• The Darkest Web

  • Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives...the Inside Story of the Internet's Evil Twin
  • By: Eileen Ormsby
  • Narrated by: Cat Gould
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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The Darkest Web

By: Eileen Ormsby
Narrated by: Cat Gould
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Publisher's Summary

Dark... A kingpin willing to murder to protect his dark web drug empire. A corrupt government official determined to avoid exposure.

Darker... A death in Minnesota leads detectives into the world of dark web murder-for-hire, where hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin is paid to arrange killings, beatings, and rapes.

Darkest... A video circulates, and the pursuit of the monsters responsible for "Daisy's Destruction" leads detectives into the unimaginable horror of the world of hurtcore.

There's the world wide web - the internet we all know that connects us via news, email, forums, shopping, and social media. Then there's the dark web - the parallel internet accessed by only a select few.

Eileen Ormsby has spent the past five years exploring every corner of the dark web. She has shopped on darknet markets, contributed to forums, waited in red rooms, and been threatened by hitmen on murder-for-hire sites. On occasions, her dark web activities have poured out into the real world, and she has attended trials, met with criminals and the law enforcement who tracked them down, interviewed dark web identities and visited them in prison.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Eileen Ormsby (P)2021 Tantor

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This Book is the complete guide to Tor, Silk Road

Eileen is one of the most dialed in and well informed resources on the darkweb out there. this book is fantastic.

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It reads like a crime thriller but it's all real

The book is split into three sections and focus on one major crime story in each section. The rise and fall of the Silk Road drug black market was incredibly fascinating, the author has made a book all about it, but sadly it isn't on Audible. It's a story that makes me want to read more.

The 2nd section is about the deep web sites that claim murder for hire and focus on a true crime story that sounds like something our of the Fargo TV series. The the last couple hours go from the urban myth of Snuff films and the fabled red rooms, and goes into a child abuse empire that was the worst of the worst. To hear about the people involved, and their prison sentencing, it's very revealing that the monsters in this world aren't always what you're expecting.

The author is an Australian journalist and the narration is done by an Aussie woman, who reads with a very clear accent. She is a professional after all. It's all very top notch from the very compelling writing style, taking you as close to the darkness as possible without being too "not safe for life" despite the bleak crimes, and it's perfectly recorded as an audiobook. Highly recommend for anyone curious about modern cyber crime and the depths of humanity.

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  • PaulC6230
  • 09-28-22

Interesting

I found this audiobook very interesting and though I’d read/listened to a Silk Road audiobook before k learned a bit more to the story which was fascinating.

The 2nd part I found a bit boring due to the subject and knowing this hitman crap doesn’t happen as much as it’s known/rumoured.

The final part was a very hard listen due to the content about red rooms and child abuse. Overall it was fascinating but I wouldn’t listen to it again.

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  • Phoenix
  • 04-25-22

not an easy listen though

interesting listen and unabridged. some of the content is graphic so be warned. what a sad world we live in where vile creatures can hide behind complex technology often, but fortunately not always, protecting their anonymity. you can only pray they get their just deserts.

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  • Miss L R Moore
  • 03-03-22

another great book by Eileen

Cat Gould narrates Eileen's work well, and keeps it engaging. A must listen or read for anyone who is interested in the dark web or wants to know more about what's going on beyond social media and gaming storys

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  • Aftab Arif
  • 09-22-21

Great content. Boring Narration

I really wish the Narration was more enjoyable.
if anything it sounded robotic, you could fall asleep to it.