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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,442 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurence Gonzales Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynne | 2/18/2014

    " The book gathers pace as you progress so persevere through the first half. Easy reading and enlightening with a good summary to allow the reader to 'close' the book with satisfaction on finishing. Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by surfurbian | 2/11/2014

    " Nice explanation of the shortcomings created by overconfidence in one's expertie. Outlines principles that can be easily abstracted and applied to a multitude of situations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sue Jonson | 2/10/2014

    " One of the three best books I've ever read. It's about the psychology of surviving a disaster. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori Tobias Christiansen | 2/9/2014

    " A friend bought this book for my husband and he loved it so much, I had to read it. It's about surviving trouble in the outdoors, but it's a really a handbook for life in all situations. What I took from it, among many other things, is: keep an open mind, focus on living, look for opportunities, believe you will survive and that you are lost only if you believe you are lost. One very practical tip, when walking somewhere make a mental note of things at many turns. Some native cultures sing themselves a map. Gonzales is such a fine writer and took what could have been a very boring topic and made it hugely interesting. "

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About the Author

Laurence Gonzales is an award-winning author and a contributing editor at National Geographic Adventure. He has written for Outside, Harpers, and Men's Journal, among other magazines. He has won two National Magazine Awards and the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.