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The Stranger in the Woods - The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Michael Finkel

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Description:

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality-not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life-why did he leave? what did he learn?-as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

6h 20m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:35