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Author: David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven Narrator: Robert Petkoff Publisher: Chronicle Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Worst-Case Scenario Series Release Date: June 2019 ISBN: 9781797200019
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The 20th anniversary edition of the international bestseller With expert step-by-step instructions for life's sudden turns for the worst: Danger! It lurks at every corner. Quicksand. Sharks. Cyberbullies. Super-Flu. From wrestling an alligator to evading drones to landing a plane if the pilot passes out, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help. Needed now more than ever, this revised and expanded edition delivers frightening and funny real advice readers need to know fast.

  • With crucial information added from across the Worst-Case series and 20 all-new scenarios for twenty-first century threats (extreme weather, "fake news," dropping a cell phone in the toilet).
Fans of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series will need to have the updated 20th anniversary edition to always be adequately prepared for dire situations in this crazy world. Action-packed audiobook brings emergency instruction for anxious times.
  • Expert – and humorous – advice for extreme situations including great escapes and entrances (how to escape from a sinking car), tooth and claw (how to escape from killer bees), technical trouble (how to survive an out-of-control autonomous car), and adventure survival (how to survive an avalanche).
  • Makes a great reference guide for those who like to be prepared for whatever might happen
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  • A 20th-century bestseller gets a makeover for the new millennium. . . .With tips ranging from how to hot-wire a car to how to deliver a baby in a taxicab, the authors' sense of humor was a hallmark of the first edition, and it's still front and center. Covering an array of topics travelers will find handy-in-flight emergencies like extreme turbulence, flagrant seat-recliners , and tantrum-throwing kids, plus man-made emergencies like car crashes, train derailments, hijackings, and hostage situations, natural disasters like wildfires and tsunamis, and tech problems like navigating without GPS and what to do if your phone catches fire- the updated sections provide a comprehensive guide to dealing with our most pressing dilemmas. Budget Travel

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua | 2/12/2014

    " This book gives a very dry, matter of fact description of steps you should take when, for example, you are attacked by an alligator. I was expecting some enjoyable, humorous reading. To the contrary the description of each survival situation was straight forward, boring, and very brief. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jak | 2/8/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elision | 1/31/2014

    " Great because: you can make a fire w/o matches :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/31/2014

    " What a great reference book to keep in the bathroom or on the coffee table! There are some sections which really are completely irrelevant, but most of it is absolutely fascinating, not to mention hilarious. What do you do if the elevator starts to plummet? How do you leap off a building into a dumpster properly? What's the best way to wrestle an alligator and can it really be done? Want to escape from killer bees? What should you do if your parachute doesn't open? How can you escape from a bad date? How can you escape from a killer sofa bed? How do you properly identify bad cafeteria food? How can you salvage a damaged wedding cake? I hope I'm never in one of these situations, but I had a good time reading about them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 1/29/2014

    " I hope I NEVER need any of this advice. But I am glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 1/28/2014

    " i really hope i never have to survive a poisonous snake attack or escape from a shark or alligator... but now i know how. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/26/2014

    " Cause you never know . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esmeralda | 1/12/2014

    " Laura and Nina gave me this book to prepare me for life outsdie the lofty tower! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 1/12/2014

    " This is a great book to keep in your car and read selections out of it when your husband is singing odd songs that get on your nerves. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ayse | 12/23/2013

    " I got this book few years ago and still keeping it in my guest bathroom. I think its' fun to read it when you have plenty of time in your hands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heav | 12/11/2013

    " This is a really great fun read. There are situations you could be in and some you may never be in. I really enjoyed reading it though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 12/2/2013

    " I enjoyed this little book and I hope I never have to employ any of the new lessons I learned! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Medusagoddess | 11/30/2013

    " Good book to read in the bathroom "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 11/7/2013

    " I've never been stuck in a scenario I couldn't get out of so I guess the book is a life saver. Ha Ha. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craroline | 10/21/2013

    " not as good as the official army survival handbook, but has more humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/13/2013

    " This book rules. I don't know if I would say it's useless information - some day, a giant octopus COULD attack me. Be prepared, you know. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anke | 2/8/2013

    " Useless but at least i had fun and a good laugh reading it once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/23/2012

    " Well obviously I have this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hank | 8/27/2012

    " Again, probably won't use, but good to know anyway ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dionisia | 8/5/2012

    " The title says it all. The authors consulted experts in a variety of fields and compiled a list of unlikely "worst-case scenarios" and how to survive them. The survival tips are clear and concise. The book also contains illustrations of the recommended survival techniques. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 7/8/2012

    " entertaining, a bit silly "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 12/31/2011

    " I actually picked this up for the Spouse, a man who knows how to look for a worst-case scenario. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/3/2011

    " This not only useful -- if any of these scenarios ever happened to you! -- but fun and entertaining as well. It's sitting on our "breakfast" island counter-top and everyone flips through it while eating. "

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

    " Ça ne se lit pas comme un roman. Ce sont des chroniques pour se sortir des pires situations.

    En suppléance, ce livre sauve des vies. Des élèves de 6e année savent maintenant comment vaincre un alligator. Tout ça leur a été lu en anglais et en français: à leur demande!! :) Formidable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/10/2011

    " 1999
    This is a small and concise book. Very interesting.
    There is a 2010 edition that sounds even better:
    Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook:Man Skills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/24/2011

    " i swear, this thing makes you so paranoid, like something - worst-case scenario or not - is going to happen. TO YOU.
    on the bright side, very helpful. now, whenever you find yourself battling an alligator or jumping off of a bridge 50 feet in the air, you know what to do! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breccan | 2/23/2011

    " An excellent coverage of things to do when you need to survive. Best read aloud in a group of friends(take turns picking sections). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 12/20/2010

    " I enjoyed this little book and I hope I never have to employ any of the new lessons I learned! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanie | 10/23/2010

    " Some great info in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 10/1/2010

    " Great book talk for middle schoolers. They loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 8/8/2010

    " I hope I NEVER need any of this advice. But I am glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 8/7/2010

    " Great for husbands and sons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/19/2010

    " I was funny as hell. Great to read to guests when over, like a game - but without all the setup. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 4/7/2010

    " For the paranoid in you. "

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

    " Some suggestions are good, but some are too unlikely to work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leela4 | 2/17/2010

    " Intended for entertainment, as a lot of it is too sketchy to be helpful. Nevertheless it's quite interesting. "

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

Robert Petkoff is an actor and audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.