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Sadie

Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (189 ratings)
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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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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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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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Great

Brilliant story and performance. A great YA mystery with lots of twists and turns, plus a genuinely good ending.

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  • EJ
  • 02-03-19

Beautiful.

Such a beautiful, compelling story. I think this book deserves all the hype it gets.

I also can't pause this audiobook enough. It was so well crafted, it felt like a real true crime podcast.

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Gripping from start to finish

The story was beautifully written and narrated, and sadly believable. It covers a lot of uncomfortable topics. You cannot help but feel the angst that Sadie is suffering. The actress that played Sadie was just amazing, bringing her to life. Sadie’s stutter formed part of the story and was portrayed with sensitivity.
I would highly recommend this audible book. I couldn’t put it down.

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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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Engaging story, beautifully told

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

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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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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.

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  • Linda
  • 20-09-18

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
  • 21-10-18

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
  • 14-09-18

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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  • Pam Audio-Fanatic
  • 14-03-19

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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  • Parker
  • 17-01-19

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
  • 15-01-19

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
  • 08-01-19

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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  • Burns
  • 29-12-18

That’s how it ends??

Enjoyed it until the very unfulfilling end. Feel like the story never finished. Hate books like this.

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  • Tracy Gold
  • 05-10-18

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
  • 01-10-18

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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