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Sadie

Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vanessa K.
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stephanie
  • 10-12-2018

This book is beyond imagination, BUT-

I want to start by saying I haven't finished this book and I might not. I desperately want to know the ending but one thing that needs to be noted for anyone considering listening... if you were a victim of sexual abuse as a child, this book will be an incredibly hard listen, because while it is a work of fiction, the abuse she suffers is real for many and you might find your own history mirrored to you. The writing is compelling and once you start, stopping will be difficult but you need to determine if it is worth putting yourself through that.

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  • Turtledon
  • 07-12-2018

phenomenal story and memorable narration style

A thrilling mystery coupled with a podcast/first person narration style that is not seen often, if at all, in the audio book industry. I finished this audio book in one sitting, and was sitting on the edge of my seat for most of it. When it finally ends, you are faced with a grim yet gratifying conclusion and the heartbreaking realization, or affirmation for some, that Sadie's and Mattie's story mirrors so many around the globe. This story was written with so much passion and vitality, I can't wait to delve more into Courtney Summers's works. If you need a good book to get rid of that book hangover- this is it.

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  • RueRue
  • 07-12-2018

Good use of audio format

This story lends itself well to audio since it is written, in part, as a podcast. I liked that part of the story best. The backstory, told by Sadie, wasn't as compelling. I guess I kept evaluating her behavior and decisions from my adult perspective, and her actions were definetely juvenile. Also, the majority of adults in this story are not very decent people; they're mostly addicts, pedophiles, and neglectful. *Spoiler* the unresolved ending also bothered me; after spending the entire (8) hours looking for Sadie, I felt that more of a conclusion was warranted.

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  • Heather bense
  • 07-12-2018

Please. Read. This. Book.

I’ve always been wary of audiobooks, I didn’t really like them, but this one has completely changed my views. The recording in beautiful. I love the voice of Sadie and the podcast portion makes me feel like I’m tuning into an episode of Serial. As for the story? It gripped me from the beginning. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. They only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because I’m sad it ended. Amazing story and arguably an even better narration. I fully recommend.

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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.