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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
No, it was not like the story I was expecting at all. Maybe it was my fault for not looking in to it enough.
Was CRACK99 worth the listening time?
I thought books like @WAR, Data and Goliath where way better. So no it was not worth my time.
What disappointed you about CRACK99?
II usually don't write reviews. But this book was not good and I don't want anyone else to waste nearly 11 hours of their life on it. I love true crime, especially when it comes to technology--but this was literally written from the most boring point of view possible--the US Attorney that prosecuted the piracy case. Here's what I didn't like about the book 1.) It was way too long--it was filled with fluff from the author about other unrelated cases that he prosecuted throughout his career 2.) He spent wait too much time on the details in the case, i.e.. repeating the name of every piece of software and what it was worth throughout the story,. It just seemed to drag on with no end in sight. This would have been much more interesting if it was told from another perspective or with more of the actual technology behind the cracks--which was actually pretty sophisticated but only talked about in passing. There was no real connection to the other characters in the book and the end felt anticlimactic. There are plenty of other tech-crime stories out there to tickle your fancy. Sorry--but it was just really hard to finish this book.
What could David Locke Hall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The story didn't seem like a story but really just a series of events cut an pasted together. There was no real plot and I feel like there could have been one.
Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Peckham’s performances?
I'm not sure--he kind of sounded like he had a cold the entire time he was reading