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  • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (353 ratings)

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The Return

Written by: Nicholas Sparks
Narrated by: Kyf Brewer
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2020 Nicholas Sparks (P)2020 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"As much a family drama as it is a love story ... If you, like Trevor, are looking to slow down and focus on what's really important, The Return is the heartwarming read you've been waiting for." (BookPage)

"A pleasant read that moves like honey." (BookTrib)

"[Nicholas Sparks'] descriptions of the charms of downtown New Bern and the beauty of Brices Creek made me want to ... rush to spend a few days there." (Chatham Journal Newspaper)

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Really Enjoyed!

Really enjoyed the story and thought it was narrated very well. The book was good company on a couple of road trips!

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loved it

I enjoyed everything about the book. I was hoping for a great ending and we got one.

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Ok. I much preferred his other books.

I have read all of Nicholas sparks's books and loved almost every one of them. I found this story slow and the developing love between the 2 main characters not believable at times.

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Excellent

If you are a Nicholas Sparks fan this book doesn’t disappoint. It’s on par with the rest of his book themes!

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Loved It!

I truly loved this book! Excellent story and narrated very well.
A heartwarming tale of the human experience as it should be! Thank you NS. I look forward to listening to more of your works. m

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Fail for me

I used to be a huge Nicholas sparks fan. I’ve since gotten into a different genre so I personally found this quite uneventful .

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loved it

enjoyed listening to the book, loved the story narration was great.went into the story world

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Just ok

i wish it had a better ending. Usually a Nicholas Sparks books has a good little twist at the end.
i wouldn't recommend this one to my fellow readers

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Another Bestseller

Another thrilling love story from the master storyteller. Nicholas continues to amaze with this tale of twists and turns about love, compassion and the caring of others. Don’t miss this gem.

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Easy & interesting read

The story line was fun & easy to follow..as Nicolas sparks books are..I would recommend this feel good book

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