Author: Northcutt, Wendy
Narrator: Julie Schaller, Patrick Lawlor Girard
Format: 3 CDs
Length: 4 Hours
Format:Retail CD Package ($23.95)Library CD Package ($33.95)
A fourth installment of stories honoring those who continue to improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion! The author has appeared in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The (NY) Daily News, Boston Herald, Publisher Weekly, BookPage and CNN.com.
Made into a motion picture starring Winona Ryder and Joseph Fiennes!
The Darwin Awards 4: Next Evolution contains tales of misadventure. It is intended to be viewed as a safety manual, not a how-to-guide. The stories illustrate evolution working through natural selection: Those whose actions have lethal personal consequences are weeded out of the gene pool. Your decisions can kill you, so pay attention and stay alive.
Wendy Northcutt is a graduate of UC-Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology. She started collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993, and founded www.DarwinAwards.com soon thereafter. She has been profiled in Salon magazine, and now divides her time between managing the website and working as an Internet consultant. Her award-winning website is one of the most popular humor sites on the web today, with over 400,000 visitors a month and growing. It has received acclaim from USA Today, the BBC and Yahoo!, and was chosen as a Cool Site of the Year 2000.
Julie Schaller has built a career as a stage and television actress. After majoring in theatre at Loyola Marymount University, she performed in a variety of stage and Director's Guild projects, as well as voice-overs for industrials, commercials and animation. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Patrick Lawlor Girard, a classically trained stage actor, has performed on-stage throughout the United States and Europe. He has appeared in several feature films, as well as on the television series, L.A. Heat. His extensive work as an audiobook narrator has garnered numerous awards, including the Audie Award nomination.
"The fourth in a series of such books by the author, this seamless abridgment reports the antics of real individuals who have acted so stupidly that they sometimes die, thus removing themselves from the reproductive chain. Starting a paper fire under a car engine that is too cold to start, snowmobiling across water, blowing up outhouses, idiotic gun mishaps--these true stories are sometimes funny, sometimes sad. They are told alternately by the two narrators, whose pacing and phrasing serve the material well."
Buzzy Reviews (Buzzelle.com)
"This was loads of fun... in a rather sick way, but fun nonetheless."
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