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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (450 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven Narrator: Penn Jillette Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Worst-Case Scenario Series Release Date: March 2001 ISBN: 9781593162696
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel helps you navigate the perils of travel. Learn what to do when a scorpion stings your leg, you are trapped in the trunk of a car, you are caught in the middle of a sandstorm, or you are on a runaway train. Find out how to pass a bribe, remove leeches, climb out of a well, survive a fall onto subway tracks, catch a fish without a rod, and preserve a severed limb. Hands-on, step-by-step instructions show you how to survive these and dozens of other adventures. Plus an appendix of essential travel strategies, useful phrases, and gestures to use—and avoid—will also ensure your safe return. Because you just never know …
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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a no-nonsense, no-fooling-around guide with straightforward information. But fear not. The authors have enough perspective to acknowledge the campy appeal of an armchair guide for the anxious.”

    USA Today

  • “The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel will have you ready for just about anything.”

    Book Magazine

  • “Penn Jillette's experience as a theater performer (Penn & Teller, magicians) stands him in good stead as he gives an energetic and emphatic reading of a list of possible travel disasters with accompanying do's and don'ts. Though some (abduction by an alien) are intended to be comical, others (hostage situation, hotel fire) are all too possible. A wealth of information is related in a husky voice that commands attention. ”

    AudioFile Magazine

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 2/15/2014

    " basically this is a survival guide and if you like to travel like me its got everything and more on how to survive and pretty much everything you will ever need. want to know how to land a plane or properly fall down stairs or even how to survive a hotel fire or a riot and maybe just learn how to properly pass a bribe its got it all. and has clever illustrations to boot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/15/2014

    " Haha, most of the scenarios in here truly are 'worst-case', while others are a bit more practical. It was fun to read through this book, though I'm not sure how much I'd remember if I ever WERE in one of these dire situations (such as, caught in a riptide, needing to treat a severed limb, how to climb out of a well, how to ram a barricade, foiling a UFO udbuction, surviving a hostage situation, and escaping from a car that is hanging over a cliff). My favorite part might be the few pages in the back titles 'Foreign Emergancy Phrases': a list of phrases translated into four languages, such as 'Stop, thief!', 'Hello, I have been seriously wounded', 'May I borrow a towel to wipe of the blood?', 'May I use your belt as a tourniquet', and 'You will never make me talk.' "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jak | 2/13/2014

    " One of those diverting reads to pass five minutes.... i.e. when you're in the smallest room in the house. Ahem. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryce Holt | 2/6/2014

    " Interesting in a couple places, but not altogether worth my time or yours. Why not rename it, "Common Sense: Don't Travel to Places Where You're Going to Have Both UFO Encounters and Get Robbed by Romnichels." Oh, and don't drive off a cliff. Duh? Wasteful reading...very pulpy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Win Chia | 2/3/2014

    " For those times when you need to figure out how to cross a piranha-infested river. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin Hargrave | 1/27/2014

    " just for fun. entertaining... maybe applicable someday :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chung Yen | 1/25/2014

    " some of the things are quite useful~~ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/14/2014

    " Filled with awesome advice about surviving in bleak situations. A must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Acturi | 1/13/2014

    " Kind of interesting as bathroom reading. It was worth the price of free I got it for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley FL | 1/13/2014

    " Could be useful; you never know. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simone Smith | 1/13/2014

    " Hum... perhaps if one applies these helpful guides to life in general... one will be much less prone to bouts of panic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 12/31/2013

    " In preparation for reading, "The Zombie Survival Guide," (which I bought recently and will open up in a little while), I pulled this off my shelf and read through it again. Very amusing and hey, a few of these things might actually happen to you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/25/2013

    " entertaining - good for learning how to avoid being abducted by aliens, jumping from moving trains, etc. very helpful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M0rningstar | 12/11/2013

    " Obviously tongue-in-cheek, with super cute illustrations. A fun way to kill half an hour, whether one is travelling or not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Needleroozer | 12/11/2013

    " Read this book before you leave on your next vacation, whether you are just traveling within your home state or going to the most isolated spot on earth. Good stuff--funny, yet for real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zofie Vedas | 9/18/2013

    " Funny and useful, succeeds in making me feel safer, although I do question the accuracy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 9/2/2013

    " Informative (how to escape from the trunk of a car; what to do if you are being mugged) - to entertaining (how to foil an alien abduction or cross a river filled with pirahnnas) - enjoyable, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 7/21/2013

    " Yikes! So many things that can go wrong when you travel! I feel like I need to tattoo the emergency plane landing lesson on my arm so I will remember what to do in event of an emergency. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evie | 7/15/2013

    " Should I be picked up by a UFO on my travels or need to leap from a moving train, I am prepared to handle the situation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 7/13/2013

    " Audiobook is read by the perfectly cast Mr. Burt Reynolds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mihai Criveti | 6/3/2013

    " Still funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 4/14/2013

    " okay book. interesting and informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanna | 4/6/2013

    " It is always good to know how to cross a piranha-infested river, stop a runaway train, survive a volcanic eruption and foil a UFO abduction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Gentry | 11/13/2012

    " its one of those books thats just in case. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 5/12/2012

    " More useless-to-me and interesting things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecilia | 4/24/2012

    " Fun little read. Exactly what you think, but a little more interesting than that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peregrine 12 | 9/15/2011

    " Thank God I bought this book - else I wouldn't have survived the plane crash, or the resulting volcanic eruption. Whew! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 5/9/2011

    " Informative (how to escape from the trunk of a car; what to do if you are being mugged) - to entertaining (how to foil an alien abduction or cross a river filled with pirahnnas) - enjoyable, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette | 1/26/2011

    " I can now survive ANYTHING! You gotta a book that teaches you how to say "may I borrow a towel to wipe up the blood" and "you will never make me talk" in FOUR languages! "

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

    " Thank God I bought this book - else I wouldn't have survived the plane crash, or the resulting volcanic eruption. Whew! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley FL | 10/10/2010

    " Could be useful; you never know. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryce | 8/25/2010

    " Interesting in a couple places, but not altogether worth my time or yours. Why not rename it, "Common Sense: Don't Travel to Places Where You're Going to Have Both UFO Encounters and Get Robbed by Romnichels." Oh, and don't drive off a cliff. Duh? Wasteful reading...very pulpy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 6/16/2010

    " Filled with awesome advice about surviving in bleak situations. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecilia | 8/31/2009

    " Fun little read. Exactly what you think, but a little more interesting than that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simone | 8/1/2009

    " Hum... perhaps if one applies these helpful guides to life in general... one will be much less prone to bouts of panic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 5/19/2009

    " More useless-to-me and interesting things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Win | 5/17/2009

    " For those times when you need to figure out how to cross a piranha-infested river. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chung Yen | 4/3/2009

    " some of the things are quite useful~~ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriele | 1/14/2009

    " The one and only survival book a Queen of Getting Lost requires. You gotta realise the Survival Handbooks contain a good portion of surreal scenarios... so approach with a good sense of humour. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ebookwormy | 9/17/2008

    " We had flooding this year. I found this in an old work box. I LOVED to read this on the plane when headed out for an international trip. Enjoyable and helpful too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss CC | 6/25/2008

    " Read this book before you leave on your next vacation, whether you are just traveling within your home state or going to the most isolated spot on earth. Good stuff--funny, yet for real. "

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About the Author

Joshua Piven is coauthor, with David Borgenicht, of the bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and its sequels. More than five million copies of his books have been sold. He lives in Philadelphia.

About the Narrator
Penn Jillette has been one half of the Emmy Award–winning, world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller for more than thirty-five years. He is the author of God, No! and the novel Sock, as well as several books cowritten with Teller. He has appeared everywhere in the media, from Howard Stern to Piers Morgan to the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times, to The Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, Numb3rs, MTV Cribs, and Chelsea Lately. As part of Penn & Teller, he has been featured more than twenty times on David Letterman, and on The Simpsons, Friends, Top Chef, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and more. Jillette is the producer, with director Paul Provenza, of The Aristocrats. He cohosted the controversial series Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, which was nominated for sixteen Emmy Awards. Jillette lives with his family in Las Vegas.