This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business.
Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson’s passion for duck hunting.
An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master’s degree in English. But Phil’s eyes were not always on the books or the ball; they were usually looking to the sky.
Phil grew up with the dream of living the simple life off the land like his forebears, but he soon found himself on a path to self-destruction - leasing a bar, drinking too much, fighting, and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God. And then everything changed.
Phil’s incredible story tells how he followed a calling from God and soon after invented a duck call that would begin an incredible journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family. With great love for his country, his family, and his maker, Phil has finally found the ingredients to the "good life" he always wanted.
©2013 Phil Robertson; ©2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
Great story of a simply, happy, God loving family! You understand a lot more about this family after this book. I love them even more than before! Read in the beginning by Phil himself and then his oldest son takes over. Happy Happy Happy!
Well it's a fantastic story, however I was hoping Phil was the reader. Phil does read the opening however that lasts but a few minutes then Al Robertson takes over the reading.
Yes! This book isn't just for duck hunters or hunters in general,this book is for those who do, or wish to have strong social morals and family values.
When Phil was young and he considered his family "self-contained" or "self-supporting" because they lived off of what they had on their farm or found growing wild, or hunting. I was raised like that, and at the time I considered us poor, now I realize I was raised "organic"!
Happy, Happy, Happy!
A very good look behind the Robertson family. Make you laugh and want to cry.
I am 911
Will listen to agian.
Say something about yourself!
Because I downloaded and played it from my smart phone, it was always with me, and it made lots of minutes that might have been wasted profitable instead. The book was entertaining, inspirational, and believable.
Thanks to all who had a part in bringing it to the market. ESPECIALLY in an audio version.
CAgee, Birmingham, AL
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Yes, I don't know exactly how, but I no problem following as the writer switched persons often.
Just reinventing myself at this time. :)
The Robertson family is inspirational and the show is entertaining. The book just didn't hold my interest. The writing style is very simplistic and ho hum. But it is nice to know the American Dream can still be a achieved...A+ for the entrepreneurial spirit, drive and hard work Phil! Happy, Happy, Happy, that Mrs. Kay lives with a better man that she started out with.
I bought this book on a whim as my family, myself included enjoy watching Duck Dynasty every Wednesday night. The history behind the family is interesting and will not bore you at all. I, nor my family (we listened in the car) never found the story boring or losing our interest. Fascinating to hear how the whole thing started. We will probably listen to it a few more times.
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