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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (54 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Rigsby, Jenna Glatzer Narrator: Jon Gauger Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781608146093
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9 seconds. That’s how long it took for Scott Rigsby’s life to come crashing down around him. 16 hours, 42 minutes, 46 seconds. That’s how long it took for Scott Rigsby to make history. One day when Scott Rigsby was eighteen years old, he was riding in the back of a pickup truck that was towing a three-ton trailer. When the trailer was clipped from behind by an eighteen-wheeler, Scott was thrown over the side and dragged 324 feet before being pinned under the trailer. Later, at the hospital, his right leg was amputated—the first of twenty-six surgeries he would endure over the next twelve years, including the loss of his other leg. Doctors said it would be more than a year before he could expect to walk again—let alone run. Nine years later, Scott did the unthinkable . . . On October 13, 2007, after arduous training, he became the first double-leg amputee using prosthetics ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious event, the Ford Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Unthinkable documents Scott’s remarkable journey from the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and from his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol, to the dawning realization that God had a greater plan for his life. The unthinkable courage, determination, and faith Scott demonstrated in training for and competing in the Hawaiian Ironman triathlon will inspire and amaze you.
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  • “Jon Gauger doesn’t sound like Rigsby…but he makes an engaging narrator as he tells Rigsby’s story in two parts: his descent into a troubled life and, set on a new path by God, his preparations for the Ironman. Gauger lets Rigsby’s frankness, wry humor, and eventual upbeat view of his experiences come through. Even listeners who will never run a triathlon will find inspiration in Rigsby’s story.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Thorpe | 7/31/2013

    " Good story. Scott is honest and forthright about his shortcomings! His story is compelling! A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 5/26/2013

    " DEFINITELY a must read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/17/2012

    " Very motivational and inspiring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 9/8/2012

    " Read for work. Pretty interesting story - but the way it was written, it really makes me hate the guy. He seems to be such a whiner and complainer (which he certainly has right to be) however, I thought that made the book less uplifting than it is supposed to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Saunders | 7/31/2012

    " Just goes to show you how when life gives you "lemons" make lemonade! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan Mahaffey | 3/21/2012

    " A bit too religious for my tastes, but an inspiring story nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Sullivan | 1/18/2012

    " fun read for triathletes or for people who put their lives in God's hands... or both. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duane Hamson | 6/17/2011

    " Great story, worth every minute. We all need hope, and trusting God will always pay bid dividends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 4/9/2011

    " His story was a bit hidden behind all of the religious underpinnings. I wish he would have taken a different tone rather than giving God credit for all of his amazing accomplishments. It was a bit much for my tastes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 8/23/2010

    " Inspiring story of struggle. "

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About the Author

Scott Rigsby is the founder of the Scott Rigsby Foundation, a Georgia-based nonprofit organization that exists to inspire and enable physically challenged individuals and athletes. In 2008, he was named World Vision’s Advocate for Children with Disabilities. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

About the Narrator

Jon Gauger is the announcer for Dr. Paul Nyquist’s weekly teaching program, Moody Presents. He writes and produces a weekly commentary, creates special documentaries, and has traveled to thirty countries covering stories for Moody Radio. Gauger has also done extensive freelance voice-over work, including a number of audiobook projects.