Universal Versus Disney

  • by Sam Gennawey
  • Narrated by Robert Feifar
  • 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Universal Studios never really wanted to get into the theme park business. They wanted to be the anti-Disney. But when forced to do so, they did it in a big way. Despite the fits and starts of multiple owners, the parks have finally gained the momentum to mount a serious challenge to the Walt Disney Company. How did this happen? Who made it happen? What does this mean for the theme park industry? In Universal Versus Disney, his newest work to investigate the histories of America's favorite theme parks, seasoned Disney-author Sam Gennawey has thoroughly researched how Universal Studios shook up the multi-billion dollar theme park industry, one so long dominated by Walt Disney and his legacy.


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Customer Reviews

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History of Universal(with some mentions of Disney)

This book was interesting and I learned a lot about Universal. However, the title is a bit misleading as there is really no rivalry discussed and 90% of the book is about Universal.
The audiobook production is rough. There are a few times where multiple takes of the same sentence are included as well as some questionable pronunciations.
Still, overall the audiobook was enjoyable and it is always nice to see more theme park books produced in audiobook form.
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- Kenneth Cabot

Dull and VERY Misleading Title

I was originally excited to finally get this book but soon discovered that I was never going to be able to finish listening. Although I know my Disney and theme park history well and better than the average Joe, nothing I heard was anything new. The title wants you to believe that this is a Universal vs Disney book and that is NOT what it is at all. It should have been titled, "The History of Universal Studios" because 95% was about it. You rarely hear anything about Disney, and everything you do is already known. I am disappointed at the misleading title. Had I know this was going to be a book on the history of Universal Studios I would have not wasted my money...I guess I now know why they chose to go with this title. I do not recommend this book at all and it pains me to say that because I do like Sam Gennawey and his other books, specifically on EPCOT. This was a HUGE and boring let down for me and if you are reading this review I hope you don't make the same mistake that I did.
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- Mouseman1971

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios