We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
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.
Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (160 )
5 star
 (71)
4 star
 (58)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (9)
Overall
4.2 (134 )
5 star
 (66)
4 star
 (43)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (6)
Story
4.3 (134 )
5 star
 (67)
4 star
 (47)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (4)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Martha Thompson DARIEN, GA, US 01-04-12
    Martha Thompson DARIEN, GA, US 01-04-12 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Uplifting story during times of corporate greed"

    Evans has a simple style that touches the heart. I do not consider this to be "great literature" but it imparts hope and shows the positive side of human nature. Evans incorporates the importance of faith without being sanctimonious. Besides these things, I love a happy ending!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jim Lytle creek, CA, United States 01-02-12
    Jim Lytle creek, CA, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A storyline that is right for our times."
    What made the experience of listening to Lost December the most enjoyable?

    In an ego filled world, the story was right on target.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How money destroys, while relationships build.


    Any additional comments?

    Imagine if businesses would again start to think of their employees as humans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Diane Eau Claire, WI, United States 12-31-11
    Diane Eau Claire, WI, United States 12-31-11 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Darlene Shemanski 12-26-11 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I kept waiting for this book to get better!"
    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marie E M 12-26-11
    Marie E M 12-26-11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MAUREEN MILWAUKEE, WI, United States 12-13-11
    MAUREEN MILWAUKEE, WI, United States 12-13-11

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    45
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    578
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.