Most people think of the founder of Standard Oil as a cold, heartless capitalist who cared for nothing but money and destroying the competition. This biography acknowledges Rockefeller’s dark side but also tries to show him as a man whose generosity still shapes our world. Narrator Grover Gardner’s deep, resonant voice is a wonderful accompaniment to the story of this Gilded Age robber baron. Gardner’s tone and inflection bring to mind the mahogany-paneled clubs that were the refuges of the nineteenth-century corporate elite, and he especially excels when reading quotes from the leaders who lived during that era. It’s an elite performance without a hint of elitism, and, as Rockefeller himself surely would say, merits the investment in time and money. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2013]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9781470882181 $49.95 Thirty CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781470882167 $44.95 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781470882204 $65.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9781470882198 $140.00 Thirty CDs
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