Although I didn't understand the technical bits (and there are lots of those). I got the gist. What I found most interesting was the role that gullible humans play in Kevin's story - not least kevin himself some times. Reassuring too.
A real unexpected find. Well written and a fascinating read that had me hooked from the start, my techie side embraced the story from start to finish and left me wanting more.
I've never written an audio book review before but felt compelled after listening to this one. 'Ghost in the Wires' captures perfectly a life of excitement, ups and downs expertly narrated in a very entertaining way. As a bit of a techy myself, I found the details fascinating. This is probably one of my favourite non-fiction books ever.
more social hacking than technical, compelling story of a young boy who got the knowledge bug
"MIxed reaction to this"
Started by quite enjoying this, the middle section became a bit tedious with repeated phone stories, then got back into it at the end. I have worked in IT for 20 years.The guy is, quite frankly, a bit of a d!ck. I felt no sympathy for him whatsoever. Some of the text has a few toe curling cliches and the way he treats his family, who quite honestly are complicit in harbouring him, bailing him out multiple times is dreadful. He expresses no remorse on the basis that he wasn't doing any harm, despite breaking numerous laws. He's deluded.
Only to people in IT probably.
I actually laughed out loud at a few points at his dead pan delivery of some of the more emotional moments regarding relationships and so forth.
On balance, just about, particularly if you are interested in the subject area.
This story is gripping throughout and the narration is fantastic! Brilliantly detailed; you can really feel the panic as the FBI come knocking...
A fantastic tale of hacking, phreaking and social engineering that had me hooked from start to finish. Great performance from the reader too.
"A great read"
Great book based on a true story.
The voice of the hacker coming through clearly. Clear, concise and factually written.
First I've heard but good.
Took me back to the years in question and some of the technology.
Highly recommended read.
Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Very quite awesomely good and then
"Gripping in parts"
Getting chased by helicopter
Lies told by government to gain convictions
I agree with some that it drags at bits, however after the first hour or two it's a very addictive book. I would say that anyone would enjoy this book. It's like a thriller/ crime novel with a bit of hacking for dummies thrown in.