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Unstoppable Audiobook

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World

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Publisher's Summary

Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future. In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless.

With a scientist's thirst for knowledge and an engineer's vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today's environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy and that two-thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life. Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources. As Bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming. When you are done listening, you'll be enlightened and empowered. Chances are you'll be smiling, too, ready to join Bill and change the world.

©2015 William S. Nye (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"As narrator, Nye uses his natural energy and enthusiasm to make this book compelling and thought-provoking.... He delivers his words masterfully and slows down a bit so we can more clearly understand the science behind his policy prescriptions." (AudioFile)

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    Amazon Customer 18/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent and inspirational!"

    bill does an amazing job at explaining the vital points of not just the human impacts upon the planet, but also ways that we can change our world for the better. loved it.

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    Brendan shadwell 11/06/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Absolutely brilliant"

    loved it!

    especially when bill shared how he optimised his own house.

    very thought provoking and inspiring.

    thanks Bill

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    Adrian 14/04/2016
    Adrian 14/04/2016
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    "Another lively performance!"

    A highly informative exposition of the issues surrounding climate change. Nye discusses the possible solutions at our disposal with a refreshingly optimistic outlook.

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    Michael 09/04/2016
    Michael 09/04/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it"

    everyone in the world should read this book and take note on how to change the world

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    Harry 06/04/2016
    Harry 06/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    A superb encapsulation of the current state on climate change solutions and plausible technologies from a true engineer, the science guy himself!

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    luke 19/03/2016
    luke 19/03/2016
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    "thought provoking"

    Bill Nye writes a thought provoking and enjoyable book discussing climate change and what we can do to prevent it. An excellent read.

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  • Kevin Lewis
    12/11/15
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    I enjoyed listening to the Science Guy's reading of Unstoppable. As a scientist, I found the book to be focused more on the technological/engineering aspects of climate change than the science, but that's okay, because the science behind the technology is fascinating. For anyone concerned that this book may be laden with smug, self-righteous preaching from the progressive pulpit and attempt to convert you to veganism or whatever (like impassioned pleas to fight climate change unfortunately tend to be), don't worry: This book is a rational argument for why we have to fix climate change, but absolutely do not have to regress from our American standards of living to do so. On that note, I'm glad Mr. Nye admits in Unstoppable that he has come to a more reasonable assessment of GMOs since publishing Undeniable. Like any scientifically-minded person, he was able to change his viewpoint after careful assessment of scientific data. I hope this book can inspire others to do so as well.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Austin Seaton
    23/11/15
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    "Bill Nye is the Man, Man!"

    Bill Nye did an excellent job of making an intelligent and thought provoking book about climate change and what we can do as a species to correct it. He starts out by talking about the problems and issues on a large scale and then brings it down to a smaller scale (his own house) in the second half of the book. Lots of puns and an excellent job of narrating. Enjoyed every second of it.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • carlsphototrek
    25/04/16
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    "Awesome."

    This was so much more than I expected, Bill Nye writes well, narrates and shares his sense of humor . long but worth it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • It's Alive Hobbies
    20/04/16
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    "motivational"

    Ready to save the planet right now! I hope you listen to this to get a better understanding of everything involved with sustainability. If we work together we will be unstoppable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dru
    19/04/16
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    "absolutely astonishing and eye opening."

    I loved Bill Nye as a kid watching his tv show, and I respect him immensely as an adult. he doesn't nag, he doesn't bitch, he gives ideas and insite on what is going in, and offers solutions. the book covers a wide variety of topics but it all boils down to this; become better people. I can't recommend it enough. honnestly I wouldn't have purchased if Nye himself didn't narrate it. He didn't dissappoint.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    10/04/16
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    "Bill rocks!"

    Bill is great! I love all the ideas and wish we can really get this stuff implemented to our societies!!! Please read this and consider you place on our planet- help out the real humanists, faith and religious groups need to lose power and get those old school pius ways of thinking extinct

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shane Fender
    10/04/16
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    "Just as I expected, brilliant!"

    This book went very into depth of the many struggles that face the human race. I definitely recommend it for anyone curious about the challenges we have to conquer to thrive. I suggest this book for anyone who is interested in science at least a little bit. Rockets, climate change, water salinity, bucky balls, they are all here!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jolyn L Bowler
    Hilton Head Island, SC USA
    8/04/16
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    "Bill Nye ROCKS"

    I have been watching and following Bill Nye since his Science Guy days. This book, narrated by Bill, gives a wonderful, many faceted guide to humanity's survival. Mother Earth will last for millennia. Has lasted for millennia.... only human kind has changed ... sped up ... the natural order of things. Unstoppable offers a myriad of possible solutions.... Definitely worth a listen. I'd listen again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julio
    2/04/16
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    "Amazing"

    Outstanding book!!! Loved every minute of it!!! Could not put it down at all. Beautifully written/read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mmo
    2/04/16
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    "an absolute pleasure from beginning to end."
    What did you love best about Unstoppable?

    Bill Nye has secured himself amongst the greats of science and skepticism. But his enthusiastic and charismatic narration propels his wisdom; he's so good he makes me a better person.


    What other book might you compare Unstoppable to and why?

    his other audio book, undeniable. brilliant and an equal must hear narration by the man himself.


    What about Bill Nye’s performance did you like?

    over 11 hours. that's commitment.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Haz
    London, UK
    20/11/15
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    "Truly thought provoking"

    Absolutely loved it. Fastest book I've finished, yet it has really left me thinkIng about many aspects I need to change in my way of life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jacques Basson
    UK
    7/12/15
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    "Best book on Audible"

    This should be compulsory reading for every person on earth. Such a tough subject made so interesting. Trust Bill Nye to take you on a journey. Been a big fan since the Science guy days. Now an even bigger one!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A McConnell
    13/11/16
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    "Fantastic Listen"

    Everything from this audio book just worked and inspired me to really make a change to how I think and work to be more efficient.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magrospic
    4/11/16
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    "Great audio book"

    Very captivating and interesting listen. Nye's enthusiasm will have you hooked til the ens. Time for change!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Harry D
    15/09/16
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    "Truly inspirational"

    A really inspiring book about the current state of climate and how we really could do more with less!!

    Together we could change the world!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • wamjam
    6/09/16
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    "A beautiful explanation, like no other"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Unstoppable to be better than the print version?

    I have not read (and am unaware of) a print version to this audio book. Doubtlessly I would read it, however Bills reading is phenomenal. It is concise, simple (though thoroughly in depth) and entertaining.


    What other book might you compare Unstoppable to, and why?

    "the science of every day life" by Marty Jopson has a similar vibe to it. It attempts to relieve some of the complexity around some of the more interesting things which go unnoticed in our day to day life.
    Comparisons can also be drawn to "On the Origin Of Species" and the "Selfish gene". Both due to the similarity in topic, but also die to the gifted nature of the auther / speaker.


    What about Bill Nye’s performance did you like?

    There is a reason Bill Nye is the prominent figure in mainstream science that he is. He is extremely witty, humble and intellectual.


    Any additional comments?

    This is NOT the book (/audio book) to convince a disbeliever in evolution of its validity. It is less concerned with arguing contradictory claims, and more concerned with highlighting simple beauties that may not have been considered by an evolution lover/thinker/scientist

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beshr
    22/03/16
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    "Motivating, entertaining, and informing.. but!"

    This has been a pleasurable book to listen to. It was nice that the writer himself narrated the book; he really made it come to life, but a bit too much sometimes that you hope he'd calm down a bit.
    The content itself is nice because it is varied and informative, but still could have been much better. There was a chapter or two supposedly talking about how an individual can reduce his or her Carbon print, but it mostly addressed those of the high or upper middle class only! A much better job could have been done here.
    In addition, there were a couple of chapters about space exploration that only remotely fit here; they could have been replaced by something more relevant.

    But again, I only mentioned the negatives because they are few and specific. Otherwise this is a very fun book. Truly motivating, entertaining, and informative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • toRouxo.gr
    Greece
    8/12/15
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    "mein kampf of leftie propaganda"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    the book's facts are along the lines of "We, the chosen ones of the left, the morally superior and benevolent know better than anyone else and our facts tramp anyone else's facts"

    ABSOLUTE RUBBISH


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Bill Nye?

    narrator is marginally less annoying that the ideas he tries to flog


    1 of 16 people found this review helpful

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