Sadie by Courtney Summers (Audiobook Review)

Sadie by Courtney Summers

SadieFormat: Audiobook

Source: Scribd

Publisher: Macmillan

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary

Narrator: Rebecca Soler, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner, Gabra Hackmann, full cast

Length: 7 hours 57 minutes

Publication Date: 18th September 2018

Synopsis/Blurb (Goodreads):

“A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about.

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.”

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My Thoughts & Review

This is a very popular book. It has had a lot of hype and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. In fact, it is so popular that I wasn’t actually able to get a copy from my library as there is still a very long waiting list. But I decided to try out a free trail on Scribd and I found Sadie was available on audiobook.

For those of you who haven’t already read Sadie. This is a story that is told through podcasts and from Sadie’s POV which is written in first person. In this book we follow Sadie a 19 year old who is out to find the person who she truly believes murdered her younger sister. I don’t want to go into too much detail about the plot as I feel that would lead to me giving away too many spoilers.

At first I found it a little hard to follow both the podcasts and the events that unfolded through Sadie’s POV, as the podcasts were a few months behind. But once I got used to both the alternating stories the storyline came together and started to make sense.

Although, I enjoyed the character’s and the storyline generally and there were moments that had me hooked, but there were also parts that felt a little slow and they were parts that I struggled.

All in all, a good interesting read, that I’m glad I finally got around to reading, but it just wasn’t and outstanding out of this world read that I was hoping for after reading all the raving reviews. Although I haven’t rated this book 5 out of 5. I give it a solid 3, and would highly recommend the audiobook, it brought the book to life and the story is read by a full cast which made it even better. 

This was my first Courtney Summer’s book but hope to read more in the near future. 

Trigger Warnings: Paedophilia, loss of a loved one, sexual assault, murder, talk of suicide, drug use, and underage drinking are just some of the trigger warnings.

My Rating


Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Leave a comment below and let’s have a chat.

Happy Reading!!!

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  1. Great review, Mani! This is definitely a very hyped book but I also know there are many mixed reviews about it — I think a lot of people were let down by the hype. I still need to read it but I heard that since it’s told through podcast format that the audiobook is the way to go. I’ll hopefully get to it soon 🙂

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    • Thanks Dini. Definitely recommend the audiobook, just for the podcast bits. Look forward to finding out what your thoughts are when you manage to read it. 😉


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