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.
This abridged version is a very short summary to an otherwise great book. Recommend reading the latter if you have the time.
This is barely related to the actual book - it took me a whole chapter to realize that the book started and it wasn't just an extract !!! No point in getting this audible if you want the full and proper story . The audible version is basically a summary of gulf / Persian oil and related politics.
After listening the book for 5 minutes decided to return. Get the actual book instead. This is a waste of three hours u could spend on better delivery.
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"