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The Returned
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.6 based on 1396 ratings)
  • 0.25

    The First: A Prequel to 'The Returned'

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Jason Mott
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (379)

    It's been just over a year since Edmund Blithe died, and just over a month since his fiancee, Emily, stopped wearing her engagement ring. Emily has finally begun to move on - until Edmund mysteriously and inexplicably returns. Edmund is only just the beginning. Around the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond, seeking only to reenter the lives they left behind.

    Maddy says: "Under the Spell"
    Under the Spell

    Whatever sort of magic Jason Mott weaves, he has completely captivated me in the 34 short minutes of this prequel. As one who is easily disappointed b..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 07 2013 by Maddy (Tennessee, United States)
  • 0.5

    The Sparrow: A Prequel to 'The Returned'

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Jason Mott
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (286)

    When Heather and Matt Campbell find 10-year-old Tatiana Rusesa on the side of the highway, she is thousands of miles away from her village in Sierra Leone. She hasn't seen her family in almost two decades, not since she and her mother were killed by rebel soldiers. Now Tatiana has inexplicably returned, a lost orphan with no place to call home. As the world dives deeper into uncertainty and chaos, Heather is determined to save Tatiana and help her find her way back to her family. But how much is she willing to lose to protect a girl she doesn't even know?

    AudioAddict says: "Touching prequel that will leave you wondering..."
    Touching prequel that will leave you wondering...

    STORY- The Sparrow is the second of three prequels to Mott's book "The Returned." People all over the world are returning from the dead -- yes, retu..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 27 2013 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 0.75

    The Choice: A Prequel to 'The Returned'

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Jason Mott
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (278)

    Peter Galvin was just 17 when Tracy Whitland - the love of his life - vanished without a trace. In the years after her death, he had finally moved on, gotten married, started a family. He is content with his life now - happy, even - until Tracy suddenly and inexplicably returns.

    AudioAddict says: "My least favorite of the three prequels"
    My least favorite of the three prequels

    STORY - I liked the first two prequels, especially for short freebies, but this one didn't do it for me. Perhaps the novelty of loved ones returning ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2013 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 1

    The Returned: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jason Mott
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (287)

    Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds healed through the grace of time.... Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep - flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old. All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond.

    FanB14 says: "You'd Want to Return It"
    You'd Want to Return It

    Positive reviews in Entertainment Weekly magazine always spark my interest to listen to said book on Audible. Usually spot on, not so for this one. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 15 2013 by FanB14 (Rockville, VA, United States)