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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,086 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Northcutt Narrator: Jason Harris Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Darwin Award Series Release Date:
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The Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it, showing us just how uncommon common sense can be! Meet the absentminded terrorist who opens a mail bomb returned to him for insufficient postage. Marvel at the thief who steals electrical wires before shutting off the current. Gape at the would-be pilot who flies his lawn chair suspended from helium balloons into air-traffic lanes. These tales of trial and awe-inspiring error illustrate the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory! The author has appeared in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Daily News, Boston Herald, Publisher Weekly, BookPage and CNN.com. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A warning to all dimwits…One of the greatest pleasures of the collection is scanning the index, which runs from ‘A literal fountain of cess’ to ‘Yosemite National park’—a glittering cache of improbably causes of death.”

    Salon

  • The Darwin Awards is a riot to read. Deeply entertaining.”

    San Francisco Weekly

  • “If you think somebody up there doesn’t have a wicked sense of humor, The Darwin Awards may change your mind.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Jason Harris does an excellent job of reading each reported incident; basically, they sound like stand-up comedy: yarn after yarn of such astounding stupidity that one cannot help but laugh. The lack of common sense exhibited here is undoubtedly comical, but Harris’ reading accentuates the fact that beneath the laughter lurks a kind of pathetic sadness.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “If you’re tickled by the spectacle of a man who electrocuted fish with household current, then waded in to harvest his catch without removing the wire, this bestseller will have you in stitches…Jason Harris is almost laughing himself as he reads.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeannie | 2/19/2014

    " I found this book hilarious. now I know better than to speak ill of the dead but come on. most of these people really asked for it. What in the world WERE they thinking? LoL "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by T Wechy | 2/10/2014

    " Sooo funny. Self-inflicted and fate-filled incidents to take individuals from the gene pool. Should be tragic, but it isn't... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fawn Rasmussen | 1/30/2014

    " It was good for a quick read and a laugh. Wouldn't read it more than once though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gina | 1/13/2014

    " This book was pretty entertaining (and shocking at some points). This book makes it quite clear why getting drunk is not a good idea. I gave this book 4 stars because there were comma errors on practically every entire page. And the chapter on penis problems--I read maybe one story from that chapter. Pretty frakkin' gross. "

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