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- By: Emma Cline
- Narrated by: Cady McClain
- Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air, and the sidewalks radiate heat. Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls. And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways.
- By Andrea Dickinson on 12-10-2016
Apart from this feeling terribly miscast, its delivery is also laboured and dull.
Overly written and difficult to follow. If it weren't for bookclub I wouldn't have finished it.