The Return Play | Podium Audio

Oleander Springs

The Return Play

Book 1

By: Mariah Dietz

Performed by: Neill Thorne, Samantha Brentmoor

Released: October 24, 2023

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 12 hr, 51 min

Hudson McKinley, starting quarterback for the Camden Knights, is preparing for the most crucial season of his college career when a familiar stranger returns, and his entire world gets turned upside down—or possibly, right side up.
Evelyn Watts spent every summer of her childhood in Oleander Springs, escaping the orderly confines of her life and submerging herself into the chaos and fun found there. But those summers ended four years ago, and since then, new plans were paved—ones that required focus, discipline, and a new ending that didn’t involve Oleander Springs… Until she drove those plans off the rails.
Now Evelyn’s back in Oleander Springs, Hudson’s no longer looking at her like she’s just a friend, and she realizes that childhood crushes evolve into adult fantasies.
It was supposed to be a temporary return, but are they ready to make a play for more?
USA Today bestselling author Mariah Dietz will have you swooning, laughing, and staying up late to finish this childhood friends-to-lovers sports romance!



Mariah Dietz



Neill Thorne

Audie nominated narrator Neill Thorne brings a storyteller's heart and a conversational style to his narration, whether it is conveying emotional intensity in a modern romance, delivering the exciting action of a technothriller, or exhibiting the snarky sarcasm of a wise-cracking detective story. A native Southerner who has studied 5 languages, Neill has a knack for accents, giving authenticity and depth to his reading.



Samantha Brentmoor

Samantha Brentmoor is an Iranian-American voice over actor raised in Kansas and based in New York. Her versatile voice has been bringing complex women and their love lives to life in audiobooks and videogames with over a hundred romance titles recorded to date. Samantha performs in other genres and v.o. styles under her real name. Ask nicely and she might tell you what it is.