The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

Written by:
Bryan Burrough
Narrated by:
James Jenner

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2009
22 hours 11 minutes
Phenomenal reviews and sales greeted the hardcover publication of The Big Rich, New York Times bestselling author Bryan Burrough's spellbinding chronicle of Texas oil. Weaving together the multigenerational sagas of the industry's four wealthiest families, Burrough brings to life the men known in their day as the Big Four: Roy Cullen, H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, all swaggering Texas oil tycoons who owned sprawling ranches and mingled with presidents and Hollywood stars. Seamlessly charting their collective rise and fall, The Big Rich is a hugely entertaining account that only a writer with Burrough's abilities-and Texas upbringing-could have written.
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Ellen N.

Worth the listen.

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Jackie H.

Love this book from a purely historic writing! Excellent stories of big family oil and politics of the 40s-80s! Loved the stories of the early days of Sid Richardson and Clint Murchison! This book will keep you wanting more!

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Fascinating book with behind the scene insights about the lives snd business activities not normally disclosed in the media. Very enjoyable!

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Gene Robinson

good read.

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The beginning of the book was great! Loved hearing about how the families got involved in the oil business. The learning curve they all had as to where to drill and learning the geology and make up of the land. What got boring was the details of politics in the second half of the book. The narrator was awful at best!

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