Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2006
CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4749-6 $65.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6397-7 $72.00 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
Laurence Gonzales’s father, a WWII pilot, was the only one to escape a wartime crash. A 17-year-old girl was the sole survivor of a Peruvian plane crash. What makes one person a victim and another a survivor? Gonzales suggests that in life-and-death situations, unconventional thought patterns and managing fear through dark humor, play, and laughter help ensure survival by tempering negative emotions. Stefan Rudnicki’s reading makes these harrowing anecdotes unfold like fiction. By underplaying the gruesome moments, Rudnicki highlights Gonzales’s excellent research on the neurological, physiological, and psychological strengths needed when people find their lives threatened. This is an exciting listen, filled with amazing stories and helpful tips for everyone. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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