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Sadie

Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2018 Odyssey Award

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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vanessa (The Wolf and Books)
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Morgan
  • 17-09-2018

Best Audible Ive heard

So many different voices! It was so so so good. I was left in tears at the ending! a MUST READ!

The podcast style was amazing and so creative.

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  • Butterflymommy
  • 21-01-2019

I just can't

listening to this book is amazing !!! I just can't get over ending at all

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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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  • Leonie
  • 15-02-2019

the story was so good!

Sadie felt so real and this book was an adventure and eeverything that I didn't want to stop reading this book the emotions and the actions felt so likeable and realistic to caption the pains Sadie was going through, I loved the podcast elements that plays in this story the narrator's did a good job bringing Sadie's world and life to reality

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  • Emsie
  • 05-02-2019

Engaging story, beautifully told

I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend for both its content and narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-01-2019

Disappointed

Might have been that I was expecting too much of this book because of all the praise it gets. Might also be that I'm too old for YA. The plot is okay, nothing more than that. Performance was decent, but definitely not as brilliant as everyone described it to be. The writing style was a bit poor as well.

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  • Ifrah Hassan
  • 14-01-2019

Wow, what a story!

At first I believe this would be a cliche mystery novel with predictable plot. However, it anything but predictable. The audio version of this book is insane and the story flows so effortlessly.