AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THE SASSOONS The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire

by | Read by James Lurie

History • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Narrator James Lurie's voice is amiable and a bit sandpapery; it's especially effective in holding listener interest through specialized and sometimes marginal histories and biographies. Here he brings focus and definition to a family chronicle that's thin on drama and memorable characters but strong on social history. Over two centuries the Sassoon dynasty of Baghdadi Jews headquartered in Bombay built a vast trading empire founded on cotton and opium. The Sassoons ascended to the British peerage and even produced an important British poet, Sigfried Sassoon. Lurie smoothly assumes the persona of author Joseph Sassoon. He is not related to the Sassoon family but was given access to their archives--wherein he found this vital and consequential history. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593628720 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593628737 $95.00

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×