100 Deadly Skills

  • by Clint Emerson
  • Narrated by Pete Simonelli
  • 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson - adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations - to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation.
In today's increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions. Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere, anytime, and Clint Emerson - former Navy SEAL - wants you to be prepared.
100 Deadly Skills contains proven self-defense skills, evasion tactics, and immobilizing maneuvers - modified from the world of black ops - to help you take action in numerous "worst case" scenarios from escaping a locked trunk to making an improvised Taser to tricking facial recognition software. With easy-to-understand instructions, Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces.
This complete course in survival teaches you how to prevent tracking, evade a kidnapping, elude an active shooter, rappel down the side of a building, immobilize a bad guy, protect yourself against cybercriminals, and much more - all using low-tech to no-tech methods. Clear, detailed, and presented in an easy-to-understand and execute format, 100 Deadly Skills is an invaluable resource. Because let's face it, when danger is imminent, you don't have time for complicated instructions.


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A Mere Laundry List of To-do's

I didn't expect a whole lot for a $10 Audible book, but even so I feel somewhat disappointed. Think of it as a list of items for you to research completely on your own. If you're OK with that, then this will serve as a good guide for much more study.

For example, it simply tells you to "buy two rare earth magnets to use as an improvised compass". It's up to you to figure out where to buy said magnets and how to make and use the compass.

For my part, I'd rather this book be divided into ten volumes of 10 skills each, with much more how-to detail (audio, plus downloadable PDF's with illustrations). A multi-volume series could have been a great cottage industry for the author who, I'm sure, is very qualified. Instead, it comes across as a slapdash, make-a-quick-buck affair.
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- Coral

Only a small fraction of the information is useful

The synopsis of the book claims it is geared towards helping regular civilians be able to survive any dangerous situation. However, about 80% of the book is about skills that are valuable only if you are actually a clandestine operative of some kind. While I like to imagine I am James Bond sometimes, I'm really just an average guy. Skill: learn how to jump out of a moving helicopter into water in order to gain access to a foreign county.... yeah, probably not going to do that next time I go on vacation. Skill: burn a body in a barrel of jet fuel.... ummmm. The book is a fun listen if you like learning about spy stuff, but there is not to much to be gained in terms of actual real world information for civilians looking to be prepared to survive an emergency situation.
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- Mike Kirby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio