I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
This was exciting, interesting and you can't go wrong with it being free! This definitely hooked me into buying "The Returned".
I know this was only half an hour, but it made me eager to try the book The Returned. The premise is very interesting, and it really allows the reader to imagine what it would be like to return from the dead from the perspective of the no-longer dead and the loved ones and acquaintances of the no-longer dead. With that said, the perspective from the no-longer dead could have been a little more in-depth. I would freak out if I learned I hadn't been around for the last year, but the author seems to gloss over this a bit. This could be intentional, but the book may potentially have some logical gaps. Regardless, this had me excited to listen to the whole book.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
Imagine a world in which the dead start coming back to life. They have no memories from when they were gone; they simply start appearing all over the globe. This is the premise of Jason Mott's novel, The Returned. In this prequel to the novel, the first of the returned is introduced. Edmund Blithe died a little over a year ago, but this morning, he showed up for work.
As if this were not alarming enough, Edmund's fiancee, Emily, only just stopped wearing her engagement ring. Now, she learns that he is back. The government has intervened to question Edmund, and Emily goes on a quest to find him and get him back. She and Edmund want nothing more than to be back together--despite the odds that are clearly against them.
I read this prequel because it was free, and the premise was interesting. By the time I was done with the story, I had pre-ordered The Returned. I was completely wrapped up in the story, and I was eager to find out what would happen to this couple as well as to the other returned and their families all over the world. Jason Mott has created a great story and a great marketing tool for his debut novel.
to refresh t he story in my mind. It was a good start to let me know background of story.
Starting as sci-fi, but not sure I can compareit to any story
This is a freebie from audible. What a great idea to release short, free prequels in order to help market your book. This worked for me and certainly generated my interest in reading the full book. This is the first prequel that tells the back story of the first person to return. Interesting premise!
I was expecting a more darker story, the reader performance is great, the book I do not like, but it is just my opinion
Probably not. There didn't seem to be much technical information or pretty much missing the answer to why. It feels these stories are concerned more with how people interact and relate to the situation of The Returned. I am not in the mood for a soap opera. I will wait for reviews of the actual book before I take the leap.
He is okay.
For free, sure.
This is the first one I've listened through to the end (yes, I know it's only a short one, but you have to start somewhere)
It reminds me of "The Green Mile", though largely because it was serialised. I enjoyed "The First", and am happy to see some prequel sequels available now ("The Sparrow" and "The Choice")
Clear, precise, proper
Willy Wonka of it
This short tale works very well as a pilot to the forthcoming book. It focuses on a single "returned", and just by telling his tale and the tale of those he left behind, we're immediately educated on just how emotional, disturbing and disastrous the premise of the upcoming book can be.
Short and sweet. The narrator did a great job as well. I've preordered the book.
I LOVE audiobooks. Audible is the only way I read my favorite books.
This audiobook was a great teaser intro to make a reader interested in reading the rest of he series. A free short story from the series, rather than just a chapter is a much better way to get somebody interested in buying into a new series.
This story, being a short story preview vs an advance chapter, gives you a little background and leaves you wanting more without just cutting you off at the end of the chapter.
I can't wait for The Returned.