• The Choice

  • A Prequel to 'The Returned'
  • By: Jason Mott
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux
  • Series: The Returned, Book 0.75
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-19-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (505 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

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Publisher's Summary

In this short story by Jason Mott, author of The Returned, a man is forced to choose between the life he has now, and the one he thought was gone forever.
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.
For weeks, Peter and his wife, Samantha, have been watching mysterious reports of people's loved ones returning from beyond, the world spinning into uncertainty and chaos. But they never imagined it would happen to them. With Tracy's unusual homecoming, Peter and Samantha must decide where they can possibly go from here, and whether their family can survive.
Listen to more stories of the Returned in The First and The Sparrow. And don't miss Jason Mott's haunting debut novel, The Returned, a story of one family given an extraordinary second chance.
©2013 Jason Mott (P)2013 Audible Inc.
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By AudioAddict on 10-03-13

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 from the dead has worn off, or maybe it's the fact that something about this one just seemed stupid. Tracy (the one returning in this prequel) is 17. I don't want to give too much away, but I thought there was way too much indecision regarding how Peter, 20 years her superior, might react to her return.

I am curious where these returned loved ones are coming from and why, but not curious enough to buy "The Returned."

PERFORMANCE - Good enough, nothing special.

OVERALL - I would recommend listening to "The First" and "The Sparrow." If you like those two, then make up your mind about this one. I think women might enjoy these more than men.

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3 out of 5 stars
By PlantCrone on 04-01-15

Prequel - not a stand alone short story

Maybe worth the couple of bucks it cost, this 40 minute prequel is fairly blah. I purchased all 3 prequels after I'd heard the story and frankly, it is a waste of money by them. Listen to them first if you plan on listening to The Returned.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-18-15

Love Life and Longing...

Life moves on without anyone's consent. If you had the change to redo, with one that was torn from your life... Would you? Or would the life you lived into be your choice?

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3 out of 5 stars
By toveyc1 on 01-24-15

Interesting dilemma.

An interesting dilemma for anyone to think about. What would you do if in that position?? Another nice short to the original The Returned book. If you've read the other shorts, don't miss out on this one either.

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