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Where the Crawdads Sing

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Delia Owens

Narrated By: Cassandra Campbell

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: August 2018

Duration: 12 hours 12 minutes


#1 New York Times Bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

'I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!'--Reese Witherspoon

'Painfully beautiful.'--The New York Times Book Review

'Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver.'--Bustle

For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.


  • Jacqui S.

    Best book in forever. Beautifully written and narrated.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Graeme I.

    This was one of the most beautiful stories I have heard for a long time. It was so moving and uplifting - such a poignant story. The narrator brought the book alive if I could give her 6 stars I would. Certainly a book to recommend to those who want a lovely experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Linda K.

    This is now in my top 10 all time favorites. It captured my heart on so many levels...crawdads, hermit like existence, wildlife, biology, small town dynamics, love and longing, mystery, and can’t wait for the next page. Also, Cassandra Campbell is an excellent reader, my first audio with her, and I’d pick a new book, just because she’s the reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tasha B.

    This was one of best books I have read in awhile. it touches you on so many levels. It deals with social isolation, abandonment, resilience of the human spirit and love and loss. I was engaged the whole time and when I wasnt reading found myself thinking about characters and what would happen next. I cant wait to read another book by this author.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  • Christine B.

    This was a FABULOUS read. The focus on Nature and the ways of swamp people felt authentic. I fell in love with Kia and her drive to survive. I’d read it again

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Carrie B.

    Hands down, the best book that I have read in years.

  • Rebecca G.

    I really enjoyed this book. It was beautifully written and the narration made it easy to really enjoy.

  • Marilyn O.

    This book has become one of my all time favorites. A beautiful story, beautifully narrated.

  • Lisa S.

    Loved this book!

  • Nancy K.

    This book is great! I liked it from beginning to end, and can’t stop thinking about it since I finished it. The narrator was very good.

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