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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,690 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven Narrator: Burt Reynolds Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Worst-Case Scenario Series Release Date: October 1999 ISBN: 9781593162672
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Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Mountain lions. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it’s up to you to land the jet. What do you do?

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help survive the most harrowing predicaments: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step instructions on everything you need to know fast—from detecting a bomb to delivering a baby in the back of a cab. Providing frightening and funny real information, this indispensable guide is the definitive handbook for those times when life takes a sudden turn for the worse. The essential companion for a perilous age. Because you never know … The authors have appeared on 20/20, Today, National Enquirer TV, as well as in Time, USA Today, the New Yorker, People, Forbes, the Washington Post, Glamour, and Entertainment Weekly.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua Woodbury | 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 (magicsandwiches) Lawyer | 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 Maze | 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 Lomano | 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. "

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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

Burt Reynolds began his acting career on Broadway and in television Westerns before his breakout film performance in Deliverance. His other leading roles include films such as The Longest Yard, Hustle, Gator, Smokey and the Bandit, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Striptease, and Boogie Nights, for which he earned a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. He also received an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his starring role on the popular sitcom Evening Shade.