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The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty | [Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson, Mark Schlabach (contributor)]

The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty

It’s all about the food…. For the Robertsons, family is typified by the dinner table, where both food and fables are dished up with equal care. Anyone with a good story - whether it be a hunting escapade or one of the children’s antics - is welcome to share. And that’s what this family is all about - sharing, caring for one another, and the love of good food. Chapters are built around recipes that represent each stage of the Robertson life. What do faith, family, ducks, and money have in common? Korie and Willie Robertson!
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Publisher's Summary

It’s all about the food….

For the Robertsons, family is typified by the dinner table, where both food and fables are dished up with equal care. Anyone with a good story - whether it be a hunting escapade or one of the children’s antics - is welcome to share. And that’s what this family is all about - sharing, caring for one another, and the love of good food. Chapters are built around recipes that represent each stage of the Robertson life - chapters like...

  • Fried Bologna: Here you’ll get an inside look at what it was like to grow up Robertson before all the fame and money came in. You’ll see the Robertson boys fending for themselves as father Phil was out running nets and selling his newly invented duck calls and matriarch Miss Kay was out working to keep the family afloat.
  • Chicken Strips: In this chapter, Willie and Korie marry when Korie is only 18 - but only after dealing with Korie’s father - and their lives are shaped and prepared to someday take the family business to another level.
  • Duck Gumbo: Just like making great gumbo takes patience and time, so did building a duck dynasty. This chapter tells of Phil’s passion and hard work in sticking with something he believed in and loved doing and how that patience and hard work has paid off.
  • Dumplings, Hot Water Cornbread, and Fried Squirrel: None of the Robertsons would be where they are today if not for Miss Kay. This chapter is all about food, family, and business, and how Miss Kay kept them all laughing through the good times and the bad.
  • Back Straps: Here you’ll learn about Willie’s passion for business, hunting, and friendship, and how all this led to his own company - Buck Commander - and his exciting encounters along the way.
  • Road Kill: The journey to a successful family business and television show has been a long one, with a few bumps in the road. This chapter tells how the family stays together rain or shine and how, as Phil says, they all remain "happy, happy, happy".

An Up-Close View of America’s Favorite Backwoods Family

What do faith, family, ducks, and money have in common? The well-known stars of A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty - Korie and Willie Robertson! From Louisiana’s bayou comes the story of how the Robertson family went from eating fried bologna sandwiches to consuming fine filet mignon.

Ask anyone in Louisiana, and they’ll tell you that the bayou state’s favorite family doesn’t live in the governor’s mansion but in the backwoods, where the Robertsons’ Duck Commander has become a sporting empire by making top-of-the-line duck calls.

Part redneck logic, part humorous family stories, combined with family-business tips and faith, this book is the inside sneak peek for everything you wanted to know about being a Robertson.

In the pages of this book, you’ll find out things about this lovable family that you won’t see on the popular TV show - such as how the family survived while Miss Kay worked days and left the boys in the care of eight-year-old older brother Alan. You’ll get to know the beautiful Korie Robertson - how she met Willie, what their dating days were like, and how she juggles being a mom to their children, a wife to Willie, and an active partner in the family business.

You’ll get a taste of the Robertson clan’s famous food, through recipes included in each chapter, and you’ll see childhood photos of Willie and Korie, photos of Willie before the beard, and photos of their children and all of the Robertson clan.

©2012 Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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    Scott Houston, TX, United States 04-19-13
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    I could not turn it off....very interesting life story. If you watch the shpw, you will really like the book.


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    Good book!

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    K. Roberds Laguna, NM USA 04-14-13
    K. Roberds Laguna, NM USA 04-14-13 Member Since 2012

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    "great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Duck Commander Family to be better than the print version?

    Wille's voice draws you in and want you to hear more, what a great story!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Duck Commander Family?

    the family story's and closeness.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!!!!


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    kenny United States 03-18-13
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Duck Commander Family to be better than the print version?

    I loved the audio.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters were fun.


    Which character – as performed by Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson – was your favorite?

    All of them


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book was filled with faith and family, lots of great recipes


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    Debbie Gloucester, VA, United States 03-16-13
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    I just love watching this family on t.v. and now I have really enjoyed this book too. It gives a bit of background of Willie and Jace's younger years, a bit of information of the early marriage of Phil and Kay. It is entertaining and also has a few recipes included. A likable read.

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    karon Howell, MI, United States 03-11-13
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    "I can't get enough of the robertson's!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great listen. The stories are funny and well read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The background of the family is very interesting, moving and funny, especially Phil & Kay's early struggles and the very different backgrounds of Willie & Korie.


    What about Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson ’s performance did you like?

    If you watch the show, you will enjoy hearing Willie and Korie's voices. It is great listening to their own experiences.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This will quack you up!


    Any additional comments?

    We listened to this on a trip between Michigan and Florida and it made the time go by quickly with many good laughs.

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    Jeremy Gulfport, MS, United States 03-11-13
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    "This book shows just show normal this family is!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it's a wonderful storyline about a real family growing up through struggles, debt, family issues and the usual problems with most Americans. It's great hearing Willie telling stories about he and his brother's rivalries.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How every story and chapter was based on a bible verse and how the family used the verse in real world application.


    Which character – as performed by Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson – was your favorite?

    Willie was my favorite to listen to because he was the younger brother to Jase and told stories of how Jase and Allen both picked on him growing up. I could relate because I'm a younger brother.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I did so on a long road trip by myself. It never dulled and always kept me alert. It was a great story of coming from nothing and ending up successful millionaires the "good ole fashion way". I have a tremendous respect for how this family has succeeded. They weren't given breaks, they worked their way to the top due to their Christian upbringings and dedication to succeed.


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    Would you listen to The Duck Commander Family again? Why?

    I would definately listen to more books by the duck commander family. Some parts you could tell they were just reading,but some of it was almost them telling the story without knowing what was previously written.
    I loved the recipes at the end of each chapter.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the show and it was great to learn more about their family.


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    Mark United States 01-30-13
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    "Robertson's are a real family with real values."
    Would you listen to The Duck Commander Family again? Why?

    Yes to pick up on additional details like recipes!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that Willie and Korie narrated the story.


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    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 12-21-12
    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2011

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    Where does The Duck Commander Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Duck Commander Family?

    Finding out the beginning of this family, how it all started and that Phil was absent in the beginning from the family. By th eway he treats Mrs. "K" now on the show, I would never have believed that


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Korie talked about how the brothers all respected eachother and none of them can do what the other does-but they all do what they do well and thats what makes the company successful


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Various moments, this is just a good feeling book and read wonderfully


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the way they transitioned between Korie and Willie. I love when books are read by the Authors, and this was especially nice since they transitioned back and forth

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    Love duck dynasty love the recipes


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    Not sure if there life was as hard as they would like you to believe

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