I cannot answer this question accurately because I could not finish listening. See my comments below on Don Kline's performance.
I believe the information in the book was interesting, and would have more of an impact if the narration was better.
Don Kline consistently made basic mistakes in grammar/pronunciation, restarted sentences mid read, stutter/stopped while reading which made the experience unbearable.
Don Kline clearly does not understand proper sentence structure, which makes listening nearly impossible. Don completely and repeatedly missed where the emphasis of a sentence lies, did not read punctuation properly (e.g. the comma), and could not move from one sentence to the next.
Honestly...reading should be the top most skill when interviewing someone to narrate a book. Audible staff should have previewed this book and then rejected its submission for such poor quality in narration.
I am unable to answer this question honestly due to not being able to finish.
Never let Don Kline narrate again...I simply will not buy another book with him listed at narrator.
For those interested in computer security history, "Ghost in the Wires" is a nostalgia trip to the quaint old days before hacking (and hackers) turned so malicious and financially motivated. Unlike computer criminals today, Mitnick ignored the credit card numbers he stumbled across in his pursuit of code.
Kevin writes: "Anyone who loves to play chess knows that it's enough to defeat your opponent. You don't have to loot his kingdom or seize his assets to make it worthwhile." He summed up his personal motive to the former Wall Street trader Ivan Boesky when they were both in prison: "I didn't do it for the money; I did it for the entertainment."
Overall, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker is a truly gripping read and even better in audio. During some parts of the book, I found myself seeing the story before my eyes, like I was actually there. While the book does goes into technical details of how Mitnick carried out his attacks, editor William Simon provides the editorial assistance needed and makes the book extremely easy to understand and truly enjoy.
The book ends with Mitnick's release from prison and provides the reader with a fascinating story of one of the most recognized information security personalities. Ghost in the Wires is an interesting account of one of the most well-known information security personalities.
I am definitely looking forward to listening to this book again.
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