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Summary

Editor's Choice in The Bookseller.

Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast' of the same name comes Unexplained: a book of 10 real-life mysteries which might be best left unexplained....

Demonic possession in 1970s Germany.

UFOs in Rendlesham forest.

Reincarnation in Middlesbrough.

Richard Maclean Smith delves into these mysteries and many more, with a supporting cast bringing to life the unexplained occurrences in this special immersive audio edition.

Based on one of the most successful paranormal podcasts ever, with over 10 million streams and downloads to date, Unexplained consists of 10 chapters focusing on a different paranormal event, from Australia to Germany, the UK to Zimbabwe, using the stories as gateways to a journey beyond the veil of the uncanny, exploring what they reveal of the human experience. 

This special immersive audio edition is narrated by Richard MacLean Smith and features full cast re-creations of the unexplained events. 

Taking ideas once thought of as supernatural or paranormal and questioning whether radical ideas in science might provide a new but equally extraordinary explanation, Unexplained is The Examined Life meets The X-Files

©2018 Richard MacLean Smith (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic reviews

"A grisly treat." (Financial Times on the podcast) 

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Just as excellent as the podcast.

Very different from the rest of it's genre. Unexplained is thoughtful, well-researched and resists the urge to dumb down like so many other titles before it.

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Not sure what I was expecting

I was not sure about this, but I had a credit, audible suggested it so I thought I'd give it a chance, worst case scenario i could return it.
But after the second chapter i was really enjoying it, it's well written and investigated, the narrator is excellent and I will be looking for other things he's narrated.
It's not a book all about little green men and the end of the world, it looks into very varied items and sets out what is known without forcing you to believe!
I really enjoyed it, and would recommend giving it a go if you aren't sure.

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Not as good as the podcast

The podcast is a good deal better; there is less time to waffle in the shorter format.

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Thought provoking

Intelligent thought provoking content, well researched. Unhesitatingly recommended, a book which holds the attention all through.

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Excellent

Great book well read and with well chosen subjects to delve into. Give it a try. It's top quality.

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Embarrassingly Tragic Narration!

Good story but the hilariously stupid sound effects that accompany the narration ruin it. Shame.

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Prefer the podcast

This was a bit long winded. I prefer his podcast as it is more concise.

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Some good stories

Some good stories but a but boring in places. Some of chapters drag on. Also the voices of the characters are cheesy.

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Beautiful and Thought Provoking

An absolute must for fans of the podcast and all things Unexplained. Highly recommended 10/10

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story from middlesbrough is close to my home

so was a real treat and a story I have never heard also Micheal Obama looks like a man get over it also seems to push Marxism a little bit to much for my licking "capitalism is bad" well communism has killed over 100,000,000 estimated in the last 120 years so......... also the concept of white privilege is racist in it core concept maybe a bigger shocking uncomfortable thought might be that white people are not to blame for your problems and surrounding yourself with grievance politics and making yourself a eternal victim is cancerous living a life of worth. One critique I have about the author is that he seems to constantly mention a right wing bias as examples of how people fall to "fake news" then negate to mention that after 4 years of investigation no collusion was found between Trump and Russia whilst banging on about people being convinced Michelle Obama was a man both conspiracy theories

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Great, as always

it's hard to touch any non-fiction mystery after Richard MacLean Smith. Such easy and engaging listening