Lost and Found

  • by Carolyn Parkhurst
  • Narrated by Blair Brown
  • 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What do a suburban mom and her troubled daughter, two recently divorced brothers, a pair of former child stars, born-again Christian newlyweds, and a couple of young millionaires have in common? They have all been selected to compete on Lost and Found, a daring new reality TV show. In teams of two, they will race across the globe, from Egypt to Japan, from Sweden to England, to battle for a million-dollar prize. They must decipher encrypted clues, recover mysterious artifacts, and outwit their opponents to stay in play.What starts as a lark turns deadly serious as the number of players is whittled down, temptations beckon, and the bonds between partners strain and unravel. Before long the question is not only who will capture the final prize, but at what cost.

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What the Critics Say

"Heart and wit to spare." (Publishers Weekly)
"A humorous and touching send-up of reality shows...bound to please." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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I LOVED this book!

What a fantastic find! Lost and Found takes place in the midst of a reality TV show, a game that combines Amazing Race travel challenges with a scavenger hunt (after listening to this, I wished the show was real because it sounded like fun!). The story follows a number of the participants, telling the story of the game through their perspectives, and in addition, telling their back stories which includes secrets that start to bubble up to the surface as the fatigue, stress and pressure of the game grow. The characters are all well drawn and three dimensional--some are less likeable than others but all have sympathetic moments. I was sucked in to the story from the first moment and listened every chance I got until I finished it. A great one for beach or road trip listening, the time will fly by!

Special notice to the reader, Blair Brown, who does a fantastic job of different voices and accents for the many different characters. She is one of the few readers whose name on an audiobook would make me check out an otherwise unknown book, based on her strength as a narrator.

If you are a fan of reality TV shows, don't miss this!
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- Colleen

Bailed out!

It's very rare for me to bail out on a book, even if I'm not enjoying it, but I felt I was wasting my time on this one. I don't watch reality TV shows. Perhaps that's a prerequisite for enjoying this book.
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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2006
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio