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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Audio Book Review: Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson

By: Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach 
Narrated by: Al Robertson 
Introduced by: Phil Robertson 
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Format: Audio CD Unabridged 
Source: publisher

(courtesy of Goodreads)  
 An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master’s degree in English. But Phil’s eyes were not always on the books or the ball; they were usually looking to the sky.

Phil grew up with the dream of living the simple life off the land like his forebears, but he soon found himself on a path to self-destruction—leasing a bar, drinking too much, fighting, and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God. And then everything changed.

Phil’s incredible story tells how he followed a calling from God and soon after invented a duck call that would begin an incredible journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family. With great love for his country, his family, and his maker, Phil has finally found the ingredients to the “good life” he always wanted. 

Phil Robertson, founder of the Duck Commander business, lets us into his life in Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander. We are taken behind the scenes of what you see on Duck Dynasty and finally understand why they are the way they are. 

Phil takes us on a journey starting with the time he wasn’t such a Christian. His early days were spent drinking and getting into trouble until he found God at the age of 28. From then on he decided to live a life by the gospel. Phil is very up front about his mistakes and it is the reason he is the man he is today. He stands his ground when he believes he is right but when he is wrong he will admit it. He and Ms. Kay instill in their children the Christian way of living along with the skills to live off the land. 

I did not watch Duck Dynasty much before listening to this audiobook. Now I enjoy the television show. There is more than meets the eye in this family and I see the entire clan in a different way. I may not agree with everything that they do or believe but at the core this is a family that base their life on living it the best way they know how.


DISCLOSURE: I received this audio book from the publisher at no charge and in no way influenced my review.


Anonymous said...

Excellent review. My husband, step-daughter and I love Duck Dynasty.