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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andy Andrews Narrator: Andy Andrews Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9781608142965
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • “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 children’s moral development.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/18/2014

    " I have enjoyed each book I've read by Andy Andrews. The mystery of this one is curious and the history behind it is intriging. The conversation between George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington concerning WHO to thank... was THE BEST. We tahnk the teacher who encouraged the child to become an author...who wrote the book that inspired a person to invent something that changed the world! Or thank the woman who created the scholarship so a young person could go to college and become the teacher who encouraged the child...OR we thank the man who drove the wagon that carried the lumber that built the Dr. office where the woman's life was saved who bore the child who grew up to create the scholarship....truly we are ALL linked together for the Greater Common Good. My library cataloged this book as 813.54 and not in the fiction section. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia Sutton | 2/10/2014

    " Awesome historical fiction. I learned more tidbits of world history here than in high school "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vinita | 2/5/2014

    " Great read. Very inspiring and thought provoking. Suggested it to all my students!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim Sanford | 2/2/2014

    " The first Andrews book I did not like.. It did not keep my attention .. I tried to hang in there with it but did not finish .. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara S. | 1/30/2014

    " An amazing book. An inspirational, motivational, spiritual journey that I think everyone should take. Written as a mystery, several friends trace the past of some old artifacts, finding they once belonged to some of the greatest (real life) people that ever lived...and find they were profoundly inspired in the choices they made. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/27/2014

    " See my review of The Traveler's Gift. This book is much the same, although I think better written and perhaps more thought provoking (hence the four stars). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Youndyc | 1/22/2014

    " I'm feeling inspired already - or, I would be, if I weren't feeling so cynical. I bought this book not realizing that Andy Andrews is one of those business/motivational speaker authors. The story is a contrivance to allow him to look back at certain historical characters and focus on the "choice" they made to "do something special" with their lives choices (and, of course, by making this choice they made the world a better place and if only you would choose also to do something special with your life you would make the world a better place). The characters of the "story", as a result, lack any substance. But, on the bright side, it is a quick read and I learned a few things. For example, I knew almost nothing about George Washington Carver before reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 1/5/2014

    " Slow at first, but it picks up the pace...just don't give up on it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Marquette | 12/14/2013

    " I read this shortly after Katrina, and it was really uplifting. A wonderful, positive story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregg Olsen | 12/6/2013

    " I really liked The Lost Choice, it was pretty cool how it actually went through some real events that happened in the world, e.g. Our founding fathers, Joan of Arc, Alfred Vanderbilt's story on the Lusitania. I would totally recommend this book, I enjoyed it. It is motivational as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 11/2/2013

    " really liked this book and its premise but it was a bit contrived and it could have used another go by the editor...a few holes were left unresolved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 10/22/2013

    " I really liked this book. I'm not sure exactly how much is historically accurate, but it was very interesting. A good read, that inspired me to choose and do something special with my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorrie | 10/8/2013

    " I liked this story, an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 9/4/2013

    " I loved this book. I reread it, highlighted quotes, and recommended it to friends. It's not for everyone, but I walked away from this book with a changed heart. Choice... So powerful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asha | 4/17/2013

    " I thought this book was very inspirational. The story line was fantastic and the author did his homework and made it realistic enough that I could stand to read it. I loved the evasiveness of the story line at the beginning, but he brought it together nicely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/12/2013

    " This is a self-help book written in story format. All the principles Any Andrews teaches in this book are great, but his story writing and story line is shallow. I enjoyed the book, but I didn't love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Grant | 2/9/2013

    " An optional-read book on how to stay motivated as you manage your career. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Pollock | 1/1/2013

    " The story itself got a little cheesy, especially towards the end, but I still enjoyed it and found it very inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora | 8/23/2012

    " I rather enjoyed this book though I was a bit disappointed in the ending. I was looking for all the pieces to fit together when really the book was about making choices. Gave me a lot to think about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Afender | 8/4/2012

    " This is really good - fun read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Rose | 3/26/2012

    " LOVED this book! My favorite Andy Andrews so far! Learned so much about History and it's amazing people and what makes them go great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Kuhn | 3/1/2012

    " This is one of Andrews best. I'd say second to The Travelers Gift. He sticks to the plot without resorting too much to his Butterfly Effect stuff. I think it's definitely worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 7/8/2011

    " This was a good, historically-based "artifact mystery," like National Treasure or People of the Book, but not as good/believable. I liked it. It was a quick, clean read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 6/24/2011

    " Relics found with messages that change lives--we have choices to make that effect the world. Makes you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwen Bentley | 4/24/2011

    " GREAT BOOK! This is a beautiful story that promotes deep thinking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vinita | 2/10/2011

    " Great read. Very inspiring and thought provoking. Suggested it to all my students!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/18/2010

    " This is a self-help book written in story format. All the principles Any Andrews teaches in this book are great, but his story writing and story line is shallow. I enjoyed the book, but I didn't love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asha | 10/23/2010

    " I thought this book was very inspirational. The story line was fantastic and the author did his homework and made it realistic enough that I could stand to read it. I loved the evasiveness of the story line at the beginning, but he brought it together nicely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JaLee | 10/22/2010

    " Maybe I just needed the message this book has....but I was very impressed and loved it! Kind of like "Magnificent Obsession" meets historical fiction. Really loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 10/21/2010

    " Liked this author -- definitely a book with a message to consider at the end. I'll read more by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 10/18/2010

    " This book was alright. It had some interesting history in it, but overall it was a slow-moving, poorly written book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 10/4/2010

    " This is a pretty good book to read, but not the best one for me. And there're so many lessons that you can learn from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregg | 10/3/2010

    " I really liked The Lost Choice, it was pretty cool how it actually went through some real events that happened in the world, e.g. Our founding fathers, Joan of Arc, Alfred Vanderbilt's story on the Lusitania. I would totally recommend this book, I enjoyed it. It is motivational as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 8/21/2010

    " Weird!

    I mean, I get the main point, that nothing gets done unless we get off our backsides and do it. But does it take some mystic relationship with a chuck of metal with an inscription on it to get anything done? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 8/4/2010

    " See my review of The Traveler's Gift. This book is much the same, although I think better written and perhaps more thought provoking (hence the four stars). "

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About the Author

Andy Andrews, hailed by the New York Times as a “modern-day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” is an internationally known speaker and novelist whose combined works have sold millions of copies worldwide. He has been received at the White House and has spoken at the request of four different presidents. His second PBS special, Andy Andrews: The Traveler’s Gift, has aired nationally to rave reviews. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author.