The Return

Read by Reynard T. Fox

(4.2 stars; 367 reviews)

Two-hundred years after a global nuclear war, two explorers from a research outpost, that largely survived the cataclysm, discover a settlement of humans who have managed to maintain their civilisation despite ferocious cannibal neighbours, the Scowrers. However, the explorers must turn detective in order to understand the mystery of their hosts philosophy and religion. (Description by Reynard)

(1 hr 21 min)


The Return - Part 1 45:30 Read by Reynard T. Fox
The Return - Part 2 35:45 Read by Reynard T. Fox


Love it

(5 stars)

I love H. Beam Piper. His stories generally have a good message, I would never say they are simple because he has created a complex world and characters, but he writes in a manner that makes it easy to listen tow hile multitasking. He is one of my favorite novella and scifi authors. I've enjoyed all of librivox's Piper recordings. They are done by various readers but each have been superb, and this is no different. Excellent reading!

great story

(5 stars)

this is a great story with a good narrator. Piper has quickly become one of my favorite authors since discovering him and this is another great story by him. I should have guessed the twist since he drops so many clues throughout the story, but the story is so well written that piper kept me guessing at the answer until the very end.

Loved it!

(5 stars)

Great short story, keeps you on the edge for the grand finale and I loved the twist at the end. 10/10 would recommend. Only complaint I have is that the reader has a very thick accent which made it a bit difficult to understand sometimes as a non-native speaker.

Now it makes sense! The Return...

(4 stars)

I picked up on the references immediately, but still the twist caught me by surprise! I really enjoyed this story and will check out more H Beam Piper... I like the reader's style too.

Thumbs up!

(5 stars)

I'm a big fan of the Little Fuzzy series (how it was written and characters developed). This was shorter but was just as enjoyable. Very nicely read also.

excellent work!

(5 stars)

A great story with a mystery thrown in. I was stumped at first but I figured it out right before the end of the story

Short Story

(5 stars)

This is a real quick story with an unexpected 'grin' ending. Good way to kill an hour. Reading is well done.

great surprise

(5 stars)

Good book, ok reader. A couple of words were mispronounced, but definitely not worth losing sleep over. Great surprise ending.