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"What William Cecil has accomplished at Biltmore Estate is one of the great preservation success stories of all time. He has set a high standard for what all historic house museums strive for: magnificently preserved buildings and grounds, engaging interpretation, and - perhaps most challenging of all - economic self-sufficiency. It is no surprise that Biltmore Estate is widely recognized as one of America's finest places to visit." (Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation)

"Biltmore is a glorious national historic landmark that, through creative vision and entrepreneurial management, preserves and provides insight into a way of life in the early 1900s. Bill is the imaginative and multifaceted leader who has built this great monument to enrich his community. George and I admire his dedication and success." (George and Abby Rockefeller O'Neill)

"Bill Cecil and his team at Biltmore Estate have sure proved that they know how to build a successful business. They did it the old-fashioned way: embrace a bold idea that others said could not be done and - through commitment, determination, and hard work - bring it to life. Their achievement against the odds is inspiring, and their vision and perseverance are valuable lessons to us all." (Don Logan, Chairman, Media & Communications Group, Time Warner)

"If George Vanderbilt did nothing more than engage the two most prominent and storied designers of their time, architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, to carry out his vision of a European estate in the southern Appalachians, he would have created an American icon. The beauty of the method by which the estate was executed and, even today, the meticulous attention to detail, in the presentation and care of the estate by William Cecil, have brought history to life." (Gary J. Walters, Chief Usher, The White House)

©2006 The Biltmore Company (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Generale
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  • S. GOETZE
  • 30/07/2018

GREAT BOOK AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN THERE.

A GREAT PLACE AND A STORY TO HEAR... MUST GO FIRST AND PLAY AFTER YOU COME HOME.

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  • Generale
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  • Storia
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  • SRoszell
  • 13/05/2018

Detailed History of Biltmore

History buffs will like this expansive picture oft he trials of supporting and preserving a great home. The books covers the politics, marketing, economics and conservation angles. It’s especially interesting to hear about the dependence of Asheville’s citizens on the dairy, gardens, and house—and how the growth of house & town parallels each other.

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  • Generale
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  • melcrack
  • 03/04/2018

A Bucket List Must!

A very fascinating story. It becomes even more interesting if you visit the estate first, which I did.

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  • Generale
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  • Storia
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  • J. Bowen
  • 11/10/2019

Grateful for this audio book, only audible has it

Pronunciations of several names were wrong, & switched between correct/incorrect versions of main characters name.

  • Generale
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  • Chris Hedges
  • 17/03/2019

The narrator sucked the life out of this

It might have been a good book, but the narration sounded like a digital reader.

  • Generale
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  • James D. Davis
  • 11/03/2019

Fascinating read!

My wife and I fell in love with Biltmore on our first visit in 2009 and have been enthralled ever since! If you are a Biltmore fan or just want to learn more about its story, this is the book to read.

  • Generale
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  • Ellen
  • 26/02/2019

Biltmore

Having visited Biltmore and spent several days roaming the Estate, I could appreciate this story of George Washington Vanderbilt ‘s grandchildren and great grandchildren preserving and enhancing his legacy. Go see Biltmore. There is nothing like it. The experience will be expanded by doing some listening to the many books on the Vanderbilt family available on Audible.

  • Generale
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  • Patrick Marks
  • 30/01/2019

What an absolute delight

I have been to Biltmore three times in my life twice in the last two years, and my love affair is strengthened with each visit and even more so after listening to this book. Enjoy

  • Generale
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19/11/2018

Biltmore House

I love this area of the country. I have always loved this house. My nephew just got married in the Antler Barn. We had the bridal luncheon in the creamery. II loved listening to the stories of how they were able to keep this house going through the good times and the lean years. Parts of the book might be a little tedious for some listeners, but it was still enjoyable.

  • Generale
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  • Dee Statham
  • 15/10/2018

Excellent

Really enjoyed this book. The narrator was especially good. I learned much about the Gilded Age and respect the generations of Vanderbilts who have worked so hard to preserve their legacy. Many such families have not. Strongly recommend this read.