This is one of the most fascinating non-fiction stories I have "read". From a simple fascination and curiosity as to how the phone system worked, Kevin Mitcnick found himself in the middle of a real life "Catch Me If You Can." Always one step ahead of everyone else, his addiction to hacking eventually did him in. I don't know how he could sleep at night knowing that every moment could be has last free one.
The narrator, Ray Porter, was phenomenal. He was so natural that at times I felt he was talking right to me.
I had no idea what to expect since I hadn't seen the movie or known the story. I was pleasantly surprised!
I never had to read this growing up and I'm sure glad I decided to now. Uncle Tom's Cabin really shows the good as well as bad in the slave-plagued South. Unlike many other books, there was no gory descriptions of punishments even though you know they happened. It makes for a great author where the descriptions can make you understand what happened without spelling everything out.
I have recommended this book to 3 people now that have come back to thank me for it. From the beginning of this amazing true adventure, you are sucked into the book. The details as described from all of the diaries that were kept is remarkable. I was really bummed when the book was over. I just wanted the story to go on.
There are so many fictional names and places in this story that it can be hard to follow at times. Also, some of the conversations can be drawn out at times with no real purpose.
Overall though, the performance and story is good. Just like the Lord of the Rings series, however, the movie in my opinion is better.
I can't believe I'm saying this but the movie is a lot better than the book. Great storyline and performance but there are sections of the book that can be so boring at times. I would suggest that anyone that wants to listen to this should have a map of Middle Earth in your hands so you can follow along with the conversation. Without it, you will be lost.
One of the most boring reads. I almost stopped after the first half hour but decided to force my way through it. What a waste of time.
I didn't know what to expect fro this book but was glad where it took me. This inner world of the ultra marathoner is fascinating and it's ties back to anthropological analysis had me on the edge of my seat. I'm ready to start walking barefoot everywhere now.
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