A Family Business

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,853 ratings

The Grand Opening Publisher's Summary

Before there was the family, there was just the business. From the minds of New York Times best-selling authors Carl Weber and Eric Pete comes the game-changing prequel to their blockbuster Family Business saga.

Travel back to a small Southern town where, before there was Duncan Motors, there were the Duncan brothers: Louis, aka Sweet Lou, a lover of ladies and life and a man you did not want to cross; Lawrence, aka Larry, a screw-up as attracted to trouble as it was to him; and Lavernius, better known as LC, the soft-spoken college boy who simply wanted to sell cars.

But the Duncan brothers weren't alone at the crossroads. There was also the mysterious and seductive Chippy, a woman who saw a way out of her circumstances and dared to take it. Witness what changed the course of their lives when ambitions intersected with opportunity that came calling one day in the form of a man named Alejandro Zuniga. Welcome to the familiar, but as you've never seen it before.

The full voice cast includes Alonso Riggs, Julian Durant, and Neicy Bethea.

©2015 Carl Weber, Eric Pete (P)2015 Recorded Books
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  • Book 0

    • The Grand Opening

    • A Family Business Novel
    • By: Carl Weber, Eric Pete
    • Narrated by: Jules Williamson, B. Lipton Bennett, Ebony Mendez, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

    Travel back to a small Southern town where, before there was Duncan Motors, there were the Duncan brothers: Louis, aka Sweet Lou, a lover of ladies and life and a man you did not want to cross; Lawrence, aka Larry, a screw-up as attracted to trouble as it was to him; and Lavernius, better known as LC, the soft-spoken college boy who simply wanted to sell cars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where it all begins

    • By Dream on 09-04-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 0.25

    • Grand Opening 2

    • A Family Business Novel
    • By: Carl Weber, La Jill Hunt - contributor, Buck 50 Productions - producer
    • Narrated by: L. Steven, iiKane, Stevie Washington, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 777
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 683

    The year is 1978. The Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women have vanquished their rivals and taken their place as the leaders of Waycross, Georgia's criminal enterprises. However, their rise to power has not gone unnoticed, and the family is rocked when their mother, Miss Bettie, is kidnapped and her body is found in a swamp. No one knows who the killers are, but instead of drawing closer, the family is split when their grief-stricken leader, LC, is offered membership in the South's most powerful black organization, the Council.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Gr8Read!

    • By MSABBY25 on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 0.5

    • To Paris with Love

    • By: Carl Weber, Eric Pete
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Cypress, Lisa Smith, Corey Allen, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578

    Ripped from the pages of Carl Weber's New York Times best-selling Family Business series comes a solo story about his most popular character to date - the bright, sexy, and deadly Paris Duncan. Join Carl Weber and Eric Pete as they go back in time and take Paris Duncan to Europe, to the finishing school where she meets her first true love, makes her first real enemy, and commits her first crime. Listeners will get a thrilling inside view into the events that made Paris the lovely but lethal woman she is today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The end made it worth the listen

    • By Larena on 01-23-14

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 0.75

    • No More Mr. Nice Guy

    • A Family Business Novel
    • By: Carl Weber, Stephanie Covington
    • Narrated by: Dylan Ford, Alonzo Riggs, Kentra Lynn, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772

    Niles has just returned from eight years of serving his country as a Special Forces sniper. He's looking forward to a consulting job with Dynamic Defense and spending time with his family, including his bipolar mother, Lorna, and his hard-drinking uncle, Willie. What Niles doesn't know is that Dynamic Defense is actually a CIA front. He's not interested in joining them, but they won't take no for an answer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 1

    • The Family Business

    • By: Carl Weber, Eric Pete
    • Narrated by: Ezra Knight, Patricia R. Floyd, Michael Early
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

    New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber and award-winning novelist Eric Pete team up to deliver the first in a much-anticipated new trilogy. The Family Business features two times the heat, two times the fun, and two times the drama as the members of an unforgettable family (not to mention their lovers and hangers-on) find their way in and out of trouble. As their many fans will attest, Weber and Pete share a talent for penning juicy fiction that their audience can’t get enough of.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The story unfolds

    • By Dream on 03-26-12

    Regular price: $25.19

  • Book 2

    • The Family Business 2

    • By: Carl Weber, Treasure Hernandez
    • Narrated by: Ezra Knight, Diane Luke, Lisa Smith, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068

    Momma drama takes over the Duncan clan, as there is still uncertainty about who has fathered the Duncan sisters' new babies. Meanwhile, Orlando Duncan, the family's new CEO and a man with his own baby momma problems, has just developed a new product that may make the millionaire Duncans into billionaires. Orlando only has one obstacle in front of him, and it's not law enforcement or one of his family's many rivals. It's his mother, because she's making the family take sides. Can a civil war within the Duncan family be averted before it tears them apart?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read but.....

    • By Ronald on 10-06-13

    Regular price: $22.04

  • Book 3

    • The Family Business 3

    • The Return to Vegas
    • By: Carl Weber, Treasure Hernandez
    • Narrated by: Jules Williamson, Kevin R. Free, Diana Luke, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166

    Vegas Duncan's release from prison is right on time for his older brother Junior's engagement to the voluptuous Sonya Brown. Unfortunately Junior's attempt at happiness comes to a screeching halt when Sonya's husband, the mysterious Brother X, and his army of Muslim hit men declare war on the Duncan clan. Duncan family patriarch LC Duncan has gone up against many foes in his time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good!

    • By Dream on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 4

    • The Family Business 4

    • A Family Business Novel
    • By: La Jill Hunt, Carl Weber
    • Narrated by: full cast, Ebony Ford, Mercedes Gold, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 980
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 861
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 867

    LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan is alive and well after being shot by a mysterious gunman. His near death experience has caused him and his wife Chippy to reflect on both the past and present, and together they decide that it's time to return to Waycross, Georgia for a long overdue family reunion. But wherever the Duncans go, trouble and drama are never too far behind, and this time it comes in the form of longtime Duncan enemy Vinnie Dash, and Ruby, the mother of Orlando Duncan's baby who disappeared before the child was born.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I think I’ve outgrown the Duncans

    • By Adrienne McCroskey on 08-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Trouble in Rio

    • By: Carl Weber, M. T. Pope
    • Narrated by: Ace Bentley, Dylan Ford, Morae Brehon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

     Rio Duncan is one of the youngest children of the Duncan clan. With no solid position in the family business like his other siblings, he has been feeling out of place and decides to disappear. Rio leaves his Duncan identity behind and goes on a search for friends and family who can relate to him. His destination is Baltimore, and he is sure to find what he is looking for in the city with a community like no other.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rio all grown up

    • By Frances's Journal on 03-10-19

    Regular price: $20.99