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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (10 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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After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age eighteen, 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. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of physically challenged and able-bodied athletes the world over.

Unthinkable documents Scott’s remarkable journey. From the scene of the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol addiction, through his dawning realization that God has a greater plan for his life, readers will be inspired. From his decision to participate in the Ironman competition, to the moment he crossed the finish line, readers will engage with Scott’s unthinkable courage, determination, and faith. 

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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.”

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  • 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.