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The Bourbon Kings

J.R. Ward

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege-and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal.... For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege-as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work 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 that she intended or wanted-and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane's beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets. As family tensions-professional and intimately private-ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive. From the Hardcover edition.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege-and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal.... For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege-as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work 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 that she intended or wanted-and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane's beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets. As family tensions-professional and intimately private-ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive. From the Hardcover edition.
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege-and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal.... For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege-as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work 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 that she intended or wanted-and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane's beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets. As family tensions-professional and intimately private-ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alexander Cendese

Length:

12h 46m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:25


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:56


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:31


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:16


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:59


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:22


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:19


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:09


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:47


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:33


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:50


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:56


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:24


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:44


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:44


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:28


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:17


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:34


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:38


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:55


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:28


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:59


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:48


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:04


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:29


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:48


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:12


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:44


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:40


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:11


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:17


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:56


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

00:28