"Riveting! Captivating! Amazing! Insightful!"
Didn't wanna put this down & loved the hair raising pace. An awe inspiring insight into the electronic world of computer, phone systems & social engineering; complexed systems most of us take for granted.
Kevin Mitnick is a genius.
Kevin's motivation & ethics for hacking are admirably intriguing. In my books he's a 'top man'.
If you've the slightest interest in computer systems, security or social engineering this book is a Must Read.
Have to say this is a damn good listen. The narrater really does bring the story to life. Its quite an unbelievable story, and one really you would believe to be the work of fiction had you not heard of Kevin Mitnick before. Its one of those books that you keep shouting "don't do it" as Kevin constantly gets himself deeper and deeper. Without giving too much away, it has to be a must listen for anyone in computing, just to know how these guys hack into systems. Its not just down to their technical skills, as the book explains. Very good read, and really enlightening as to how these guys can get into systems as easily as they do.
"Top ten audio book"
Up there with the best. Amazing story - with a couple of jaw dropping moments. Whilst you don't have to be technical to appreciate the book, it helps. Ray Porter nails the narration. He really lives the story.
"Amazing story for the IT nerd"
If this was simply an adventure story set in the world of IT & Telephony it would have been good, but as its real the story has so much more depth. The fastest book I've listened to, I've shunned friends, TV and listened almost non stop between work and family commitments.
The narration fits the story as though Leven is talking to me.
i couldn't turn it off I was a roller coaster ride from beginning to end.
you could learn a lot from Kevin.
"I enjoyed it, very informational"
You could tell that this was written by somebody with a passion for the topic. The level of detail that the book goes into when explaining the exploits for me was a only slight negative. I didn't feel the need to know what all of the numbers were for the different dial up modems or exchange, this information would be good starting but it continued all the way through.
It was interesting to find out about his life and adventures, I just wish that more content after his final release as it felt like the ending was rushed.
Overall amazing book, I would highly recommend it to all readers/listeners and I will be looking into some of his others (The art of deception).
"A must for all nerds"
I am a Technology Consultant, so the finer points of the book made a lot of sense to me, and this realism made me want to actually get stuck into the book. He discusses his activities, makes no beans about it being illegal, and no excuses for what he did.
When the FBI are about to arrest him (I can tell you this without spoiling the book, as it is common knowledge he got arrested), keeps you on a knife edge.
Ray reads the book well, I've heard a number of audiobooks he has narrated, and he is without doubt one of Audibles best ones. Good inflection, emotion and fluency.
It made me laugh, got me interested in the detail.
"an amazing book"
I'm so glad I read/listened to this book.. for years I assumed the move Track Down was written about Kevin with him supporting it. this book shows me it wasn't and provides a much better and amazing story.
"amazing book, gripping funny n seriously"
Enjoyed it from start to finish, listened to it 2or3 times now, looking forward to more similar books now
"interesting insight into the passive hacking world"
shows the establishments struggled to understand the skills that were available. they should have embraced Kevin Mitniks skills not chased him