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 (293)


Written by Scott S. on October 18th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It took a handful of chapters to really get into it, but once I did it was an incredible read!

Written by Anonymous on October 15th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

what an incredible story!

Written by Jacob B. on October 13th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 1/5


Written by Lori H. on October 12th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book. I cried a few times though.

Written by Sarah Z. on October 10th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this book immensely, what a beautiful story of survival.

Written by Christine H. on October 9th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good book

Written by Kira R. on September 28th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Such a great story!

Written by Wendy H. on September 24th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5


Written by Marie S. on September 24th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great read exciting twists and turns very moving story!

Written by Anonymous on September 17th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Don’t really understand the hype. The narrator was extremely annoying. I’ll remember to never listen to a book when a narrator is voicing all the characters in different accents and voices.