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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More than 7 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine 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.

Reviews (268)

Written by Teresa W. on August 12th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have both read the book and listened to it. I really enjoyed both.

Written by Anonymous on August 12th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Lovely written book.

Written by Kristen J. on August 11th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book has incredible depth to it. Crying, laughing and contemplating our way of life—first truly moving audio book I’ve listened to.

Written by Monica M. on August 11th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

such a thriller!! narrator was perfect.

Written by Toni C. on August 10th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was on of the most interesting books I’ve read in a long time. It combined science, psychology, mystery, nature, social commentary, and suspense in a most enjoyable read. I never wanted to put it down. I became so emotionally attached to Kya that I was able to feel her loneliness, pain, joy, and solitude the whole way through. This may have been Delia Owens’ first novel but I hope it won’t be her last.

Written by Christina D. on August 9th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful story with relatable emotions of alienation, strength and perseverance. I highly recommend.

Written by Aletta A. on August 9th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic Book, I enjoyed it immensely.

Written by Elizabeth F. on August 9th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful and a must read book!!

Written by Sheri H. on August 9th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Beautifully written with a narration that brings it to life. Highly recommend!


Written by Emily M. on August 5th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Hands Down on my favorite books! Love the narrative and description of everything! Can’t wait to see this in the movies :))