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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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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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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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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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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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Loved it!

I couldn’t put it down. I love beaches and fantasy so it’s great to get a look at how the rich could live. But what you have to give up for those benefits. Great summer book!

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Like watching very expensive paint dry

One of the dullest books I’ve read this year. No plot really, just the meandering antics of a Mick Jagger styles rock star and his many offspring. Best thing about it was the excellent narration.

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Taylor Jenkins Reid has done it again. Wow 👏

Taylor Jenkins Reid has created genuinely believable, in-depth characters. The story is so immersive that you forget they exist only in the pages of a book. The writing is quite simply exquisite. I felt every emotion possible.

The author leads you on an incredible journey of lives tainted by fame and fortune. The Riva children are resilient and fiercely loyal despite their unorthodox upbringing. They come up against tough times but grow stronger and closer through their shared experiences.

I loved this book and didn't want it to end. It was perfect.

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Wonderful to read

Amazing and wonderfully written. What a book! I read myself in the main character. Highly recommend

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A waste of time. Literally nothing happened and as sweet as the sibling’s bond is, it was all for nothing, at least that’s how I felt.

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Not as good as daisy jones or evelyn hugo

I was very excited about this but sadly its not as good as daisy jones of evelyn Hugo.
Essentially just a less substantial story.
The party section with the all the new characters introduced felt contrived just to fill the book.