Where the Crawdads Sing
Written by Delia Owens
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
September 2019 Group Selection
THE WALKING BOOK CLUB SNEAKER RATINGS:
Motivation to Move: 4.9 Sneakers
Quality of Narration: 4.8 Sneakers
Overall Experience: 4.9 Sneakers
Moving and listening time: 12 hours 12 minutes moving
REVIEW: LISTEN BEFORE THE MOVIE IS RELEASED
There’s a reason why Crawdads is a #1 New York Times bestseller and is now being made into a big-screen movie! It’s outstanding!
We encourage the listener to take the time to investigate the many interesting book extras. Like why Owens chose the marsh as the setting for Crawdads, the origins of the phrase “sneaky f*&#r,” the mating dance of fireflies, and the meaning of moon phases.
You can find these book extras and more in our Discussion Group. Simply search Where The Crawdads Sing through the spyglass at the top right of the FaceBook page. It will blow you away how Owen seamlessly blends in interesting gems of biology in Where The Crawdads Sing.
Because it starts with young Kya in 1940 and follows the story of her life, Owens can weave together many aspects. Not only does she include environmental science, she blends mystery, romance, poetry, courtroom drama, and coming of age.
Thus, Where The Crawdads Sing has a little something for everyone. It’s no surprise that the audiobook ranks in the top favorites for The Walking Book Club. Let us know what you think in the comments, and come back and share after you see the movie. (June 2022 release)
Here’s what our members had to say:
“And the ending OMG, what a great ending. I loved this book….”
“I thought the narrator did an excellent job.”
“I was in awe that this person (narrator) who read the book could remember how each character talked and read so effortlessly.”
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