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  • Click Here to Kill Everybody

  • Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World
  • By: Bruce Schneier
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Everything is a computer. Ovens are computers that make things hot; refrigerators are computers that keep things cold. These computers - from home thermostats to chemical plants - are all online. All computers can be hacked. And Internet-connected computers are the most vulnerable. Forget data theft: Cutting-edge digital attackers can now crash your car, your pacemaker, and the nation’s power grid. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, renowned expert and best-selling author Bruce Schneier examines the hidden risks of this new reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good diagnosis

  • By Luis1989 on 31-03-19

Good diagnosis

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-19

Good diagnosis of the problems but the solutions proposed, massive government regulation, will not work as they will become politicised and manipulated. But the awareness of the problems the author brings is undoubtedly positive and overdue.

  • Cyber Wars

  • Hacks That Shocked the Business World
  • By: Charles Arthur
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Cyber Wars gives you the dramatic inside stories of some of the world's biggest cyber attacks. These are the game-changing hacks that make organisations around the world tremble and leaders stop and consider just how safe they really are. Charles Arthur provides a gripping account of why each hack happened, what techniques were used, what the consequences were and how they could have been prevented. Cyber attacks are some of the most frightening threats currently facing business leaders, and this book provides a deep insight into understanding how they work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really entertaining and informative

  • By Garth W. on 14-02-19

Very good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-19

Very interesting and very well explained without technical jargon. Easy to follow and well written

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  • My Friend the Mercenary

  • By: James Brabazon
  • Narrated by: James Brabazon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

James Brabazon is narrating this story of war, violence, and political intrigue. He wanted a war. And, for his sins, he got one. James Brabazon was an ambitious young war reporter when he entered the chaos of the Liberian Civil War in 2002. Running with the infamous LURD rebels, he survived numerous deadly ambushes, the privations of dysentery and a dramatic two hundred-mile escape from Government troops through dense equatorial jungle. He even had a bounty put on his head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-11

Highly recommended

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-18

A very interesting story very well told. It was like a real world version of the Dogs of War by Forsyth

  • The Spy and the Traitor

  • By: Ben MacIntyre
  • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,052
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,916
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,904

On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Documentary of the Cold War

  • By Paul on 03-10-18

Superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-18

A work of history that reads like the best spy novel. Especially relevant now that the KGB is back in Britain’s streets

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  • Paris After the Liberation

  • By: Artemis Cooper, Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Antony Beevor's Paris After Liberation: 1944-1949 is a remarkable historical account of the chaos and uncertainty that followed the liberation of Paris in August 1944. Postliberation Paris: an epoch charged with political and conflicting emotions. Liberation was greeted with joy but marked by recriminations and the trauma of purges. The feverish intellectual arguments of the young took place amidst the mundane reality of hunger and fuel shortages. This is a thrilling, unsurpassed account of the drama and upheaval of one of history's most fascinating eras.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book, shame about the voice.

  • By Bouquiniste on 02-07-18

Not the best from this author

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Perhaps because this is not military history this is not the best book from this author. Still good objective analysis of an important period of European history that is not well covered outside of France.

  • Countdown to Zero Day

  • Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
  • By: Kim Zetter
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story - well told!

  • By N. Dwyer on 18-04-15

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-17

Extremely educational but fun at the same time as it reads like a spy novel. Much less technical than you may think.

  • Dear Leader

  • By: Jang Jin-Sung
  • Narrated by: Daniel York
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Dear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic. Jang Jin-sung held one of the most senior ranks in North Korea's propaganda machine, helping tighten the regime's grip over its people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Mr. Matthew M. Hull on 26-02-15

Superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-17

A must read for anybody interested in those countries that suffer under tyranny. Contains powerful insights into North Korea's reality coupled with a moving human story. A superb book.

  • The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep

  • Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin
  • By: David Satter
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

In this book Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his sucessor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appearance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter's description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book

  • By Paul c on 07-09-17

Highly recommended

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-17

A must read for those interested in Russia, Putin's crimes and United States foreign policy.

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  • The Shadow World

  • Inside the Global Arms Trade
  • By: Andrew Feinstein
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

The downloadable audiobook edition of Andrew Feinstein's powerful exposé, The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, complete and unabridged and read by the actor Gildart Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An extremely important book

  • By S.MURPHY on 12-06-17

must read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-16

Thoroughly researched and extremely well written. Everyone should know about this scandal that Eisenhower warned us about so presciently.

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