Fading : Fading (Blair)

  • by E. K. Blair
  • Narrated by Piper Goodeve
  • Series: Fading (Blair)
  • 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Can a guilty conscience keep wounds from healing? Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughter’s perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides it’s time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered. The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens. At what point do secrets become lies?


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13:41 of Painfully Emotional Perfection!

Narration - Piper Goodeve - Fabulous! One of the better narrators out there (IMHO) She has several characters of both sexes and they all sound legit with nothing over the top.

This book...oh this book...
This is a hard listen. It's almost a stressful listen.

Candace suffers a brutal attack and like many victims she finds a way to make it all her fault. I think that one could listen to this and probably whine and complain about Candace and the actions she took (or didn't take) or the choices she made or you could listen and feel your heart breaking over and over again.

My heart is sort of aching, but I've found an author who I will definitely read/listen to again. This is just really a book filled with emotion from start to finish. The characters were just delicious, the pain was real (partly thanks to the narration, I'm sure) and the relationships were beautifully portrayed (both the good and the bad)

Why not 5 stars? Well, it was close, oh so very close, but I just couldn't get over the handsome and incredibly sexy Ryan calling Candace "Babe" all the the time. Never anything else and it grated on me a bit. He was amazing and loving and sweet and fun and romantic and such a gentleman. But the Babe just didn't do it for me.
Otherwise, this was 13 hours and 41 minutes of painfully emotional perfection.
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- 1-Click Junkie "Rabid Listener/Reader and Shopper!"

Don't Fade Away from Fading

This is a book I have read on my Kindle a year or so ago; it's not the best book I've ever read but it's a pretty strong story with a female lead (Candace) who, for pretty good reasons, cries and sobs most of the book. I got tired of that. However, Piper Goodeve so brought her to life for me that the audio version was a standout. Candace, the victim of a horrific incident, is plagued with self-doubt and insecurity. Enter Ryan who slowly wins her trust and eventually, her love UNTIL she discovers information that he has withheld from her. The book is primarily Candace's struggle to work through, process, deny, hide from and otherwise NOT deal with what happened to her and Ryan's efforts to bring her to life. I was so impressed by Ms Goodeve's interpretation of all the characters, her nuanced reading of the dialogue and her emotional connection with both Candace and Ryan that really made this listen a worthy one. No amount of great narration could help with a rather rushed ending but I can live with it. Now on the the second book in the series...I sure hope it's as well done as Fading and I have NOT read this one (Falling).
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- The Elf in the Kitchen "passionate reader and vegan"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios