When a young boy finds a mysterious object in the creek near his home, his parents launch an investigation that will eventually link the ancient object to such remarkable figures as George Washington Carver, Oskar Shindler, Joan of Arc, and Alfred Vanderbilt. Separate pieces of the artifact-with different but similar inscriptions-shape the lives of those who possess the object. With each new discovery come new questions: What is the connection between these objects? Is there is another piece? And, if so, how might this final piece complete the object and its message? Could it, indeed, change the very world with its power and wisdom? A dramatic epilogue reveals not only the origin and fulfillment of this amazing artifact, but also the guiding principles behind this story that can be applied directly to readers' lives. Unabridged. Read by the author. 6 hours. 6 CDs.
Dorry Chandler is a journalist who has always had a taste for mysteries. Curious about the strange “rock” her son has found, she takes it to Dylan Langford, an expert on antiquities who works at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. When the language inscribed on the artifact is translated, a far-reaching mystery begins to unravel. This normal family’s life becomes anything but normal as each piece of evidence sheds additional light on the object’s significance. The Chandlers may have unearthed a fragment of one of the most profound relics in mankind’s history and the key to understanding the extraordinary achievements of esteemed men and women throughout time—Joan of Arc, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington Carver, Oskar Schindler—who seem to have been profoundly
affected by the message the object bears. What power resides in this seemingly unimportant piece of bronze? Who passed its secrets on through the centuries? And why has the object appeared now, in this way, in this time and place? Weaving a thread of good and evil through history, The Lost Choice follows the story of an ancient relic and offers a parable of the hidden potential of the human heart.
Andy Andrews is a best-selling novelist and speaker whose combined works have been translated into
nearly twenty languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. The Traveler’s Gift, a featured book selection of ABC’s Good Morning America, was on the New York Times best-seller list for seventeen weeks. As a speaker and corporate entertainer for the world’s largest organizations, he is in constant demand. Andy has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and toured military bases around the world, speaking to troops at the request of the United States Department of Defense. Arguably, there is no single person on the planet better at weaving subtle, yet life-changing lessons into riveting tales of adventure and intrigue—both on paper and on stage.
"The talent of a magical and deeply thoughtful storyteller is abundant in this inspiring story of love, wisdom, and optimism. A parable, this is the story of an object found by a small boy that becomes connected, not only to a range of historical figures, but to principles and guidance that every family needs to teach its children. Andy Andrews is a superb narrator whose tone of anticipation adds suspense to the story. With a conclusion that is unusually satisfying, this mellow listening experience will be especially inspiring for parents who think seriously about their childrens moral development."
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