Digital Download Audible, Inc. 2014
DD ISBN $14.95
Narrator Tom Pile effectively channels the WikiLeaks founder’s confidence, force, and acerbity. What listeners THINK of what Assange has to say will most likely depend upon the opinions they bring to this audiobook in the first place, but Pile does his job as narrator faultlessly. Assange published this transcript of a meeting between himself and Google chairman Eric Schmidt ostensibly to prove that his views and words were misrepresented in Schmidt’s book, THE NEW DIGITAL AGE. Assange precedes the transcript with an hour-long commentary shaped to support his argument that Google and Schmidt are complicit with the U.S. State Department in foreign affairs activities. This is a work that is sure to intrigue those interested in the collision between geopolitics, free speech, and the digital world. K.W. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2015]
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