While a little long, this book tells about the rise of one of our greatest entrepreneurs. I really did not know much about the Vanderbilts and Cornelius' influence on modern transportation. I am a bit of a history fan so may not be for everyone but I highly recommend it for a detailed discussion of the beginnings of the Vanderbilt fortune. Narrator is good so it is easy to listen.
The connections between historical figures is always fascinating and this book is full of unexpected ones. It is worth a listen just to understand that.
Maybe could use a little editing as it would be impossible to listen in one sitting. But worth it just to understand a small part of 20th C history
This book is probably the basis for the new movie Gangster Squad, which made no sense at all. So good to get the back story to that movie.
Good narration and an interesting set of characters.
Moves along at a good pace but the end was a let down. Needed more twists to make it compelling listening.
Good character voices--on sounded like Walter Brennan!
I had heard how wonderful this book was and it was good, just not what I had expected. It was a bit melancholy. The main character is interesting and tells his story well. A bit too sad for me but very well done.
Another great history book that widens my global view. I didn't know anything about this era and was impressed with the culture of the Mongols and the women in this story. I will be reading more from this author.
In spite of living during the Vietnam era, I never could put all the pieces into a coherent whole. This book really helps listeners to understand just how the war developed. Narrator is very good and makes it easy to listen.
This is a great story with lots of interesting background. The author as narrator was excellent.
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