Captains and the Kings: The Story of an American Dynasty

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Taylor Caldwell

Narrated By: Susie Berneis

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: October 2016

Duration: 36 hours 9 minutes


Joseph Armagh was 13 when he first saw America through a dirty porthole on the steerage deck of The Irish Queen. It was the early 1850's and he was a penniless orphan cast on a hostile shore to make a home for himself and his younger brother and infant sister. Some seventy years later, from his deathbed, Joseph Armagh last glimpsed his adopted land from the gleaming windows of a palatial estate. A multi-millionaire, one of the most powerful and feared men, Joseph Armagh had indeed found a home. Captains and the Kings is the story of the price that was paid for it in the consuming, single-minded determination of a man clawing his way to the top.


  • Jason D

    Fantastic read. The author is very descriptive at some points. However, if you can get through the slow parts the conversations throughout this novel are well worth it. The author speaks directly to the true nature of man. I rank this book just below Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead in my collection.