The Return Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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In the romantic tradition of Dear John, an injured Navy doctor meets two extremely important women whose secrets will change the course of his life in this number one New York Times best seller.
Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any.
Tending to his grandfather's beloved beehives, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local...yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding.
Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather's death, but she offers few clues - until a crisis triggers a race to uncover the true nature of Callie's past, one more intertwined with the elderly man's passing than Trevor could ever have imagined.
In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness...and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 56 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 29, 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#1,053 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#9 in Small Town & Rural Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#40 in Family Life Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#43 in Small Town & Rural Fiction (Books)
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My only conclusion is that Nicholas Sparks overused the copy/cut and paste feature of his word processor. I envisioned him using a collection of paragraphs much like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. his problem was that the pieces did not quite fit together.
At the hefty price tag for this book, He and his publisher are insulting his readers. The story itself is mundane and uninteresting. He could have told it in a novella. After slogging through chapter after chapter, I finally reached the unsatisfactory conclusion.
Assigning a book only one star is rare for me. If The Mistress had been written by a first-time author, I might be more forgiving. Mr. Sparks, on the other hand, knows exactly what he is doing.
The Return is a multi-thread story that explores real life issues such as PTSD, loss, and heartbreak (but not in the way you think…going to have to read the book to find out what I mean). Sparks keeps these threads flowing throughout the story smoothly while incorporating beautiful scenery and real emotions. The characters are fully developed, and you feel as if they are your own friends. You will care about everything they are experiencing and feeling…Especially Callie.
This story really spoke to my heart. In our current world, we seem to be surrounded by hate, animosity and fear. The characters in The Return brought so much kindness, generosity, compassion and warmth to the story, and this is something I really needed. I love how Sparks has a way of describing the intricacies of relationships within both families and friendships and even those looking to make a connection with others. How Sparks can create so much in the realm of emotions in one book is beyond me.
Sparks did an amazing job with his research, and the story was full of amazing and fascinating details pertaining to PTSD and bee keeping.
I have read every book Nicholas Sparks has written, but when he said that this one was different, I was a little concerned
No worries to all his fans----it is wonderful! The mystery he referred to just added to it----and I loved reading about the bees.....It is definitely another winner.
5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend this book.
I've said it a million times before that Nicholas Sparks is my all time favorite author. I preordered this book and by the time it came in the mail I had been fighting off a slump for over a month. I decided to pick it up in the hopes that it would help me out of said slump and I think it did the job.
It was a little slow going for the first half of the book but I was intrigued enough to want to keep reading and find out what happened.
Like I said the first half was pretty slow going but the last half things picked up for me. I loved Callie's story the most. That was what I was most interested in while reading this. The romance however fell a little flat for me and was way too rushed. I would have more time with it.
I did enjoy the mystery included though. There are 3 characters that all have secrets of sorts and we learn them throughout the book. That was another thing that kept me reading. I had to know the truth about each of the characters.
Overall it was an enjoyable read and while it's not my favorite book by him I still had a fun time reading it and got teary eyed toward the end.
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I am an avid reader of Nicholas Sparks (the reason for five stars) and I'm happy to have saved money, but probably spent that much in gas to retrieve my purchase from a former address!! I am quite disappointed that my change of address more than six months ago -- which has worked for our several purchases since then -- wasn't applied to this purchase. Someone there really dropped the ball on this one!
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Great book to escape to during isolation too, so thanks!!!