I’ve not listened to near as many audio books as I used to. I got out of the habit. I wasn’t in the sewing room as much. I had spend so much time with Kramer and with family. I’m finding ways to sneak audio books back into my life. I’ve missed books.
This is the book that pulled me out of my hiatus, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
I listened on audio. It was my favorite reader Cassandra Campbell. I often will go on the hunt for a book to listen to and purposely pick one that she has read as I like the way she reads so much.
The good news is that beyond the reader, I liked the book too. I liked it a lot. It’s one of those books that a person needs to stay with until the very end it as it isn’t until the last pages that the truth is revealed. I will admit to liking the book so much that I was trying to finish it up one morning before childcare. A few minutes before I got to the end, the kids showed up and I had to quit listening…oh the pain of not being able to finish!!
So all day as I was doing childcare I waited and waited for nap time to come. I had looked at my book…I needed to listen about FIVE more minutes so after I got the kids laid down for nap and sleeping, I scurried out to the kitchen, turned my book on, the volume down and listened for the remaining five minutes. Oh my….What a good book!!
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“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.
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, 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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.8 stars. Over 15,500 people have reviewed the book. That is HIGH praise. I rarely ever see that many accolades for any book. I give the book the same 4.8 stars. Lots of people only read a book or two every year, this on is the book to read…perfect for vacation…give it a try and let me know what you think.