‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Soars Back to Top of Bestsellers List Just in Time for its Streaming Debut
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Four years since readers first cracked it open, the murder-mystery novel Where the Crawdads Sing by author Delia Owens has finally gotten the film adaptation its fans have been patiently waiting for after all this time. And right on cue, the bestselling book has reclaimed its spot near the top of Amazon’s bestsellers chart — becoming the No. 1 most-sold book on the retailer’s site back in July (currently No. 3), after an already-impressive 179 weeks on the list alone.
Directed by Olivia Newman and produced by Reese Witherspoon, the film adaptation of the popular novel premiered in theaters July 15. And like the book, it follows the main character Kya Clark, played by Normal People‘s Daisy Edgar-Jones as “an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina,” according to the film’s official synopsis.
On the heels of its theatrical release, here’s how to read the novel that inspired the film for free, plus where to buy tickets to the movie, listen to the soundtrack (featuring Taylor Swift) online, and how to stream it for free right now.
Where the Crawdads Sing: Theatrical Premiere, Soundtrack, How to Buy Tickets Online
If you’re ready to check out the film that’s based on the hit novel, you can still watch Where the Crawdads Sing in theaters across the country now. Sites like Fandango let you check where it’s playing in your area and reserve your tickets online ahead of time.
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While the film’s theatrical premiere helped catapult the novel back to the top of the bestsellers list, its soundtrack also helped grabbed fans attention online. In June, Taylor Swift released one of the film’s original songs, “Carolina,” produced by Swift along with Aaron Dessner, who worked with the star on both 2020’s Folklore and its follow-up Evermore.
If you can’t wait to hear the song in the movie, it’s available on all the major streaming platforms right now. Amazon Music subscribers, meantime, can stream the song for free, and you can also purchase it through the site too if you have Prime account.
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The original novel was released in August 2018 and got an instant boost when Reese Witherspoon selected it for her book club. Where the Crawdads Sing would go on to become Amazon’s most sold fiction release for 2019. The premiere of the new film has now propelled Where the Crawdads Sing back to the top of the Amazon charts.
Get the book on Kindle and paperback online. Want to read the novel for free? Readers can read Where the Crawdads Sing online with a 30-day free trial to Kindle here. You can listen to the audiobook for free right now with a free trial to Audible.
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How to Watch Where the Crawdads Sing Online Free: Stream it on Prime Video, Purchase on Vudu, Google, iTunes
Months since its premiere in theaters, fans of the book can now stream Where the Crawdads Sing for free on Prime Video. Stream Where the Crawdads Sing on Prime Video. If you want to buy the film, you can purchase Where the Crawdads Sing online right now on Vudu for $19.99, and it’s also available on Google and in the iTunes Store.
Where the Crawdads Sing is also available to preorder on Blu-ray and DVD on Amazon. The film officially gets released on Sept. 13, 2022.
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