The Kent Family Chronicles
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  • 1
    The Bastard: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 1 | John Jakes

    The Bastard: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 1

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    Set against the colorful tumult of events that gave rise to our fledgling nation, this novel of romance and adventure introduces Phillipe Charboneau. The illegitimate son of an English nobleman, Phillipe flees Europe and, as Philip Kent, joins the men who set our course for freedom. The Bastard is the first volume in the Kent Family Chronicles, a series of novels that details one family's journey in the early years of the American nation.

    An Amazing Tale

    I am really happy audible released this book and hope they release all the sequels I think there are 6. This book is an amazing piece of literature. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 06 2013 by will (woodstock, GA, United States)
  • 2
    The Rebels: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 2 | John Jakes

    The Rebels: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 2

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    A patriot soldier in the ragtag Continental army, Philip Kent defies the rule of the British crown, fighting for the future of his adopted American homeland and the future of his wife and newborn son. And when Philip's heroism draws the attention of General George Washington, he is sent on an overwhelmingly risky mission vital to the success of the Revolution. But no sacrifice is too great for freedom . . .

    A little disappointing

    A riveting piece of historical literature.
    A story about a useless, good for nothing drunk, which drove me nuts.
    Anne's story shocked me and m..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2014 by krawle (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 3
    The Seekers: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 3 | John Jakes

    The Seekers: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 3

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    The end of the colonies' fight for independence ushers in a fresh and even more glorious struggle to build the new nation. It is an epoch ripe with the energy of a country in its springtime. Two young heirs to a family dynasty turn their eyes west - the frontier beckons. It took a special breed to give up the comfortable life along our eastern seaboard. Who knew what lay beyond? But when Abraham Kent fell in love with his beautiful stepsister, he knew that leaving was the only course open to him.

    A little graphic at the end.

    It has been a great story with its tragic moments until the end of this book where it became a bit too graphic for my tastes. It made me feel better w..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2015 by Catherine (Midland, TX, United States)
  • 4
    The Furies: The Kent Family Chronicles, 4 | John Jakes

    The Furies: The Kent Family Chronicles, 4

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    The Kents' saga expands as its first heroine takes center stage in the relentless struggle to build the family dynasty opening twenty-two years after the events of The Seekers, John Jakes's fourth Kent Family novel spans the blood-soaked era of America's relentless expansion into the West. Amanda Kent, daughter of Gilbert Kent and Harriet Lebow, is one of the few women to escape the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo.

    Good for history buffs!

    I like the series in general, and this primary character in particular. This is a great author for history buffs.

    Reviewed on January 14 2015 by tbrook ()
  • 5
    The Titans: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 5 | John Jakes

    The Titans: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 5

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    When Jephtha Kent leaves his family to go north, the Kents come under the influence of Louis, the most opportunistic son. While the nation splits on secession and slavery, the Kents nearly fall to greed and self-interest. The Civil War divided families and friends and left wounds some of which are still not healed. That the Kents survived was a miracle: that they came through with vigor intact held great promise for the rich decades that lay ahead. The Titans is the fifth volume in the Kent Family Chronicles preceded by The Furies.

    not expected

    you might enjoy if you liked the rest. this wasn't Up to the expectations of usual.

    Reviewed on September 04 2014 by juliaclowes (china)
  • 6
    The Warriors: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 6 | John Jakes

    The Warriors: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 6

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    This addictive John Jakes adventure blends the Kents’ ruthless push for an empire with murderous betrayal and the Civil War’s life-altering culmination. With the Civil War reaching its gory climax, the divided Kent family is pushed to the edge of complete destruction. With the advent of the transcontinental Union Pacific Railroad, the Kents continue to fight for their foothold among America’s wealthy founding families. While their private, insular war rages, young Jeremiah Kent is tempted by a calculating Southern belle into a trap of deceit, lust, and murder.

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    The Lawless: Kent Family Chronicles, Book 7 | John Jakes

    The Lawless: Kent Family Chronicles, Book 7

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    The penultimate volume in John Jakes’s stirring Kent Family Chronicles finds America booming in its postwar prosperity. With this newly secured peace comes an opportunity for the Kent family to reconcile and to thrive, both personally and financially. Gideon Kent takes up his father’s vow to reunite the family, but when he brings his father’s widow back into the fold, the repercussions seem insurmountable.

    keep the story going. Get this one too.

    these Kent Family Conicals are a great listen.
    the whole series is worth downloading. get them now!

    Reviewed on February 24 2015 by Barbara (La Habra, CA, United States)
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    The Americans: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 8 | John Jakes

    The Americans: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Jakes
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    The definitive volume in Jakes’s best-selling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy - and its futureIn the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent’s original American dream. As Gideon Kent’s health deteriorates, he fears for the future of his family.

    I'm Sorry That It Has Ended!

    Great series. Hats off to the author. Excellent job. I feel as if I am a part of the Kent family. I wish there were more books as I do not know wh..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 22 2015 by Norma Peden (Rex, GA United States)