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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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Fantastic performance of a good book

Julia Whelan has totally nailed this book. Wonderful performance! The story is good- not the best of Miss Reid- but great to listen.

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  • sarah marrie
  • 31-05-21

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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  • Rhian22
  • 20-06-21

Brilliant

Love all the audio books that Julia whelan narrates, loved it! Another absolutely brilliant book by a very talented author

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  • Martyna
  • 19-06-21

easy summer read

loved it. easy to listen, well written, Julia Whelan is very nice to listen to. One reader which I like.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-06-21

Perfect summer read!

Absolutely loved this book, it transported me to the sunny climes of Malibu, in the company of captivating characters & a story that felt like I didn’t want it to end.

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  • M. Y. Mim
  • 06-06-21

Not worth a free credit

Trash, and not in a good way. Writing is mediocre at best: awkward sex thrown in for no purpose but to ‘spice it up’; characters unbelievable, barely three-dimensional; predictable plot except when an absurd twist bearing no verisimilitude is thrown in; dialogue clunky. Narrator’s okay, if you can stand a whiny US accent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-21

A bit mixed

Good story and great narration but essentially another story about thin, 'attractive' white people so nothing new. Lots of emphasis on everyone's attractiveness - clearly very very important.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-05-21

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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  • stephen
  • 19-06-21

Different...good

I really like the style of writing in this book and the previous Daisy Jones and the Six. Great characters that you care about.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-06-21

Not her best

My least favorite of her books sadly, I had great expectations! Character development and story line really missed the mark on being interesting or endearing.