Finders Keepers by Craig Childs audiobook

Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession

By Craig Childs
Read by Craig Childs

Little, Brown & Company
7.19 Hours Unabridged
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To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero--or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief? Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs's riveting new book is a ghost story--an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. We visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection.

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To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero--or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief? Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs's riveting new book is a ghost story--an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. We visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Childs] is the love child of Indiana Jones and George Hayduke...In his passionate and outspoken new book, he expands his scope to a global scale to look at the ethical dilemmas archeology poses. His topic is the past, and particularly, its material remains. Who owns the past? And what, if anything, do we owe it? Anita Guerrini, Oregonian
Finders Keepers may be [Childs's] most tender and ferocious dissection...If you have ever ached to possess - or lost what you believed you possessed to change, time or someone else - you may find yourself equally possessed by Childs's razor-edge analysis and compassion. Mary Sojourner, Psychology Today
"This is a delightful account of the complicated world of archeology by an author who loves (one might say is borderline obsessed with) the past... This nicely wrought, even poetic book about archeological excavation and the variety of people who are passionate about the past and its artifacts will fascinate everyone from high school students to professional archaeologists digging in the field. Highly recommended. Library Journal
Reads almost like a thriller, chock-full of vendettas, suicides and large scale criminal enterprises dedicated to the multimillion-dollar trade in antiques. NPR, "Weekend All Things Considered"
Craig Childs understands [archeological] epiphanies, and he beautifully captures them...along with the moral ambiguities that come from exposing a long-hidden world. George Johnson, New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Craig Childs

Author Bio: Craig Childs

Craig Childs, naturalist, adventurer, and desert ecologist, is the author of numerous books, including The Animal Dialogues, House of Rain, The Way Out, The Secret Knowledge of Water, Apocalpytic Planet, and Soul of Nowhere. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, the Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, and, for his body of work, the 2003 Spirit of the West Award. He has been a regular commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Outside, the Sun, and Orion Magazine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English