Where the Crawdads Sing Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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"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|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 14, 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #1 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1 in Historical Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Coming of Age Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Historical Romances
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2019
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I only keep few book's that I know I will read again. This is staying in my library.
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If this flimsy and wholly ridiculous plot line were in any way to be redeemed, it might have been through quality of writing because of the interesting environment of the swamp and its wildlife, but even in this the novel fails. The only passable passages are indeed the ones in which Ms Owens describes the swamp life. The dialogue is ridiculous, the love scenes are stitched together out of worn-out cliches, and the suspension of disbelief required of the reader is just asking way too much.
I have no doubt that Delia Owens is an excellent naturalist and ecologist and an asset to her field. But as a novelist, she doesn't cut it. Don't waste your money on this book.