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THE UNTHINKABLE Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why

by | Read by Kirsten Potter

Contemporary Culture • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

If you encounter a fire, explosion, plane crash, or terrorist attack, your chances of survival might depend on how your brain reacts or what preparations you make. Using major disasters such as 9/11, Haj stampedes, and a club fire in Kentucky as examples, Ripley examines the psychology of individuals and groups confronted with life-or-death situations. Kirsten Potter's narration is straightforward and clear. She emphasizes important words with short pauses and injects a bit of irony here and there. Above all, she catches Ripley's obvious enthusiasm for her subject. The author put herself into simulated disaster situations; Potter does likewise for listeners. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0739329306 $34.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4159-5410-2 $90.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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