• Extreme Encounters

  • How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand and Other Unpleasant Experiences (Unabr.)
  • By: Greg Emmanuel
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-30-02
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you're the squeamish type, turn back now. If you're afraid of a little blood, go no further. But if you've ever wondered what it's like to be struck by lightning, swallowed by quicksand, or stung by a jellyfish, then fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride.

Extreme Encounters offers blow-by-blow accounts of life's most dangerous experiences in thrilling "you-are-there" second person - so you chill to the numbing effects of frostbite, you hear the ear-splitting roar of a tornado, and you feel the stomach-lurching drop of an elevator freefall. Full of harrowing adventure and surprising scientific insights, Extreme Encounters is a journey you'll never forget.

Extreme Encounters is also available in print from Quirk Books.

©2002 by Quirk Productions, Inc.
(P)2002 Random House, Inc.

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  • Timothy
  • West Allis, WI, USA
  • 02-28-05

Short, but interesting

There's a lot of encounters packed into this audio book. Most of them are shorter than 8 minutes in length. The down side is that nothing is explained in massive detail, but the upshot is that you get the point and are able to cover more ground.

The reading wasn't too bad, and overall I enjoyed listening to it. I caught myself squirming in my seat a few times.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Martin
  • San Bruno, CA, USA
  • 06-10-04

Don't waste your money

Could this concept have been really interesting if written by another author? Until that happens we won't know. Skip this one.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful