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Where does Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's in the top 5 for content alone. This had a lot more information than anything the press has put out on Bradley Manning and has extensive accounts from his friends and soldiers he worked with.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History?
I liked the parallels drawn between the computer expertise Manning and Assange, coming up at different times in the evolution of computers and information systems. Reading about BBS's and the origins of hacking, then countering that with more recent developments in social media and hacker culture was really enthralling.
What about Rob Granniss’s performance did you like?
He gave a really good reading to the technical sections of the book, and wasn't doing overblown impersonations of the people involved.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Reading about Bradley's political aspirations in the context of his current trial and realizing he'll most likely never be able to pursue them.
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What disappointed you about Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History?
This is basically a one sided account, from Mr. Manning's perspective, of how his conflicted sexual identity/gender identity, the testosterone fueled military mentality and feeling persecuted lead him to passively aggressively, albeit strictly forbidden by UCMJ, leak millions of classified "cables" to potential enemies.
Would you ever listen to anything by Denver Nicks again?
If Mr. Nicks at least tried to exercise some objectivity.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rob Granniss?
What character would you cut from Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History?
Easy, Bradley -cry me a river- Manning.
Any additional comments?
I actually ended up with this book by accident, but thought I'd give it a go, and try to maintain an open mind. This book is so biased, and the narration extremely whinny, I don't care how open your mind is, it will soon slam the doors. This piece of work is pure garbage. I'd wager that is what written by Manning's defense team. I don't really mean to be harsh, but it looks like "harsh" it is. I'll be seeking a refund.
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