I would have liked to complete the series in a single sitting. The presenters speaking style was dynamic and the content was presented concisely and with a real sense of conviction.
This would be good materials for someone that requires continuing education points for a cyber security certification or as an introduction to the concepts and impacts of cyber operations in the real world.
The story about the incident was excellent and well detailed. The historical background was well researched. The problem was the segway's within the story were too long and in some cases failed to add real value.
I found the stories about the near disastrous accidents very interesting.
No, but I found his reading to be most enjoyable.
Not in its current form.
The writer appears to have gotten lost in some of the Segway's and after a 30-45min departure from the story you often think:
1. What was this storyline again?
2. I am not sure that long a foray added value to the core story.
Authentic, Detailed, Real
I found this book to be an authentic account of the lifestyle, realities, and hardships of special operations soldiers. The book is honest in its portrayal of events and far less about credit for the taking down of Bin Laden as an individual then attempting to tell the honest story of events that lead to that operation. Its defiantly worth the listen.
The author comes from a place of real world authority of this subject and his comments are highly creditable. The content is provided in a manner that is interesting, thought provoking, and free of dry jargon. He takes a very methodical approach to introducing the issues, the ‘so what’ part of the equation, and provides recommendations or commentary. The topics are current, relevant, and timely. If you are someone who is in the C-Level management, IT professional, or an actual Cyber Security professional, this is a mandatory listen.
I felt the performance was excellent. Mr. James reading made you feel like the two of you were having a conversation about the subject over a coffee. I would certainly seek other materials by the performer.
This type of book will only appeal to a specific audience, but overall i'd say its in my top 10 books.
The performance was well done, the audio book editing was horrible. Clearly no one listened to the final product because there are no less than 8 audio edits were the track repeats itself by 4-5 seconds. This throws off the flow of the story and simply irritates the listener. Audible or whomever did the editing should refund every listeners money and appoligise for such poor quality work.
Absolutely, the storyline was excellent and the voice work made it easy to discern the characters from each other.
The plot work was full of twists and surprises, kept you wanted more. This plot was so good that on a recent car trip I took, my wife listened for 3 hours and got hooked on the book.
Daemon. Both were excellent!
Only that I didnt want the story to end. Excellent work
This novel is intended to be fiction, but in reality is far closer to the state of current affairs and technologies then most people knew till recently. If you are in the cyber-security field, I recommend you make your CIO or CEO read this book and then come discuss it with you. The content in this book provides a prediction into the next phase of asymmetric war - cyber war and covers a realistic scenario of what we might expect to see play out in the next few years. The prolog of the book cross-walks the reader through the technologies addressed in the story. While most will perceive many of these technologies to be pure scifi, you will learn many of these technologies are deployed, in testing, or in development currently. For those not in the know, I guarantee this will be an eye opener.
Dean's reading of the book was excellent. His differentiation of each character through voice and texture of language made the book come to life.
I found this book to be a phenomenal reference to the work. The depth and insight this work adds to the story really helps the literary student pick-up on the nuances that are so artfully layered in the work. If you were using Huckleberry Finn in any in-depth analysis, you would be foolish not to listen to this material first.
I thought the book was read well and the story line was great. I guess the only issue I had was it seemed to end to early and left the listener feeling like they left oout the last two chapters of the story
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