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Russ

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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  • Judas Unchained

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3649)
    Performance
    (2406)
    Story
    (2426)

    Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.The Prime are the Commonwealth's worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life.

    Susan says: "Exceptionally great book"
    "An Incredible Performance!"
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    This book blew me away. The author did an incredible job of placing himself in the minds of his characters, both humans and non-humans. Additionally, John Lee does a spectacular job with the narration. Overall, it made for an incredible, entertaining listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (439)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (310)

    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!"
    "Interesting tales, but it's almost like a textbook"
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    The accounts given in this book are pretty amazing - they closely resemble the accounts given in Mitnick's "Ghost in the Wires", which are also interesting. The main point of this book, however, is that no organization with human beings as members is ever completely safe. While it lists numerous ways to help mitigate some of the issues, we're still never going to be able to secure anything completely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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