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  • The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why | Amanda Ripley

    The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Amanda Ripley
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    Today, nine out of 10 Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality - anything we've ever learned, thought, or dreamed of - ultimately matter?

    Sara says: "fascinating"
  • The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It | Joshua Cooper Ramo

    The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joshua Cooper Ramo
    • Narrated By Joshua Cooper Ramo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, human immunology, psychology and his own extraordinary experiences, Joshua Ramo puts forth a radical new model for looking at the world, one that embraces its inherent unpredictability--and offers our best hope for dealing with problems and disasters as they emerge.

    Richard says: "Great read, well read"
  • A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable: Brief Histories | Brian Clegg

    A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable: Brief Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brian Clegg
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.' Douglas Adams, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.We human beings have trouble with infinity - yet infinity is a surprisingly human subject. Philosophers and mathematicians have gone mad contemplating its nature and complexity - yet it is a concept routinely used by schoolchildren. Exploring the infinite is a

    Michael says: "Really not great in Audio, not great otherwise"
  • Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices | Mosab Hassan Yousef

    Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mosab Hassan Yousef
    • Narrated By Mosab Hassan Yousef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status...and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader.

    Pamela says: "Absolutely riveting!!!"
  • When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances | Carol Kent

    When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Carol Kent
    • Narrated By Carol Kent
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    Sometimes we make sacrifices to help us get ahead, to allow us more time with family, or because we believe in the cause. And then there are sacrifices in which we have no say, "Isaac experiences" as in Genesis 22, thrust upon us without warning or survival instructions.

    Leese-Calver says: "AWEFUL"
  • Unthinkable: Tate Pack Series, Book 1 | Vicktor Alexander

    Unthinkable: Tate Pack Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Vicktor Alexander
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
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    Richard Tillson was happy with his life... well... sort of. He has spent the last few years of his life making a name for himself in the dance community, has a very expensive apartment in Manhattan and he knows he's gorgeous. So why is he so miserable? Enter Vernon “Vet” Tate. The older brother of Richard's best friend Amanda Lynn. The first time the two men meet it's when Vet is saving Richard's life from an oncoming vehicle.

    Gloria says: "Exciting story line kept you wanting more"
  • Unthinkable: Jane Candiotti and Kenny Marks, Book 4 | Clyde Phillips

    Unthinkable: Jane Candiotti and Kenny Marks, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Clyde Phillips
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On a blustery San Francisco day, six strangers take shelter inside a popular neighborhood restaurant - never imagining they have only minutes left to live. The gunman is merciless, and the ensuing carnage is the worst the city has witnessed in decades. It is a random act of violence no one could have foreseen. Unless it wasn’t random at all.… Pregnant with her first child, homicide lieutenant Jane Candiotti is under strict doctor’s orders to take it easy. But when a mass shooting claims the life of her teenage nephew, all bets are off.

    Anna says: "Not your average detective novel"
  • Think the Unthinkable | James Cary

    Think the Unthinkable

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Cary
    • Narrated By Marcus Brigstocke, David Mitchell, Stephen Moore, and others
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    This first series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy won a Silver Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, and stars Marcus Brigstocke as team leader Ryan ('Imagine you are square pegs and we are round holes. Try to think of me as a round hole'), Emma Kennedy as the sociopathic Sophie, Catherine Shepherd as dopey Daisy, and David Mitchell as Owen: 'Alright, losers!' It's time to think the unthinkable as Longleys Bank needs to transform its image. So what can the team of consultants bring to the table?

  • Unthinkable: The Scott Rigsby Story | Scott Rigsby,Jenna Glatzer

    Unthinkable: The Scott Rigsby Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Scott Rigsby, Jenna Glatzer
    • Narrated By Jon Gauger
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    After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable - become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world's most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon.

    Crissy says: "A story of a man who bet the odds"
  • The Austin Haley Story: A Family Confronting Unthinkable Tragedy | Renee Haley,Jack Haley

    The Austin Haley Story: A Family Confronting Unthinkable Tragedy

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Renee Haley, Jack Haley
    • Narrated By Shawna Windom
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    On what should have been a beautiful August evening, Jack and Renee Haley were faced with one of the most devastating and senseless tragedies that anyone could imagine. An accidental shooting by a police officer had resulted in the death of their five-year-old son, Austin. The Austin Haley Story will encourage anyone facing an unimaginable tragedy.

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