There is so much in the book that listening to this abridged version seemed cheap and I finished it feeling very frustrated. I wouldn't hestitate to buy an unabridged version. Better there is no version than something as pathetic as this.
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.
Maybe I am not used to abridged books. To speak Of the Iranian coup in 1952 without mentioning the United States involvement is a gross omission of facts. Also, omitting that Iraq purchased its arms from the US as a supported state against Iran prior to the first gulf war is a gross oversight. Possibly the author thinks US involvement in oil geopolitics has been totally benign. For that opinion one must wear blinders.