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Deep Survival Audiobook

Deep Survival: True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death

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Publisher's Summary

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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    O'Brien 06-18-17
    O'Brien 06-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "a should read for everyone a must-read for Rescuer"

    As A Firefighter in an EMT. A Boy Scout leader and an amateur Adventure I recommend this book for anyone who wishes to improve their understanding of human nature and human risk-taking behavior

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    Adam Reinhardt Little Canada, MN USA 06-12-17
    Adam Reinhardt Little Canada, MN USA 06-12-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Deep survival bias...."

    There are a number of great stories shared with an acceptable performance. Still the conclusion drawn from the data shared appears to suffer from a common psychological bias of survival bias and looking only what survivors of deep tragedy and ascribing what may have been random luck vs skill, It also ignored those who manage to have of the actions of those who avoided it all together.

    There author may have more or better data, but it was not shared in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew R. Knollman US of A 04-28-17
    Matthew R. Knollman US of A 04-28-17

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    "excellent- insightful- plan to immediately repeat"

    excellent- insightful- plan to immediately repeat- insightful- plan to immediately repeatexcellent- insightful- plan to immediately repeat

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    James Allen 03-08-17
    James Allen 03-08-17
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    "Jasmine C."

    Absolutely love everything about this audio book! I could listen to it over and over. I'm an emergency nurse and love the outdoors, and think this can apply to anyone from any walk of life.

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    Ryan A. Rybarczyk Rochester, MI 03-02-17
    Ryan A. Rybarczyk Rochester, MI 03-02-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Truly Life Changing."

    Words cannot express how grateful I am for the wisdom and knowledge found in this book. As someone who had struggled with severe anxiety and depression my whole life, this book has given new strategies and motivation to keep going through the darkest moments.

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    David 02-06-17
    David 02-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great Book"

    great Book for the past few years ago and posted on the system for the past

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    The Periodic Carpenter Texas 01-16-17 Member Since 2012

    Studied Literature. Went to war. Wrote some stories. Spend most of my time reading, watching, or listening to stories while I work.

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    "Probably my favorite book, ever"

    Short review: This is one of the most interesting and best books I've ever read.

    You should read it.

    Everyone should read it.

    Period. No questions.

    Longer review:

    Book:
    This book is incredibly interesting. Gonzales has managed to sift through and find the most interesting examples to reference and re-tell. The story of his father's experience being shot down (which serves as a kind of backdrop for the entire book) captures your attention immediately. Then he moves you from one incredible tale to the next while slowly building your understanding of the larger picture by tying everything together into a universal context. Superbly done.

    The book is about exactly what the subtitle says: "who lives, who dies, and why" (appears on the cover). How does intellect and emotion factor in? Why do experienced adults often die while inexperienced, under-equipped children often live? For me, the "why" is most interesting, but i think everyone can simply appreciate the stories.

    Narration:
    Great. A+ job. The voice fits the writing style and subject matter perfectly. It's so perfect that I think I would have a hard time talking to the actual author if his voice wasn't similar. It would mess with my head, at least initially.

    Other:
    I read (or listen) to this book at least once a year (since 2004 or 2005). The true number is closer to 2 times a year. It's one of those subjects that can always help to brush up on, especially if you like to enjoy the outdoors or any activity that is inherently risky.

    With that said, this book is not just for those who enjoy the outdoors or risky recreational / occupational pursuits. This book primarily uses those as examples, but the context is larger and can be applied to bankruptcy, divorce, or anything traumatic you can imagine. Everyone can find something in their life that applies.

    Overall:
    Just read it.

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    Kindle Customer Reubens, ID 01-01-17
    Kindle Customer Reubens, ID 01-01-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Awesome book"

    A well crafted exploration of survival. Using examples of extreme survival to build a case for everyday living.

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    K. Broadus Las Vegas, NV 11-23-16
    K. Broadus Las Vegas, NV 11-23-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Good book,"

    Very enjoyable read. Listened to it driving on a long tedious trip. Made the time fly by.

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    Christine Schindler 10-02-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Very good listening book"

    I really enjoy the stories. I learn many thing about surviving and how the mind works in a crisis's. The man who reads the stories really nice voice you feel he is talking to you.

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