Special Offer

Download for Free with
Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial

Start your free trial at Audible.co.uk
or
Buy this book now at Audible.com

Audio downloads available at

Picture of AudibleReady devices
Listen anytime, anywhere with our FREE Audible apps for Android, iPhone
and Windows Phone.
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
 
See larger image
 

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power [Audio Download]

by Daniel Yergin (Author), Bob Jamieson (Narrator)
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
List Price: £5.69 (Prices include VAT)
Price:£5.00, or Free with Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial membership
You Save:£0.69 (12%)
All prices include VAT

At Audible.co.uk, you can download any of 100,000 audiobooks and more, and listen on your Kindle™ tablet, iPhone®, iPod® or Android™.
Your Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial membership includes:
  • This audiobook free, or any other Audible audiobook of your choice
  • Members-only sales and promotions
  • Total flexibility - cancel, pause or upgrade your membership easily and whenever you like


Read the customer ratings and reviews at Audible.co.uk for The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (audiobook).


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £7.99  
Hardcover --  
Paperback £10.53  
Audio, Cassette, Audiobook --  
Audio Download, Abridged £5.00 or Free with Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 2 hours and 53 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Abridged
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 26 Sep 2008
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002SQDG7S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Product Description

The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil, and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations.

The Prize is as much a history of the 20th-century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous - from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.

The cast extends from wildcrafters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein.

The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement--and great importance.

©1993 Daniel Yergin; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster

Tag this product

 (What's this?)
Think of a tag as a keyword or label you consider is strongly related to this product.
Tags will help all customers organise and find favourite items.
Your tags: Add your first tag
 

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 8 Oct 2003
Format:Hardcover
This is a truly amazing book. Certainly, 800 pages of fine print about oil is a lot and this book is no bedtime read. Yet, at the end your only major complaint is likely to be that the story stops at the time of the first Iraq war. Whether your interest is oil, the workings of the business world, diplomacy, American, European or Middle Eastern history, you will find the most fascinating stories in this book. Mr. Yergin shows an amazing breadth and depth whether dealing with power politics, the economics of the oil price or cartel issues and throughout all these subjects the book is evenly paced. The ultimate reason to be fascinated by the book, however, is probably the nagging uneasiness about the future of hydrocarbon man: will the next energy crisis be a lasting one?
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Book 30 Aug 2008
Format:Paperback
This book informed my thinking on foreign relations like no other. Time and again it makes the link between oil and the involvement of governments in those places where it is found. The book is beautifully written with the first two-thirds reading more like a novel than non-fiction. After reading this book, you will read the news in a different light.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
great insight into the history of oil. it eluminates its great importance throughout the 20th cent both politically and econmically.it links the outcome of some world events with the availability and non availability of oil. i borrowed the book from the library twice but now intend to buy it. it is a fantastic read and ref book.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An epic 20 May 2009
Format:Paperback
Oil doesn't interest me much at all - nor the "quest for power" - but there's a reason this was awarded the Pulitzer. From the opening page this book is unputdownable. Riveting stuff, told superbly.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The History of Oil & World Politics in 1 book. 24 Mar 2011
Format:Paperback
Fantastic read for those who have even the slightest interest in oil.

I recently finished watching the TV series on this, but the book is sooooo much better.

Highly Recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is a must read it is superbly written and once you start to read you will never stop .It is the ultimate history of the oil business entwined with 20th century history and all the politics war and intrigue.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book but flawed 28 Feb 2012
By eddy
Format:Paperback
I would recommend this book to anyone, its great, a real page turner. The three stars is in the context of the other ratings.

However, it does have a few flaws. The first is entirely faultless on the author, the book is 20-30 years old. Whilst it was completed in 1992 and hase a quite recent epilouge, the genesis of the book is clearly the early 80's. The book was clearly researched in the aftermath of the oil shocks of the 1970's and much of the books tone is informed by the impact of the shocks.

Secondly, whilst the book has excellent stuff about the development of oil in the Persian Gulf, its analysis of the relationship between the USA and Saudia Arabia from the 60/70's onwards is farcially thin. Maybe its my own prejudice but thier is no real attempt at an explaintion as to how this crucial relationship in world oil was maintained so well, esp given the obvious potential point of conflict over Israel. The farce is reached when the epilougue talks about 9/11 and omits even the fact that the terrorists were from saudia arabia! Now I dont know anymore than anyone else what the true nature of the relationship is/has been between these two coutries and the people at the top in both coutries, but a lot has been written about it by others and for this book to devote so little to this subject was deeply dissapointing.

Its a real shame as otherwise this book is a tour de force on business and geo-politics. its essential reading for anyone remotely interested in the subject matter. I'd go as far to say you can't have an informed opinion on the relationship between energy, politics and business without having read this book.
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Yergin wrote this book nearly thirty years ago. He's revisted it recently and brought some of it up to date, but the early stuff is fantastic. Very readable - at times almost like a thriller with very good portraits of the extraordinary larger than life characters that populate this fundamental business.Just Watch Me Perfect Night
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
very informative and clever. a great read. gives an excellent insight into the oil world and its impact on the world politics
Published 2 months ago by tah
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Highly recommended...good book . One of the best book to read when going into oil business or studies to improve
Published 5 months ago by dan
5.0 out of 5 stars The engine of modern history
The story of our most important resource, after food and water, regaled in a wonderful eye-opening narrative. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Glueman
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Story of Oil discovery
Contents and book condition perfectly ok.
Some delay in delivery.
I get the book after reading "the quest". It completes the oil history in a quite clear way. Read more
Published 6 months ago by ENG LUIS LINCE FARIA
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed
This is one of my all-time favourite books. It is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the fascinating story behind the discovery of rock oil (petroleum) in the USA and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by David Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner.
A page turner! An entertaining way to learn about oil and its history. Oil is a fascinating subject and its history has some good lessons on what entrepreneurship is about. Read more
Published 12 months ago by M. A. R. GONZALEZ
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE SERIUOSLY INTERESTED IN THE OIL INDUSTRY AND...
The engaging way this book is written makes it difficult to put aside and carry on with one's daily duties. Read more
Published 14 months ago by NIOLAMB
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Historical Read
Very informative. Just shows how nothing has changed over the past 120 years and how we never learn from our mistakes.
Published 15 months ago by Kevin and Ann Norman
5.0 out of 5 stars The Prize by Daniel Yergin
This is an authoritative alternate history of the last 150 years, full of novel information (for me!) and insights. Above all, it reads like a thriller. Read more
Published 15 months ago by MR FISHER W DILKE
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book on the oil Industry
This is an excellent book. Having worked in the oil industry for 10 years, I say with confidence that this book provides a comprehensive historical and contemporary prospective on... Read more
Published 17 months ago by DMJ MIAH
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


ARRAY(0xae41fe34)