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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (144 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brendan Vaughan Narrator: Patrick Lawlor and Shelly Frasier Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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You're driving on a deserted road when your car dies. Your cell phone isn't getting service. All you have on hand are a gum wrapper and a wire hanger.

Or maybe you're living in a building without central air conditioning in July. You can't afford an AC; all you have access to are a fan and a bucket of water.

In such times of desperation, many have called upon the symbol of all that is inventive, the hero who awed thousands with his cool, quick wit: What would MacGyver do? they ask.

For anyone who's ever wished they could channel the 1980s action-adventure icon comes this clever collection of 45 true stories, commemorating the use of improvised genius to solve everyday problems. Inspired by television's Angus MacGyver (played by Richard Dean Anderson), a secret agent who relied on his brains and scientific prowess, not to mention duct tape and a Swiss Army knife, to save the day, the MacGyverisms recounted range from the concrete to the intangible (saving a relationship with the perfect turn of phrase). Edgy, entertaining, and smirk-to-yourself funny (using Chex Mix to provide traction in an icy parking lot?), these masterfully told stories reveal that, with a little luck and a lot of ingenuity, you can MacGyver yourself out of virtually any predicament. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sean Alesi | 2/20/2014

    " Entertaining enough for a plane ride, nothing special "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by David Brzezinski | 2/17/2014

    " Some interesting stories, even a couple that do seem to be inspired by the television show that the book draws its inspiration from. But the introductions to each section lean more to the lackluster, sometimes more or less recapping each of the stories that are in the section. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim | 2/10/2014

    " I am a MacGyver tv show junkie. LOVED the show growing up. So my wife gave me this book almost as a gag gift. But it's actually really awesome!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jonathan | 2/8/2014

    " half way through. pretty unimpressive feats of not really living up to macgyver's legacy. "

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About the Author

Brendan Vaughan is an articles editor at Esquire magazine and the winner of a National Magazine Award for New Media.