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GHOST IN THE WIRES My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker

by | Read by Ray Porter

Biography & Memoir • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

The world’s most infamous former cyberspace hacker catalogs his computer, phone, and cellular network exploits, which vary from practical jokes to eavesdropping on U.S. governmental wiretapping. Narrator Ray Porter employs an assertive, controlled performance with effective use of pauses. He provides little vocal characterization except for a few Asian-American intonations. We hear an earnest telling, without self-examination or flashes of humor, of a spoiled life led with significant privilege, courtesy of Mitnick’s enabling parents and grandmother. Funds were always made available for defense attorneys and miscellaneous paraphernalia in support of an out-of-control intellectual curiosity for criminally challenging electronic systems and their security. The writing style is pedestrian as is Porter’s narration. Clearly an illogical choice for audio inclusion are the unexplained cryptic puzzles that follow each chapter title. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2011]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781441793744 $34.95 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441793751 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CS ISBN 9781441793720 $79.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441793737 $109.00 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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