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Lost December | [Richard Paul Evans]

Lost December

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.
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Publisher's Summary

A heartwarming tale for the Christmas season, 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.

©2011 Richard Paul Evans (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Diane Eau Claire, WI, United States 12-31-11
    Diane Eau Claire, WI, United States 12-31-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Awesome book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Such a upbeat book, gives you a good feeling when you are finished listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Luke Crisp, he seemed like a all around nice guy


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    What would have made Lost December better?

    The story was a pretty typical


    What was most disappointing about Richard Paul Evans’s story?

    Even the dramatic moments failed to hit their mark.


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    Marie E Motowylak SPRINGFIELD, VA, US 12-26-11
    Marie E Motowylak SPRINGFIELD, VA, US 12-26-11 Member Since 2004
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    "Modern Day Parable"

    Slow start and almost lost me because I felt the initial happenings were unrealistic. But I have a long commute and had no other books downloaded so I continued to listen. It quickly shifted and held me. The subtle modernization of the parable of the prodigal son slowly emerged. Some of the happenings were harsh, but made you think. I'd recommend it to a friend.

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    MAUREEN MILWAUKEE, WI, United States 12-13-11
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    "Syrupy sophomoric"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The reviews for this book were so misleading--please--this book is full of such unbelievable exaggeration. If you can't get to church and like pedantic sophistry--by all means--buy this book. It was a waste of credit for me. If I want to read theology, I will look for Henri Nouwen.


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