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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. 

From the Sunday Times best-selling author of Daisy Jones & The Six.

A lifetime holding it together.

One party will bring it crashing down. 

Malibu: August, 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva. 

The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the centre of attention and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro-tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he's been inseparable since birth.

Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can't stop thinking about promised she'll be there.

And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.

By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play and the loves and secrets that shaped this family's generations will all come bubbling to the surface.

Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them...and what they will leave behind.

©2021 Taylor Jenkins Reid (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Taylor Jenkins Reid has such a knack for creating characters you just want to read about it.

If you liked Daisy Jones then this will not disappoint! Set in Malibu, I loved the beach setting and the relationship between the Riva siblings.

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Engaging characters and story

A very engaging story with interesting characters. Great description of the joys of surfing. Terrific read and sensational performance by the reader.

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A great escape from reality

I really enjoyed this book, it was narrated beautifully and it made me feel like I was on a beach in Malibu.

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Addictive Read

Another 'masterpiece' from Taylor Jenkins Reid. Is there no end to this authors imagination and writing talents? And who better to bring it all alive than Julia Whelan. What a voice she has! Easy to visualise the movie with these diverse characters and scene setting. A great story of love and fame, of 'rags to riches' that culminates in opulence and luxury at the most sort after VIP party of the year. Brilliant, rich detail of this famous postcode had me there at the shorelines of Malibu, wishing I could surf. Heart warming characters, and a few to loathe, I was submerged to the very end. I couldn't stop listening, and as usual with Taylor, didn't want it to end! Loved it!

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captivating

Captivating storyline and one of the best narration I have heard.
Could not turn it off. loved itm

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Loved it!

Captivating story told beautifully.

The narrator was lovely to listen to.

Highly recommend for a great beach or holiday listen.

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Wow ! Loved this book.

Great story, terrific characters, great performance. I am going to listen to every book Taylor writes. Well done !

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Another epic Taylor Jenkins Reid novel

She knows how to throw a party and how to write a book. I loved this novel as much as I’ve loved the books that came before it. The clever subtlety of characters across all of her novels makes this book feel like an expansion of her already cleverly created universe.

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This book is a quick, light read. It does start of well and that’s the only reason I finished it. It’s turns into a mills and boon Hollywood story. Nothing like her previous book at all.

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Loved everything about it

Another triumph from the power duo that is Taylor Jenkins Reid and Julia Whelan. The story and its characters are really compelling and Whelan's performance is absolutely stunning as always.

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  • 23-07-2021

life is too short to waste it reading this book

The book was well narrated; however, the story was vacuous at best, a waste of time.

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  • tiggy
  • 08-07-2021

Good but way too many characters

Loved this book up to the ‘party’ but got increasingly bored by irrelevant characters introduced into the ‘party’ sections. The Riva’s were enough

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-2021

smooth narrator

the narrator has such a nice voice and the story is really good, the layout is interesting. compared, however to taylor jenkins-reid's other books, it is slightly lacking

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  • sarah marrie
  • 31-05-2021

Over hyped author

Its an ok vook, but this author and her books are over hyped; and i don’t get it. Theres too many characters in the story, so its hard to get invested in them.
I’m not sure if i would recommend this audiobook or this author.

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  • Jen Jacobs
  • 25-05-2022

Couldn’t stop listening!

Thoroughly enjoyed the book. I found the story gripping with so many twists and couldn’t stop listening

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  • Julie
  • 20-05-2022

Nailed it!

Waouh!
This book gave me all the feels. Nina ❤️
Thanks Taylor Jenkins Reid and thanks to Julia Whelan who is stunning.

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  • Olivia Baker
  • 10-05-2022

Easy summer read

Taylor Jenkins Reid doesn’t miss, and Malibu Rising is no exception it is the perfect easy read.

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  • Laura
  • 07-05-2022

Excellent narration and climatic plot

Another excellent story from TJR, if you loved Daisy Jones in the six and the seven husbands of Evelyn Reid, you will love this as well! Based around a tight knit family, there are hundreds of characters who all return to an infamous party on a Malibu Beach. Worth the bookstagram hype.

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  • Kiri Thomas
  • 05-05-2022

So-so

Fairly good story but for some reason, just didn’t care that much. Ending the worst feature - ridiculous.

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  • 4 Stanton Court
  • 14-04-2022

Light hearted relief

I really enjoyed this A little bit of fun and escapism in these roiling times.

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