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  • Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dan Rather, Digby Diehl (contributor)
    • Narrated By Dan Rather
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (128)

    Rather - who has won every prestigious journalism award in his distinguished career - discusses all the big stories from his decades of reporting. This very personal accounting includes (but is certainly not limited to) his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, his coverage of the JFK assassination, the origin of "Hurricane Dan", as well as inside stories about all the top personalities Dan has either interviewed or worked with over his remarkable career.

    J. James-Long says: "Excellent first-hand exploration of media today"
    "Beats Subject Matter To Death In This One"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Rather Outspoken again? Why?

    I have always trusted Dan Rather and appreciated his storytelling abilities. In this book, however, he has one agenda. His message is that "he was right and CBS was wrong." The story is interesting and I believe him but I just couldn't take his repeating and repeating the story from every angle imaginable. Beating and beating and beating the story to death. I should have trusted the Audible readers stars and not purchased this one. Never got beyond his first story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Parmy Olson
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (296)

    In late 2010, thousands of hacktivists joined a mass digital assault by Anonymous on the websites of VISA, MasterCard, and PayPal to protest their treatment of WikiLeaks. Splinter groups then infiltrated the networks of totalitarian governments in Libya and Tunisia, and an elite team of six people calling themselves LulzSec attacked the FBI, CIA, and Sony. They were flippant and taunting, grabbed headlines, and amassed more than a quarter of a million Twitter followers.

    Ulrike says: "Good book but horrible performance"
    "Starts Great But Gets Boring"
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    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book starts out as an interesting, intriguing book about a group of computer hackers and their exploits. Later, however, it gets bogged down in a great deal of biographical info that could have been abbreviated or summarized. Yes, it is interesting to know the background of the hackers and why/how they got into the business of hacking. After a while I just couldn't listen to the narrator describe one more stupid trick on an unsuspecting target such as a restaurant or fast food purveyor. Didn't go further. If it got more serious or more interesting later in the book, I will never know.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Parmy Olson? Why or why not?

    Don't know if I would try another book. I have come to trust Audible listener ratings overall, not just the good reviews highlighted in the email newsletters


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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