What Would MacGyver Do? - True Stories of Improvised Genius in Everyday Life-logo

What Would MacGyver Do? - True Stories of Improvised Genius in Everyday Life

Brendan Vaughan

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Genres:

Humor

Description:

You're driving on a deserted road when your car dies. Your cell phone isn't getting service. All you have on hand are a gum wrapper and a wire hanger. Or maybe you're living in a building without central air conditioning in July. You can't afford an AC; all you have access to are a fan and a bucket of water. In such times of desperation, many have called upon the symbol of all that is inventive, the hero who awed thousands with his cool, quick wit: "What would MacGyver do?" they ask. For anyone who has ever wished they could channel the 1980s action-adventure icon comes this clever collection of forty-five true stories, commemorating the use of improvised genius to solve everyday problems. Inspired by television's Angus MacGyver (played by Richard Dean Anderson), a secret agent who relied on his brains and scientific prowness-not to mention duct tape and a Swiss Army knife-to save the day, the "MacGyverisms" recounted range from the concrete (using Chex Mix to provide traction in an icy parking lot) to the intangible (saving a relationship with the perfect turn of phrase). Edgy, entertaining, and smirk-to-yourself funny, these masterfully told stories reveal that, with a little luck and a lot of ingenuity, you can "MacGyver" yourself out of virtually any predicament.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor, Shelly Frasier

Length:

4h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:45

Introduction
Introduction

14:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

02:47


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

05:50


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

06:34


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:13


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

04:51


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:34


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:54


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

02:50


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

04:44


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

04:03


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

07:51


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

06:01


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

05:17


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

04:39


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

05:50


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

09:08


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

02:41


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

04:58


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

10:02


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

07:08


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

06:15


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

03:01


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

05:42


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

07:49


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

03:14


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

04:50


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

03:20


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

02:11


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

04:57


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

13:30


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

07:26


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

09:50


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

04:37


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

09:57


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

05:56


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

02:10


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

03:46


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

03:43


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

05:41


Part 6, Chapter 1
Part 6, Chapter 1

03:15


Part 6, Chapter 2
Part 6, Chapter 2

06:44


Part 6, Chapter 3
Part 6, Chapter 3

06:01


Part 6, Chapter 4
Part 6, Chapter 4

05:39


Part 6, Chapter 5
Part 6, Chapter 5

07:49


Part 6, Chapter 6
Part 6, Chapter 6

06:12


Part 6, Chapter 7
Part 6, Chapter 7

03:37


Part 6, Chapter 8
Part 6, Chapter 8

06:32


Part 6, Chapter 9
Part 6, Chapter 9

05:51


Part 6, Chapter 10
Part 6, Chapter 10

00:26