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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Northcutt Narrator: Julie Schaller, Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Darwin Award Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781593165239
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The newest installment of the human race’s most “devastatingly” popular humor series.

The Darwin Awards are more than just a brand. They’re a pop culture phenomenon. With six books and a website that draws in more than a million unique visitors every month, the Darwin Awards rivals the Onion and The Simpsons as one of the biggest humor franchises in the world.

Featuring all-new tales of the marvelously macabre, The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction chronicles the astonishing acts of individuals who have taken a swan dive into the shallow end of the gene pool. From attaching a five-horsepower engine to a barstool to hammering a metal hook into an explosive device to using a taser to treat a snake bite, these gloriously gruesome incidents prove that the countdown (to human extinction) is well under way. And we won’t exit this mortal coil without one last laugh.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 12/27/2013

    " Was ok, maar helft van de verhalen niet echt gebeurd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine 캐서린 | 12/18/2013

    " Wow! That's hilarious! Who knew human beings could be just that stupid?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrance | 11/2/2013

    " hilarious and I loved the little science interludes "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashish | 10/27/2013

    " Not that big a fan... it's funny but also a bit depressing. sure, it's great i don't have to share the planet with these idiots any more, but there's a new one born every minute... and after ------- funniest videos and YouTube, a book version of the same feels redundant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angus | 7/6/2013

    " The Darwin Awards were an entertaining, and funny collection of stories about stupid people who remove themselves from the human gene pool. Its a good book but isn't a novel, and is best read for pleasure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JJ | 12/23/2012

    " Didn't really find this as funny as I expected to (or at all). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 7/16/2012

    " A decent book, for it's genre. Little more then a compendium of stupid wars to die. Hilarious, but not for readers who feel sympathy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca King | 4/4/2012

    " Meh. I couldn't have been much more bored with the "science interlude" sections between chapters. First time I've read one of these cover to cover and I don't think I'll bother again. Picking up the odd silly story here and there is amusing, but reading it straight through is pretty bland. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicky Norton | 2/24/2012

    " Sadly less interesting than I thought it would be. I think maybe if it was a lot shorter and was all about actual Darwin Award winners, not all these 'almost's and science interludes. Didn't realise I was so bloodthirsty but there you are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russ Cross | 2/18/2012

    " I love these books. Reading one always makes me feel smarter than the poor sods that end up in the books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 2/11/2012

    " Memorable for the section on bat's extracurricular activities, if nothing else. And a hoot to listen to while trying to keep a straight face at work! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D.turner000 | 11/22/2011

    " Maybe I've read too many, or maybe this book just isn't as good overall, but the stories weren't as funny or original as I remember the first few books being. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander Case | 11/13/2011

    " I've generally always liked the Darwin Awards books, and this one is no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy | 9/25/2011

    " I don't recommend. The earlier books were much funnier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan457 | 6/12/2011

    " Makes me feel like a genius...till I remember the number of times I have very nearly electrocuted myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chele | 5/17/2011

    " Funny, frightening... it's amazing that there are so many old people, given that so many people are so, very, very likely to take themselves out of the gene pool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander | 1/29/2011

    " I've generally always liked the Darwin Awards books, and this one is no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/24/2011

    " I don't recommend. The earlier books were much funnier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrance | 12/11/2010

    " hilarious and I loved the little science interludes "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JJ | 11/19/2010

    " Didn't really find this as funny as I expected to (or at all). "

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About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television.