John D. Rockefeller

  • by John D. Rockefeller
  • Narrated by Kevin Theis
  • 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Probably in the life of every one there comes a time when he is inclined to go over again the events, great and small, which have made up the incidents of his work and pleasure, and I am tempted to become a garrulous old man, and tell some stories of men and things which have happened in an active life.
In some measure I have been associated with the most interesting people our country has produced, especially in business - men who have helped largely to build up the commerce of the United States, and who have made known its products all over the world. These incidents which come to my mind to speak of seemed vitally important to me when they happened, and they still stand out distinctly in my memory.


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Unexpectedly interesting in light of current event

What did you love best about John D. Rockefeller?

It was fascinating to hear his perspective on things that were very new - oil, the formation of Standard Oil, the beginning of corporations and the earliest stages of foreign investments.

His style of storytelling - about himself as a boy growing up and his earliest business decisions are engaging. They have their own charm even if they are a bit self-congratulatory.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well, it's by him and about him, so JD Rockefeller wins.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Theis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mr. Theis has a wonderful voice - deep and rich. I have listened to other narrations of his and he does have a certain style. His enunciation is perfect and he does a great job of interpretation. Sometimes his energy level is a little high for this material, but it settles in.He is a narrator who takes care to perform the material and this is a blessing, especially in material such as this that can be so dry.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

How did we get here? Oil and Wall Street in early America.

Any additional comments?

This one was a sleeper - I didn't expect how much the material would relate to current events. Enlightening. I will be recommending it.

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- Susan Joslyn

Insightful and Interesting

What did you love best about John D. Rockefeller?

An interesting look into the mind of a philanthropist with good narration.

Any additional comments?

"This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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- Daman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2016
  • Publisher: Midland Audio