Where the Crawdads Sing

Version: Unabridged
Author: Delia Owens
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: April 2019
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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#1 New York Times Bestseller
More than 4 million copies sold
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

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.

Reviews (196)

Written by Nick B. on February 11th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Well I must admit this book put me in touch with my feminine side, not that there’s anything wrong with that! I guess it was written and read by ladies, and I’m thinking it was meant for ladies to read, but I did enjoy it very much. I’m a sucker for a love story. Yeah I love love.

Written by klj913 on February 11th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The ending seemed too wrapped up perfectly. The entire book was captivating, the girl in the marsh. But the ending didn’t seem to fit her character at all.


Written by Kirk S. on February 10th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really good from start to finish. Pulled in right away, and hung on to the end. The narrator was fantastic.

Written by Beckie C. on February 10th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What a story. I couldn’t stop listening. Narration was great

Written by Karen B. on February 9th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent book! I loved the Character development and the ending was amazing. A definite shock but not a surprise.


Written by Patti M. on February 7th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The characters all were distinctly identified by the narrator's change in voice tones and were consistent throughout the entire book. The story was a delightful blend of romance and mystery until the very end. A great read!

Written by Ronna F. on February 3rd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved it! Great read!


Written by Patricia B. on January 27th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved Loved Loved this book!!

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Written by Anonymous on January 24th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Quite a read.. with so many turns and heartaches.

Written by Kelly L. on January 24th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A really great read! Narrator was so good. Took a bit to get into but then I could not stop listening.