The New Map by Daniel Yergin, Read by Robert Petkoff
A Wide-Ranging Look at Energy from a Pulitzer Prize Winner
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Robert Petkoff is a clear and intelligent reader who suits the global scale and economic scope of Daniel Yergin’s audiobook, The New Map. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss how Petkoff’s forthright narrative style balances the complexity of the subject. Yergin, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and an energy consultant, understands current geopolitical stresses surrounding energy production and use. Written with the background of the coronavirus, Yergin’s book details the drastic economic effects of the pandemic. Activists may deride some of his assertions, but this audiobook provides a primer on today’s environmental challenges.
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