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2.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Domscheit-Berg Narrator: Erik Davies Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9780307941497
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An exposé of the “World’s Most Dangerous Website” from a former WikiLeaks insider

The basis for the movie The Fifth Estate (starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange), this eye-opening account by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former spokesman of WikiLeaks, reveals never-disclosed details about the inner workings of the increasingly controversial organization that has struck fear into governments and business organizations worldwide and prompted the Pentagon to convene a 120-man task force.

Under the pseudonym Daniel Schmitt, Domscheit-Berg was the effective No. 2 at WikiLeaks and the organization’s most public face, after Julian Assange. In this book, he reveals the evolution, finances, and inner tensions of the whistleblower organization, beginning with his first meeting with Assange in December 2007. He also describes what led to his September 2010 withdrawal from WikiLeaks, including his disenchantment with the organization’s lack of transparency, its abandonment of political neutrality, and Assange’s increasing concentration of power. What has been made public so far about WikiLeaks is only a small fraction of the truth. With Domscheit-Berg’s insider knowledge, he is uniquely able to tell the full story. A computer scientist who worked in IT security prior to devoting himself full-time to WikiLeaks, he remains committed to freedom of information on the Internet. Today he is working on a more transparent secret-sharing website called OpenLeaks, developed by former WikiLeaks people, to be launched in early 2011.


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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 2/7/2014

    " Good insight into the history of Wikileaks and the impact that one person's personality had on the organisation. Written by one of the original Wikileaks people - nice easy read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josepha | 2/3/2014

    " A massive disappointment this book. Too little info on Wikileaks itself, its cables and so forth and far too much whining on D D-B's departure from WL. Its more of a break-up narrative consisting of naming all of Julian Assange's quirks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri | 1/21/2014

    " The author, formerly involved with WikiLeaks, charts his time with the organization and with its eccentric founder who he considered a friend. He shows the problems any organization can have in setting up a chain of command and responsibility. There is little here about the actual leaks and more about how decisions were made, or not made. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darko Bodnaruk | 1/13/2014

    " slabo napisana, vendar mal zanimivo branje, predvsem o cudaku Assangu "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 12/19/2013

    " Meh. Most of his stories were petty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 9/25/2013

    " The WikiLeaks story is an interesting one. Most of the media attention has focused on Julian Assange so it was nice to get a different perspective. At times I felt it was a little "he said/he said," but overall a worthwhile read if you're curious about the WikiLeaks story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlos Jumbo g. | 8/23/2013

    " disappointed, not bring anything new. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renate | 7/29/2013

    " It was clearly written in a hurry. But it does give an inside glimpse into what went on at WikiLeaks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kat | 2/23/2013

    " not very well written, but fascinating to see a glimmer behind the man (and everyone else working at/with wikileaks). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Weaver | 1/20/2013

    " This was pretty fascinating, but didn't go into any kind of depth. Serves pretty well as a good introduction into the founding of WikiLeaks and revealing the character of Julian Assange. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grant | 1/1/2013

    " This is a very interesting (one-sided, though) account of a group's desire to make sure "the truth" gets out there while many within the group are trying to keep a lot of other things covered up and away from the light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 6/26/2011

    " This was pretty fascinating, but didn't go into any kind of depth. Serves pretty well as a good introduction into the founding of WikiLeaks and revealing the character of Julian Assange. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grant | 6/16/2011

    " This is a very interesting (one-sided, though) account of a group's desire to make sure "the truth" gets out there while many within the group are trying to keep a lot of other things covered up and away from the light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 3/17/2011

    " Awesome book, definately worth a read if you think Assange is a hero. Domscheit-Berg is carefull not to throw any unjust punches Assange's way, and in fact he seems to still like the guy, despite what he did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renate | 3/6/2011

    " It was clearly written in a hurry. But it does give an inside glimpse into what went on at WikiLeaks. "

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About the Narrator

Erik Davies is an accomplished audiobook narrator and voice-over actor. His stage credits include G.R. Point, Unpublished Letters, and Flats Fixed. Some of his television and film appearances include ER, Third Watch, and a starring role in the hit indie comedy High Society: A Pot Boiler. His audiobook narration has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards.