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Where the Crawdads Sing

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Cassandra Campbell

12 Hours 13 Minutes

Penguin Audio

August 2018

Audio Book Summary

More than 18 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese’s Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

“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

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.

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.

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  • Nicki C.

    Loved this book. The author must have spent an enormous amount of time learning the flora and fauna of the marsh. Every sentence was so well crafted you could feel the pain of this child and hear the bird calls and the water. Just a wonderful read

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  • Anonymous

    Took me half the book to slowly discover why it was on the “ Best Seller’s “ list ! Slow moving but interesting l the Narrator was terrific with all the different characters accents !!

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  • Marilyn O.

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

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  • Anonymous

    I lived this book and got used to the narrator after awhile, although the accents just didn't quite seem to fit and felt they were made up and not authentic. But after the first few chapters it didn't matter and the story made the slight annoyance about the accents go away. All in all well worth the listen.

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  • 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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  • Cynthia M.

    This is a wonderful story and Cassandra Campbell, as always, does it perfect justice.

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  • Joanna J.

    This was not only a fantastic,gripping and lovely book and the narration added so much to feeling fully engrossed in this book.

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  • Susie J.

    Where the Crawdads Sing was one of the best reads. I loved the characters, the story line, and the person reading the story. What a great story, kept my interest through the entire book.

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  • Brooke M.

    Uneventful, very long story about nothing. I kept wait for something to happen, easy read and extremely predictable. Unsure why so highly acclaimed.

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