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.
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
Prequel to The Returned. I have seen the French tv version of this story line on AMC. I wanted to read before the US version called "The Resurrection." Since it is a prequel - only had the character development of one couple. It is a little early for a full review.
sad, happy, amazed
I suppose my favourite character should be the Returned man but I really enjoyed his fiancee's reaction to having him come back.
Towards the end there is a scene in a hospital. I can't say more or I'll spoil the outcome for you. You'll know it when you read it.
The fiancee's mother is rather interesting. The way she accepts everything is unusual but the writer makes it believable.
After you read this you'll want to read the other prequels and The Returned.
this was not a short story. it was an outline for a short story. the plot points came like a bullet list. and in between there was a lot of repetitive declarations of emotions, as if saying it make it so. I will NOT being buying this author's novel The Returned. I do appreciate that there was a free download to show me just how bad the writing might be.
Just another girl with too many books and not enough time for them all.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. It was a quick in and out story that gave you a good sense of the clear writing style of the writer and the direction the novel will be going in.