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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (505 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence E. Joseph Narrator: Feodor Chin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780739339848
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Don’t look up.

It won’t help. You can’t get out of the way, you can’t dig a hole deep enough to hide. The end is coming, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

So why read this book?

Because you can’t look away when not just the religious fanatics are saying we’re all going to be destroyed but the scientists are in on the act too. Here’s what they’re saying:

  • We’re a million years overdue for a mass extinction.
  • The sun at radiation minimum is acting much worse than at solar maximum, and one misdirected spewing of plasma could fry us in an instant.
  • The magnetic field—which shields us from harmful radiation—is developing a mysterious crack.
  • Our solar system is entering an energetically hostile part of the galaxy.
  • The Yellowstone supervolcano is getting ready to blow, and if it does, we can look forward to nuclear winter and 90 percent annihilation.
  • The Maya, the world’s greatest timekeepers ever, say it’s all going to stop on December 21, 2012.

So, see? There’s nothing you can do, but you might as well sit back and enjoy the show.

You’ll get a good chuckle.

That’s why you should read this book.

Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Fascinating . . . incredible research and an equally incredible sense of humor. Tim LaHaye
  • Joseph is a lively tour guide, introducing readers to Mayan shamans and Russian scientists with equal aplomb. Publishers Weekly
  • Apocalypse 2012 manages to be both lighthearted in tone and more than a little disturbing in content. Maclean’s

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 2/5/2014

    " An interesting presentation on how mathematics, myths and science seem to converge...in what seems to be the end of earth as we know it or the beginning of a new phase (perhaps without humans). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 2/3/2014

    " This guy did his research, he explores every known scientific fact, myth and religious belief about predictions on the year 2012. Some of it was a bit too scientific for me (yet fascinating). I can't say I was ever bored with this book. He includes his own opinion on it all and sometimes quite heatedly. Quite a lot of humor thrown in amongst it all. Interesting subject and interesting book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 1/11/2014

    " This guy is a science writer? He writes kind of like a melodramatic, rambling, overly personal Simon Winchester. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 anthony lavadera | 11/10/2013

    " you laugh... but i'll be ready... comfortable in a lawnchair, with a glass of iced lemonade, and wearing sun glasses... it'll probably be bright and spectacular. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betty | 10/26/2013

    " Wildly uneven: 9/10 sensationalist nonsense, 1/10 accurate geophysics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsay Chaffee | 10/24/2013

    " I thought this was going to be more interesting. Nope. Boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 10/6/2013

    " When the world ends.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Day | 8/12/2013

    " This book dives into the 2012 Mayan calender with a very clear level head. I recommend you give it a read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erwin Maulana | 7/17/2013

    " That there's many possibilities for it to happen, "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wm | 9/19/2011

    " Weak and disorganized. I was not sure what the point of this book was after reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 12/16/2010

    " Very interesting analysis of both the Mayan and Egyptian calendars and how they could prove to be true. I loved the scientfiic approach to the subject. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick | 11/17/2009

    " Discusses some possible doomsday events with Mayan mysticism and global warming thrown-in. Not really all that great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick Mather | 1/13/2009

    " I have no idea what will happen on December 21, 2012. This book offers several different apocalyptic scenarios. All I know, is that I am already planning on spending that day with those who I love most - just in case. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ervin | 10/3/2008

    " Scared the shit out of me. But then, there's good old faith to cheer you up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 8/25/2008

    " good book, full of the science of 2012. the author is funny, the subject matter is not "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 8/18/2007

    " Interesting - a good summary of all the potential, mostly natural things that can happen to Earth that would be difficult ofr Earth and humanity to handle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 danadickerson Dickerson | 7/24/2007

    " In case you needed a place to hang your anxiety, the author has compiled a few suggestions. As gloomy as the title suggests, this is actually a clever and funny book. He manages to weave many disturbing facts with entertaining personal tales. Check it out, before it's too late! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yasir Jafri | 7/23/2007

    " Although I don't agree with the reserach or the "facts" presented, the writing is extremely intricate, witty, and funny!...made for a good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laser | 3/21/2007

    " This is the scariest book I have ever read. "

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About the Narrator

Feodor Chin is a two-time winner of the AudioFile EArphones Award. He is an actor classically trained at the American Conservatory Theater and UCLA. His acting career includes numerous credits in film, television, theater, and voice-over. For more information please visit FeodorChin.com.