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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 10 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: August 1, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B073PGXVDH
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- #103669 in Audible Audiobooks
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Sam returns home after three years of captivity no longer the mischievous boy he once was. His return throws his sister Beth's life into turmoil as she wrestles with guilt. Also feeling guilty, his friend Josh, who never told all he knew about the kidnapping. Sam's recovery, through the points of view of Beth and Josh, unravels cracks in all their lives and maybe a way forward, if they can learn to trust each other.
WE NOW RETURN TO REGULAR LIFE was one of my most anticipated August debuts, and Martin Wilson did not disappoint. I was thoroughly invested in the three teens and their struggles. While Sam was the main character as the stories revolved around him, I didn't know or understand him as much as I wanted. Wilson probably didn't want readers to know Sam more than he knew himself, Sam's recovery will take a lifetime.
I didn't want WE NOW RETURN TO REGULAR TO LIFE to end. All the characters had so much more story to tell and I would love if Wilson wrote a sequel. The book did have a logical ending, I just didn't want to say goodbye to the characters.
Although fiction, this story accurately captures the full arc, allowing us to experience the event from multiple perspectives. As Sam struggles internally with how he might return to a regular like.
The characters and story are well structured and pacing keeps the story moving along. And along the way, Sam, Josh and Beth’s stories reveal great truths about making choices and how we often allow mistakes to define us. And how friendships, themselves not perfect, can help us.
An extremely well written story that doesn’t avoid tackling a tough subject while facing head-on tough questions.
READ IT! You won’t be disappointed!
More than anything this book is about friendship and the power of love. Come with us and hear Sam's story'
For me listening to both Beth & Josh's stories this felt like pieces, very unfinished and I was left with a big mess with no conclusion. There was so much left incomplete yet I could not understand where this went as well as why there was not much of a story line from Sam.
Wanting to see if I was odd girl out I read other 's reviews.One reviewer which gave me more insight, I had never hear of the true story of the kidnapping of the Missouri boy Shawn Hornbeck.....to google. Everything from this real life story was almost identical to the book, even the way he appeared when he was found, the how he looked when interviewed. I kept reading and maybe that is why there is no POV from Sam - Shawn has chosen to keep his years in captivity private. I felt misled,or maybe this is news I should have been aware of? I don't know it was such a heartbreaking story but IMO the direction or focus felt off.
I absolutely loved this book. The author has created a story that drew me in immediately and broke my heart many times, but also provided a hopeful and very satisfying ending. It Is a very realistic portrayal of how a family and friends cope with a tremendous loss, then how they handle the joy and emotional fallout of an unexpected return. The characters and dialogue are beautifully written and authentic. I highly recommend this book.