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The Dark Web

Narrated by: Geoff White
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)
Non-member price: $30.38
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Publisher's Summary

From sex trafficking and fraud to government secrets and anonymous hacking groups, this definitive exploration and exposé of the dark web goes where no documentary has gone before. 

The anonymous and lawless online environment of the Dark Web makes headlines on a daily basis. It touches all of our lives, without our knowledge, in many different ways. But where do the myths end and reality begin? 

Tech writer and broadcaster Geoff White (Channel 4 News) wants to find out. He casts an investigatory light on the dark underworld of the internet. We join him on a shocking tour of its secrets, revealing corporate hackers, paedophile rings, fraud on an international scale, conspiracy theories, drug dealers, gun runners, spies and specialist police investigators. 

Driven by undercover recordings, anonymous contributors and expert interviews, this in-depth, journalistically-rigorous current affairs investigation leaves no online stone unturned in its quest for the truth. 

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add The Dark Web to your library, you'll get all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of about 25 minutes.

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Surprising, insightful and enjoyable!

I highly recommended this series to everyone. I leaned a lot and it clarified many concepts relating to the dark web. I was very surprised at some of the things I learned. Geoff White is fantastic in his presentation and highly professional. I really enjoyed listening to the series. I'll be keeping an eye for more titles by Geoff White.

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worth a listen seeming its free

I liked it being someone who had never herd of the dark web I'm intrigued

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If interested in the dark web an interesting introduction.

I thought this was a good intro as to what the dark web is about.

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Amateur hour

The dark web is a fascinating topic, but I learnt nothing new here. The production was clearly done extremely cheap, with poor audio recordings featuring background noise and static. The fact the author is a journalist explains the typical style of mainstream media over-dramatisation of the content including the annoying intro/outro of every episode. Speaking of which, the journalist really should not be narrating his own content with a lisp.

This is an amazing topic, but you should look elsewhere (American Kingpin) for less biased, higher quality content.

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Amateur journalism

Just go listen too the “case-file” podcast on “Silk Road” it’s three parts and far more interesting than this 10 part “bit”on self indulgent ego driven trash....

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Rhotacism

Weally fwustwating. I did even make it past the first episode. He should have employed a diffewent nawwator.

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Good content, poor audio quality

A good introduction to the dark web. Well researched and engaging. Was let down by poor audio quality

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Interesting history

Enjoyable Magazine-Style Series, even for a seasoned tech veteran. The pedophile episode was difficult to get through but worth persevering with to garner a greater understanding of the broader threat presented.

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The Dark Web - exposed

Geoff White presents an excellent coverage of this intriguing topic with a superb balance of interviews. The technical detail and actual experience of people in the field give it credibility and my full attention! Well worth the time to hear this through, and inspiring to learn more. With appreciation for the effort to create this! Jennifer Elwin

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Frustrating voice over

Some really good content however the presenters voice is incredibly frustrating, some sort of weird accent or speech impediment that makes him sound like a baby

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  • APS
  • 05-11-2018

BEST BEGINER GUIDE

I was always curious about the term dark web. This audio book is surely one of the best method to get to know about the origin and all the myths and facts about dark web.
It's free so must read for an enthusiast

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  • OUSOB
  • 05-01-2019

Far better than anticipated

I was already somewhat familiar with the dark web but this well balanced and informative read really showed me how little I knew.

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  • Barton
  • 07-01-2019

Dangerous Information

This is not the kind of information allowed in a police state. Amazon will not be allowed to keep this up long. Download it now, and copy it to a secure location. Insiders at Audible say this series is scheduled for deletion.

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  • BetaBum
  • 10-03-2019

informative and eye opening

great series, I had a buddy bout 16 yrs ago was a hacker and I've known a little bit about tor browsers and yea it's been around since than. this is a very informative and eye opening series giving a l look into certain enties all exactly how a lot of these hot topic issues get past a lot of ppl. only on chapter 3 but so far so good. need more series of information such as this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-2019

Lacks the depth expected

skims the surface of the dark web. some interviews are difficult to hear. sound as if they were recorded in a noisy cafe.

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  • Peter Y C.
  • 05-10-2018

Everyone, online or offline, should listen to this

Highly, highly recommended listen!

See my reviews on the first and the last in the series.

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  • Lofi Digital Monk
  • 06-04-2019

Excellent!

Great show and well produced. The covered topics are important and sheds light on a subject that is wrapped up in lore and myth, as much as, truth.

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  • moe0303
  • 30-03-2019

I enjoyed this series

It gave a great overview of the dark web for those who want to learn more about it. The presentation was suspenseful and engaging. It was very informative and eye-opening.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-03-2019

Eye Opening.

If you want to know about terms that you've heard from time to time and what the different internet technologies are used for or can be used for, both good and bad. Then listen to this.

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  • Bernadette Kat
  • 09-03-2019

Really excellent!

Never imagined this is how deep the web went. Well researched and produced. Presentation, however, left a lot to be desired... it was quite Difficult to get adjusted to Geoff White's inability to say the letter "r". So what he would say was: "...the weestwictive wegulations aw weally weally weediculous"

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  • Moo
  • 22-02-2018

Good for an introduction to the basic facets

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Audio quality was somewhat poor, especially in certain interviews. I'd describe it as mobile-phone grade recording. Overall, I felt it was a good first introduction to the issues hosted on the Dark Web. However, it is also highly sensationalised, which is somewhat ironic considering episode 9 features an interview about whistleblowing which details how people are less likely to approach journalists who simply write "DARK WEB BAD!", which is almost exactly what is happening in this series. I would recommend the series to those wanting an overview of the negative aspects of the Dark Web, but if you want more technical information and a balanced view of the non-insidious activities which take place, look elsewhere.

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  • Nigel
  • 14-02-2018

An insightful 10-part documentary 5*


An insightful 10-part documentary by Technology journalist, Geoff White (Channel 4 News).

I learnt a lot.


1. The birth of the dark web
2. The untold story of the dark web
3. Bitcoin’s days are numbered
4. How not to buy a gun on the dark web
5. Hackers for hire
6. The virus kingpin
7. Cyber crime Inc.
8. The child porn paradox
9. A dark force for good
10. Anonymity on trial

Found everything brilliant except part 10 (34 minutes); a group of knowledgeable people discuss anonymity and the dark web. Compared to what preceded it, this episode was rather dull.

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  • Eileen Ormsby
  • 14-02-2018

Comprehensive and accurate

A comprehensive, accurate and informative delve into the dark web.Well researched with a range of voices from insiders. Recommended

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  • elizabeth
  • 16-02-2019

Definitely worth a listen

A good, balanced discussion around a complex and polarising subject that informs and turns the spotlight onto.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-02-2019

Rivetting piece of journalism, very professional.

Loved this exposé of the dark web, why bitcoin was successful , explains silk road and why law enforcement is spending big time on this area.

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  • Andrew Roberts
  • 01-08-2018

Fascinating history

I have a computer science background and whilst I had a passing understanding of technologies like Tor and bitcoin, the history of the technology was new to me and very well presented. The Silk Road saga typically takes all the headlines so was grateful to get a broader picture of what's really going on across the so called "dark web". Unsurprisingly there's plenty of murky goings-on if you know where to look, but it manages not to get too think-of-the-children overly dramatic despite lengthy focus on the shadier topics typically associated with the dark web.

Episodes rattle along at a nice pace. Being a geek I wouldn't have minded a little more detail of the underlying tech, but I expect I'm the minority!

A fascinating show and leant far more than I expected.

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  • S.O
  • 01-07-2018

A great introductory series into the dark web

This show takes you right to the start of how the dark web was born, and how it's changed and where it is today. The show features interviews that provide lots of information without feeling academic. It is well produced and goes at a pace that leaves you both entertained and informed. A great background listen. I highly recommend this.

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  • Mairead
  • 20-03-2018

Great Audio Show

What did you like most about The Dark Web?

I realised how much I didn't know about The Dark Web. I really enjoyed learning about how it came to be.

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  • Enid Wasfi
  • 16-04-2019

The grass is darker on the other side!

Amazing & insightful. There is more than shopping & watching TV shows on the internet. It is truly scary, but vital that we are all made aware.

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  • mr P R Boardman
  • 09-04-2019

It give you a clearer idea of what the dark Web is

The narrative was pretty good and played devil's advocate well. He looked into the different aspects of the dark Web and how it could affect us all.