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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Northcutt Narrator: Patrick Lawlor, Julie Schaller Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Evolution takes a giant step forward with the fifth edition of the New York Times best-selling phenomenon.

The human race's most popular humor series returns with a new collection of macabre mishaps and misadventures. Honoring those who improve our gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves from it, The Darwin Awards 5: Next Evolution shows how uncommon common sense still is. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 2/11/2014

    " Easy, funny read. But kind of depressing how dumb people can be. Looking on the bright-side, at least the dumb people have removed themselves from the gene pool! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally Kinane | 2/8/2014

    " Really interesting how so many people can be so stupid. The book is named so correctly. Those people really do need to be removed from the gene pool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanu | 1/24/2014

    " Too Good...I just can't believe people can be sooooo stupid... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 1/19/2014

    " It was so horrible and awful....and I couldn't put it down and just kept reading. It was great to see the rules for being included. (i.e. no children, no mentally impaired people). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jarynth â™› | 1/14/2014

    " gave it a 2 because it doesn't interest me a lot "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 1/11/2014

    " With so many unconfirmed reports, it's hard to appreciate this book. The sporadic scientific essays are interesting, but the book is pretty weak overall. At times I felt guilty reading it, as if I were taunting dead people. Don't waste your time with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary (BookHounds) | 1/4/2014

    " This is the perfect book to read in short spurts. I loved all of the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 12/31/2013

    " It's a bit depressing to read a bunch of these stories all at one time. Really, are any of us certain we aren't going to end up like this? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 12/29/2013

    " Reading about 10 of these vignettes would have enough. And it really felt like a cop-out that some of these stories aren't even validated - so it's just recycling bunch of likely-not-true myths. Read a few of the real, validated ones on her website and skip the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 12/13/2013

    " The format change, with all of the scientific info in between the chapters, was disappointing. I like the books for the comedic relief they provide. I don't want to learn anything from these books, other than the really stupid way people meet their own ends... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beverly | 12/9/2013

    " I disagree with her views on evolution, but the stories are hilarious and bizarre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben Davis | 10/1/2013

    " Stupid people doing stupid things. Some stories were pretty hilarious, others were rather, um, stupid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margot | 9/29/2013

    " Love how humorous the topic is presented, in fact, the humor is in the acts of stupidity. Enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 9/17/2013

    " just what I needed to get my mind off how hectic my life has become. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 9/11/2013

    " Picked this up from the New Book shelf at the library and it wasn't as entertaining as I expected. I've read more interesting and detailed accounts of the awards on the Internet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 8/25/2013

    " I love to read these stories because they are hilarious and dastardly crazy. No obviously fellow humans dying is not a funny thing, but it is funny for how they died and their general stupidity. That is why we have these prestigious awards and books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 8/7/2013

    " Cannot decide whether these stories are sad or downright hysterical. Like the "scientific interludes" in between each section. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 3/24/2013

    " Classic darwinism, not much else can be said as it is like any other Darwin Award book out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 2/27/2013

    " Horrible fascination with the idiotic things people do to off themselves. Is it a character fault of mine? :p "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalía | 1/25/2013

    " Better than the previous Darwin Awards books because of the organization and extra tidbits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora | 1/9/2013

    " Long car trip - 1,000 Ways to Die Audio version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 12/28/2012

    " I like to read while I eat breakfast, but I don't like anything too involved lest I never leave the table and go to work. I thought this would be a fun breakfast read, but it turns out the novelty of stupid death stories wears off pretty quickly. I do love the movie "The Darwin Awards," however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 6/24/2012

    " Absolutely hilarious. This really is a strong argument for Darwin's theory... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/25/2012

    " Hilarious! I can't believe how flat out STUPID dome people are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 11/4/2011

    " Not as good as previous books, mainly because of the new additions. They should stick to the formula that works, people dying in dumb ways. There is way to much other stuff in this book and it cuts down on the space for good stories. Still it is good for a laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 10/5/2011

    " Hilarious book, if anyone can remember EOG week last year, I shared some of the best stories everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russ Cross | 8/1/2011

    " The Darwin Awards are always a hoot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 3/6/2011

    " Classic darwinism, not much else can be said as it is like any other Darwin Award book out there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 uintahiker | 2/7/2011

    " Stupid people doing stupid things. Some stories were pretty hilarious, others were rather, um, stupid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margot | 1/11/2011

    " Love how humorous the topic is presented, in fact, the humor is in the acts of stupidity. Enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 3/15/2010

    " The stories were funnier (although just as sad as/) than I thought they'd be. I wasn't expecting the "science interludes," but those were my favorite part of the book, covering all kinds of topics, including the history of making insulin from E. coli and mantle plumes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalía | 11/26/2009

    " Better than the previous Darwin Awards books because of the organization and extra tidbits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 5/18/2009

    " Really interesting how so many people can be so stupid. The book is named so correctly. Those people really do need to be removed from the gene pool. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 3/30/2009

    " Picked this up from the New Book shelf at the library and it wasn't as entertaining as I expected. I've read more interesting and detailed accounts of the awards on the Internet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary (BookHounds) | 3/27/2009

    " This is the perfect book to read in short spurts. I loved all of the stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 3/7/2009

    " Reading about 10 of these vignettes would have enough. And it really felt like a cop-out that some of these stories aren't even validated - so it's just recycling bunch of likely-not-true myths. Read a few of the real, validated ones on her website and skip the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 2/4/2009

    " It's a bit depressing to read a bunch of these stories all at one time. Really, are any of us certain we aren't going to end up like this? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/31/2009

    " Two thoughts kept running through my head while reading this.
    1) These are almost exclusively about men
    2) How on earth am I going to be able to warn my sons about all the idiotic things they might consider doing, but shouldn't. "

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