The Collectibles Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,655 ratings

The Collectibles Publisher's Summary

In his award-winning debut novel, James J. Kaufman delivers a gripping and unforgettable story of two strong men from separate worlds - one touched by tragedy, the other by greed - brought together with unexpected results. In chronicling how their lives and those they touch are dramatically changed by their encounter, Kaufman reveals the power of relationships, the nature of love, and ultimately the meaning of life.

"Do what the other fella can't. Be what the other fella ain't. And then help the other fella."

Joe Hart has never let go of his uncle's words. An orphan from the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains, Joe leaves his humble beginnings and goes on to distinguish himself, first as a navy submarine commander, then as an attorney unequaled in his field. But Joe's world crashes with an unexpected tragedy.

A child of wealth and privilege from New York's Upper East Side, Preston Wilson harbors a fear of financial failure. When that fear threatens to become reality, Preston tracks down the one attorney who might be able to save him. Joe reluctantly decides to help - but only after extracting a promise that Preston will fulfill an unspecified condition when called upon. Preston, desperate, agrees.

Too soon, Joe calls in his unconventional IOU. The self-absorbed Preston balks when Joe tells him he must meet, earn the trust of, and care for several people. Each of Joe's collectibles - none of whom Preston would ever want to know - has a serious personal challenge. Can Preston find the integrity to make good on his promise to Joe? Does he have a choice?

©2011 James J. Kaufman (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Collectibles

    • The Collectibles Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: James J. Kaufman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,993
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,817

    "Do what the other fella can't. Be what the other fella ain't. And then help the other fella." Joe Hart has never let go of his uncle's words. An orphan from the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains, Joe leaves his humble beginnings and goes on to distinguish himself, first as a navy submarine commander, then as an attorney unequaled in his field. But Joe's world crashes with an unexpected tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a MUST READ!

    • By shelley on 05-10-16

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • The Concealers

    • The Collectibles Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: James J. Kaufman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    Katherine Kelly's mentor says she has the makings of a good reporter, but to be great she must learn to find the emotional core of a story and not hold back in its telling. Then he suggests one last graduate-school assignment: Find someone who has influenced her family, and tell that story. Katherine decides to pursue the only family story that has eluded her all her life: the identity of the father she never knew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • James Kaufman is a true storyteller

    • By shelley on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • The Conciliators

    • The Collectibles Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: James J. Kaufman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    In The Conciliators, the conclusion of the Collectibles trilogy, Preston Wilson's life is once again imploding - this time as headline news, bylined by Katherine Kelly. Under fire thanks to the financial shenanigans of a longtime friend, the CEO finds himself in trouble with the FBI, the Russian Mafia, and his creditors. If he doesn't come up with a plan (and quickly), he could lose everything and find himself, his wife, and his shareholders in prison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is some GRAND FINALE!!

    • By shelley on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47