You know him from the hit A&E show Duck Dynasty - now you can enjoy Uncle Si's tall tales, crazy exploits, and quirky one-liners in one raucous collection!
"These hands are so fast, I can get your wallet before you know it. In a minute, you'll be standing there buck naked and won't know what hit you!"
"Look here - if it wasn't for my tripped knee, I'd be playing in the NBA today."
Any of these sound familiar? If they do - or even if they don't - you're in for a good laugh. The brother of patriarch Phil Robertson, Uncle Si has a limitless supply of stories about his childhood, duck hunting adventures, his days in Vietnam, and everything in between. Now the best of those tales are gathered into this roaring collection.
Si shares stories of the more than 25 marriage proposals he's received in the mail (some with photos!), how he came to use a green Tupperware cup for his ever-present sweet tea, and how his cigarette smoke made a deer cough (he's since quit smoking). And in many of these never-before-heard tales, Si openly talks about his wife and two children - who are never seen and rarely mentioned on the show.
Si's one-liners are sure to please die-hard fans and curious newbies alike. In no time, this smattering of zany stories will have you falling over with laughter and retelling them to all your friends.
©2013 Si Robertson (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I really enjoyed how the story was laid out for the listener. Unlike other books of this nature that drag on endlessly until a conclusion that is beyond lackluster, in his book you can almost see whats going to happen, but at the same time the outcome (which you may already know) is viewed in an entirely different light. I also liked how this wasn't just a make it rich quick sell it why it's hot type book. It also lays out how Si isn't a character fabricated by a grad school producer.
The obvious answer to most would be Si and he is high on my list, but his wife Christine sounds like an awesome woman who endured a lot physically, mentally, and emotionally. Her story was just as compelling in my ow opinion and the courage she showed in the face of adversity should be lesson for all.
Well, I guess Duck Dynasty on TV would be the only other platform and this book is just as good.
Yes and I did.
Take my word for it this book isn't about striking why the iron is hot. It's well written, well told, and well put together. Worth every cent jack!
Silas Merritt Robertson
We get to know the Si not seen on TV while his humor is still prevalant throughout the book.
I was really looking forward to listening to 4 hours of Uncle Si spin his tale, 95% truthful, of course. That's not what I got. Uncle Si introduces the book, then turns it over to the most terrible narrator. I don't believe I have heard worse on any Audible book I've listened to. I was disappointed in this. If you can suffer through the narration, it's an enjoyable look into the life of Uncle Si...just wish he had narrated the whole book.
I gave the book an overall rating of 4 stars because I'm a fan of the show and Uncle Si, but the narration was just terrible.
Yes I will. I started this book at 10pm and 4 hours later I finished it. Good solid reading. Family values come thruout. I could relate to so much since I was raised on a farm outside Sweet Home Tx in the 40s and 50s. We had and still have strong family values. Thanks for a great book.
Si. Just because he's a good guy and his wife should be declared a sain r.
Botha good read
It's no wonder that Sy's family adore him. He's a great story teller. He reminds me of my grandfather. What a wonderful family you have.
Not sure if it Jase or Jep reading it, but he is NOT a very good reader. Makes it hard to listen. Only for the stories do I keep listening.
The Audible description says that Si Robertson is the narrator of this audio book. Si's voice is on the introduction or forward but his "nephew in law" narrated everything else. I'm certainly not going to criticize any of Si's family but I was looking forward to hearing Si's voice.Audible does need to correct the information about who actually narrated the book.
I would prefer that Si actually be narrator of the book. No one can replace him.Audible needs to correct the information on the description.
Why? It is already on A&E.
The program would have been better if Si had narrated the whole book rather than just the introduction or forward. He could have been promised a nap and fresh iced tea between chapters!
Back into HVACR
Yes its really interesting If your a Si Robertson fan this is a must listen to book.I enjoyed it very much. really enjoyed the last part letters from his wife and kids. He seems like a really decent fellow despite his joking nature
The Nam stories especially the one about Charlie stealing the Engine
I liked when Si talked about his thoughts being his own as long as his wife approved or revised em.
Its on Like Bing Bong Jack!
Si of course
Yes, Jase was a bit difficult to listen to so I listened in shorter spurts than I did Happy Happy Happy. I like Jase but as a good narrator, not so much.
No way could I have done that, best to listen in small does
Great to learn what made Si the man he is. He was much more grounded throughout his life than Phil. The Viet Nam stories were OK but what did it for me the most was the ending where Si told us about his faith. The letters from his darling dear wife was so touching. Also the letters from his kids. I commend Si for keeping his kids and wife off of Duck Dynasty, allows them to maintain their privacy. Si is someone I would love to know in person, what a wonderful man and his silliness and HEY just adds so much to his personality, that all came out in the book. Carry on Si.
The Robertson Clan does a fantastic job of story-telling. May God bless them for sharing with us.
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