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Jennifer Volatile

Downingtown, Pennsylvania United States
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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,182

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS READ/LISTEN!

  • By Dianna on 08-21-18

Did I read a different book?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-19

This book was absolutely predictable. Every character was so predictable. Every action was so predictable with the exception of the decision that Teeth made, which he never would have made. Had he loved her as it was implied and many times stated, he never would have made that decision. Not ever. But it certainly gave a lot of drama to the book. And it was unnecessary.And the narrator that was chosen for this audible book was so annoying. It was as if she were romanticizing butter beans and hush puppies. And the voice that she gave to the main character was so babyish, it wasn’t even realistic as she got older. How do I not purchase this book I would not have finished it.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,000

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Meh.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-16

It was really hard to understand why all the characters in this book are so faulted; weak and immoral. The narrative was very good, however, but the story and its popularity..???? I don't get it.