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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Borgenicht, Joe Borgenicht Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2002 ISBN: 9780739304709
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The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Up with the Indiana Joneses
 
For everyone who’s ever wanted to be as smooth as James Bond, as clever as Captain Kirk, or as tough as Charlie’s Angels, The Action Hero’s Handbook is the ultimate guide to the essential skills every action hero needs to survive and thrive in this dangerous but exciting world.
 
This book features dozens of real-life action hero techniques, directly from experts in the subjects at hand: FBI agents, sexologists, stuntmen, hypnotists, karate masters, criminologists, detectives, and many others. Learn how to:
 
    •  Catch a great white shark
    •  Deliver the Vulcan Nerve Pinch
    •  Spyproof your hotel room
    •  Win a fight when outnumbered
    •  Climb down Mount Rushmore National Monument
 
And dozens of other Good Guy Skills, Paranormal Skills, Fighting Skills, and Escape Skills. With meticulously researched step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, The Action Hero’s Handbook will get you ready for anything. Good luck—we’re all counting on you. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexander | 2/7/2013

    " Uh...yeaah. Interesting book. It was short, simple, and actually had a few useful entries. Still, it's little more than a pricey gag gift. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 7/23/2012

    " This book was humorous as intended. It was a very quick read. It is not a book that I would probably want to read more than once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Yelverton | 8/19/2011

    " It's so silly that it's a great amount of fun for the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dufour | 5/11/2011

    " Pretty goddamn important book for all you fellas to read. It taught me how to survive a car crash in which a surfboard goes through the window aimed at your neck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam | 1/1/2011

    " Everything you could ever need to know to be a real James Bond. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 4/25/2010

    " I need to go back and read the "How to make a Love Potion" entry more closely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorge | 1/22/2010

    " Keep any flight entertaining. Short, sweet, and to the point. New dancing around. only when someone is firing bullets at your feet of course but other than that......no. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hank | 8/17/2009

    " Good to pick up how to do the most random stuff I rarely would do normally ;D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Landsborough | 7/16/2009

    " I expected this to just be an entertaining read. Surprisingly, there's some useful advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 6/15/2009

    " Funny, but nothing that I will really use or remember how to do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 4/29/2009

    " Lots of helpful tips on how to be a man of action by one of the authors of *Worst Case Scenario*. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorge | 3/20/2009

    " Keep any flight entertaining. Short, sweet, and to the point. New dancing around. only when someone is firing bullets at your feet of course but other than that......no. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 2/5/2009

    " Funny, but nothing that I will really use or remember how to do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexander | 4/2/2008

    " Uh...yeaah. Interesting book. It was short, simple, and actually had a few useful entries. Still, it's little more than a pricey gag gift. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dufour | 2/1/2008

    " Pretty goddamn important book for all you fellas to read. It taught me how to survive a car crash in which a surfboard goes through the window aimed at your neck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hank | 4/4/2007

    " Good to pick up how to do the most random stuff I rarely would do normally ;D "

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About the Author

David Borgenicht is a writer, editor, publisher, and co-author of all the books in the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He is the president and publisher of Quirk Books. Borgenicht has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, including the Today show, 20/20, Late Night with Conan O’Brienthe Tyra Banks Show, and many others. A popular public speaker, he has given speeches at dozens of venues, including American Express, the Commonwealth Club, and the 92nd Street Y. He currently lives with his family in Philadelphia. 

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, multiaward-winning narrator, was born of Irish parents and raised and educated England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator, he has been awarded thirty-one AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2006 for The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty.