The Snowden Files (Movie Tie in Edition): The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

Version: Unabridged
Author: Luke Harding
Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith
Genres: Public Policy
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: August 2016
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 11 minutes
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Overview

IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: "I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY."

What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy.

In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowdens astonishing story - from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow. For the first time, Harding brings together the many sources and strands of the story - touching on everything from concerns about domestic spying to the complicity of the tech sector - while also placing us in the room with Edward Snowden himself. The result is a gripping insider narrative - and a necessary and timely account of what is at stake for all of us in the new digital age.

Reviews (2)

Written by Dan Aranda on March 18th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

An eye opening account of Snowden's actions and motives before, during and after he revealed to the world the U.S. government's gathering of personal information on its own citizens without any probable cause to do so.

Written by Mark Hanrahan on November 23rd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great story great narrator. Loved it .leaves me wanting to learn more on this subject

Author Details

Author Details

Harding, Luke

Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with "The Guardian". He is the author of" Expelled: A Journalist's Descent into the Russian Mafia State". He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. He is currently based at "The Guardian"'s office in London.