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 .
Dark Territory Audiobook

Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

Regular Price:$24.47
  • 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

As cyber attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.

Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, the "information warfare" squads of the military services, and the national security debates in the White House to tell this never-before-told story of the officers, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning - and, more often than people know, fighting - these wars for decades.

From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the former Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, where cyber warfare played a significant role, Dark Territory chronicles, in fascinating detail, an unknown past that shines an unsettling light on our future.

©2016 Fred Kaplan (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (388 )
5 star
 (227)
4 star
 (118)
3 star
 (33)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.4 (341 )
5 star
 (198)
4 star
 (98)
3 star
 (35)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.5 (343 )
5 star
 (211)
4 star
 (103)
3 star
 (24)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Brian 05-24-16
    Brian 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "decent, interesting but at to much of a high level"

    wish it had more details of the significant events. kind of just a story made from pieced together time line of events. Not sure i would recommend

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Devin Finn 07-07-16
    Devin Finn 07-07-16 Listener Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Less technical, more historical. Very topical."

    Most people with a fair amount of technical savvy, who are also tuned into the general flow of politics may find the story slow. But the topic is definitely worth a read. The story is mostly a high level historical account without much gripping technical detail or suggestions about potential risks for the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Greg Davis San Jose, CA USA 07-20-16
    Greg Davis San Jose, CA USA 07-20-16 Member Since 2008

    Greg in San Jose

    HELPFUL VOTES
    40
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best narrator - Malcolm Hillgartner"

    I believe that cyber warfare or terrorism Is the greatest threat of our age, a much more likely threat than conventional warfare, and way more likely than nuclear war. This book outlines many of the main characters who've shaped the landscape of that arena on the governmental side and is a worthy read (listen).

    The narrator, Malcolm Hillgartner, is one of the best in the business, not because he can do a variety of voices (not his strength), but because his voice has weight and authority - you just enjoy hearing him tell this kind of a story. I recommend this book and this narrator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dr. Bright 07-13-16
    Dr. Bright 07-13-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great"

    This book is not as technical as I thought but gives an overall progress of current events in the cyber realm, as well as the start of US cyber offensive.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Estevan LLantada 05-28-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Too short"

    The book was really good, i ran through this one in two sittings. It runs a good length and is very dense, this subject needs an anthology

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Niny Pagan The Main Line, Philly 11-20-16
    Niny Pagan The Main Line, Philly 11-20-16 Member Since 2016

    Chas W

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent overview of the history of Cyber War"

    deep dive into the organizations & relationships in the US dealing with offensive /defensive cyber security

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna Brighton, CO, United States 09-27-16
    Donna Brighton, CO, United States 09-27-16 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A primer for a debate about cybersecuity"

    we have here an excellent recitation of the history of cyber attacks, but we still have no answer as to how to address this vulnerability. i feel that our vulnerability to outside attack is greater than our vulnerability to our own government.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mathew 08-10-16
    Mathew 08-10-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very good and detailed book"

    Highly recommend the book, very detailed and followed a very nice time line of events.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chasen Moses 08-09-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A bit repetitive but very informative."

    Very thought provoking, especially considering the current political climate among the major world powers. Most of the wars fought in the last half century have been asymmetric, so it will be a terrifying, and completely different, war if the US is involved in conflict with China or Russia today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    R. Bedsole 06-27-16
    R. Bedsole 06-27-16 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    686
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Computer Hacking"

    this book is almost a little bit scary it's a what if scenario about computer hacking about nation-states hacking critical inner structure. it deals with the history today of computer hacking. a good book.

    0 of 0 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.