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The Seekers (Kent Family Chronicles #3)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,112 Ratings  ·  86 Reviews
The Kent Family Chronicles continue as Abraham Kent seeks to build a new life on the untamed Western frontier...
638 pages
Published July 1st 1975 by Pyramid Books (first published January 1st 1960)
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Tim The Enchanter
Jan 08, 2015 Tim The Enchanter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction Lovers
Book 3 of the Kent Family chronicles is my least favourite so far. With the exception of Jared Kent, the family members introduced are either undeveloped or simply unlikeable. Two story lines from the previous book converged in the third instalment but you are left feeling as if the characters and storyline has been wasted. This instalment is more disturbing than the first two. Rape is a recurring theme in the books but it is more disturbing in this instalment as it deals with children.
Jim
Oct 22, 2014 Jim rated it really liked it
An excellent edition to the series, but it's a lot darker than the first two. Still, it was realistic enough & Jakes drops plenty of historical facts through the characters' eyes. Well done.

I need to take a break to read another book, but intend to continue re-reading this series soon.
Thom Swennes
Nov 14, 2012 Thom Swennes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: re-read
Volume 3 of the American Bicentennial Series (The Kent Family Chronicles) deals with the second generation Kents and a new and ever growing country. Westward expansion and the men that legends were made of, color this fast-moving and engaging novel. Many may find the actions as brutal as their perpetrators are beastly but that was the west. The settlers moving westward tamed the country and made it into a nation. In John Jake’s fashion figures of American history are brought to life and intertw ...more
Joy H.
Jul 29, 2012 Joy H. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Added 5/11/12.
I have read the first 2 volumes of the Kent Family Chronicles. This is the 3rd. I started this one on or about 6/10/12.

7/29/30 - I finally finished reading this book. It was an enjoyable read even though I wasn't able to give it the time it deserved because I was busy with other things. Nevertheless, each time I returned to it I was immediately engaged in the story. Jakes knows how to tell a good story!

On to Volume 4, The Furies!
Samyann
Mar 02, 2016 Samyann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These comments address The Kent Family Chronicles, the entire series of eight books, in audiobook format. All books are narrated by Marc Vietor. The entire series is approximately 125 hours of listening. Shortest book is 15.5 hours, longest over 26 hours. Vietor does a good job with narration, although the uniqueness of male voices is problematic. Most significant, you’ll have little difficulty determining who-says-what-to-who. Tempo and pacing fine, albeit the narration is a bit slow for my tas ...more
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