We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Speak Audiobook

Speak

Regular Price:$20.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, a major infraction in high-school society, so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the more mute. But it's not so comfortable in her head, either; there's something banging around in there that she doesn't want to think about. Try as she might to avoid it, it won't go away, until there is a painful confrontation. Once that happens, she can't be silent, she must speak the truth.

In this powerful audiobook, an utterly believable, bitterly ironic heroine speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while learning that, although it's hard to speak up for yourself, keeping your mouth shut is worse.

©1999 Laurie Halse Anderson; (P)2000 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (603 )
5 star
 (311)
4 star
 (178)
3 star
 (69)
2 star
 (24)
1 star
 (21)
Overall
4.3 (456 )
5 star
 (248)
4 star
 (124)
3 star
 (57)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (15)
Story
4.3 (450 )
5 star
 (264)
4 star
 (122)
3 star
 (34)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (14)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kahlie 12-04-15
    Kahlie 12-04-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it!"

    This was an amazing book and is great inspiration to those who have been the victims of rape.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    brad 06-26-15
    brad 06-26-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "horrible"

    had to do it for a school projest worst book i have ever heard end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    T. Bell Florida, USA 06-22-15
    T. Bell Florida, USA 06-22-15 Member Since 2015

    bookworm123

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A true gem"

    This was the most real story I have read in a long time. It's always a joy to find a gem years after its publication. I have high hopes for Melinda!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Emily Vermont, USA 06-10-15
    Emily Vermont, USA 06-10-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    121
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very good"

    I remember seeing this book when I was in 8th grade and my friend was reading it. 8 years later and I wish I read it too. Very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elizabeth 06-06-15
    Elizabeth 06-06-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So good! I wish I had more credits to get another book!"

    This was such a powerful story! The girl Melinda had to go through Hell alone. I was waiting for the typical chick-flick Prince Charming to come save her but
    that's not what the story was about. It was about overcoming inner demons and it was just such a great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rachel r. 06-06-15
    Rachel r. 06-06-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderfully brave"

    Rape happens and it takes a lot to seek out about it. The story accurately depicts the struggles of a girl has been sexually assaulted

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    kim 05-06-15
    kim 05-06-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it"

    I love this book a lot it was so interesting I give it an overall 5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    karson 04-29-15
    karson 04-29-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Chapter sections=Poor break up. Boring Reader."
    Any additional comments?

    Need way more sections to break up chapters, not just one break per fifty page segment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna Knock 02-03-15
    Donna Knock 02-03-15 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good story, but the execution is alright."

    I loved the story, but the way the narrator talks creates a disliking for her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Delinda 02-01-15
    Delinda 02-01-15 Member Since 2013

    In my opinion, a good story evokes emotion. It'll make me laugh, angry, or cry. But it can't just be words on a page. It has to do something

    HELPFUL VOTES
    41
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    447
    74
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Oddly written is the most I can say"

    I've not read too many books from the first person point of view. This made the book seem odd. Especially when it went to speak of other characters in it. I did not find this book as great as many of the reviews said. The story line ambled along at a very slow pace. The characters did not seem real enough for the topic being discussed. I guess I wish I had saved my credit. It was not worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.