• The Dark Net

  • Inside the Digital Underworld
  • By: Jamie Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this important and revealing book, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the digital underworld and presents an extraordinary look at the Internet we don't know.

Beginning with the rise of the Internet and the conflicts and battles that defined its early years, Bartlett reports on trolls, pornographers, drug dealers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes - and puts a human face on those who have many reasons to stay anonymous.

Rich with historical research and revelatory reporting, The Dark Net is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at a world that doesn't want to be known.

©2015 Jamie Bartlett (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A provocative excursion to the darker side of human nature set free by the anonymous and unregulated boundaries of cyberspace." ( Kirkus)

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Good, but incomplete

this book is a solid read, and focused on the darker side of the internet. HOWEVER, it does not discuss P2P Darkweb technologies where all servers exist as distributed encrypted chunks. This is an evolution or alternative to Tor hidden services.

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good story, irritating narration

interesting book, irritating narration though. overall would still recommend, explored a lot of different topics.

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Waste of time

Even though the release date says 2017 nothing in the book seemed to pass 2013 and I don’t understand the point of the entire exercise. The writer appears to be giving a very few examples of strange things found on the Internet but so what? Entire thing was pretty pointless as far as I can tell. Ended up stopping towards the end because I just got tired of the pointless dribble.

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Good Introduction to the Dark Web

This book will raise your awareness of what lies below the surface and will give you a glimpse of what you have not imagined. It also shows the high IQ that lives there and a much broader range of ideas than we are accustomed to.

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meh

this book is not so much about the dark net but the dark corners of the internet. interesting if you don't know that world; otherwise it's a bit basic. narrator tries too hard on the accents.

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nice

authors voice adds hilarity to an otherwise serious subject great listen didn't want it to end

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good for general knowledge, nothing too technical, narrator was good and had a varied voice. was well organized

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Capitalizing on a 40 year phenomenon

Would you try another book from Jamie Bartlett and/or Matt Bates?

News media coins the dark web after the rise and take down of the silk road. The dark web is simply web sites that have an unlisted number. Too much devotion to the rise of porn on the internet making me wonder if the author spent most of his time researching. There is a lot more to the Dark Web than the author discussed, or knows about, leaving the book more aptly titled, Dark Web for Dummies.

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The book is ok

The book is ok, but concentrated on the drug and porn areas. I would have liked to have seen other areas covered.
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Opinion from a programmer

Book is a good read for technical and nontechnical readers. Explores relevant topics of the internet and inspires new thoughts as ways of viewing the internet.