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3.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Sherwood Narrator: Ben Sherwood Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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We are a nation battered every day by stories about horrific calamities, tragic events, frightening statistics. Inevitably, our thoughts turn personal and we wonder if we have what it takes to get through when the worst is thrown our way.

While there are plenty of books about coping with adversity, it isn't until now, with The Survivors Club, that we discover the human factors that determine survival. It's a combination instruction manual and security blanket that blends compelling true stories with cutting-edge science to deliver some of the most important lessons we'll ever need to learn.

This audiobook will:

  • List the most important traits necessary for survival (fear is #1)
  • Identify the five types of survivors
  • Debunk myths (like only the strong survive), explore the frontiers of survival science (How much strain and punishment can a human body endure?), and introduce listeners to counterintuitive thinking (Ever heard of posttraumatic growth?).
  • Provide a Survivors Tool Kit, including an online test (at http://www.thesurvivorsclub.org/) that measures one's Survivor's Quotient

Each one of us eventually joins the club of millions who face life's inescapable tribulations and tragedies. The Survivors Club is the companion we need to prepare us for and guide us through the worst.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 2/15/2014

    " Fascinating book...a must read. You learn all you need to know to increase your chances of surviving everything from a plane crash to a lion attack to cancer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Genevieve | 2/13/2014

    " I have very mixed feelings about this book. The accounts in this book of people who have survived horrible horrible things made me cringe and physically curl up imagining the pain. In this sense I did not like the book. On the other hand, learning about how resilient people can be and hearing how these survivors are carrying on with life (no, actually thriving in life) is very inspiring and makes the book a five star book. So, I rate the book a 3 to average my 1 star and 5 star rating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/8/2014

    " Anyone who enjoyed Gonzales's Deep Survival book will want to read this one. Sherwood subjects himself to survival training and has collected a lot of fascinating survival stories. He's included a lot of useful tips for preparing for the worst including an online test you can take to assess your best survival strategies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene Wright | 2/7/2014

    " This book is very interesting. It's filled with tips and stories of survivors. It covers everything from Holocaust survivors to who is lucky and why. Recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/16/2014

    " The idea of the book was awesome, but in parts is fell short. It would be better to just skim the parts you find boring, and stick with the interesting parts. lots of good information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 1/9/2014

    " I thought this book was fascinating. Once again I am amazed at how much the human body can endure. Some of the examples of survival are just unbelievable. This would make a great book club book not only because it was interesting but at the end of your book you can go online and take your survivability test and get a "score". I haven't done that yet but I am hoping to do it in the next day or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Espejo | 12/30/2013

    " I think it was a good book because I liked hearing about the way people injured themselves and still lived. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Sween | 12/26/2013

    " definitely an interesting look at the crazy things that can happen in life - and inspiring tales of those who survived them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al Valvano | 12/18/2013

    " Some interesting tidbits, lots of great stories from the survivors he interviews. I mostly felt that the various points made were shallow at best, condescending at worst. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg | 11/20/2013

    " Nice anecdotes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa Stickney | 11/10/2013

    " A fascinating read. Anecdotal. Faith discussed as a survival tool. Kind of scary. You only have 90 seconds to exit a plane that has crashed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 11/10/2013

    " John and I listened to this on our drive to Utah. It was a fun book to discuss. It's mostly a collection of essays on amazing stories of survival and common traits among those who have beaten the odds. Not life-changing, but entertaining and thought provoking. Great traveling book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsti | 11/3/2013

    " This book was definitely better than the last book I read on survival. This is fascinating, practical and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 4/2/2013

    " Interesting and easy read---good mix between true stories and studies/analysis. I even took the online test to see what my survival strengths are. I definitely am more aware throughout the day after reading this book and look at things a little differently than I would before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Spencer Schlesinger | 9/25/2012

    " Well written tales of survivors with speculation as to why they survived and how you can use the skills they used to survive your own trials and tribulations. There is even an on-line test you can take to identify what kind of survival skills you have that you can work to strengthen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Saunders | 7/24/2012

    " Everyone should read this! So many fascinating stories that defy the odds and very interesting (evidence and stats backed) tips and tricks for pre-empting problems and ultimately, how to survive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/31/2012

    " Good read on the psychology of resilience and survival. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Hawthorne | 2/2/2012

    " Pretty fascinating read. All I can say is, have faith. It may not make you survive whatever trial you are bound to face... But have faith anyways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvie | 10/19/2011

    " The stories in this book were truly incredible. I don't know how much of this I would actually remember in a crisis, but it was extremely interesting and informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janie | 10/5/2011

    " This feeds into my already paranoid - worrier mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annemarie Donahue | 7/22/2011

    " Really excellent book, very well done. Great research but in some ways I could feel the data being melded to fit the theory... but hey, what's wrong with that? I listened to it in my car, very fun and kept me entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 6/4/2011

    " This book had a lot of great stories from people who have survived horrific life events but it is not put together well in this book. I was confused if this book was going to tell me survival tips or survivor stories...it did neither completely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 4/18/2011

    " Incredible stories about people who survived really, really bad accidents: plane crashes, ferry sinkings, Golden Gate Bridge jumpings. Fascinating ... and what you can do to up your chances for survival. I still quote this book, at dinner parties regularly, to freak people out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 3/22/2011

    " I was way into this book at first- lots of fascinating factoids. But near the end I felt like the author was struggling to fill pages, and ended the book not nearly as impressed. Oh well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deveny | 3/18/2011

    " Awesome book that is actually very uplifting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 3/18/2011

    " I thought it was a good book. It really made me understand what it takes to survive adversity, and grateful that I haven't been through what those people did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 3/11/2011

    " This concept had so much potential but it started to loose me about half-way through when all the survival stories starting sounding the same and then I really couldn't stay interested through all the religion talk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 3/4/2011

    " Interesting. Now I know where to sit on an airplane (within 3 rows of an exit). I'll definitely try to be more mindful, and to practice optimism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tashaeagar | 3/3/2011

    " This was a really fun book! Lots of good information. Did you know that right handed people live longer than lefties! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janie | 2/28/2011

    " This feeds into my already paranoid - worrier mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mashlan | 2/10/2011

    " Good book, made me think about what I might do in life threatening situations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 2/4/2011

    " Funny, intriguing book about people who have survived and how to be a survivor yourself. "

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About the Author
Author Ben SherwoodBen Sherwood is a bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the president of ABC News. His novel The Man Who Ate the 747 has been published in 13 languages, and his other novel, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, was made into a feature film starring Zac Efron. A former broadcast producer for NBC Nightly News, he joined Good Morning America in April 2004 as executive producer and stayed in that position until Fall 06. He lives with his wife and sons in New York City.