Trying to find the best survival audiobooks? You’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find 15 fantastic options that are both exciting and educational.
Dave Canterbury is a survival expert and has written this book to help others who are interested in learning how to survive the great outdoors when you’re equipped with nothing but your wit and some knowledge. He bases the book on what he calls the five “Cs” – covering, cutting tools, cordages, combustion devices, and containers. Not only will you learn to better enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, but you’ll also learn how to take full advantage of the resources that surround you in one of these environments.
Lee Bradford, et al.
Paul is living in Nebraska when black-market nuclear bombs are detonated and the country is thrown into a panic. He decides to go after his wife and daughter, who are in Atlanta, but there’s only one problem: his father-in-law, with whom he’s never gotten along, wants to join in on the endeavor. The two men have never liked one another, and now they have to learn to not kill one another while rescuing the family they both love, while at the same time trying to fight off a world in which not another day is guaranteed.
Joseph Alton, M.D., et al.
With the intention of making sure every person knows what to do when medical help is far away, this book helps prepare you to survive if you need medication, but are denied it because of a disaster. When trouble arises, you and your family can still remain healthy and vital if you learn a few important tricks, and this book gives you all the information you need to do just that. If you experience a disaster and have no doctors or hospitals that can help you, this book prepares you for things you can do to survive the incident.
Cary J. Griffith, Author
This is the story of two men and their tales of survival. The first is Dan, who stepped into the woods during a canoeing trip and then found himself hours later with a bump on the head and a confusion he wasn’t sure he understood. Then there’s Jason, who leaves his campsite in the same area and gets separated from it without knowing how to get back. The two men suffer with fear, pain, and confusion until they learn what to do to survive in the woods that they visited to give them refuge and relaxation.
Jonathan Hollerman, Author
When the electric grid in the country is destroyed, there are no cell phones, television sets, or computers, and this story offers very practical advice when there is an imminent threat exposing itself to society. If this should happen, there would quickly be a shortage of food because there would be no way to schedule deliveries to grocery stores and other places. This is both a thrilling story and a great way to get advice on what to do when you’ve already survived the impossible and wish to survive a little longer.
Jonathan Franklin, Author
This is a great story because it is a true story, as told by a man who survived 14 months out at sea on his own. During that time, he learned to survive constant shark attacks, make his own clothes using fish vertebrae as a needle, and catch fish with his bare hands. Still, his survival was never guaranteed and he considered suicide on several occasions. This is also the story of the islanders who helped nurse him back to health and his own attempts to do whatever it took to keep his mind and body intact so that he could survive.
Laurence Gonzales, Author
More than two decades after Flight 232 crashed on the runway and burst into flames, the miraculous tale of survival comes to life as the stories of the survivors are told in detail. This is a step-by-step retelling of a major disaster that, while claiming the lives of so many, resulted in people surviving that by all accounts shouldn’t have lived to tell their story. It is a great aviation story as well as a great tale of survival and the strength of the human spirit.
Tristram Korten, Author
Told in harrowing detail, this is the tale of two experienced sea captains and their fight against Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas in 2015. Not only do they have to battle the elements, but they have to fight their tiny boats’ ability to survive the ordeal, all with only the help of the Coast Guard and a very frightened crew. This is a story of survival in the truest sense that you will not soon forget, mainly because it actually happened.
Mykel Hawke, Author
A great manual that contains hundreds of practical tips and ways to survive on your own, this book goes into detail on finding your own food, shelter, and water when very few other things are available to you. The tips include details on survival psychology, basic natural phenomena, first aid, signaling, and even tools and basic navigational skills. If you ever get into a situation that leaves you with few resources, you can still survive if you follow the suggestions found in this book.
Monique Faison Ross, Author
This is the true story of Monique Faison, the daughter of a professional football player, who leaves her abusive marriage and takes her children to live somewhere else. Her ex continues to stalk her and abuse her emotionally, and it comes to a head when he kidnaps her and brings her to a remote location where he beats her in the head with a shovel and leaves her for dead. But Monique has other plans. A nerve-wracking story about the strength of the human spirit and the desire to survive.
Cade Courtley, Author
This book is written by a former Navy Seal who teaches you how to treat injuries, improvise weapons from everyday items, survive a pandemic, and even survive extreme climates when you need to. With detailed, very practical advice and tips, he teaches you how to rely on more than just luck when you’re caught in a terrible and dangerous predicament. Learn how to survive a number of catastrophes in a user-friendly book that will make you thankful there are people like Mr. Courtley around.
John Vaillant, Author
When a man-eating tiger is on the loose in Russia, it is up to a small group of men to find it before it starts to kill again. It is man versus nature in this harrowing tale of survival that will have you thinking about the story long after the last page is read. Centering on three main characters, including a poacher, the lead tracker, and of course, the tiger himself, this is one story you’re not likely to forget anytime soon.
Carmina Salcido, Author
This is a true story of Carmina Salcido, whose father killed her entire family and slit her throat when she was just three years old, but who miraculously survived and had to live with this tragedy for the rest of her life. As an adult, she even confronts the man who did this to her and reconnects with the only surviving member of the family, her grandfather, with whom she bonds immediately. A hard story to read at times, it is an important story nonetheless, and one you will never forget.
David Kobler, Author
If you need a good survival plan for any type of emergency, this is the book for you. It is a practical blueprint to help you prepare for a variety of events, and it makes sure there is nothing important overlooked or forgotten. With practical advice and a comprehensive approach to survival, this is one book that will teach you all you need to know, regardless of what you’re experiencing, giving you some confidence when it comes to what may lie ahead.
Dean King, Author
A true story, this book tells the story of 12 American sailors shipwrecked in Africa in the early 1800s and sold as slaves, where they experienced everything from dehydration to starvation and even hostile tribes they did not understand. It is the story of people in the same harrowing situation sticking together so that the end may be a little closer and is applauded as a great piece of historical fiction that will have you thinking about the story long after the last page is finished.