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Rosemary Hughes

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  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad. Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By Karen on 12-17-18

Being a doctor appears to be a dangerous job

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Two different doctors, father and son, separated by distance and experiences, both go through situations that lead to facing down the barrel of a gun. Excellent plots that involves two storylines, interwoven by the family connection aspect.
I listened to the audio rendition of this story, finding the various vocal portrals of the characters always enhances a good story.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A daring flyer & a 300 mage make a formidable team

  • By Rosemary Hughes on 10-28-18

A daring flyer & a 300 mage make a formidable team

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Thie first book "Balanced on the Blade's edge" has the meeting 9f Ridge and Sardelle in a mountain top prison. She has just woken from extended slumber and he exiled for inappropriate comments to a diplomat. Together they work together to fight the nation's enemy.
Deathmaker
A young man, discharged from the army, joins a pirate band, only to have his scientific research used in the most evil way possible.
It's when he encounters a woman, a member of the enemy air squadron, that he sees the possibility of a different life.
A very dramatic story
Blood Charged
The king has given a mission to Ridge and an some of his squadron to investigate some of the enemy intelligence that has come in. Ridge goes about this mission in his normal contrary way, and Sirdalle accompanies the group into enemy territory.
A dramatic search and rescue mission results in an interesting outcome.
Looking forward to more of this series.
A very dramatic series, enhanced by the narrative of the reader for the audio rendition of these books.

  • Six Armies in Tennessee

  • The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns
  • By: Steven E. Woodworth
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

When Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans-Appalachian theater. The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and eastern Tennessee, which culminated in the bloody battle of Chickamauga and then a struggle for Chattanooga. Chickamauga is usually counted as a Confederate victory, albeit a costly one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good overview of an important point in history

  • By cosmitron on 09-28-18

A historical narrative of civil war engagements.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I have read recounts of the Civil War, but this particular works is the culmination of various sources, giving a complete outline to all the integral aspects that caused victory or loss, in the various encounters, in particular the politics and machinations that were part of those schumishes.
Although, having the audio component was helpful and allowed me to listen whilst driving. I found the actual audio delivery of what could be described as bland contents great. If I was studying the Civil War, I believe I would appreciate the books and it's contents more.

  • Awesome Possum

  • Awesome Possum Pony Club, Book 1
  • By: M. Garzon, Kaida Garzon-Habacon, Fen Garzon-Habacon
  • Narrated by: Heather S Auden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Ben’s never been this unhappy. His parents got divorced, and he moved to a small town where he doesn’t fit in. He has no friends. Then, he meets a beautiful but suspicious black horse. Panther is even more troubled than Ben. And unless Ben can convince Panther to trust people again, the horse’s sorrow may cost him his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can someone in the same situation help this horse

  • By Rosemary Hughes on 10-08-18

Can someone in the same situation help this horse

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

A young person, after a parents divorce, is often adrift in emotional stress, when moved from home, friends and school, that stress is elevated, leading to actions that out of character.
The same could be said of animals, wrenched from their normal environment and security, forced to move to a place they have never experienced, they in turn can behave in a way which is contra to their norm.
So, we have two characters, boy and horse, both displaced and emotionally raw. Can they help each other in their new situations.
I have written this review after listening to the audio rendition of this book. I found the voice impersonation entertaining, as well as it adding depth to a wonderful story.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When friendship counts

  • By Rosemary Hughes on 10-08-18

When friendship counts

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Faced with situations that a lot of adults could not handle, this young boy and his friends find that they can solve problems, if only they work together.
A fabulous story of friendship and horses, a combination that is hard to beat.
I write this review after listening to the audio rendition of this story, which kept me well entertained, on what otherwise would have been a dull and long car journey. I just loved the various voice characterisations.

  • Broken Trust

  • By: C. B. Clark
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

After five years of hell with an abusive husband, Natasha Hartford vows never to trust another man. Then she stumbles onto a murder scene and meets sexy, stubborn Homicide Detective Chase Brandon, a take-no-prisoners tough guy who’ll settle for nothing less than the truth. Sparks fly, but Chase’s suspicions and Natasha’s innate distrust block the way to happiness. As more murders occur and a possible connection to her ex-husband appears, Chase fears her life is in danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Broken Trust

  • By MEdy on 10-09-18

A very complicated murder mystery and love story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I wonder sometimes at the stupidity of characters in novels, and yet, the news is full of people doing foolhardy things.
This is a novel of a women who has been broken by an abusive husband, who is trying to make herself a new life. However, the break she has received in the form of an job interview, turns into a nightmarish situation, where she appears implicated in a murder.
The hero, in the guise of Detective Chase, is also a love struck fool, which causes him to do some stupid things.
Complicated much... you have no idea, unless you listen to or read the book.
I listened to the audio rendition, which I enjoyed so much, I listened into the wee hours of the morning. The narrator is particularly talented in voice characterisation for each individual within the story, giving a further interest level to an intriguing plot.

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  • The Turning Point: A Blaze of Glory Short Story

  • Blaze of Glory Companion Books, Book 3
  • By: M. Garzon
  • Narrated by: Heather S Auden
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Teri is sinking in a morass of pain. Her dream of being a jockey was brutally shattered by an accident that left her broken in every way. Tired of worrying her family, she seeks out the comforts of her childhood - horses and stables and a sweet, blond boy. But the boy is grown now and so is she. Will Teri be able to remove the armor that's been holding her together long enough to find solace in the arms of an old friend? The Turning Point is a short audio story that takes place after the events in the Blaze of Glory series.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very touching novella

  • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 10-26-18

A short but emotionally charged story.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-18

A very short story, giving Teri's outlook, after her accident as a jockey, whilst racing.
We experience her angst at her mother over protective attitude. Teri had experienced a degree of freedom, prior to being injured but feels smothered currently. Only one person seems to understand her and therefore it to him, she reaches out.
Ms Garzon has a wonderful way of being able to put a person's situation and emotional temperament on paper, so you can see life from that person's perspective. The audio rendition only adds to that experience, by adding a voice to the character, making them even more 3 dimensional.

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  • Halo Boy

  • Blaze of Glory Companion Books, Volume 2
  • By: M. Garzon
  • Narrated by: Steve Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

I did okay in high school. I had friends, dated, even made decent grades thanks to my brainy twin sister. But now high school's over. It's time to be a man...if only I knew how. I couldn't live by my stepfather's rules, so I flew the coop and landed at my genetic father's, in Spain. A whole new country for me to screw up in. So of course, I did. After I'd burned through a second family, there was nowhere left for me to go. Maybe I was destined to wander the earth - me, the homebody. Seriously, world. The joke's over. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the series, if that is possible

  • By Rosemary Hughes on 09-21-18

Even better than the series, if that is possible

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-18

This is Seth's story, of the events from when he left to go to Spain, after fighting with Dec, yet again.
It is brilliant , due to the sensitivity caught and shown for someone who has lost faith in themselves, in their ability to cope and handle any given situation.
Life isn't kind, throwing the worst situations possible at this kid, and yet his empathy and caring nature shines through.
The narrator of the audio book does a fantastic job, with the characters brought to life through their voice characteristics.
Ms Garzon's had me hooked on "The Blaze of Glory" series. but the two companion books have blown me away.

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  • Elina

  • Blaze of Glory Companion Books, Book 1
  • By: M. Garzon
  • Narrated by: Heather S. Auden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

A decade ago, Elina's life was derailed by a smooth-talking charmer. Since then, she's toiled endlessly to create a better life for her children, putting thoughts of romantic love aside. But when handsome, intimidating Declan wins her over with his timely help and old-fashioned notions of love, Elina has a decision to make. How can Elina find happiness when her heart is pulling her one way and her children's futures are pulling in another?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy cowboy, yes please!

  • By Claire on 08-15-18

How it all started: the parents love affair.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

The forerunner of "The Blaze of Glory", this delightful tale tells us of the meeting and relationship of Dec and Elina, the mother of Seth and Tealah. This relationship is what the future books relate to, and gives the reader a better understanding of the love Declan had for his children's mother.
The narrator of this audio rendition, gives a very good impression of Elina's Swedish accent, and adds an interesting aspect to the story.

  • Look Twice (Volume 2)

  • By: M. Garzon
  • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Blood is thicker than water. I didn't understand that expression when I was a kid. I only knew that I was closer to my brother Seth than to anyone else in the world. He was the calm to my storm, the light to my dark. We were tied to the rest of our complicated family by bonds beyond blood - love, loyalty, convenience - but as it turns out, the pull of blood is strong. Maybe even strong enough to tear me away from the person with whom I shared my very first breath.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep Em Comin!

  • By G C on 07-06-18

How many can commersirate with this story ?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This is a story of family, off the complex and emotional part of lives and how someone elses mistakes and judgments can affect the other person's outlooks and attitudes, not just about life, but their own self values.
I know that a person who has grown up without fully knowing their parents, always seem to have a part they are missing. The chance to full in that missing part , doesn't always mean that they become whole again, but it may give closure.
Sorry, you really need to read book 1 and then this book 2 to fully appreciate how excellent this story is.
I appreciate the narrator's part in this audio book, it adds another depth to a very deep saga.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful