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Sadie

Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2019 Odyssey Award
Winner of the 2019 Audie Award for Young Adult Audiobook

An innovative audiobook production featuring more than 30 voices, Sadie explores the depth of a sister's love - poised to be the next story listeners won't be able to pause.

A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind.

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister, Mattie, in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray - a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America - overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

Courtney Summers' Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep listeners riveted until the last track.

©2018 Courtney Summers (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"A haunting, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly compelling read. Sadie grabs you and won't let you go until you've borne witness." (Veronica Roth, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Carve the Mark and the Divergent series)

"An electrifying thriller, taut as a bowstring. A coming-of-age tale, both gritty and sensitive. A poignant drama of love and loss. This - all this - is Sadie: a novel for readers of any age, and a character as indelible as a scar. Flat-out dazzling." (A.J. Finn, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Woman in the Window)

"Courtney Summers's powerful story of love, neglect, abuse, and revenge is narrated with irresistible urgency by Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner, along with an ensemble of supporting narrators...this is a production that will not be forgotten." (AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner)

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I'm not okay.

This book fucked me up. Can't even handle writing this review, so I'll just tell you this: READ THIS BOOK NOW.

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What a story!

Wish I found out the truth but I think it would also be best to leave it to my imagination!

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Heartbreaking and important read

Amazing writing but utterly HEARTBREAKING - it’s devastating that such evil exists. The love and protection Sadie has for her sister is palpable through Summers’ writing. Not for the faint hearted.

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good

Some voices didn't fit the description but overall it was really great. I definitely enjoyed it.

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Best Audio Production Ever!

A full cast, a podcast, music, authentic background noises; this Audio book was excellent and the story was incredibly gripping, mysterious and raw!

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Thoroughly enjoyed it

This is the first audio book I have ever listened to, and I feel like it has set a high standard. I enjoyed the plot, the characters and I loved the ending. It felt very atmospheric. I loved the character of Sadie who was narrated perfectly. My only criticism us that some of the smaller parts sounded monotone and brought me out the the story.

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Silly

not in the least convincing. A lame storyline, I only kept listening waiting for something to happen.

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  • Linda
  • 20-09-2018

Brilliant, Courtney Summers, author to follow

Couldn't get Sadie out of my mind. I wept and stayed up all night to finish this book. If you get one audio book this year, it's this.

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  • Vanessa
  • 21-10-2018

Exceptional Storytelling & A New Favorite

This was probably one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to. Though I don't listen to much so the bar is set high for me now. The voice for Sadie did an excellent job with her stutter and capturing the emotion of suppressed teenage rage. This whole audiobook was phenomenal! I finished it in less time than I expected because I was both disturbed and compelled. The entire cast was believable and the story... the STORY was the best written story I've read in a long time. It has a nice blend of both thriller and mystery. Adult Thriller writers ought to take notes.

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  • Parker
  • 17-01-2019

Best Audio Book I’ve Ever Listened To

I’m already a huge fan of Courtney Summers’ work, so I knew going into Sadie that I was going to love it, but this is perhaps the best audio book I’ve ever listened to. The narrators did a fantastic job at immersing me in the story, so much so that by the end of the book, I forgot it was just that—a book. This book wrecked me, and I highly recommend giving it a listen.

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  • J. Frederick
  • 14-09-2018

This is a book that has to be listened to.

The story is very good (although heartbreaking), but the performance blew me away. Brilliant audiobook

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-2019

Best audio book I've ever listened to

This was incredible in every way! Highly recommended. Performance was out of this world and the story was so well thought out.

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  • Sara
  • 08-01-2019

Seriously amazing performance!!

So I really don't know who was who but this audio was like going to the theater! I've never listened to anything like this before and I've listened to several hundred audiobooks. It was amazingly creative! I loved how you could hear the background during the podcast interviews... hearing the cafe noises or hearing people inhale and exhale while smoking.

As far as the storyline, this was a great one. It was interesting and a bit vague but ultra interesting! I do wish I had some definite answers to the story but not knowing everything makes it seem real.

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 14-03-2019

Wow

Amazing…
This is not my genre at all and I was blown away by this story.
I couldn’t turn it off I was up way, way too late and the first thing I did when I got up was put it back on.
This has been recommended to me by a few people and for whatever reason, I kept putting it off I am so glad I gave it a chance.

It had me on the edge of my seat, it had me thinking, guessing and even in tears.
The mystery aspect and how it unfolds really just sucked me in.
That ending…. Hot diggity it really left me with so many more questions and if that was the author’s goal she achieved it.

I am a romance girl at heart so this full cast had me thrown for a little bit but once I got into it I couldn’t imagine it not being told in this way. It was fantastic.

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  • Kenia
  • 19-01-2019

I was not expecting to like this as much as I did.

This is the type of book you avoid because you don’t want to feel feelings. This is the type of book that you get so involved with you almost feel like your investigating along side the characters. This is the type of story you cry your eyes out because you can physically feel every word being written. This is my type of book. I fell in love with it and I’m sad and angry and relieved and left with so many unanswered questions. I recommend this to everyone!

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  • Tracy Gold
  • 05-10-2018

Excellent audiobook

This was an amazing audiobook! I can’t imagine a better format for consuming this book because of the podcast structure. So haunting and so good.

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  • Elisabet Salas
  • 01-10-2018

Holy Sh*t

Wow this story was beautiful and a punch in the gut too and I have no words anymore

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  • canine companion
  • 21-12-2018

Kept me enthralled

A thoroughly enjoyable listen due to the voices and a great story. I loved the different angles of the story and the unexpected twists.

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  • Mika
  • 27-10-2018

Great audiobook, story itself a bit lacking.

I found the audiobook incredibly done, the cast was fantastic, yet the story somehow fell flat for me.

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  • A Regular Customer of Amazon
  • 14-11-2019

A bit boring.

seems to be all over the place. Hard to pickup. Not a book for.me. sorry.

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  • RosePetal86
  • 05-11-2019

Very boring where is the story?

Loved the style of the story with the podcasts but this story was boring nothing much happened for most of the book. I barely made it to the end

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  • Miss L E Turvey
  • 17-09-2019

amazing production

best audible book I've listened to for its production. it's incredible and immersive and that all just makes the story all the more gripping and harrowing. I loved it.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 16-09-2019

Meant to be an audiobook

I loved listening to "Sadie" as the novel's structure is extremely suitable for the audio format. Half the story is told as a podcast (felt unbelievably real) and the main character struggles with a stutter (outstanding performance on this).

Overall, it's a fantastic novel and the audio adaptation is superb. Sadie as a character really comes alive, she (and most of the other characters) feel real and their actions are believable. This authenticity made it a though read sometimes, but it was absolutely worth the tears I cried.

The story was heartbreaking and uniquely told which makes it such an addictive read.
Strongly recommended, even for people that usually don't go for YA (like myself).

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  • Amber
  • 20-08-2019

Loved it!

I loved the story and was hooked from beginning to end... I loved the different voices, it was like watching a tv show. But that ending, it hurts.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-2019

Amazing experience

The narrators did an outstanding, hard hitting performance. Highly recommended in this format.

Best Audiobook I ever listened to.

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  • Louise loves books
  • 30-07-2019

Mild spoilers ahead.

Wow, this is incredible. I just wish we got to find out what happened between Jack and Sadie. I want Sadie to have gone home to Claire and be with her family.
This audio book made me cry and it broke my heart in so many places. The pain in Sadie’s words as she recounts her journey it kills me that you will never know what actually happened in the end.
I just beg that the author lets us in on the knowledge that Sadie is okay.

5 stars for this.

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  • Reflecting Bookworm
  • 20-07-2019

Enjoyable

The plot was great, I loved the format and dual narrative but I felt a bit letdown by two of the narrators. They showed no emotion and barely any acting skills where the rest of the cast blew them out of the water so it was disappointing