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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why: True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Laurence Gonzales

Narrated By: Stefan Rudnicki

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2006

Duration: 10 hours 32 minutes


After her plane crashes, a seventeen-year-old girl spends eleven days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference? Through close analysis of case studies, author Laurence Gonzales describes the essence of a survivor and offers twelve "Rules of Survival." In the end, he finds, it is what's in your heart, not what's in your pack, that separates the living from the dead.


  • Michelle Moss

    This book was not what I expected. With that said, it was so much more than a series of survival tales. The author, who is clearly well studied in this field, covers the spectrum from the neuroscientific study of survival, to the survivor attitude. This book is as much a self-help book for surviving day to day life as it is for surviving being lost in the wilderness. Fantastic read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Daryn Harlow

    Outstanding read