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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Reiss Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781469000688
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Edward Itta, the sixty-two-year-old mayor of Barrow, Alaska, is all that stands between Big Oil and an offshore deposit that the US Geologic Survey believes could rival Saudi Arabia. Peter Slaiby is a forty-five-year-old Vanderbilt University grad and a rising star at Shell thanks to his ability to win over locals from Brunei to Brazil. His latest mission is to build an offshore rig in the same ancestral waters where Itta still hunts whales in an open boat every spring. This dance between the lure of petrodollars and the old Eskimo ways is playing out against the backdrop of the melting of the polar ice cap, the opening of the Northwest Passage to shipping, and Russia making undersea land grabs close to the US border.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atzimba | 10/12/2013

    " This book is about our past and ultimately our future. It has given me a new outlook on the oil industry and how much we truly depend on it every single day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 9/23/2012

    " WOW I loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana Stabenow | 9/1/2012

    " A book that actually advocates that people on all sides of natural resource extraction and global warming issues in the Arctic, government, industry, Alaska Natives and environmentalists, stop yelling and start talking. Surprising, and refreshing. "

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About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.