How to Amputate a Leg and Other Ways to Stay Out of Trouble

  • by Nathan Mullins
  • Narrated by David Treddinick
  • 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tall tales, all true, about guns, bombs, car chases, spiders, exotic locales, men in uniform, and dancing girls - with deadpan delivery and a social conscience. "I remember the advertisement to join the Army. It asked for guys who were fit, committed, tough, volunteer parachutists, comfortable in the ocean, and mature. As a surfer, that sounded like me - except for the mature bit."
Nathan Mullins is an ex-cop, ex-soldier, ex-security consultant, and an Australian Aid International volunteer, so he's experienced all sorts of dangerous stuff involving guns, explosions, surgical procedures, combat, sword-play, rioting, and other potentially life-threatening behaviors all over the world. He has been lucky to survive his assignments - and hijinks - so he decided to share a few cautionary tales so everyone else can learn from his near misses.


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Customer Reviews

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How to amputate a leg?!?

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Amputate a Leg and Other Ways to Stay Out of Trouble to be better than the print version?

I don't know I have not read the print version. I have actually now bought the print version for my daughters boyfriend as I think he'll enjoy it .

What did you like best about this story?

Very funny book , dry humour brilliantly read by David Treddinick, brought all the intonations to life.

Which character – as performed by David Treddinick – was your favourite?

Lead character which I presume is the author.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were several poignant sections especially when he was in the police, but the one I will mention is when he and his colleague returned with the grandfather ensuirng that the boys leg was not amputated.

Any additional comments?

Wasn't sure what to expect when I purchased this book. I found it entertaining and very funny in some places. The book clicked with my sense of humour.

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- Meryl

A great listen

I thought this book was great! I even bought it and sent it to my dad for his birthday after I loved it so much! It's not gruesome but if you like war stories it's awesome!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2011
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd