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THE BOURBON KINGS
Written by: J. R. Ward
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
Series: Bourbon Kings, Book 1
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Upstairs on the sprawling estate of Easterly, the kings of the bourbon capital of the world—the Bradford family—appear to play by the rules of good fortune and taste. Downstairs, the staff works tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.
For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing she intended—and their breakup proved her instincts right. Now, after two years, Tulane is coming home. And no one will be left unmarked. . . .
Read an excerpt courtesy Penguin Random House:
The Bourbon Kings
Ward’s first in her very un-Black Brother Dagger series is fantastic, a rich Southern Gothic tale staring a stable of Tennessee Williams-esque characters, separated by the haves, most of which are entitled, spoiled and despicable and the have-nots. And while most of the dyanastic Baldwine (Bradford) family follow the three Ds, debauched, depraved, dysfunctional she manages to give some redeeming qualities plus insight into reasons why they are like they are. The first part of the novel lets readers get an up close and personal taste of the characters then she whams her audience with a sizable mystery. Her amazing nice and nasty characters, her gritty fits every scene narrative and the jaw-dropping twists and turns make this a hardback, signed copy keeper shelf treasure.
The audible version narrated by the sultry, sexy, 1-900 drawl of Alexander Cendese brings the real flavor of the south whether he’s portraying the rich or the poor, whether he’s playing the narrator or one of the players. Listeners will hear every word and get every innuendo without hitting the rewind button.
Jonathan Tulane Baldwine, Lane to his friends and some of his enemies, and one of the heirs to the vast Bradford Bourbon dynasty has been hiding in New York for the past two years. When he receives news that the woman (not his mother) who raised him is unwell he rushes home to see her. While there he decides to put his past wrongs to right, including divorcing the woman he never should have married and just maybe reconnecting with the only woman he’s ever loved. That is if he can survive all the drama that is his family.
Lizzy King horticulturist for Easterly, the Bradford family estate, knew she should never have taken up with the prodigal son of the Bradford Bourbon empire and he proved her right two years ago by marrying a debutante and breaking her heart. Now he’s back saying he wants her, saying he’s divorcing his wife, saying everything she wants to hear. But she’s afraid to believe him.
MEET JR:MEET THE NARRATOR ALEXANDER CENDESE:
Alexander Cendese is a New York–based actor and narrator. He has performed on Broadway (A View From the Bridge) and in regional theater, and has narrated over forty audiobooks. Television and film credits include the CW’s Beauty and the Beast, Best Man in the Dark, and Catskill Park.Click HERE for a sampling of Alexander's other narrations
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