American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire (Hörbuch-Herunterladen): Nick Bilton, Will Damron, Penguin Random House UK: Audible Audiobooks books –

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire (Hörbuch-Download): Nick Bilton, Will Damron, Penguin Random House UK: Audible Audiobooks This story is so captivating! I brought it on holiday and read it in one day! The author is a great researcher, journalist and writer One of my all time favourites Passed this book along, because I want as many people to read it! Sehr gutes Storytelling Die Geschichte ist unfassbar spannend geschrieben und man fühlt sich so als wär man dabei gewesen. Ich habe schon eine Dokumentation über diesen jungen Mann gesehen, aber das Buch ist noch interessanter und ausführlicher Hammer Geschichte. I don’t think I’ve ever read such a well researched and excellently written true crime story I heard in an interview with the author that he read through tens of thousands of original chat logs and used them (I believe many of them verbatim) in the book What an extraordinary effort and fascinating result I read the book in one session over the weekend, could not put it down I highly recommend this book You don’t only learn about cybersecurity, bitcoin, and the dark web, you also will be excellently entertained. I couldn't stop reading it, it was very hard to put the book away for some time It is written with many details but very well structured and combined in always changing views from the kingpin to the people trying to catch him. I don't read too much, but I've caught myself not going out on Saturday, taking a 2h bath and cancelling a date, just to read through the book Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of American Kingpin by Nick Bilton, read by Will Damron From New York Times best selling author Nick Bilton comes a true life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road In , Ulbricht, ayear old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched 'a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them' He called it Silk Road, opened for business on the Dark Web, and christened himself the Dread Pirate Roberts after the Princess Bride character The site grew at a tremendous pace, quickly becoming a $ billion enterprise where you could buy or sell drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, guns, grenades, and poisons The Silk Road soon caught the attention of the feds, who embarked on an epic two year manhunt for the site's proprietor Ulbricht, in the meantime, struggled to maintain control of his double life and his marketplace, which he originally started to prove that legalising drugs could make society safer He gradually abandoned his libertarian ideals to rule Silk Road with increasingly authoritarian force At one point he engaged the services of hired hitmen to take out employees he felt had wronged him Soon some of the federal agents who were supposed to be hunting for Ulbricht were lured into the dark world and switched sides to join him This is a true life thriller about ambition gone awry, spurred on by the defining clash of our time: the new world of libertarian leaning, anonymous, decentralised web advocates and the old world of government control, order and the rule of law Bilton's dazzling rendering and gift for narrative make for an endlessly fascinating drama This piece of work is a great read! A lot of research and effort was put into writting American Kingpin It will take you to a detailed journey through the life of the Silk Road founder. This is a really well written and fully researched non fiction story of a remarkable young man Ross Albricht was a natural genius who chose to use his gift for extreme criminality He set up the most famous online secret marketplace in the world, The Silk Road, which allowed people to trade anything Drugs, guns, poisons, even body parts The story tells of a sensitive, caring young man who has a passion for making a massive impact on the world His main initial interest is in the area of libertarianism and his extreme views in this direction lead him, with no previous computer experience, to set up the ultimate 'libertarian' (for which read 'anarchic') web site in the world where anything goes Unfortunately, this leads him to intense criminality including ordering torture and murder when crossed The story tells, also, of the clever intricate work of the investigative law enforcement agencies of the 'States, most of whom work tirelessly to bring down the Web site and find its creator Some of the officers, however, cannot resist placing their own hands on the till.This is a page turner and a wonderful story which kept me fascinated right to the obvious final conclusion which you know is coming but just have to watch unfold in all of its rich details A great book! This was a really gripping read I went into it only have a vague idea of the Silk Road and the guy behind it, but the story goes into a huge amount of detail about him, his development of the site, and the various investigations into the Silk Road It reminds me a bit of Breaking Bad, how the guy starts from nothing and rises up to be huge in the drug/criminal world, whilst multiple government agencies try to track him down.It's an easy read as well, very interesting and I raced through it.

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