Finding Sagrado

  • by Roger E. Carrier
  • Narrated by Scott Thomas
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Teenage Odyssey for Adults and Mature Teenage Readers: Roger E. Carrier tells an engaging story of youth, redemption, and sexual coming of age in New Mexico. In 1971, 17-year-old Shane Russell makes a well-planned escape from a Michigan winter and sets off on a 2,000-mile adventure in search of a town that exists only between the covers of Richard Bradford's famous New Mexico novel Red Sky at Morning. Driven to recreate the nude scenes and vivid characters in Bradford's fictional town of Sagrado, Shane forever touches the lives of his widowed landlady, the detective hired to find him, and his new friends at a colorful high school deep in the Land of Enchantment. Against the backdrop of his father's death in Vietnam and life with his stepmother's new boyfriend, Shane flees the painful realities of his life. In doing so, he finds a place where bats fly and love heals the wounds of the human spirit.


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Terrific Coming of Age Story

I really enjoyed listening to "Finding Sagrado." In fact, I think it should/could win a YA literary award. This was a well-written and well performed audiobook. The protagonist Shane decides to set out on a journey that takes him to places he's never been where he meets new people, makes friends, and even enrolls in a new school while in search of the fictional town of Sagrado. It was a good coming of age story and I love that it was set in New Mexico.

This story was richly narrated by Scott Thomas. He did a fantastic job. He did very well with the characters, differentiating them all perfectly. His accents were great. His performance was entirely enjoyable and completely flawless.

I look forward to seeing what Roger E. Carrier does next as well as listening to more audiobooks read by Scott Thomas.

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- Teresa "It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing."

Excellent Read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend this book highly to a friend.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Viola, she was such a vibrant character. I think everyone went to school with a Viola.

Which character – as performed by Scott Thomas – was your favorite?

Sandra was my favorite character. Scott Thomas did her wonderfully.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I did.. I did not want to put it down.I wanted to see what was going to happen next.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Marla

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2015
  • Publisher: Roger E. Carrier