Sadie

Sadie

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018
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Sadie's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated Colorado town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. When Mattie is found dead, and the police investigation is botched, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice. She hits the road following a few meager clues. When West McCray, a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America, hears Sadie's story, 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.--
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2018
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781250300911
1250300916
Branch Call Number: EAUDIO YA OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7 hr., 57 min., 27 sec.)) : digital
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OPL_MichelleC Mar 11, 2020

One of the reasons I was drawn to this book was because of the podcast tie-in. The podcast chapters are truly remarkable in the audio format. This aspect could come off as gimmicky, but instead serves as an excellent mechanism that propels the plot forward while layering the drama and suspense. A full cast of voices adds depth to the characters and the stories they tell. The production of the audio effects feels like you’re listening to a real podcast.

Embedded within Sadie is a thorough meditation on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and what it takes to stop the cycle of assault when many women and girls do not even have a voice, or a choice.

KCLSQueennie Oct 03, 2019

The audiobook of this title is dynamic as it features a full cast. Finished this book quickly because I needed to know what happened to the missing girls!

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bezoarbezoarbezoar
Jul 31, 2019

How far would you go to get justice for someone you love? Sadie will push herself to the limit and then beyond, traveling hundreds of miles, risking injury, and putting herself directly in harm's way - all for her little sister.

This is definitely for fans of true crime podcasts. I LOVED that it was recorded with a full cast - but it made me wonder what the experience would be if I had just read this instead of listening to the audio. One of the best parts of this book was that the "episodes" alternated with Sadie's 1st person narration. This added a depth and level of catharsis that never quite comes from a true crime podcast.

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