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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (723 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: December 2001 ISBN: 9781593162702
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Back by extraordinary popular demand, The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection, satisfies the appetite of fans of smart humor with a fresh collection of stories honoring those who continue to improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion!

 Included are over 100 stories of award-winners, honorable mentions, and (debunked) urban legends—verified by the author and endorsed by website readers—together with a few returning all-time favorites, and exclusive material never before heard, including special science and safety tips for readers on how to avoid the scythe of natural selection!

Appealing to Darwin fans old and new, The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection is a must-have humor audiobook, illustrating the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory!

Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A second volume continues the author’s delightfully sadistic celebration of those who have ‘improved our gene pool by removing themselves from it in sublimely idiotic fashion’…Light and witty.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 2/16/2014

    " Good for a quick short laugh. Part II "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kozmo Kliegl | 2/9/2014

    " Continues to prove a variant on the Dan Rather quote (he mentioned Afros which got him into hot water) that Humanity is thinning its gene because the dumber people have more children (re: "Idiocracy") "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Goldsmith | 2/3/2014

    " still too funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 1/27/2014

    " I read it while recuperating from an illness, and it was a great book for humor, and outlandish circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 1/9/2014

    " I'm still loving these books, very interesting and since they are short stories you can put it down and pick back up anytime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Stamber | 1/5/2014

    " Well, yes, it's amusing to read of other's stupidity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Sammons | 12/25/2013

    " More people dying in stupid ways. That's about it, but it sure is fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raj | 12/24/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I guess most of the stories were just generally stupid and not in a hugely funny way. It was fairly short anyway and there were some interesting little mini-essays to start off each section. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 12/19/2013

    " sufficiently amusing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 10/30/2013

    " A book that will make you laugh and shake your head! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine 캐서린 | 9/26/2013

    " Just as hilarious as the first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bebe Burnside | 9/16/2013

    " Even funnier than the first one. I especially love the comments by the author at the end of each story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juanita | 8/27/2013

    " More of the same old stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Hathaway | 8/1/2013

    " We all got to go. When I go, I don't want to deserve it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew Petrus | 7/17/2013

    " Familiar stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 6/11/2013

    " I picked up at the church book fair for a buck. Was hoping to laugh a lot. I didn't find it as funny as I expected. It was just ok. But boy are there a lot of stupid things people do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 8/29/2012

    " More of the same - you find yourself laughing and wincing at the same time, and then thinking of idiots you've known who might qualify someday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete Bartel | 7/29/2012

    " From the web-site, plus evolutionary comments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 5/23/2012

    " I think I mentioned this with the first volume but do not attempt to consume too many stories at once. Yes, people do amazingly stupid things and die, but read too many at once and you'll start wanting everyone to get on with it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexa | 5/13/2012

    " Nowhere near as good as the original. Long-winded, packed with science-drone and repeats deaths from book one. Disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 3/15/2012

    " Kinda morbid, kinda funny, kinda sad. And whats worse, sometimes I feel like I'd screw up like them too. (Well, maybe just once or twice.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordin | 12/24/2011

    " Too many non-Darwin awards as well as acknowledged hoaxes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Jensen | 9/26/2011

    " With her books, I always start off laughing at peoples' idiocy, like the guy who tries to have liposuction in a garage using a vacuum, but by the end of the book feel sorry for everyone who leaves their mark on the world by dying a stupid death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.A. | 8/22/2011

    " Stupid human tricks and amazing bouts of stupidity make me laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liannis | 8/5/2011

    " People are dumb, and this book is proof. Some of the things that people do are just amazingly dumb, and even if they don't die, sometimes you have to wonder how they didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Needleroozer | 6/5/2011

    " Another book in a series that I shouldn't find funny, but do. What is wrong with me that I think that death of other human beings can be hilarious? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 4/3/2011

    " Well, yes, it's amusing to read of other's stupidity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/2/2011

    " A book that will make you laugh and shake your head! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 10/31/2010

    " I read it while recuperating from an illness, and it was a great book for humor, and outlandish circumstances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kozmo | 10/21/2010

    " Continues to prove a variant on the Dan Rather quote (he mentioned Afros which got him into hot water) that Humanity is thinning its gene because the dumber people have more children (re: "Idiocracy") "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordin | 7/22/2010

    " Too many non-Darwin awards as well as acknowledged hoaxes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raj | 3/6/2010

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I guess most of the stories were just generally stupid and not in a hugely funny way. It was fairly short anyway and there were some interesting little mini-essays to start off each section. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 9/15/2009

    " I think I mentioned this with the first volume but do not attempt to consume too many stories at once. Yes, people do amazingly stupid things and die, but read too many at once and you'll start wanting everyone to get on with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 9/1/2009

    " With her books, I always start off laughing at peoples' idiocy, like the guy who tries to have liposuction in a garage using a vacuum, but by the end of the book feel sorry for everyone who leaves their mark on the world by dying a stupid death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 3/6/2009

    " I'm still loving these books, very interesting and since they are short stories you can put it down and pick back up anytime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/16/2009

    " One of my favorite quotes: Evolution: Taking care of those to stupid to take care of themselves.

    All the way through both books my constant thought was "What were these people thinking?" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 8/27/2008

    " Good for a quick short laugh. Part II "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.a. | 8/11/2008

    " Stupid human tricks and amazing bouts of stupidity make me laugh. "

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About the Narrator

Jason Harris is a multitalented actor and voice-over artist. He’s narrated numerous audio books, including Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine, Breaking Point by Alex Flinn, and Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson.