Hacking

  • by Emily Goldstein
  • Narrated by Jim D Johnston
  • 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This book is intended to be an exceptionally delicate yet exhaustive manual for the secrets in the universe of hacking and infiltration testing. It is particularly written to help you ace the essential steps and hidden secret recipes needed to finish a hack or entrance test without overpowering you. When you complete this book, you will have a strong comprehension of the infiltration testing procedure and you will be okay with the hidden secrets and essential devices. This book is also about hacking ethically and the science of testing your computers and network for security vulnerabilities and plugging the holes you find before the bad guys get a chance to exploit them.

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You will hate this audiobook

What disappointed you about Hacking?

While the book contains some useful information, its writing and performance are so bad as to render it almost useless. The performer has a tooth whistle that can actually cause headaches if listened to for long. This is totally unbelievable! Second, and more outlandish, the writers have substituted synonyms for the usual terms on a massive scale throughout the book. It is hard to understand why they did this, unless it was some misguided attempt to hide the copying of text from elsewhere. Otherwise, it simply makes everything more difficult. Listening to this is an exercise in figuring out the right synonym, simply to be sure you know what they are talking about.


What could Emily Goldstein have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

So many things are wrong with this book! First of all, she (if this is a real name) could have not substituted the weird synonyms. Second, a lot of the material is repetitious, and a lot is extraneous. Also, she could have not claimed that this is a book for beginners. I can't imagine how someone without some knowledge of the field already could get anything out of the book.


Would you be willing to try another one of Jim D Johnston’s performances?

No. Never. His monotonous style would be bad enough, even without the tooth whistle. I really don't understand how Audible accepted this performance. Perhaps there is no quality control.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If you can stand the obnoxious presentation, there is actually some useful information for those attempting to hack or protect systems. It's already getting dated, however. Also, there's really not much here that can't be found elsewhere, in much more accessible form.


Any additional comments?

This is a great book for masochists. This is the worst book I have ever encountered on Audible. Audible ought to listen to this and determine whether they want to continue to offer it.

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- Timothy R Haight

Basic General Information droned out in boring ton

What disappointed you about Hacking?

This book has promisingly interesting information, but the "headache inducing" whistling is very annoying and almost makes this un-listenable.


Would you be willing to try another book from Emily Goldstein? Why or why not?

Possible.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim D Johnston?

Yes, yes, yes. As stated before, the whistling is very annoying.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.


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- Movie Analyst

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-13-2015
  • Publisher: WE CANT BE BEAT LLC