Last month, I listened to A LOT of audiobooks. Nine of the books I read in April were at least partially listened to on audio (two of them weren’t great, so I ended up switching to the physical book). And, out of all nine audiobooks, I am still thinking about the first one I listened to.
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Narrated by Rebecca Soler, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner, Gabra Hackmann, full cast
7 hours and 57 minutes
Up until this year, I have not been a fan of full-cast audiobooks. And, honestly, I’m still on the fence . Daisy Jones & The Six definitely made me open to exploring more books that have more than one narrator. And one I’d been hearing about for a while was Sadie. I’d been putting it off for a while because I just wasn’t super interested in an audiobook with multiple narrators. But everyone was right, this audiobook is amazing.
Because so much of this story is told in the form of a podcast, it really lends itself well to the audiobook format. Like with Daisy Jones, I think the full cast just works well for this sort of storytelling. I’m still not sold on full cast audiobooks as a whole, but I think books like this, that are told through interviews or in formats that evoke multi-media, like the podcast, are something I can get on board with. I haven’t yet visited podcast land, but I might just have to start after finishing this book.
As for the story itself, I loved Sadie. It’s wonderfully dark (I’ve been reading a lot of those lately), and definitely my kind of book. This didn’t feel like young adult at all, which is what it’s marketed as, though I would say it’s appropriate for that age group. If, like me, you enjoy true crime everything (particularly podcasts), I’d definitely recommend this one!
If you have a favorite audiobook, share it in the comments – I’m always looking for good audiobook recommendations. Are there any other books with multiple narrators you think I might like?
In case you missed it: check out my April Audiobook of the Month! And, if you need ideas for what to do while you’re listening, click here for Self-Care You Can Do While Listening to Audiobooks.