Where the Crawdads Sing Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
More than 15 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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|Listening Length||12 hours and 12 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||August 14 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #10 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1 in Coming of Age Fiction (Books)
#1 in Historical Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
Reviewed in Canada on February 11, 2021
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This is a book every mother should give to her daughter about the age twelve or thirteen. But men will appreciate it too. And there should be a film. If I ever read a book which should be a movie, this is it.
Imagine you are the youngest girl in a family of five other siblings and Ma and Pa. Pa is an alcoholic abuser of his wife and most unpleasant fellow. After enduring him for years, Ma walks out of the marsh one day and never returns. This is only the beginning of the abandonment of Kya, five years old. I hope that peaked your interest as I have no intention of ruining one of the best stories I've ever read by telling you more. Let's just say, that you will never forget Kya long after you've finished the book.
Where the Crawdads Sing is an extraordinary tale, well told.
I think I will return to my faster paced thrillers and mysteries.
Owen delights and surprises in equal measure as her coming-of-age tale soars and plummets as briskly as the marsh grasses and the long-legged birds she so loves, celebrating the beauty and brutality of man and nature, interwoven with the intricacies of surviving a dysfunctional family, abandonment, and being cast aside by society.
A work that will linger with one for a long time, begging to be reread and shared.
As a book club recommendation, it ends there. The characters are stereotypical and the dialect use is inconsistent/distracting. The male characters have the same conversation with Kya. The plot has no surprises or twists. Murder mystery? No. The last chapter is just... anticlimactic.
I finished it because it was my Chritstmas present to myself. I didn't realize that Reese's Book Club is for "older teens/adults". Not a book my book club would read.