dynasty already know that the women behind the men with the beards know their own minds and know how and when to speak out to their men. But this insightful audiobook will give listeners a look into what goes on behind the scenes and the real character and spunk of the women who love these bearded men. Listeners will find that the Duck Commander women have real depth and character and, in addition to being the perfect companions for the Duckmen, are strong women of substance in their own rights.
In each section of this audiobook, our leading ladies share their hearts and their thoughts on the spiritual foundation that guides their lives as well as some of the difficulties and challenges they have faced in a chapter titled "Happily Ever After Sometimes Takes a While". They share about how each one became a Robertson and challenge myths about their motives for marriage into this family. The wives of these beloved men share precious stories about their love for Phil and Kay with chapters titled "Oh, Kay!" and "Getting Our Phil" as well as the core values that govern their lives. You'll learn about all their children, their own parents and grandparents, and what made them the women they are today.
©2014 Kay Robertson, Korie Robertson, Missy Robertson, Jessica Robertson, Beth Clark (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
My Review:
I had no expectations starting this book, as I haven't read anything written by any members of the Robertson family to date.  I am quite familiar with Ducky Dynasty, and find that I enjoy the show, so I was looking forward to the insight into their lives!

I was really impressed with The Robertson's complete honesty and openness into their current lives and their pasts, which have been the stepping stones to the where they are now!  They were brutally honest about mistakes made by different members of the family, and the consequences of such mistakes, and also used this book as an opportunity to share their faith in God with readers!  I am sure there are quite a few restrictions as to what they can talk about religion wise on the television show, so this was a great outlet for them to be able to share their beliefs and how God has worked throughout their lives and helped them through their troubles.

I found The Women of Duck Commander to be inspiring, uplifting, heartbreaking, and brutally honest, but entertaining to say the least.  We learned a lot more background about Phil (the Matriarch) and Alan (The Oldest and least-seen Robertson), but I enjoyed hearing different excerpts from all of the women Robertson's!  I would have liked to have heard more from Korie, Missy and Jessica though!

The ladies actually narrated the book themselves for the most part, which I find admirable, given that they're not like the actors normally obtained to narrate books.  With that being said, it felt a lot like they were reading along with the script, but I also appreciated hearing the story come from their very own mouths, so it was tolerable and enjoyable!

This book made me look at The Robertson Family and Duck Dynasty in a totally different, more enjoyable light, where I learned about their faith, their sharing of their faith, and things you would never dream that they do (such as Jase touring and sharing his ministry) just by watching the show!  I appreciate the side that television won't allow us to see and definitely look forward to reading more of their personal stories in the future!




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Disclaimer:  This title was provided to me by the Publisher, Simon & Schuster Audio, via Audiobook Jukebox, in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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