This might have been a intriguing and informative listen, except I -personally- could not get past the narration, and subsequently not past the first chapter.
The description of the book could have been honest.
It turned out to be propaganda. Too bad, I was looking forward to a balanced "neutral" view. Alas, neutral is very subjective.
Buyer beware. It doesn't matter which side of the debate you are on, even if you don't have a side, this on is Not neutral as advertised.
This is basically a one sided account, from Mr. Manning's perspective, of how his conflicted sexual identity/gender identity, the testosterone fueled military mentality and feeling persecuted lead him to passively aggressively, albeit strictly forbidden by UCMJ, leak millions of classified "cables" to potential enemies.
If Mr. Nicks at least tried to exercise some objectivity.
Easy, Bradley -cry me a river- Manning.
I actually ended up with this book by accident, but thought I'd give it a go, and try to maintain an open mind. This book is so biased, and the narration extremely whinny, I don't care how open your mind is, it will soon slam the doors. This piece of work is pure garbage. I'd wager that is what written by Manning's defense team. I don't really mean to be harsh, but it looks like "harsh" it is. I'll be seeking a refund.
If he had actually shared his Machiavellian magic, instead of propaganda.
It's no secret that this guy is a certified Michael Foxtrot and makes Dick Cheney seem warm and friendly. My morbid curiosity was hoping he might just lay it all out there (his management style). Nope, this is pure propaganda. No secrets to obliterating your business rivals here. : (
I was looking forward to the story, but the narration is horrible and sounds like it's automated.
Found a different narrator.
Not a chance.
If you care about George defending dating women in their 20's, his impotence, painted toe nails, and other -really not funny- nonsense this is the book for you.
Written and narrated for a third grader. If you haven't mastered social engineering at this level by the third grade ... ??? : ( I was hoping for a "fresh" 21st Century take on assertiveness, and this wasn't it.
No "refer madness" here, just a well researched, comprehensive, reality based breath of fresh air that has been long over due.
Too many to list.
This is a must read.
This was an excellent listen! The author/narrator sounds a lot like Bill Bryson, very similar personality also. I highly recommend!!!
This is a promising book. I wish I could have tolerated the narration long enough to finish it.
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