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The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons Audiobook

The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons

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Publisher's Summary

Was it a remarkable stroke of fate, or destiny which brought John Jacobson and his son together? His son was brought up in a household of hate and mistrust. He left home at an early age to try and seek out some sort of happiness in New York City. During this time, his real father, a truck driver, was unaware of his son's existence. What forces were in play to give his son the idea of leaving New York and heading to Florida? This story is an example of human stamina, integrity, and love beyond our understanding.

©2014 Daniel A. DuBour (P)2015 Daniel A. DuBour

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    Charlotte Sioux City, IA, United States 04-07-16
    Charlotte Sioux City, IA, United States 04-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Truck drivers might like it..."
    What would have made The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons better?

    For me, a different reader would have helped.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Daniel Allen DuBour? Why or why not?

    Probably not, because it was too contrived.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less sing song, drawn out diction


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Think author has a good heart


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    Oso 01-06-16
    Oso 01-06-16
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    "FATE"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book is well written and the story line was great until the last few chapters.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The son's adventures were told in a very touching dialogue. That was helped out the great narrator the author used.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the scene where the son has a run in with a man at a truck stop. I would have thought that some one growing up on the streets of New York would not have been taken in so easy.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio book was well done and worth listening to but the last few chapters took the book to a different realm than life.

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    Gene 12-19-15
    Gene 12-19-15
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    What made the experience of listening to The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons the most enjoyable?

    I liked the story tellers ease with this fable. The author did a great job but the book began to brake down at the end or I would have given it a higher rating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons?

    I enjoyed the story of the sons life and the whole book could have circled around the son.


    What does Joshua Bennington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Joshua Bennington is a real story teller and I liked the different voices. These voice made the audio version so mush better then the printed page.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio book is excellent up to the last two chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Albert 12-19-15
    Albert 12-19-15
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    "PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION OF FATE"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons?

    The most memorable moments of the book were when John confirms that John Jr is his son. That was a very short few lines in the book but they were meaningful


    Have you listened to any of Joshua Bennington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to a few other books narrated by Joshua Bennington, the man is good. We have liked all of his work.


    Any additional comments?

    This book takes the listener on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Major events take place one chapter after another. I would recommend this book. It was very entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrica 12-17-15
    Patrica 12-17-15
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    "What is our Fate?"
    What did you love best about The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons?

    I really liked the story as told by the son. I wish the author would have spent more time developing that character. I would have given him a higher rating if he had.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best part of the story was the meeting of father and son.


    What does Joshua Bennington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Joshua Bennington has a great voice and I could listen to him all day


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend the first 3/4 of the book. The last 1/4 brought down the rating for this book. The only great thing was the narrator. He made the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Betty 12-07-15
    Betty 12-07-15
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    "What brings us together, Fate?"
    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the scene where they find out that they are father and son.


    If you could take any character from The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would have loved to have listened to more of the son's life story.


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    Jon-ne 12-07-15
    Jon-ne 12-07-15
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    "How short life really is!"
    What did you love best about The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons?

    I liked the first person narrative of the son telling his story.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    John Jr's life story was the most interesting aspect of the book and the least interesting was when the father goes to heaven?


    Have you listened to any of Joshua Bennington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    We have listened to all the "Jason Strong" audio books by Mr. Bennington. They were good stories that were read well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 11-30-15
    Deborah 11-30-15
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    "A passionate story of fate."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A friend recommended the book to me and I will pass it on.


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

    The best part of the story was when the son (John) was telling the story of his life. In fact the book could have stopped there and it would have been winner!


    If you could take any character from The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    That would be John Jr. for sure. I would have liked to have heard more about his life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George 11-30-15
    George 11-30-15
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    "Emotional tearjerker on a rollercoaster ride"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book because it is a very emotional story with a happy ending sorts of.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the scene in the dinner when the son is asked to make a phone call.


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

    Can there really be "Fate"? Are we all pushed along in our lives by something bigger than us?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sue 11-29-15
    sue 11-29-15
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    "Young man finds his real father only to die!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons the most enjoyable?

    The audio book was very enjoyable because the story was so emotional and it was read very well by the narrator. I liked the different voices of the different characters. It was preformed so well that I did not need the "she said" "he said" before the characters lines..


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best part of the story was when the son was telling his side of the story. It seamed real and down to earth. You could almost feel his pain.


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

    John (the son) was my favorite. I felt like I was hearing a young man telling the story of his life to me personally. It was very real and pulled me into the story..


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

    I did almost listened to the story in one sitting. I enjoyed the audio book very much and recommend it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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