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Publisher's Summary

From the author of Buried Deep and The House on the Water comes a shocking thriller about a young podcaster who’s investigating a cold case in her hometown and determined to uncover the truth at any cost. 

Paige Barrett was living her dream as a journalist in New York City, racking up bylines as a staff writer at The Razor, a cutting-edge online magazine. But when she’s suddenly fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, she finds herself back home in the quaint seaside town of Shoreham, Florida, waiting tables and living in her sister’s guesthouse. 

Restless and itching for something meaningful to occupy her time, she decides to launch a true-crime podcast about the death of Jessica Cady, a beloved teacher who died mysteriously 20 years earlier. The case went cold with no leads and no suspects, but the more Paige digs into the woman’s death, the closer she comes to a killer. In a small town like Shoreham, it’s impossible to keep a secret forever.  

Tell Her Story is performed by Dakota Fanning and features the voices of LJ Ganser, Vikas Adam, Emily Bauer, Ann Osmond, Fred Berman, Jonathan Davis, and Laura Darrell.  

©2022 Margot Hunt (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Margot Hunt is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of three novels and the Audible Original Buried Deep. Her debut psychological thriller Best Friends Forever, which examines the complexity of female friendships against a backdrop of duplicity, was heralded as a "cleverly constructed thriller [that] kept me guessing until the very end" by Peter Swanson, and her second novel For Better and Worse was called the "best thriller of the year" by Book of the Month. The Last Affair, Hunt’s latest novel, explores an extramarital affair that ends with the murder of one of the cheated upon spouses. Learn more at MargotHunt.com.

About the Performer

Dakota Fanning will soon be seen opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the series The First Lady for director Susanne Bier, which premieres April 17, 2022 on Showtime. She recently finished production on another limited series for Showtime, Steven Zaillian’s adaptation of Ripley, opposite Andrew Scott. She reprised the role of Sarah Howard in season 2 of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness and appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. In 2018, she starred in the TNT event series The Alienist, based on the international bestselling novel by Caleb Carr. The series premiered as cable’s #1 new drama and was nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Limited Series. She is the voice of Miranda in Rooster Teeth’s gen: LOCK opposite Michael B. Jordan. Also in 2018, she made her directorial debut with Hello Apartment, a short film for Miu Miu Women’s Tales.
Fanning's extensive filmography includes I Am Sam, The Cat in the Hat, Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Uptown Girls, Dreamer, Charlotte's Web, The Secret Life of Bees, The Last of Robin Hood, Coraline, The Twilight Saga, Brimstone, Night Moves, and Please Stand By. She is the youngest actor to have been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and has been nominated for numerous Critics Choice Awards.
Fanning is an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children. She was just announced as one of the new faces of Clé de Peau Beauté.

About the Performer

Fred Berman is an award-winning narrator of over 200 books. A New York native, Berman brings energy and enthusiasm to every project whether it’s mystery or fantasy, biography or YA. Berman is an accomplished actor of both the stage and screen as well, performing on Broadway as Timon in The Lion King and off-Broadway in The Normal Heart, Room Service, and Bury The Dead, among others. Berman has had roles on HBO’s High Maintenance as well as the NBC series Smash and Law & Order, and Forever on ABC. Film work includes Putzel, The Judge, Twelve Thirty, A Very Special Episode, and Redirecting Eddie. Fred is also a drummer and played for many years with the NYC rock legends Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday. He lives in New York with his wife and two kids, banging out Rush songs on the drums in his basement in his spare time.

About the Performer

Emily Bauer has a passion for truthful, honest storytelling and creating memorable characters across all genres. Lauded as a prolific narrator by the Audiobook Publishers Association, Emily is the recipient of multiple Golden Earphones and Listen-Up Awards, and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. She recently portrayed the beautifully tragic Beth in Audible’s Little Women with Laura Dern, and Mary Anne Spier in the iconic Baby-Sitters Club series. Emily has narrated over 300 audiobooks including The Incryptid Series by Seanan McGuire, the Razorland trilogy by Anne Aguirre, and Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. She is also well-known for her animation work on shows such as Pokémon, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Wallykazam!, and has done hundreds of commercials and jingles.

About the Performer

Laura has been a professional actor for over 20 years and has narrated over 60 audiobooks for several of the industry’s major publishers and production companies in various genres, including YA, contemporary nonfiction, fiction, fantasy, thriller/mystery, and romance. Studying with PJ Ochlan/Deyan Audio whenever she can, she continues to garner recognition for her honest and dynamic characters, diving into the truth of their stories. Her facility with a wide array of authentic accents as well as her warm and versatile tones continue to attract the ears of publishers and producers alike. Laura has also appeared in multiple TV shows in recurring roles, as well as several award-winning feature and short films, and has appeared on professional stages off-Broadway and across the country and internationally. She was nominated for a New England Emmy award at age 13.

About the Performer

Jonathan Davis is a critically acclaimed narrator and voiceover actor. In 2017, Jonathan was inducted into Audible's Narrator Hall of Fame. He has earned accolades for his narration from The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the American Library Association, Booklist, the Audiobook Publishers Association, AudioFile Magazine, and USA Today.
Jonathan's work as a narrator includes films and programming for National Geographic Television, National Geographic Channel, VH1, NOVA, Apple News, and PBS. He has narrated over 600 audiobooks, a variety of bestsellers and award-winners for top publishing houses and national audio divisions including Penguin Random House Audio, Harper Audio, Hachette Audio, Recorded Books, Blackstone Audio, MacMillan Audio, Simon & Schuster Audio, Podium Audio, and Audible. He is a three-time recipient and sixteen-time nominee of the celebrated Audie Award, presented by the APA for excellence in audiobook narration/production.
He has narrated over 40 titles of the Star Wars franchise for Lucasfilm Ltd./ PRH Audio, including several iconic movie tie-ins. He has participated in the annual Star Wars Celebration and has built a significant fan base.

About the Performer

L.J. Ganser has been narrating audiobooks since 1994, when he began at the American Foundation for the Blind. Since then, he has recorded more than 600 titles over a wide range of styles. From children’s books like Oswald the Octopus to challenging economic times like Capital in the Twenty-First Century. L.J. embraces the material as if he had written it himself and is sharing it with an intimate group of avid listeners. He is the winner of three Audie Awards and multiple Earphone Awards from AudioFile magazine.

About the Performer

Vikas Adam is a classically trained actor with numerous credits in stage, film, commercials, and television, in addition to over 225 audiobooks. He quickly established himself in the audiobook world as a versatile actor who embodies characters with clear and distinct voices. Equally at home with a light piece of literature or a dark thriller, a short story or an epic novel (his longest: 49 hours!), Vikas’ audiobooks have garnered numerous awards and nominations including the Audie Award in Fantasy, several AudioFile Earphones Awards, and various Best of the Year lists from the Los Angeles Times, ALA, and Library Journal. He has recorded books in multiple genres by luminaries including Salman Rushdie, Orson Scott Card, C. Robert Cargill, Sandhya Menon, and is up for the Audio Award in fiction for Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. When not recording, acting, or directing, he’s Adjunct Faculty in the Theater Department at UCLA. He was one of the inaugural inductees into The Audible Narrator Hall of Fame. Instagram/Twitter: @vikasadam.

About the Performer

Ann Osmond is a New York-based narrator, actor, and singer who embraces storytelling in all its forms. Her audiobook work spans a variety of genres. Recent titles include the short story collection Floyd Harbor by Joel Mowdy, Chris Cander’s novel Whisper Hollow, and The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia by Gail Weatherill RN CAEd. Theatre favorites include the title role in Tamara and The Stonewater Rapture (Fringe First award winner, Edinburgh Festival). Film and television credits include Law& Order: SVU, Hallmark’s Last Vermont Christmas, Diane, Then Came You, and Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. She has a degree in Theater from Stanford University and has studied acting, voice, and dance with a multitude of private teachers. Jazz and cabaret performance venues include The Falcon, Metropolitan Room and Cornelia St. Café.

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How to blow up your life in 1 easy step

Incredible writing, this script just grabs you from the get go and never turns loose. The characters are meaty and fully formed into folks you want to go to a coffee date with. Dakota Fanning is her incredible self, you always know she is going to wow you in everything she does. I suddenly have a desire to listen to podcasts. Strange?! Truly excellent, I hated for it to end. Thanks to all, the author, actors, producers.

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  • 05-08-22

Old Cold Case and career saved!

this story was heartwarming and heart-wrenching at the same time. families were destroyed because of foolishness early on and later destroyed due to selfishness at the end. I love the technique the reporter uses to get to the bottom of things. she probably saved the father's life.

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Perfect

I love the short story packed with much suspense! It was short and sweet and kept me wanting to listen.

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Great listen!

I enjoyed listening to this. The narrators did a terrific job. The story was well thought out and kept giving just enough info to keep you interested and feeling like you were trying to crack the case.

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Excellent Narration

Intriguing Short Story with excellent narration. Entertaining until the end and it left me a little sad w/ the turn of events.

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Somewhat cliche but enjoyable

Great short audiobook, not much revelations nor many red herrings to chose from but realistically - what would one expect in a short story?!

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I’m sold!

Just like the other reviews enjoyed this quick story and would like to see another tale. Fanning and the other characters was great and even though I knew from almost the beginning I couldn’t stop listening. And I also liked the way they used the podcast in the audio.

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phenomenal

whew what an ending 👏🏿 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿
I really enjoyed this book it got to the point and didn't ending drone on great job and even better narrators

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Podcast on a cold case

Very enjoyable ,I’m a mystery fan and also listen to all sorts of podcasts .good job ,would like to hear more from this author.

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Loved this!

I think the storyline and voices used were perfectly paired. This was my first murder mystery in a long time and I’m glad I chose this one! Definitely recommend.

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  • 06-13-22

Brilliant

Loved the storyline the plot was excellent and the characters, brilliant twist to the end. Narrators brought the plot to life.

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  • 05-25-22

Easy listening.

I enjoyed listening to this book. The narration was great especially Dakota Fanning. I was engrossed in the story although I guessed the ending. Very good experience.

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  • 06-04-22

Nice short listen

Overall a nice short story. Doesnt reach the big heights but entertaining and well performed.

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  • 06-02-22

Surprisingly enjoyable!!

I really enjoyed this book! Dakota’s voices were sometimes not distinct enough between the characters but it was a good listen

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  • 08-07-22

Short and sweet

Great little story, not dragged out with over detailing. Well performed. I liked this story

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  • Peter and Catherine
  • 07-29-22

enjoyable

It was enjoyable and very easy to get into. I found it to be a good topic and very believable. the narration was well done and made it all the more enjoyable.

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  • 07-26-22

A great and easy read

Really enjoyed this book. Good characters and interesting story that kept moving without too much angst.

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  • 07-16-22

A good surprise

I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did, but I listened to it in a single sitting! I also didn’t expect Dakota’s voice to be as suited as it was, but it made the main character flawed in a realistic way. Definitely worth the listen.

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  • 06-26-22

Short but sweet

A good foundation story, twist at the end and its all wrapped up in a neat little bow.

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  • 06-25-22

Short and Sweet

Well narrated. Enjoyable on the whole although easy to guess whodunnit quite early on.. Felt that the plot was a little unbelievable.

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  • 06-21-22

Dakota Fanning executes a compelling story

Great performances of a well written story , thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend this too anyone, very little violence or action .

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  • 06-19-22

Great Short Read

Listened to in one sitting, couldn't stop listening.
While I suspected the brother in law, I never saw the sisters reaction coming. Loved the narrations too.

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