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TITAN The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

by | Read by Grover Gardner

Biography & Memoir • 35 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

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]

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Formats

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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