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Alton

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  • The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel Yergin
    • Narrated By Bob Jamieson
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    (134)
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    (71)
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    (73)

    The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil, and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the 20th-century as of the oil industry itself.

    Randol says: "major let down"
    "Understanding The Importance Of Oil To Our Economy"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Prize the most enjoyable?

    The Prize is the most enlightening book I've every read on the importantance of oil to our economy.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The most compelling aspect of the book to me is how the use of oil, availability of oil, and the technoloy used to produce oil, have changed since the 1850s. I learned how oil drives the engine of global prosperity.


    What does Bob Jamieson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to Bob Jamieson read the Prize to me enables me to enjoy the book far more often then if I had to read it in written form. I can listen to it while I do other activities such as exercise, work, or simply relax.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book has helped me to understand, and be aware of the importance of oil to the global economy in a way that nothing else has before.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe every thinking American should read this book.

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