PROFIL

Karol Babioch

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Real-life stories are better than any fiction

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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

Rezensiert am: 19.07.2020

This proves once more that real life is more fascinating than fiction. Marvelous technological achievement, told very very well! Definitely a must-read for anyone interested in cold war spy stories.

Fantastic plot with some interesting twists

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5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.12.2018

The plot is somewhat different to the movie, and has many more twists. Really great work, and also the reading performance is really good. Enjoyed it very much.

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Great and detailed debunking of JFK conspiracies

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.05.2018

This is probably the most detailed account of the Kennedy assasination. Basically more than half of the boom is dedicated to a minute-by-minute account of the fatal days in November 1963. The second half is then dedicated to all sorts of conspiracy theories, debunking all of them on a one-by-one basis.

Another account of the Chernobyl disaster

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 18.03.2018

I'm very interested in this topic, and I've read quite a few accounts about the Chernobyl disaster over the years, and this is just another one. The author knows a lot about the topic, and I liked his style of writing. After listening to this book, you definitely know the basics about this topic.

However, I didn't like the personal impressions of the author visiting the site in the 2011 or so. This gives the book a very personal touch, and some impressions are very interesting to read, but they take up half of the book, since very second chapter is dedicated for this.

Interesting history about the NSA and the Cold War

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.03.2018

It is really eye opening to read about the history of the NSA, its predecessors and intelligence in the Cold War in general. What was suprising even to me, although I'm already familiar with the topic, was how early on and with what sophistication the intelligence services were engaged in high-level spionage. Also the differences between the US, which tried to tackle the problem by technical means and was notoriously bad with actual spies, and the USSR, which was quite good on the people side of things, but was lacking behind the US, when it comes to technology. In hindsight all what the public learnt from the Snowden leaks is little surprising given what the NSA was already doing in the 40s/50s/60s. I would recommend this read to anyone interested in modern day espionage.

Good story, great performance

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4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 22.01.2018

Once again a great performance by Marc Thompson. However the sound effects that are constantly repeated are annoying.

Good plot

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

Rezensiert am: 14.01.2018

The plot is good and I like it as intro to the alternative universe. However I don't like the audio effects to this particular version. It is an audiobook after all, so I don't want some random sound effects from the movies ...

Great audiobook!

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

Rezensiert am: 08.11.2017

Very well read and edited audiobook with such a great topic reminding us all what mankind is able to achieve in such a short amount of time.

Many details about cybercrime in early cybercrime

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

Rezensiert am: 04.10.2017

This book contains many details about the early years of cybercrime. Unfortunately most people are not aware of the fact that such things have been happening for such a long time already, and how involved former Soviet nations actually have been from the very beginning. Also the first half about various Poker sites and how corrupt they are is very eye opening. Good narration style, interesting story.

Zum Teil übertrieben, aber ...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 23.09.2017

Der Autor übertreibt zwar hin und wieder und man hat oftmals den Eindruck, dass er zu verkrampft alles an der Energiewende schlecht zu reden, auch wenn es positive Aspekte gibt. Insgesamt aber werden viele Aspekte zu recht kritisiert und sollten von führenden Entscheidungsträgern ernst genommen werden, anstatt sich systematisch nicht mit den Prognosen übereinstimmende Zahlen schön zu rechnen, immer wieder falsche Schuldige zu benennen, Stadtwerke in den Ruin zu treiben und nur wenige auf Kosten aller zu bereichern. Hier hätte man schon längst entgegen steuern können und müssen, stattdessen aber wird auf falsche Technologien am falschen Ort gesetzt und sich religiös gegen Kritik gewehrt - nicht zuletzt durch starke Lobbies.

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