• Cable Cowboy

  • John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable Business
  • By: Mark Robichaux
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (265 ratings)

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Cable Cowboy

By: Mark Robichaux
Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
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An inside look at a cable titan and his industry

John Malone, hailed as one of the great unsung heroes of our age by some and reviled by others as a ruthless robber baron, is revealed as a bit of both in Cable Cowboy. For more than 25 years, Malone has dominated the cable television industry, shaping the world of entertainment and communications, first with his cable company, TCI, and later with Liberty Media. Written with Malone's unprecedented cooperation, the engaging narrative brings this controversial capitalist and businessman to life. Cable Cowboy is at once a penetrating portrait of Malone's complex persona, and a captivating history of the cable TV industry.

Told in a lively style with exclusive details, the audiobook shows how an unassuming copper strand started as a backwoods antenna service and became the digital nervous system of the US, an evolution that gave US consumers the fastest route to the Internet. Cable Cowboy reveals the forces that propelled this pioneer to such great heights, and captures the immovable conviction and quicksilver mind that have defined John Malone throughout his career.

©2003 Mark Robichaux (P)2019 Tantor