The Winchesters

The Winchesters

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
Rate this:
Fourteen-year-old Chris Winchester is torn between two worlds. By birth, he's part of the indomitable Winchester clan, owners of the enormous electronics factory that employs nearly everyone in town. Yet Chris' father gave up his stake in the business to work for the Peace Corp. When he died, Chris, his mother, and twin sisters moved into a tiny gatehouse on the Winchester estate--poor relations living on family goodwill. While his cousin Ernest is groomed to take over the family fortune, Chris attends public school and makes friends with the kids in town. He can't understand why a crisis at his uncle's factory makes people suddenly hate him, but a wage cut and a threatened strike have everyone's nerves on edge. In the eyes of the townspeople, Chris is guilty by association, for he bears the Winchester name. When things turn ugly, Chris discovers that his family can get very tough. Power is like a muscle, his uncle explains, that must be flexed to keep it strong. Chris senses that power can be used to destroy, too. In spite of himself, Chris is drawn into the inner circle of the Winchester clan. Suddenly he realizes that part of the Winchester wealth might be his one day. Being rich sounds exciting, but his uncle's protection is not without its price, and Chris' conscience is uneasy. He is faced with difficult, grown-up decisions: where does he belong, and whose side is he on?
Publisher: [North Kingstown] : Audio Bookshelf, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780792797869
0792797868
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (04 hr., 41 min., 39 sec.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Thurston, Charlie
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Chris Winchester is torn between two worlds. By birth, he's part of the indomitable Winchester clan, owners of the enormous electronics factory that employs nearly everyone in town. Yet Chris' father gave up his stake in the business to work for the Peace Corp. When he died, Chris, his mother, and twin sisters moved into a tiny gatehouse on the Winchester estate--poor relations living on family goodwill. While his cousin Ernest is groomed to take over the family fortune, Chris attends public school and makes friends with the kids in town. He can't understand why a crisis at his uncle's factory makes people suddenly hate him, but a wage cut and a threatened strike have everyone's nerves on edge. In the eyes of the townspeople, Chris is guilty by association, for he bears the Winchester name. When things turn ugly, Chris discovers that his family can get very tough. Power is like a muscle, his uncle explains, that must be flexed to keep it strong. Chris senses that power can be used to destroy, too. In spite of himself, Chris is drawn into the inner circle of the Winchester clan. Suddenly he realizes that part of the Winchester wealth might be his one day. Being rich sounds exciting, but his uncle's protection is not without its price, and Chris' conscience is uneasy. He is faced with difficult, grown-up decisions: where does he belong, and whose side is he on?

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CML

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top