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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson Narrator: Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781442360662
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"The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty" delves deeper into the latest favorite family on TLC's television show, Duck Dynasty. This traditional family from the Louisiana bayou made its fortune by creating and selling duck calls. The millionaires still rely on many of their values ingrained before they become wealthy.

The story introduces us to the Robertson family. The relationship between the Robertson brothers is unique and we learn more about Willie, Jase, Jep, and another brother who is not featured on the television show. Parents Phil and Kay share their thoughts, and we get to look into the lives of Korie, the wife of Willie, and how she manages to raise a family and find time to look beautiful and stylish when she's constantly surrounded by duck hunters.

The Robertson's are not your typical redneck family. Despite their rise in income, they still live in the bayou and they have strong family ties. Family sticks together, and they share stories that show good times and bad, and how the family worked together to get where they are today. Since much of the family history and current decisions get made around the dinner table, chapters in the book are named by notable family dishes including "Fried Bologna," "Chicken Strips," and "Duck Gumbo."

Faith is another important facet to the Robertson family. They share unashamedly about their Christian faith, and share how it is important to their financial and personal success.

Lastly, the Robertson's share about business. Hear business tips mixed in with humorous stories that tell how the business started and how it got to where it is today.

Husband and wife team, Willie and Korie Robertson authored the story of this family. Willie is the CEO of Duck Commander which sells duck calls, clothing, and videos. Korie helped Willie take the business from a small family venture to a multimillion dollar company and continues to work as the office manager. They have four children and live in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Faith, family, ducks—in that order.

This book gives listeners 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Now in its second season, A&E’s Duck Dynasty has become a favorite of hunters and people interested in deep country living. In this book, Duck Commander CEO Willkie Robertson and his kitchen-savvy wife Korie Robertson share their unique backwoods Louisiana stories.”

    Barnes & Noble review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Heilman | 2/18/2014

    " Love the show. This was a fairly quick read based on Willie & Korie's story. A basic view of the Robertsons family view. You can tell that a lot went untold but that's ok. They obviously were careful not to bring their family into too tight a focus. It must be difficult to be so in the public eye & yet maintain a level of normalcy. It's interesting to see how sometimes a simple idea can grow beyond the thinkers original concept. A duck call that sounds like a duck. But the tale also shows how hard & persistent work pays off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 2/16/2014

    " I love Duck Dynasty! This book was basically behind the scenes information on how this family has come to be the people we know and love on TV. Such a sweet story of how God leads those who make room for Him to do so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittan Morris | 2/8/2014

    " This book could have been 100 pages shorter. The first half was interesting and funny but the second half was just a repeat of how much family means to them. I would borrow this book but I wouldn't pay for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Bassett | 1/31/2014

    " I love this family. So grounded, funny & lovely. Great story that will remind you life is what you make of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam Schemrich | 1/22/2014

    " If you love the show, you'll enjoy the book. I did skim through some if the parts towards the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 1/12/2014

    " I love this family, and I really enjoyed learning more about Phil and Kay's early beginning. This is another story of redemption and compassion as Kay forgives a Phil that we would never expect existed from what we see of him today. There is always an opportunity to trade the wrong road for the right one and Phil is wonderful example of this. The only recipe in this book I am going to try is the dumplings, I expect it will work as well in Turkey broth as it does in squirrel broth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/10/2014

    " I enjoy Duck Dynasty so I also enjoyed this book. Quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Halley Todd | 1/6/2014

    " Cute stories, the writing was a little repetitive and basic. This is worth checking out from your library, but not necessarily buying, unless you are a huge fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 12/15/2013

    " I loved this book, it was a great read! I would recommend it to anyone, i think everyone would love it as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 11/20/2013

    " I loved this book! It was a quick read and for a duck dynasty fan, it gave great background as to where the company and the beards were before a&e :). Each chapter starts with a bible verse and ends with a recipe! Would recommend this to anyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corrina Scherer Maudlin | 11/16/2013

    " Loved the simple message behind all the fun. Jesus first and rest will follow "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 10/31/2013

    " Great insider to the Robertson family. Makes you laugh. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 10/2/2013

    " Great book! Even if u are. It a fan of the show read it anyway! If you are a fan of the show, you will enjoy it so much more!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Hacker | 8/20/2013

    " Exactly what you'd expect. It's nice to hear the story if the family business and get a but of behind the scenes at everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley Hill | 8/19/2013

    " LOVED Korie' s part of the book. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crissy | 7/3/2013

    " What a wonderful read! Such an amazing story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Torense | 6/12/2013

    " I truly loved this book! Loved the style of writing and family background; it anwsered so many of my questions! Anyone who enjoys ducks faith or family, this is your type of read! ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Wyatt | 6/10/2013

    " If you love the show, you'll absolutely love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janette Lopez | 2/23/2013

    " A must read for you if you love this wonderful family!! I read it and so have my kids and husband. I just love the hard working and down to earth duck dynasty family!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/16/2013

    " Worth my $$ and time reading into this book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Johnson | 2/4/2013

    " If you like Duck Dynasty, you will love this book. It is the story of Willie and his family, how they began their business and what has made them successful. Willie and Korie share thoughts about marriage and children and throw in a few recipes to boot. Quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Rhoads | 11/19/2012

    " Love this family in every possible way. Book was great. Cool recipes too. Can't get enough DD!!! "

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About the Author

Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander, a family operated business that creates products for duck hunters, including duck calls, clothes, and videos. Willie, along with his wife and business partner, also owns and operates Buck Commander, where they create products for deer hunters. Willie took the family duck call–making company from a living room operation to a multimillion-dollar business. Willie lives with his family in West Monroe, Louisiana.

About the Narrator
Korie Robertson is a New York Times bestselling author, the wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson, and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. She balances family life and her role at Duck Commander with several retail and philanthropic ventures. Korie and Willie live in West Monroe, Louisiana, with their five children.