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  • Summary

  • For nearly two decades a mysterious serial bomber terrorized America, building and delivering increasingly deadly bombs disguised as packages to scientists, professors and seemingly random people across the country. His bombs killed three and injured and disfigured 23 others. The Unabomber taunted law enforcement and evaded capture by meticulously hand-crafting each device without leaving any forensic evidence behind, making it impossible for the FBI to identify the evil genius through traditional investigative avenues.

    To track down the terrorist bomber the FBI’s UNABOM Task Force knew it would have to innovate. When the Unabomber mailed a 35,000-word, single-spaced, typewritten “manifesto” to the New York Times and Washington Post, demanding that it be published, the Task Force realized it had just received the evidence it needed. The manifesto was a turning point in the investigation. While the Unabomber’s carefully crafted critique of modern society revealed his hubris and hatred for what he termed the “evils of technology,” it also unwittingly handed FBI investigators the keys to his identity.

    The Audible Original Series Where the Devil Belongs is the first complete, behind-the-scenes story of the Unabomber's unfathomable crime spree and the groundbreaking forensic methods used to finally catch him. It brings together the survivors and victims’ family members with the FBI Agents who worked the case to tell this incredible story in their own words, many of them for the very first time.

    ©2021 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC
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Episodes
  • Prologue

    Oct 7 2021
    In 1995, after seventeen years of chasing the ghost-like Unabomber, members of the FBI’s UNABOM Task Force (UTF) anxiously await the arrival of his “Manifesto.” But when it finally arrives, they’re initially frustrated at the lack of obvious physical evidence it provides. The team begins to create a new criminal profile of the Unabomber.
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    23 mins
  • Episode 1: A Slow Burn

    Oct 7 2021
    This is how it all began. In 1978, two relatively small bombs explode in the same building on Northwestern University’s campus. But local authorities don’t make much of it, until a third and similar device detonates aboard an American Airlines passenger jet. The FBI determines that the same person made all of the devices. They initiate Major Case #75 entitled: UNABOM, which will become one of the longest and most expensive investigations in U.S. history
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    36 mins
  • Episode 2: Inevitable Disaster

    Oct 7 2021
    After a year of silence, the Unabomber ramps up his reign of terror by detonating three devices in nine months. One in a university hallway, another in a college break room, and a third mailed to a professor of Computer Science. The FBI creates its very first profile of the Unabomber.
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    22 mins

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A superb Listen

This is, quite simply, brilliant. It’s a real art to keep the listener fully engaged for the entirety of an audiobook, and this one does from start to finish. It is history, told by those who were involved, with so much more detail and intimacy than can be conveyed through a documentary. It is a superb piece of writing, with excellent editing that allows seamless transition from the narration to those voicing their individual experiences. Outstanding. I highly recommend After The Fall, from the same team, which is equally brilliant.

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Well planned and delivered

Engaging story and well paced. Loads of interesting facts about the case. Liked the insights into the workings of the FBI.

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Lots of interviews with the FBI and victims

Lots of interview audio with key FBI agents and victims brings this to life. Not just dry facts gleamed from reports or newspapers. Very thorough and interesting, though does slow down in pace in some of the middle episodes.

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awesome

very much worth listening to. one of the best productions I have listened to in this genre

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Gripping.

Great listen. One of the best real crime podcast I've heard. Complete and with compelling testimonies.

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Brilliant

Maybe the best podcast - esp true crime one - I've listened to. Fascinating from start to finish.

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Jim Clemente!

Anything presented by Jim Clemente is bound to be good (Call Me God, Evil Has a Name) - he’s my favourite non-fictional FBI agent ;)
This story of the search for the Unabomber is an essential for any true crime listener. It’s well researched and presented, plenty of input from the people involved, and keeps you gripped right to the end. Brilliant.

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  • 15-11-21

monster

absolutely listen, and recommend over and over again.
fascinating, informative and terrified of these lone wolf's in today's society..past and present..
our FBI has their work cut out for them..
thankfully their up to the job..
can't thank them enough for their persistent presut....
putting this monster away, forever...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-10-21

In depth.. step by step

this rein of terror started before I was born. hearing all of the first hand experiences from the victims, families, police, fbi, and specialists is amazing. thoroughly enjoyed this listen and what all I learned.

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  • Cathy S.
  • 17-10-21

Very well organized in linear time.

My own brother was profiled and investigated. Of course he was cleared, but it was always obvious to me how diligent and hard working the FBI was to finally resolve this case. It was enlightening to learn there were thousands of suspects. I liked that this story highlighted the research and the people who experienced this criminal without glorifying the bomber. He'll get no satisfaction from this being publicized.

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  • edie suetholz
  • 25-11-21

Excellent

Anything Jim Clemente puts his touch to is going to be golden, this is no exception. This was in depth and detailed and moving and all about the victims..the crimes…NOT glorifying the criminal. Just excellent.

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  • Nena
  • 21-11-21

kazinski

although I knew a lot of this story already it was nice to hear it from people that were actually there and participated in the hunt and capture of the unibomber. very interesting story and really kept me captivated.

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  • Teresa champion
  • 18-11-21

Learned so much

It’s a must read. I learned so much! Keeps you wanting to hear more and I love how you get to hear the different peoples stories.

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  • Evonne L. Westerfield
  • 25-10-21

Highly Recommend

Loved every minute, and learned new things about the Unabomber that I never knew.
Highly recommend!

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  • key curious
  • 12-10-21

Fantastic investigation

Amazed at how hard they worked this case. Definitely the FBI's finest work, grrat commitment!