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Unthinkable

By: Brad Parks
Narrated by: Jeff Cummings,Amanda Stribling
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Publisher's Summary

From international bestselling author Brad Parks comes a new thriller about an ordinary man who may be able to save the world as we know it - but to do so, he must make an impossible choice.

Nate Lovejoy is a self-proclaimed nobody, a stay-at-home dad who doesn’t believe he’s important to anyone but his wife and their two daughters. So it’s a shock when members of a powerful secret society kidnap and spirit Nate away to a mansion at the behest of their leader, Vanslow DeGange, who claims to know the future. He’s foreseen that a billion people could die - unless Nate acts. 

It seems improbable, especially given what DeGange says will set this mass casualty incident in motion: a lawsuit against the biggest power company in Virginia, being brought by Nate’s wife, Jenny. 

Nate quickly smells a scam being perpetrated by the power company. But at every turn, it becomes apparent there’s more to DeGange’s gift than Nate wants to acknowledge. A billion people really could die, and Nate might be the only one who can save them. 

All he has to do is the unthinkable.

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We’ll see...

... If Audible publishes my review. As of now they are holding on to one new review and have taken down two. All three are five star reviews.
Hopefully this one will be compliant enough for them.
This book is excellent. A husband is kidnapped and given a story about his wife that he finds hard to believe. He’s also told he has to kill her. He begins an investigation and starts punching holes in the story he was given. As time moves along there are many inconsistencies. The whole premise that you are lead to believe has absolutely nothing to do with what is actually going on. And every time you think you’ve got it, you don’t ! The ending is a little strange and not at all what I expected. Overall this is a worthwhile book.
If you have kindle unlimited this audio book is free to listen to.
The two narrators do a great job together.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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So bad it’s funny…

I listen to about 25 thriller/mysteries per year. This is far and away the worst! I kept thinking— it can’t be this bad, it will improve… but no!

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I'm roughly 20 minutes into this audio book. Could have potential for a story line however, the female narrator began her reading and I was stunned! Not in a good way. She sounds like a whiny teenager. What’s worse is the female character she’s performing is 6’ tall. Now I’m not saying that she needs to sound like a female James Earl Jones but the pitch and cadence for the character is to disconnected, it’s difficult to listen too. The male actor is passable.

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too frustrating of a premise for me

I had to stop after 4 hours in (of this 10 hour book) because the storyline's premise was too frustrating for me. Perhaps I'm just too different from the main character but try as I might, I couldnt suspend disbelief enough to believe he would really act like he did and the whole thing was just leaving me feeling stressed out and negative, so I've quit the book.

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Unlike the negative reviews, I liked it

There's definitely a bit of a bed to suspend disbelief like in most fiction, this one more so than most but within my threshold of acceptability. The story was unique and had some unexpected twists.

The female narrator is not my favorite, but nowhere as bad as people are making her out to be.

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The story was entertaining and fast paced, but when I heard the female reader, I almost abandoned the book. I thought my recording had sped up. Her voice was so nasal and so off, it was beyond irritating.

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The story wasn't bad. What distracted me the most was the voice of the female narrator. She sounds like a pre-teen. This story needs a woman with a more mature voice.

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Narration is horrible

The female narration is HORRIBLE! Not only does she sound like a 5 year old, but she has this aggravating lisp that ruins the story. And I can’t get my money back!

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Parks delivers!

One of the more prolific psychological thriller writers of our time has been a bit inconsistent recently IMHO, That said, with a great deal of help from Cummings and Stribling here, he comes through with a very compelling, and completely engrossing thriller. The spins and twists keep coming at the listener, and the resolution is not clear to the very end. Totally worth the credit and the time!

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Not worth it

Not really worth it unless you want to read half of the book. It goes from mildly interesting to a total wreck in a matter of 10 minutes