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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (669 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Yergin Narrator: Robert Petkoff Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this gripping account of the quest for the energy that our world needs, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Prize

A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change. From the jammed streets of Beijing to the shores of the Caspian Sea, from the conflicts in the Mideast to Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley, Yergin takes us into the decisions that are shaping our future. The drama of oil—the struggle for access, the battle for control, the insecurity of supply, the consequences of use, its impact on the global economy, and the geopolitics that dominate it—continues to profoundly affect our world.

Yergin tells the inside stories of the oil market and the surge in oil prices, the race to control the resources of the former Soviet empire, and the massive mergers that transformed the landscape of world oil. He tackles the toughest questions: Will we run out of oil? Are China and the United States destined to come into conflict over oil? How will a turbulent Middle East affect the future of oil supply?

The Quest presents an extraordinary range of characters and dramatic stories that illustrate the principles that will shape a robust and flexible energy security system for the decades to come. Energy is humbling in its scope, but our future requires that we deeply understand this global quest that is truly reshaping our world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2012 Arthur Ross Book Award Honorable Mention
  • One of the 2011 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 2/17/2014

    " Brilliant about the history, the current state, and future of energy and the geopolitics of energy...very opened minded and ideologically free of taint. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shekib82 | 2/17/2014

    " I would have wanted more technical details but it is an impressive and complete analysis of the energy industry as it is today and as it will be in the future. One thing missing from the book is a discussion of coal and the Fischer tosh process of making gasoline from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Benson Liu | 2/15/2014

    " A great insite into the world today and the human evolution of energy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Samantha Hartke | 2/11/2014

    " Absolute rubbish from a Pulitzer Prize winner. If ever a book had ADD, this is it. Yergin can't seem to wrap his hands or mind around what he wants to confront here. He's clearly bitten off more than he could chew and as a result this book touches on a myriad of things/personalities/issues without delivering much insight in any one thing "

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