Fadeaway Girl: A Novel Audiobook, by Martha Grimes Play Audiobook Sample

Fadeaway Girl: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Kim Mai Guest Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Emma Graham Series Release Date: February 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781101484500

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

66

Longest Chapter Length:

23:38 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

47 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

09:31 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

20

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Publisher Description

The beguiling young sleuth Emma Graham returns. Martha Grimes returns to her twelve-year-old heroine, Emma Graham, in this suspenseful sequel to the bestselling Belle Ruin. Emma continues her investigation into the strange disappearance of the four- month-old Slade baby from the Belle Ruin Hotel more than twenty years before. The sudden appearance in town of the baby's father, Morris Slade, makes her even more determined to learn the truth. Then a mysterious drifter named Ralph Diggs appears at the Hotel Paradise, looking for work, ingratiating himself with everyone there. Everyone, that is, except Emma. The perceptive Emma is bound once again to delight fans of the previous books Hotel Paradise, Cold Flat Junction, and Belle Ruin, and certain to win new readers with her intuition and humor.

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"I love this author and the way she writes. However, this book cannot be read on its own. I think it is all one story written as three books. Start at Cold Flat Junction, then read Belle Ruin and finally this book. Don't expect a straightforward detective story! "

— Judith (4 out of 5 stars)

Fadeaway Girl Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I Love Emma and her cheeky ways, but this latest in the series did not seem to add much. "

    — Trish, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " not very exciting, but a funny and comforting story! "

    — Esther, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Emma Graham the twelve year old detective and writer uncovers another mystery that the adults in her town don't want to face. "

    — Jackie, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another excellent installment in the Emma Graham series! "

    — Sheldon, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " this book is a sequel to a book called Belle Ruin - which i didn't realize and wish I had read before reading FlyAway Girl. There are many references to crimes etc. that took place in the first book and references to people that I didn't know anything about. If you want to read Fadeaway Girl be sure to pick up Belle Ruin first. I like the author's style although I doubt a 12 year old girl could do all the things listed in this book. "

    — Renie, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Emma is a delight. Her life and times evoke a simplicity of life that draws me in. She makes me wish I had been more like her when I was young. This novel continues from the previous three. I would not recommend reading it without having read the other three. "

    — Sharneel, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This was really more of a two & a half. The 12-year-old protagonist just didn't ring true, but some of her antics were hilarious. "

    — Mary, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read Belle Ruin first. There are numerous references to past events and characters in this book, and you will be lost without having read the first book. "

    — Susan, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not her best but I love Martha. "

    — Anne, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " love Martha Grimes (good escape) and she writes from a child's point of view so well. Emma age 12 first appeared in "Belle Ruin" and this is a sequel to that book. "

    — Sandybjork, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my favorite Martha Grimes character, but a good read anyway "

    — Diane, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This booked moved very slowly, and I found the main character dull. "

    — Rosemary, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I wanted to like this more, I really did, I loved the previous Emma books but I had a hard time keeping interested in this. It's too bad because some of her phrases are quite lovely! "

    — patty, 11/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Twelve-year old solves a twenty yyear old mystery. Emma lives in an old hotel in a quiet town in southwestern Maryland. Quite precocious in her dealings with adults. "

    — Agnes, 3/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I like Martha Grimes but I dislike this book. It feels like I came in in the middle of a trilogy. "

    — Bonnie, 2/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " For the length of the book, I had the feeling I was missing something. I only just now discovered that there were three previous books about the same characters. IMO, this isn't a stand-alone book because I was confused about various things from the start. "

    — Susan, 12/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I'll stick to Richard Jury. "

    — Kimberlyn, 11/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I really prefer the Richard Jury series but this is growing on me. An 11 year old girl, who also waits tables at her mother's hotel, is the detective and has been discovering several old unexplained deaths, which she then investigates. A really feisty, intrepid girl! "

    — Sara, 9/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Long-awaited and did not dissapoint. Did not wrap everything up though, this is the most tantalizing, ongoing, never-ending series of mysteries! But I love the characters and the perspective of the pre-teen sleuth Emma Graham. "

    — Valerie, 8/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Martha Grimes has a way of writing about children, especially from their perspective that is captivating. Emma is an amazing character and she does it again. My only complaint is that the book wasn't longer and tied up more loose ends. "

    — Chris, 7/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not sure I will ever finish this Grimes novel. Love the character from Belle Ruin, love Martha Grimes books, but this particular book seems to repeat the same things over and over again that were part of Belle Ruin. Will start the new Orson Scott Card and come back to htis one. "

    — Betted, 7/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I adore Martha Grimes, and I love Emma Graham...but if this is the end of the series, I'm really confused. Who dunnit??? "

    — Pam, 6/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is a kind of young adult sounding mystery. There was another book called Belle Ruin that should have been read first. I finished the book but I was not engaged much and really did not find it very interesting. It is just a kind of average story. "

    — Richard, 5/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This isn't one of the better ones in this series but I enjoy reading about these characters and how a 12 year old girl puts everything together. "

    — Jan, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was the 4th book in the series...I looked these books..I hope she continutes with the same characters in another book.. "

    — Sharon, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not sure I will ever finish this Grimes novel. Love the character from Belle Ruin, love Martha Grimes books, but this particular book seems to repeat the same things over and over again that were part of Belle Ruin. Will start the new Orson Scott Card and come back to htis one. "

    — Betted, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I'm so happy to have this next installment of the Emma Graham series by Martha Grimes in my hot, little hands. I was wondering if Ms. Grimes would write another. I love Emma's voice; hers is true, confident and so clever, I can't believe she is only 12! "

    — Kathleen, 4/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Very disappointed. I like her Pub title mysteries but completly turned off this series. I do enjoy young sluths as the one i Alan Bradley's Sweetness at the bottom of the pie. Even Nancy Drew is better than Fadeaway Girl. Will not pick up another - have too many others to read. "

    — Doreen, 4/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I loved the other Emma Graham mysteries by Martha Grimes but I couldn't get in to this one. It might help to read them closer together in time. "

    — Julie, 4/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Apparently this is a sequel to Belle Ruin. Before I can offer a proper commentary, I will have to read the prior novel. "

    — Jacqueline, 4/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just happenstance that I got two preadolescent girls as narrator, this one is also good, but it had been so long since I read the previous books, I spent a lot of time playing catchup. "

    — Anne, 3/30/2011

About Martha Grimes

Martha Grimes is the author of more than thirty books, twenty-four of them featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Richard Jury. In 1983, she received the Nero Wolfe Award for best mystery of the year for The Anodyne Necklace. She is the winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award.

About Kim Mai Guest

Kim Mai Guest is an award-winning voice actor for audiobooks and video games. She can also be heard on television shows, such as G.I. Joe: Renegades, Batman: the Brave and the Bold, and Avatar, and in movies such asChill Out Scooby Doo and Dead Space: Aftermath. Her video game work includes Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, and The Lord of the Rings.