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Brendan Bevan

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  • Bitter Brew

  • The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer
  • By: William Knoedelseder
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

The engrossing, often scandalous saga of one of the wealthiest, longest-lasting, and most colorful family dynasties in the history of American commerce—a cautionary tale about prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the blessings and dark consequences of success. This engrossing, vivid narrative captures the Busch saga through five generations. At the same time, it weaves a broader story of American progress and decline over the past 150 years. It's a cautionary tale of prosperity, hubris, and loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening...

  • By Jeremy McGough on 11-09-12

good book for beer lovers

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-18

the historic value of the Busch story alone makes it worth reading. good drama throughout as well.

  • It's Not Rocket Science

  • By: Ben Miller
  • Narrated by: Ben Miller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Black holes. DNA. The Large Hadron Collider. Ever had that sneaking feeling that you are missing out on some truly spectacular science? You do? Well fear not, for help is at hand. Ben Miller was working on his Physics PhD at Cambridge when he accidentally became a comedian. But first love runs deep, and he has returned to his roots, to share with you all his favourite bits of science. This is the stuff that you really need to know, not only because it matters, but because it will quite simply amaze and delight you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Ingwe on 04-03-13

entertaining, witty, intelligent

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-16

it is always nice when a very bright science geek is entertaining as well. word