The speaker talked way too fast...felt I was speed listening with no time to absorb the info. Book has way to many facts, numbers and percentages...add in speed reading equals low rating. Disappointing as I am really interested in subject matter.
Informative, interesting and practical
I've read most of the books on body language and I found this one to be the most informative with tips on how to put the theory into practice. The author does a great job of pointing out that every nervous reaction is not necessarily a sign of deception.
In the first part of the book the author takes us thru a history of Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and 9/11. He refers to the NSA, CIA and FBI as the three stooges, idiots and incompents. BTW, today in the news the incompetents at the CIA were able to foil an airline bomb plot. In a similar way, the idiots at the FBI have foiled several terrorist plots since 9/11.
Even though FBI Director Mueller held his position for a month prior to 9/11 the author refers to him as a political hack who got his appointment thru political connections, ignoring his service in Vietnam as a Marine in a Rifle Platoon and his extensive background as a Federal Prosecutor in criminal cases. In addition, the author accuses the FBI of ignoring the 9/11 warning signs due to "political correctness". Strange he never blames President Bush for anything.
I guess he didn't read The Looming Tower; The Road to 9/11, a well researched book that explained the problems of 9/11. Being an avid reader, I appreciate when an author does his homework to provide an accurate history, instead of calling people names. If you want to read the best book written on 9/11, including a history of Al Qaeda, read the Looming Tower. The author's book is poorly researched and filled with unsubstantiated speculations.
We all admire the great job the SEALS did in Pakistan but the author distracts from that by by his pathetic name calling and obvious lack of homework. His last section on the raid would make a nice magazine article and a tribute to the brave and competent SEALS.
I am not interested in IT but have always been curious about what makes a hacker tick. The book provided pretty good insight into their world. The social engineering concept is creative and at times genius. Unfortunately overall the main character is disappointing and pathetic because he is so very intelligent and wasted his God given talents on hacking.
Everything he does is justified and he expresses no remorse for his continual invasions of privacy. In the end everything is peaches and cream because he has joined the club.
Overall the book did answer but question of who and why but I didn't like the answer and the book had way to many unnecessary numbers and hacker technical stuff. Way too much.
A few interesting tid bids but for the most part but rambling and disjointed. The heavy British accent makes it somewhat difficult to follow.
This book went on and on about minutia...cut in half makes a much better read
Well done. A preview of what is inevitable in the future. It poses the political views of the left and right.
This is a magazine article not a book. This is a horrible society....we get the picture. Oppressive regimes are what you would expect. It's sad but it's what we would anticipate.
The author goes on and on about body counts and sadly but realistically body counts get old. This book need more details to make it more interesting.
I don't know if the FBI agent is guilty of anything but its obvious that this despicable author accused the agent of murder and corrouption based upon the word of KNOWN liars who have everything to gain by their lies.
The author is so biased against the agent she even speculates and attributes EVIL motives to the agent for picking a judge over a jury for his trial.
When the star witness against the agent proves to be a liar the author explains her lies with silly justifications. At the end the author promises to fight for the injustices done to a convicted murdered. She probably has OJ on that list too.
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