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How to Disappear Audiobook

How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace

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Publisher's Summary

Written by the world's leading experts on finding people and helping people avoid being found, How to Disappear covers everything from tools for disappearing to discovering and eliminating the nearly invisible tracks and clues we tend to leave wherever we go. Learn the three keys to disappearing, all about your electronic footprints, the dangers and opportunities of social networking sites, and how to disappear from a stalker.

Frank Ahearn and Eileen C. Horan provide field-tested methods for maintaining privacy, as well as tactics and strategies for protecting personal information and preventing identity theft. Ahearn illustrates every step with real-life stories of his fascinating career, including as a career "skip tracer" who finds people who don't want to be found.

©2010 Frank M. Ahearn and Eileen C. Horan (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"I couldn't put this book down, finding out all of the ways anyone could get their hands on information about any of us. You're more vulnerable than you may think." (Tommy Chase, Chicago Sun-Times)

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    "Make it to chapter 6!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Disappear to be better than the print version?

    No. The subject matter gets pretty detailed and complex for just an audio book. I bought the hard copy as well.


    What does Michael Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like the guys voice. It reminds me of the old school noir crime drama tales.


    Any additional comments?

    I almost quit after the first few chapters. The author spends most of them telling outrageous stories and seemingly exaggerating his experience and resume. I thought the book would just be a bunch of BS... but FINALLY on chapter 6/7.. it really got into the meat of the subject. The how tos and the why's and everything clicked. Turns out I believe all the crap he was spewing the first few chapters. Definitely gave me a new perspective on the way I conduct personal affairs.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Swims 12-27-14
    Mike Swims 12-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Smug Author"

    I was turned off by much of this book because the author chose to brag about himself in an attempt to impress the listener rather than letting his admittedly great knowledge do the work for him.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Parola138 Czech Republic 04-01-16
    Parola138 Czech Republic 04-01-16 Listener Since 2005

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    "What a book should do"

    What should a book do? It should take you into a world that you cannot enter on your own. So, this book does that by showing you the inside world of skiptracing and other ways in which people can track down your information and learn all they want about your identity. I liked it and thought the narrator was perfect. Short, to the point and well-produced.

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    Rob 11-21-15
    Rob 11-21-15
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    "Informative"

    A little shocking for me to realize that this is not fiction, but that a lot of this material is very real...it takes general knowledge to the next level.

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    Chuck 04-27-15
    Chuck 04-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    It was a well written, entertaining book with some very interesting information. Worth your time.

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    Cathy 06-28-16
    Cathy 06-28-16 Member Since 2016

    I love reading. I used to be a fitness professional, but trauma made my past life unreclaimable. I enjoy the option to be read to sleep.

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    This book was full of a lot of common sense, i.e., not overly technical privacy issues that a person may not think about all of the time. The author's past work history dealing with clients of all sorts is an asset to the story-telling. He often gives several possibilities for a certain scenerio's outcome and how that may affect the choices available. The book is not about "how to disappear" in a literal manner, but more about how to keep a low profile in a modern world.

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