Would You Kill the Fat Man?

  • by David Edmonds
  • Narrated by Gareth Armstrong
  • 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A train is racing toward five men, tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men.
If a fat man is pushed onto the line, although he will die, his body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man?
As David Edmonds shows, answering the question is far more complex, and important, than it first appears. In fact, how we answer it tells us a great deal about right and wrong.


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Customer Reviews

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I got it right off

What made the experience of listening to Would You Kill the Fat Man? the most enjoyable?

the first half was interesting, the rest of it was a bit repetitive

Any additional comments?

This book was a bit of a one trick pony.....the premise was interesting but it seemed to drag and repeat

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- Mark

Thought provoking and interesting

Would you listen to Would You Kill the Fat Man? again? Why?

I would listen again. Though it would have been useful to have included a download booklet. However it was interesting and not at all dry considering the subject matter of ethical decision making.

Have you listened to any of Gareth Armstrong’s other performances? How does this one compare?


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

The cold decision making process re: bombings in the war.

Any additional comments?

If you are interested in ethics and want a lighter overview I think you will enjoy this audiobook as I did.

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- Maxine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks