Madman in the Woods

Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the UnabomberMadman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber by Jamie Gehring
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not what I expected. I listened to the audiobook version, which is read by the author. She has a sweet, feminine voice that is jarring at first simply because you get used to procedural books about crime and criminals read by voice actors taking on the gravitas of the law enforcement, legal, or psychology professionals behind those books. This book is half-cozy Life in the Pines, and half citizen researcher trying to make sense of the jarring twist in her somewhat sheltered reality. That gives this book about a well-worn topic a very different angle. It doesn’t try to step through over the well-trodden ground of its predecessor books, but instead takes on the everyman/everywoman perspective of the impact on Big Events.

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