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The Dark Net is not a separate realm but one that stretches from popular social media sites to the most secretive corners of the deep web. It is a world that is rarely out of the news but one that is little understood - and almost never explored. In The Dark Net, Jamie Bartlett presents a revelatory portrait of the Internet's strangest subcultures: of trolls, drug dealers, hackers and political extremists.

©2014 Jamie Bartlett (P)2014 W.F. Howes Ltd

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  • Curlykemp
  • 07-22-15

Missing a chapter

Book is pretty good, but the audible version is missing a chapter. Give me back my credit!

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  • G. Cheesman
  • 04-30-15

Great book but its missing Chapter 7

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Net?

Great exploration of the variety of Dark Net content and more importantly teh cultures that build up in the environment.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I listened to it as quick as I could.

Any additional comments?

This audio version is missing chapter 7 of the complete book. Which is a real shame. I have never found an audio book with a missing chapter before. It means you miss out on the chapter on self-harm and pro anorexia. Hopefully they will fix that

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  • steve
  • 02-25-15

Dark net still abut dark

Some if the content was about surface net stuff. I actually wanted more info on the dark net. Nicely read and nicely written.

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  • Marcelo Mansur
  • 04-10-15

Awesome

Unbelievably well written and structured and just so interesting! Will definitely keep an eye on this author for similar publications

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  • Cris
  • 05-19-17

Incorrect title

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really - for a book entitled "The Dark Net" it has a surprisingly loose grip on the topic. It is mostly a book of case studies/scenarios which start on the dark net and then rapidly drift off topic. <br/><br/>The first 1hr 20mins talks about the origins of the dark net in what could have been condensed into about 10 minutes. <br/><br/>Chapter 4 is 5 minutes on the dark web, and 42minutes on a case study of a sex offender with no further reference to the dark web. <br/><br/>Some of the content is interesting and makes you question things, but it is off topic from what you expect from the book. <br/>

If you’ve listened to books by Jamie Bartlett before, how does this one compare?

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Have you listened to any of Matt Bates’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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Could you see The Dark Net being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

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  • Bob
  • 02-25-17

Excellent

Well informed, broad and in detailed book. A great recommended read/listen with a reputable author.

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  • amazonian_ninja
  • 12-15-16

A report on the bad minority in society

This is not a technical book. I was hoping for technical content but it was more of an analysis of how the dark net caters for the more depraved members of society. The book is often disturbing and makes for difficult listening at times... but I do feel more informed having listened.

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  • Shaun Bartlett
  • 07-28-16

Definitely recommend

Very interesting book, lots of detail for anyone who is interested in learning more about the darknet.

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  • Steve Pulley
  • 03-03-16

Darker than I expected

An interesting listen with a good narrator but explores the dark side of the dark net in more detail (some rather disturbing detail at times) than I imagined it would.

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  • Brendan
  • 02-23-16

Dry recounting of prolonged research that offers insights but no conclusions.

The Dark Net is largely a personal report on research and interviews with a small sample of key figures that helped to chart the emergence of the domain. It points to examples of the extremes of depravity that can be found there, which cannot be a surprise to anyone that has an online existence. A sprinkling of facts does not render it more than a derivative publication that does not lend itself well to the format.

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  • Ballina Beach
  • 04-10-16

Fascinating mirror of our 21st century

Very well written & researched. Just the right balance of humour, facts, and his own experiences made for an enthralling journey into the Dark net. His nuanced & thoughtful insights gave me a real understanding of this parallel net. I'd recommend it. I listened to it in one sitting.