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Lost December

Lost December

Written by Richard Paul Evans

Narrated by John Dossett


Lost December

Written by Richard Paul Evans

Narrated by John Dossett

ratings:
4/5 (10 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Nov 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781442344150
Format:
Audiobook

Description

A heartwarming tale, Lost December is a modern-day, Christmas-themed retelling of the story of the prodigal son.

When Luke graduates from Wharton with his MBA, his father, CEO and co-founder of Fortune 500 Crisp’s Copy Centers, is ready to share some good news: he wants to turn the family business over to his son. But Luke has other plans. Taking control of his trust funds, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of wanton pleasure seeking.

But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled and alone, Luke takes a job at one of his father's copy centers. There he falls in love with a single mother and begins to understand the greatest source of personal joy.

A Simon & Schuster audio production.

Released:
Nov 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781442344150
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty-five novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty-five million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, five Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, The Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award, and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website RichardPaulEvans.com.

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  • (4/5)
    An uplifting Christmas story typical of Evans. A very quick read and a story that flows nicely. If you're looking for a nice Christmas read, I recommend this book.
  • (5/5)
    Lost December by Evans_ Richard Paul Diary entries tell the story of Luke and how he finished college, night of graduation party one of his best friends dieHis father wants to bring him into the firm but Luke has other plans.Luke decides he and his girl need ot travel Europe because his friend would never get the chance. His other friends come along also and Luke pays for them all as Shawn is trying to work out his money problems.Travel is great and the bills amounted to so much more than I can even imagine. Things fall apart and then he learns of his fathers health and retiring and he's been disowned.After getting beat up a man rescues him and gets him a place to stay and work... He takes a job at his father's copy center and meets a regular person with a child and he befriends them..Misunderstandings and things go the wrong way for everybody but maybe Luke can fix it?I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
  • (5/5)
    A young man, with everything in the world he could ever wish for—wealth, comfort, and most of all, a loving father—leaves his home, taking his inheritance with him. Carelessly, he spends it all, and finds himself left penniless, homeless, and starving, living in the tunnels of Las Vegas. Can you go home???

    His dad wants him to take over the business which he has worked in during high school, but first Luke to see more of the world and to receive the sort of education Carl never had a chance at. Luke applies to pursue an MBA at the Wharton School in Philadelphia. There, he finds romance with a beautiful woman and, for the first time, friends. But the more time he spends with his new companions—especially the cocky and worldly Sean—the more he finds himself and his values changing. Slowly but surely, he grows further away from his father, until they barely communicate at all.

    After blowing thru his trust fund in Europe and loss of his girlfriend, he finds himself homeless. One night, he is attacked and beaten by two men, left with nothing but a broken rib and his underwear. And that is when his fortunes begin to change. A good Samaritan—a Latino man who runs a care center for the elderly—stops to help him, buys him a meal, and offers him a job.

    Gradually, the formerly prosperous young man rebuilds his life and relearns the principles that were once so important to him. He still cannot bring himself to contact his father, but to prove himself worthy of the Crisp name, Luke takes a second job, at one of the family company’s stores, aiming to see how high he can rise on his own merits. He cannot foresee that he will also fall in love—and find the redemption he has ached for so long.

    The book was amazing! I loved it as very much demonstrates the need to be grateful for what you have. The best book I have read by Evans - (keep a box of tissues handy)!

  • (2/5)
    This was fine...It isn't going to win any awards, but it also didn't infuriate me like Miles to Go. So, all in all, it was okay.
  • (3/5)
    The majority of our book group thought that this book was to predictable & sugary sweet. Too contrived. The minority thought of it as a good, quick read during the hoiday season with the underlying message of unconditional love that each parent hope their child realizes exists.
  • (3/5)
    This story is a retelling and modernization of the prodigal son. In it, author Richard Paul Evans illustrates just how little it is and how quickly one million dollars can evaporate. Well, at least that’s what happened to the protagonist of the story. I suspect this scenario is the exception rather than the rule. But it was interesting to see how one man went from riches to rags and then back again. If you like a feel-good tale not really grounded I reality, except that is was originally based on a Biblical story, then you’ll enjoy this novel. An easy read, it’s not a bad way to while away an afternoon when the weather keeps you indoors and you’re feeling lazy.
  • (4/5)
    Richard Paul Evans' books tend to be pretty predictable but that is fine with me. Sometimes I need to read a book that is an easy and uplifting read. Lost December didn't disappoint me. Just by reading the blurb on the book flap you willl know most of the plot but the process is enjoyable and Evans includes some nice sentiments along the way.Luke Crisp is the only child of a very wealthy man and is due to take over the family business when he decides to "live his life". He takes his trust fund money and does just that, blowing through his money quite quickly and discovering that his friends weren't really friends. Broke, homeless, and alone, he is too ashamed to face his father. He finds a lowly job after hitting rock bottom and discovers what is really important in life.
  • (5/5)
    Love this story. somewhat predictable but lovely to read this time of year.