The Lazarus Child-logo

The Lazarus Child

Robert Mawson

It takes just a moment for a family's life to be changed forever. For a twelve-year-old boy to dash across the street for a pack of peppermints. For his seven-year-old sister to follow him into traffic. For a bus to swerve out of control. And with that terrible moment, a family's search begins for the unlikely miracle that will put together their shattered lives--and bring their daughter back to life.... In a small hospital room, little Frankie Heywood lies in a coma so deep, no one--not even those who love her the most--can reach her. It is a parent's worst nightmare. For months the Heywoods have kept an uneasy vigil at their daughter's bedside, waiting in vain for the least sign of hope. There they watch helplessly as doctors come and go, unable to do anything for Frankie but keep her body functioning. Now the experts are telling them that prolonging Frankie's existence may be damaging to their son Ben, who is slipping deeper and deeper into a dangerous emotional isolation. Their marriage already strained to the breaking point, the Heywoods are desperate as only a family can be. Against the expert judgment of all around them, they grasp at their last chance: the brilliant neurologist Elizabeth Chase. Lizzie Chase knows what it's like to lose a loved one to the darkness. She has dedicated her life to coaxing children back from the brink of oblivion. Her revolutionary work offers the only hope to families like the Heywoods. It has also drawn the unwanted attention of those who through ignorance, greed, or fear would do anything to stop her. But Lizzie and the Heywoods refuse to be stopped. They are certain that somewhere, just beyond their reach, Frankie is waiting for the lifeline that will lead her back to them. Together this passionate healer and this courageous family will take any risk, make any sacrifice, and defy all odds to turn the ultimate tragedy into the ultimate triumph...but not even miracles occur without a price. The Lazarus Child is that rare novel that touches you in a way you didn't know y

It takes just a moment for a family's life to be changed forever. For a twelve-year-old boy to dash across the street for a pack of peppermints. For his seven-year-old sister to follow him into traffic. For a bus to swerve out of control. And with that terrible moment, a family's search begins for the unlikely miracle that will put together their shattered lives--and bring their daughter back to life.... In a small hospital room, little Frankie Heywood lies in a coma so deep, no one--not even those who love her the most--can reach her. It is a parent's worst nightmare. For months the Heywoods have kept an uneasy vigil at their daughter's bedside, waiting in vain for the least sign of hope. There they watch helplessly as doctors come and go, unable to do anything for Frankie but keep her body functioning. Now the experts are telling them that prolonging Frankie's existence may be damaging to their son Ben, who is slipping deeper and deeper into a dangerous emotional isolation. Their marriage already strained to the breaking point, the Heywoods are desperate as only a family can be. Against the expert judgment of all around them, they grasp at their last chance: the brilliant neurologist Elizabeth Chase. Lizzie Chase knows what it's like to lose a loved one to the darkness. She has dedicated her life to coaxing children back from the brink of oblivion. Her revolutionary work offers the only hope to families like the Heywoods. It has also drawn the unwanted attention of those who through ignorance, greed, or fear would do anything to stop her. But Lizzie and the Heywoods refuse to be stopped. They are certain that somewhere, just beyond their reach, Frankie is waiting for the lifeline that will lead her back to them. Together this passionate healer and this courageous family will take any risk, make any sacrifice, and defy all odds to turn the ultimate tragedy into the ultimate triumph...but not even miracles occur without a price. The Lazarus Child is that rare novel that touches you in a way you didn't know y
More Information

Description:

It takes just a moment for a family's life to be changed forever. For a twelve-year-old boy to dash across the street for a pack of peppermints. For his seven-year-old sister to follow him into traffic. For a bus to swerve out of control. And with that terrible moment, a family's search begins for the unlikely miracle that will put together their shattered lives--and bring their daughter back to life.... In a small hospital room, little Frankie Heywood lies in a coma so deep, no one--not even those who love her the most--can reach her. It is a parent's worst nightmare. For months the Heywoods have kept an uneasy vigil at their daughter's bedside, waiting in vain for the least sign of hope. There they watch helplessly as doctors come and go, unable to do anything for Frankie but keep her body functioning. Now the experts are telling them that prolonging Frankie's existence may be damaging to their son Ben, who is slipping deeper and deeper into a dangerous emotional isolation. Their marriage already strained to the breaking point, the Heywoods are desperate as only a family can be. Against the expert judgment of all around them, they grasp at their last chance: the brilliant neurologist Elizabeth Chase. Lizzie Chase knows what it's like to lose a loved one to the darkness. She has dedicated her life to coaxing children back from the brink of oblivion. Her revolutionary work offers the only hope to families like the Heywoods. It has also drawn the unwanted attention of those who through ignorance, greed, or fear would do anything to stop her. But Lizzie and the Heywoods refuse to be stopped. They are certain that somewhere, just beyond their reach, Frankie is waiting for the lifeline that will lead her back to them. Together this passionate healer and this courageous family will take any risk, make any sacrifice, and defy all odds to turn the ultimate tragedy into the ultimate triumph...but not even miracles occur without a price. The Lazarus Child is that rare novel that touches you in a way you didn't know y

Language:

English

Narrators:

Allison Janney

Length:

6h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:05

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:28


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:47


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:16


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:58


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:34


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:02


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:51


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:41


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:43


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:01


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:25


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:13


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:51


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:12


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:11


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:07


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:54


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:00


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:01


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:42


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:49


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:29


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

01:44


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:04


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:25


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:59


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:23


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:18


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:30


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

00:33


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:03


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

01:24


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:48


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

01:28


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:42


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:57


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:04


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:00


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:20


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

01:40


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:34


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

01:14


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

00:46