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2.83 out of 52.83 out of 52.83 out of 52.83 out of 52.83 out of 5 2.83 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Paul Rathbone Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781400188758
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The son of a Cuban exile recounts the remarkable and contradictory life of famed sugar baron Julio Lobo, the richest man in prerevolutionary Cuba and the last of the island's haute bourgeoisie. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/14/2010

    " enjoyed the perspective and the writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 10/20/2010

    " I read this to get more information about Batista/Castro/etc. Not very inspiring writing, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 10/5/2010

    " Fascinating biography of Julio Lobo, as the title says, the last of Cuba's sugar tycoons. Having recently read the John Lee Anderson biography of Che, this was an excellent time to read this book, as it provides a capitalist portrait from those years before the revolution. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JAK | 9/19/2010

    " I'm a sucker for anything on the history of Cuba from the 50s til now.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 9/3/2010

    " Where is the biography of Julio Lobo? How can you title the book The Sugar King of Havana and have so little material actually about him!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 8/18/2010

    " Kind of plodding. Never got into a good story groove. Too much first person. Too narrow a view of Cuba, while not enough detail about Lobo to really give a good sense of the man. "

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About the Author

John Paul Rathbone was born in New York and raised in England. Currently the deputy head of the Financial Times’ prestigious Lex column, he is a graduate of Oxford and Columbia universities. He has worked as an economist and a journalist, as well as at the World Bank. His articles have appeared in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Britain’s Sunday Telegraph, Colombia’s El Espectador, and Esquire, where he was the business columnist from 2002 to 2003. He lives in London.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.