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Ten harrowing firsthand tales of survival from the creators of the New York Times bestselling audio collection MeatEater's Campfire Stories: Close Calls.

In Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes & More Close Calls, storytellers take us from Florida to the Northern Rockies to the Arctic Ocean with wild and true stories, a reminder that the natural world is rugged and unpredictable. Including stories from MeatEater's Steven Rinella and Clay Newcomb, and spearfishing champion Kimi Werner, this immersive audio collection also features tales from listeners who survived falling through the ice, gunshot and arrowhead wounds, hand-to-hoof combat with a deer, and a spearfisherman who made the best shot of his life to save a friend from certain death.

Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes & More Close Calls features tales from MeatEater crew members Steven Rinella and Clay Newcomb • with additional stories by Vince Merritt • Allen Jones • Kimi Werner • Roy Getson • Casey Frank • Cory Holloway • Cameron Kirkconnell • Bruce Batten • and Vic Barnes.

©2022 Penguin Random House (P)2022 Random House Audio

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Most captivating stories

Every once in a while you will get these stories that just grab hold of you and your fully submerged in what the speaker is saying. And this book had me stuck the whole 5 hours.. loved it.
Please make another one campfire stories 2

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Great collection of stories

I enjoyed hearing these stories and the stories from the first book of near near misses. If you liked the first book, this one is the same format. All of the stories in this book are fresh and the narration is perfect. Shout out to Jimmy… it’s cool that he is participating in MeatEater content.

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unexpected language

pretty good stories to make you think about reality of the outdoors and the harshness that it can be. the readers are not professional so the voices maybe aren't the best but can be tolerated. listen with my young children thinking that it would be a clean listen but there is many uses of inappropriate language for certain ages or if you just don't like hearing that stuff when you listen to a story which is my case. won't purchase another read from Steve rinella because of this issue.

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Solid

Captivating stories that pull you in and cause you to squirm. My frequent internal response was along the lines of "jesus christ", "WTF", "OMG".....

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Keep ‘em coming.

I hope MeatEater keeps putting out these campfire stories and close calls….things. Interesting stories with a lot of lessons to be learned in them.

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Another Stellar MeatEater Production

The second iteration of Meat Eaters Campfire Stories is just as good as the first. Narrated by a collection of people, but set by the host Steven Rinella, this collection of stories will really pull you in and make your heart beat fast. Especially for those like myself who live outdoor lifestyles in which *every* one of these scenarios is a possibility.

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A Storyteller’s Will to Survive

This second edition of Campfire Stories did not disappoint. I found myself listening to the first edition multiple times, and I will no doubt, do the same with this version as well.

For me, it’s the raw emotion. The despair that these storytellers convey will bring you to tears, and make you really consider how you may have reacted, or processed each situation if had been you, rather than them. Their will to survive is epic. What would I do? Could I keep my wits about me to keep myself alive?

After listening to how these folks did it, I sure feel like my chances are better now, than before I heard them tell their stories.

Amazing job by everyone involved, from top to bottom. At this point, I can only hope, for a third installment.

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great listen

hope there are more books like this in the works! love it!
thank you to all that contributed stories

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Another great Rinella book

I love these Camp Fire story books, I listened to the first one about 5 times and I just finished this one and the stories are just as harrowing as the first but thus time with a personal story from Steven himself. Highly recommended, it is a great listen.

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Fantastic immersive experience

The story telling was phenomenal. I felt like I was in each story. Would absolutely recommend

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  • 09-09-22

Harrowing personal tales

Tough personal stories told so well. Makes a good change from listening to podcasts all the time.

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  • 08-24-22

Great Listening. Grabs your attention.

It is really well done (as is the previous title of nearly the same name), I like that it is 1st person read as the emotion, hardships and elation is heard from the actual people involved.

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  • 08-16-22

Awesome

Amazingly good storytellers with captivating stories. Just buy it, you will not regret it #fueledbynature

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  • henry h.
  • 08-08-22

Fantastic

Absolutely incredible, the best thing I have ever listened to, even better than the first

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  • 08-15-22

10/10

Well done crew, a simply phenominal listen. These books are my absolute favourite. As a young man fully encapsulated by the natural world and all its offerings and wonderment i relish in these experiences and take so much from them. They have left me in tears and full of joy and wonderment. Keep them coming guys, bravo

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  • WAYDE LYNDEN FRANCIS HARROP
  • 08-07-22

Rinella and MeatEater team pull it off again!

Another death defying and immersive installment yet again from Steven Rinella and the meateater team. Looking forward to more in the near future.

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  • 08-02-22

Professional curation of death defying moments

I am a big fan of the MeatEater’s community, but these stories leave a listener rethinking moments in their own lives where we may have chanced our hand. Each story is well told, the narrative is real, relatable, suspenseful and gritty.
I felt the effort to seek help, I held my breathe, I lived many of these experiences. Thank you Mr Rinella et al, you are all worthy of many many more listens in the future.

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