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Deep Survival Audiobook

Deep Survival: True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death

After her plane crashes, a 17-year-old girl spends 11 days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference?
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After her plane crashes, a 17-year-old girl spends 11 days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference?

Examining such stories of miraculous endurance and tragic death, Deep Survival takes us from the tops of snowy mountains and the depths of oceans to the workings of the brain that control our behavior. Through close analysis of case studies, Laurence Gonzales describes the essence of a survivor and offers 12 "Rules of Survival".

In the end, he finds, it is what's in your heart, not what's in your pack, that separates the living from the dead. This audiobook will change the way we understand ourselves and the great outdoors.

©2003 Laurence Gonzales; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"The study of survival offers an illuminating portal into the human psyche, and Gonzales, knowledgeable and passionate, is a compelling and trustworthy guide." (Booklist)
"A superb, entertaining addition to a nature buff's library, or for anyone not tucked safely away in a bunker." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Rowan Elsey Sydney, NSW, AU 01-16-16
    Rowan Elsey Sydney, NSW, AU 01-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome!!!"

    could not stop listening to this book and was sad when it was over. The author paints an overall patten of survival though carefully told, broken down stories of past real survival.
    I also loved that the central 'character' throughout the book is the authors father and the amazing feats he has done. Much respect.
    I will be listening again and I hope there is more work by this author!

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    Anthony Williams 10-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A representation who I am & why I survive everyday"

    I loved every moment of this book, I have lived and preached my life, to have Emotional Resilience to make the right choices, in Fitness and Adventure. It has allowed my to have fight to come home, never let because it there attitude ignore the reality data I can obtain. This book I fully embrace, but sadly so few will who are avid and adventurous fitness nuts.
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    Max G 09-12-15
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    "Excellent book"

    This is an excellent book and an excellent reading. I love that the book had ties directly to science complexity theory Chaos theory and real world experience. I also enjoyed personal nature of how the story of survival related to the author's father and life.

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    Kelly 08-11-15
    Kelly 08-11-15
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    "great stories!"

    the stories were great! it was funny at times, gripping at times and I feel like I learned a lot.

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    Art 06-16-15
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    "Superior insights into thoughts and responses that lead to success or failure"

    Recommend it to al family and friends as beneficial to understanding impact of one's thinking processes on one's success or lack thereof in meeting life's challenges of any sort.

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    neil 05-23-15
    neil 05-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "eye opener"

    Now I understand why I sometimes make the choices I do. I'm an irrational emotional decision maker sometimes. Good book for anyone who has actually survived a catastrophic accident.

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    Ben 03-23-15
    Ben 03-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not what I expected..."

    A well constructed narrative/argument that might encourage one to take responsibility for oneself and step out into adventure with greater confidence and probability of success. I enjoyed it very much.

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    Amazon Customer 03-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "thought provoking and engaging ....excellent"

    this book will get your mind working on ideas that may never occur otherwise. You will surely talk about topics from this book with family and friends. well worth the time .

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    Stephen E. Asheville, NC, US 02-16-15
    Stephen E. Asheville, NC, US 02-16-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Get ready for a crash landing."

    Full of amazing stories. He weaves together neurobiology with the ancient wisdom of The Buddha. I am seeing an upcoming backpacking trip to the Grand Canyon in an entirely new light.

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    Daniel Anderson 12-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "misleading"

    this isn't a book about survival but more about the psychology behind survival. don't purchase if your looking for survival stories, you won't find them here.

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