We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Cyber War Audiobook
Cyber War
Written by: 
Robert K. Knake, Richard A. Clarke
Narrated by: 
Pete Larkin
 >   > 
Cyber War Audiobook

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security-and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. Cyber War is a powerful book about technology, government, and military strategy; about criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers.

This is the first book about the war of the future - cyber war - and a convincing argument that we may already be in peril of losing it.Cyber War goes behind the "geek talk" of hackers and computer scientists to explain clearly and convincingly what cyber war is, how cyber weapons work, and how vulnerable we are as a nation and as individuals to the vast and looming web of cyber criminals. From the first cyber crisis meeting in the White House a decade ago to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley and the electrical tunnels under Manhattan, Clarke and coauthor Robert K. Knake trace the rise of the cyber age and profile the unlikely characters and places at the epicenter of the battlefield. They recount the foreign cyber spies who hacked into the office of the Secretary of Defense, the control systems for U.S. electric power grids, and the plans to protect America's latest fighter aircraft.

Economically and militarily, Clarke and Knake argue, what we've already lost in the new millennium's cyber battles is tantamount to the Soviet and Chinese theft of our nuclear bomb secrets in the 1940s and 1950s. The possibilities of what we stand to lose in an all-out cyber war-our individual and national security among them-are just as chilling. Powerful and convincing, Cyber War begins the critical debate about the next great threat to national security.

©2010 Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"In this chilling and eye-opening book, Clarke and Knake provide a highly detailed yet accessible look at how cyber warfare is being waged and the need to rethink our national security to face this new threat." ---Booklist

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (158 )
5 star
 (72)
4 star
 (51)
3 star
 (24)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
4.1 (142 )
5 star
 (63)
4 star
 (44)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.1 (141 )
5 star
 (54)
4 star
 (53)
3 star
 (26)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ken 06-07-14
    Ken 06-07-14 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Scary"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yup if you have anything electronic you should read this simply stunning. Im not a doom and gloom person but dam if you think your world can't turn into the early 1800s in the blink of an eye you had better read this an re-evaluate what you think you know.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    real life


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    a big wake up call about how fragile our world is


    Any additional comments?

    Read it and gauge for yourself how you live and adjust accordingly

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alicia Grayckowski 04-18-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Informative"

    Have to say one that was good for actual food for thought. Amazing how naïve we are as a nation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karyn 03-06-16
    Karyn 03-06-16 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Heavy on policy but good"

    I really enjoyed this book. Written from the standpoint of a knowledgable Washington insider. A few of the items that the author hints at or intentionally obfuscated (like Aurora) have since been declassified. For instance- the author states Aurora demonstrated how a cyber attack "could" be used to destroy a generator "but stopped short". In reality, the test was completed successfully and the generator was destroyed. There's a video. Other than that, I think the book has merit and is a great window into one viewpoint of cyber war.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joey Lowe Texas, USA 01-25-16
    Joey Lowe Texas, USA 01-25-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Don't pass this book up. It's entertaining!"

    I read this book 3x and listened to it twice. Everytime I learn something knew. Full of information and should be required reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JBliss 08-16-15
    JBliss 08-16-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pray the Next POTUS Reads This"

    Given the consistent history of Richard Clark's predictions coming true, I hope the next President and all his/her key advisors read this as a manual to be followed step-by-step. The citizens of this country should not have to take another Anthem data breach to prove that cyberwar is asymmetric and we don't want to be on the loosing end of that conflict.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    GJ76 01-20-15
    GJ76 01-20-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book"
    Would you listen to Cyber War again? Why?

    Yes, packed with information that one could not retain on the first listen.


    What about Pete Larkin’s performance did you like?

    I thought the narrators voice was perfect for the content.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert Saginaw, MI 03-28-14
    Robert Saginaw, MI 03-28-14 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    280
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Poor to worse narrating"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Get Robertson Dean back! Richard Clarke has a great deal of current and appropriate knowledge about the things we need to know. I listened to as much as I could stand but could not finish - Yes! I am spoiled. No! It isn't personal, Mr. Larkin did not make mistakes, he just simply "read" the book. I purchase books by who narrates, author, subject in that order. Again, please don't publish this, as it is unfair of me to judge - you will see that my library is very extensive, I've been a member a long time - I wish I could give a better review, and if authorized, I would return this book, unfinished - Thank You
    RR


    What could Robert K. Knake and Richard A. Clarke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Hired Robertson Dean, George Guidall, or ANY of the readers that Orson S. Card uses.


    What didn’t you like about Pete Larkin’s performance?

    It was NOT a performance! I've gotten spoiled by the readers mentioned above.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I don't know how the book ended! I didn't get the material I needed, because the narrating was so distracting, that I couldn't stay with it. However, having read, or listened to Mr. Clarke's other books, I am sure I would have liked it. I will buy the text and read it for myself


    Any additional comments?

    I usually do not rate books, unless they are extremely excellent. the idea that my words might keep knowledge out of the brains of listeners, just because I didn't like a particular narrator, is awful. I take NO pleasure in writing this review.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.