John Jakes
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John Jakes

John Jakes (b. 1932), the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today's most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes's commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of "the godfather of historical novelists" from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center. He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.

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Best Sellers

    • North and South

    • North and South Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044

    Two strangers, young men from Pennsylvania and South Carolina, meet on the way to West Point....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating novel of the Civil War

    • By 9S on 01-12-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Love and War: Volume Two of the North and South Trilogy

    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 42 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

    The Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't believe I haven't read this before...

    • By Erik on 10-21-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Rebels

    • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little disappointing

    • By krawle on 05-07-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Heaven and Hell

    • Volume Three of the North and South Trilogy
    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 997
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

    From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the dramatic conclusion to the North and South saga....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as great as the first two

    • By Richard on 04-10-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Seekers

    • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent 2nd time around

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Bastard

    • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 901
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 809
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 809

    Set against the colorful tumult of events that gave rise to our fledgling nation, this novel of romance and adventure introduces Phillipe Charboneau....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Amazing Tale

    • By will on 11-06-13

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Titans

    • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    When Jephtha Kent leaves his family to go north, the Kents come under the influence of Louis, the most opportunistic son....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Titans

    • By BookReader on 03-02-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Furies

    • The Kent Family Chronicles, 4
    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good for history buffs!

    • By tbrook on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Warriors

    • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    This addictive John Jakes adventure blends the Kents’ ruthless push for an empire with murderous betrayal and the Civil War’s life-altering culmination....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jeramiah Kent

    • By Coralie Crumrine on 12-09-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Lawless

    • Kent Family Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: John Jakes
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    In a flourishing post-Civil War America, the Kent family seizes good fortune again - until all is suddenly threatened by one woman’s return....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • There's a problem I can't ignore

    • By Garrett Prestage on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $34.94

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