The Bastard : The Kent Family Chronicles

  • by John Jakes
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: The Kent Family Chronicles
  • 19 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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. It brings the revolutionary war to life from an unorthodox point of view. A wealth of great historical events and characters is included and this is really a phenomenal book by a well seasoned author.
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- will "I love a good story and being able to broaden my literary horizons especially while I do my day to day mundane functions."

Not very well written

I thought the narration was fine. I enjoyed the story from the perspective that I learned about American history. However, writing is an art and John Jakes is not a gifted writer. I was hoping for a book of equivalent caliber to the Outlander Series - which is outstanding. I think I will keep looking, and not bother with the rest of this series. The author's writing is cliched and too colloquial, written 40 years ago , but not in a style appropriate to the period being depicted in the story. I am glad I gave it a go but will not continue.
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- Lynn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios