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  • Permanent Record (Young Readers Edition)

  • How One Man Exposed the Truth About Government Spying and Digital Security
  • Written by: Edward Snowden
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A young listener’s adaptation of whistleblower and bestselling author Edward Snowden's memoir, Permanent Record - featuring a brand-new afterword that includes resources to learn about the basics of digital security.

In 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed that the United States government was secretly building a system of mass surveillance with the ability to gaze into the private lives of every person on earth. Phone calls, text messages, emails - nothing was safe from prying eyes. Now the man who risked everything to expose the truth about government spying describes for a new generation how he helped build that system, what motivated him to try to bring it down, and how young people can strive to protect their privacy in the digital age.

“Snowden's sprightly prose, his deep technical knowledge, his superb knack for explaining complex matters, his ability to articulate principled action all come together in a book that is, if anything, better than the adult version.” (Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing)

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2021 Edward Snowden (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Entertaining & Informative!!!

I couldn't stop listening to it! Finished it in my sleep 😅 had to listen to last two chapters this morning!

And I'm not a "young reader, " but for someone with basic tech skills i figured this would be perfect way to learn about Edward and the topics he would talk about.

Highly recommend for any age whom is not only interested in his story but the idea of data sharing and security.

wow! looking fwd to other books, would love to listen to him speak in detail about data security but that is digestible for someone whom isn't very techy.

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  • Jesse D.
  • 2022-06-28

My favorite read this year

Get in the mind of a man who was willing to throw away his whole life for something he believed in. Made me paranoid and ended up installing new open source programs on my computer and doubling my security.
A true American Hero, wraps everything into a love story moment as well.