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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Parkhurst Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • Lost and Found is a bittersweet, wry, wonderful look at where we find honesty in our relationships, our hearts, and ourselves.”

    Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Parkhurst catches us again and again with these moments of real tenderness. Long before the end, the million dollars doesn’t matter; other things, far more important, are found here. And that’s reason enough to tune in.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Her stories and her characters’ voices—perfectly pitched to deliver insight without cheap sentiment—soar above the setting, creating one of the summer’s best reads…The novel never turns into a cartoon or a slapstick farce; it’s far more real than the elaborate constructions television erects to show human nature in the raw. Parkhurst’s surefooted, eloquent prose reveals everything in its proper time, and treats the unspoken fears of her questing, broken characters with uncommon grace.”

    AV Club

  • “Parkhurst uses the forum of Lost and Found, an Amazing Race–type competition, for a mostly somber (but occasionally very funny) set of character studies…Parkhurst admirably juggles a large cast of characters, with a number of competitors emerging as standouts…[Has] heart and wit to spare.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Shines on audio…Brown’s superb narration makes it feel as though the characters are telling their intimate stories directly into the listener’s ear…The strength of her performance is that she truly acts out the roles, becoming each character and using her voice to convey his or her essence and personality.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “A humorous and touching send-up of reality shows…bound to please …Thoroughly original and inventive, peopled with engaging characters, and just plain fun…Deserves to be as big a hit as the reality shows it genially pokes fun at.”


  • “This engaging and deceptively simple yet multilayered page-turner is brought to life through Brown’s easy-on-the ears reading…A sure winner.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “This novel manages, despite its madcap premise and full-frontal exposure of crass American greed, to deliver several sympathetic characters…Parkhurst has avoided the pitfall of simply engineering a joyride, and written a funny second novel that surpasses her first.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Christie | 2/18/2014

    " this book was very slow and quite uninteresting!! did not care for this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Samantha | 2/2/2014

    " I read this book because I really enjoyed her first book, The Dogs of Babel, and it definitely lived up to the first. It was a very interesting story, I love how the author wove the story lines of all the characters together. If you liked the Dogs of Babel I would definitely recommend this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ashley (mac&chip) | 1/26/2014

    " I love "The Amazing Race," so I figured any book based on that sort of reality TV show journey was a must. The book was a lot deeper than I expected it to be, but it was still a good, entertaining and quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alex | 1/20/2014

    " Perfectly acceptable book. Lightweight but entertaining, with fairly interesting characters. I finished it in a single day, although I had the help of some pretty awful luck with public transportation. "

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