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M D Baxter

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  • The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (282)

    The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security. Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide.

    Mike says: "Poor Narrator - ZZZZZzzzzzzz!"
    "Well Written and Well Performed"
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    What did you love best about The Art of Deception?

    This book is a great book for anyone who wants to know about social engineering. It is a must read/listen for any corp security manager or IT or IS manager.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    Have you listened to any of Nick Sullivan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grand Expectations: The United States 1945-1974

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James T. Patterson
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (42)

    Grand Expectations, the 10th volume of the peerless Oxford History of the United States, weaves the major political, cultural, and economic events of the period into a superb portrait of America from 1945 through Watergate.

    Thomas says: "fast moving history"
    "A Fairly Unbiased Look at US Political History"
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    Where does Grand Expectations rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As far as books on American history go, this is fairly unbiased and is very thorough. The author did a very good job of putting a lot of complicated history into a very easy to follow chain of events.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grand Expectations?

    Throughout the text the author presented the topics covered in a very unbiased fashion. I could not detect any spin or revisionism with the topics presented. That stands out throughout the book. I can't say anything was earth shattering because it has been covered i one way shape or form.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Fass – was your favorite?

    He did a good job with LBJ.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really. However the way this aspect of 20th history was presented I can say that I have a greater understanding of what was going on. The author did a much better job than most of my history professors at explaining the facts and making them clear and understandable.


    Any additional comments?

    It does start out slow in the first few chapters. It is a lot of fairly deep stuff. Trust me this book is worth your time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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