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Womble Carlyle Sandridge Bell

Steve Bell

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  • The Rockefellers

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Peter Collier, David Horowitz
    • Narrated By Michael Anthony
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    (82)
    Performance
    (30)
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    (31)

    Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr., who amassed a fortune amid the muck and disorder of the Pennsylvania oil fields and left his son to deal with the public outcry.

    Rohit says: "Too Long"
    "A flashback to the '70s"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Would not recommend.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The first and second chapters, covering the rise of John D. Rockefeller and "Junior" were very well done. The sections covering the third and fourth generation were much more diluted. The people were far less interesting and yet they were given as much attention as the truly great John D and Junior.


    Did Michael Anthony do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, although I can't explain "how." I could always tell when and which character was talking.


    Do you think The Rockefellers needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Hard to say whether or not a follow-up is necessary. At the time the book was written, the third generation was still mid-stream, and the whiny fourth generation were mid-stream in their self-absorption. If they accomplished anything worthwhile it might be worth hearing.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible needs to have "The Tycoons" available, as well as something along the lines of "The Men Who Built America."

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