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Survive: Stories of Castaways and Cannibals

Survive: Stories of Castaways and Cannibals


Survive: Stories of Castaways and Cannibals

ratings:
2.5/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Jan 1, 2002
ISBN:
9781593162740
Format:
Audiobook

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The stories in Survive are full of suffering: From the savagery of the Donner Party snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter of 1846, to the extreme hunger and brutal cold endured by Ernest Shackleton’s support team in Antarctica in 1915.Such suffering may be hard to listen to, but it engages us, offering glimpses of something essential. When the most basic needs become paramount, some people can achieve a kind of clarity. This clarity in turn can lead to acts of compassion and genuine courage.
Released:
Jan 1, 2002
ISBN:
9781593162740
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (4/5)
    One of humanity’s deepest taboos is cannibalism. This is what makes the 1993 movie Alive so disturbingly compelling. Alive is the true story of a plane crash where forty-five Uruguayan rugby players are forced to survive off the bodies of the dead.In Survive: Stories of Castaways and Cannibals, Nate Hardcastle has collected sixteen stories of people in survival situations, both fictional and non-fictional. Cannibalism occurs in twelve of the sixteen stories! What is a human being capable of doing when stretched to the edge of survival? Each account is gripping—some are heartbreaking.Survive is packed full of top-notch writing, from Patrick O’Brian to Mark Twain to Jack London. The stories take you from icy antarctic sleeping bags to the deserts of the American West. Each account will make you question, “What would I do?”
  • (3/5)
    Despite the uneven quality, I liked this collection of survival stories - both non-fiction and fiction.