I found it hard to concentrate and listen to the book. The pace is quite quick in summing up historical events in the oil industry. It lacks a bit of coherence and behind the scenes analysis.
I didn't notice that this was a 2.5 hour super-abridged version. The audio book has 4 chapters, whereas the book has 38. And those 4 chapters start in the 1970's, not 1869 like the book. It completely skips about the first 100 years of the oil industry. If you want' recent history, just read/listen to "The Quest" which is the successor book. That audio version is unabridged.
that 90% of it wasn't included!
yes, the performance is good
relabel this as "a summarized version of part of the book"
I jumped the gun when I got this audiobook. It was very good and informative, but it mainly covered from 1960ish to 1990s. This audiobook skips everything prior to the 1960s, which is a big portion of the actual book. Besides that it was good.
This book was very interesting! It details the last hundred year history of oil easily the Middle East's impact on oil.
It gave me clarity on a few things but, had the book been a few chapters longer.
But, all in all, I enjoyed "The Prize".
A longer version
You shouldn't take a book like this and condense it like this. Shame
If this book would have had some more description about how little from the original it strayed I would have been happier. All it says is "abridged" it doesn't say that its missing 75% of hte book
He did just fine. Its you POS at Audible.
the 25% of the original book was great. It was read in a very mono-toned voice but it was good.
Please add more descriptions on your books especially when a 900+ page is condensed to less than 3 hours.
Not if it an abridged version...
I should've paid attention to how many hours were on tape.
This was horribly short, and frankly, I don't even think it was worth my one credit on Audible.com. Very disappointed.