I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
This was a pretty good book. I enjoyed listening to it, but at times the author got a bit technical and i could feel my eyes glassing over. The narration was decent, the story line was good. I was surprised by how many things the author was able to do in his life, and how little trouble he actually got in to, all things considered.
Great topic, very interesting subject matter.
Great flow, narrative was excellent.
Very good reader, ive only listened to about a dozen or so audio books so i dont have alot of experience with alot of readers.
How to Tick Off the Phone Company
Very cool story, one of the most compelling and exciting biographies I have ever read or heard! I've read biographies of Harry Houdini and Julius Caesar to Charles Barkley and Larry Bird and this one ranks right at the top.
Do you read the book before you dislike my reviews?
Listening to Kevin Mitnick's in "Ghost in the Wires" was interesting, but if felt like too much of an anarchist cookbook on phone hacking. Mitnick was very good at social engineering to get the information that he needed to hack into phone systems, like Pacific Bell. The print version of his book was published just a few years ago and the information felt very dated. It felt like he should had told his story sooner to be relevant with the times.
I enjoy technology and always wanted to read his story in depth and Kevin Mitnick is an egoistic sociopath, but how many times do we need to hear him confess that he didn't hacked for monetary gains?
He is not really a hacker. He just used social engineering at its simplistic form by manipulating people at getting the information that he wanted.
Reading this book was like listening to a rock star or an athlete, telling their sexual escapades on how many groupies that they slept with and never been caught.
Kevin Mitnick just goes on and on how great he is and never admits his faults. We never know why he decided to hack, other than being challenged.
Steampunk/sci-fi/IT nerd with a penchant for humor and atheism. History texts get equal time with webcomics.
I think the print version may be better, with technical charts, and logs and numbers, being able to see the information may be better.
Its similar to the other books Mitnick wrote, with perhaps more tech detail.
Kevin was the only character, its told in the first person. However, the exclamations became repetitive and slightly annoying. Any time the feds or police got close I knew exactly the next sound I would hear.
Great that I finally got through the story, but wish I'd had time to read it.
This is a must-listen. The story is more gripping than a novel, and the narrator does a truly great job.
intelligent, suspenseful, positive
I have never read anything else like it. I'm not a huge fan of technology or hackers, but after seeing the author on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, I wanted to give this book a try.
How he gets caught is really interesting.
"The story of the world's most infamous hacker, and how he overcame."
Don't let the subject matter fool you. This is absolutely intriguing.
Definitely, there is so many details that I would like to hear it again.
To learn that hacking can be done through acting.
Besides the fact he is THE BEST narrator at Audible there is nothing else to say
You will be tricked when you less expect
One of the best, if not the best audio book ever!
How he explained everything step by step.
Very good voice!
It was but not possible since it was 14 hours long. Was able to listen to it over the span of a week at work.
A must buy!
After 13 hrs and 59 mins I didn't feel like there was a lull in the book. So many monumental moments in the book that has shaped what are our communication guidelines today.
Ray did an excellent job! Thank you sir!