The book provided great insight into the origins of the company, as well as its struggles and successes. As both a gun owner and as someone in the business world, I enjoyed hearing about the early struggles and successes of a world renowned company and its people.
The story provided a fascinating background into Gaston Glock's invention, as well as its spread into prominence in the US. The story also dives into the lives and history of Charles Ewert and Paul Jannuzzo who lived fascinating lives.
I have not listened to any other performance by Kiff VandenHeuvel.
If I had ten hours, I would have listened to this straight through. But as a commuter, I couldn't wait to get in my car to hear what came next.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would be happy to give anything else from Paul Barrett or Kiff VandenHeuvel in the future.
I am in law enforcement and carry a Glock every day, both on and off duty. Listing to this book was very fun, exciting, informative and relevant. Well worth the time and I am glad I listened to the book.
Very good narrator as well. Easy to listen to.
Old geezer who grew up on SF and loves audiobooks. Audible is so much easier than juggling cassettes or CDs.
The author does a very good job of not taking sides. He doesn't portray gun enthusiasts as nuts, nor does he display anti-gunners as extremists. He is down on the NRA but I agree with some of his criticisms. He picks one of the most respected experts, Massad Ayoob, and spends a lot of time with him learning what self defense is all about. I do not agree with many of his suggestions or conclusions at the end of the book but they are not presented in a hostile or argumentative manner. All in all he has navigated a minefield skillfully. He clearly wanted to present as truthful a history of the Glock firearms as he could, and it would be impossible without putting it in the context of gun culture. A very, very difficult thing to pull off without sounding partisan. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to hear the facts, not just someone who agrees with their point of view.
The performance was businesslike and professional. The subject is such a potential minefield, it would be easy to detract from the character of the book, and Mr. VandenHeuvel does a very good job.
Remarkable from many aspects. I learned a lot. This is more about people than firearms, and that's what matters.