• The Sparrow

  • A Prequel to 'The Returned'
  • By: Jason Mott
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Series: The Returned, Book 0.5
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-08-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (72 ratings)

Summary

In this short story by Jason Mott, author of The Returned, one determined couple seeks to reunite a young girl with the father who thought he had lost her forever.…
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?
Learn how the mysterious reappearances begin in The First, and don't miss Jason Mott's unforgettable debut novel, The Returned, from Harlequin MIRA, a moving tale of a family navigating this unusual new reality and given a second chance at life.
©2013 Jason Mott (P)2013 Audible Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Joe Koot on 29-02-16

Much anticipation

Novel concept, people returning from the dead without being zombies. I eagerly anticipate the follow up.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 17-07-15

A Child's Tale

Sometimes we don't see the truths in front of us... Because we can't... Because we don't want to... Because we want to believe a different truth... But the truth will always be there in the end.

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4 out of 5 stars
By AudioAddict on 27-09-13

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, returning, seemingly normal and unharmed, not zombies. This is the touching story of a young girl who returns. It's very short and enjoyable. The only problem is that it's a prequel, so if you want to find out where these people are coming from and why, you gotta buy the book. Nevertheless, it was free and I enjoyed the 40 minutes I spent listening to it.

NARRATOR - Good job, nothing special.

OVERALL - I think it's worth the time and the free download whether you plan to buy "The Returned" or not.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lauren Alumbaugh on 30-09-15

interesting

this is the second prequel I've read from this series so far both prequels has made me curious about the full story. We keep getting snippets of different people that have returned from death, but of course you're missing most of the story. the author has done a great job getting you interested in the story while keeping the rest a mystery.

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