- Cautionary Tales from the Limits of Human Endurance
- Narrated by: Peter Stark
- Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
- Highlights Audiobook
- Release date: 09-28-01
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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These are among the dire situations that Stark transforms into harrowing accounts of how our bodies react to trauma, how reflexes and instinct compel us to fight back, and how, why, and when we let go of our will to live.
In an increasingly tamed and homogenized world, risk is not only a means of escape but a path to spirituality. In this fascinating, informative audio, Stark reveals exactly what we're getting ourselves into when we choose to live - and die - at the extremes of endurance.
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By Terry Austin on 01-28-03
Marvelously well told physiological tales
As a long time biologist and lover of fine words this audiobook is a double pleasure! I share excerpts of these stories with my Anatomy & Physiology classes at appropriate times during my lectures. An added bonus is provided with the author's own voice doing a splendid job on the narration. Great job, Stark! You make me, and my students feel as if we were there with the 'victims' of your examples.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Sara on 12-25-03
A Very Nice Surprise!
I haven't listened to audiobooks for awhile. Imagine my delight when I bought this wonderful book and found it to be a 5 star work. It is read by the author, something which most authors are not qualified to do. It is very refreshing, even though it is about death. It is very scientific but not dull or overly technical. A must-read for anybody who loves information about anything including mortality.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful