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Publisher's Summary

Past and present collide when an Alzheimer's patient's fragile memory holds the key to solving mysteries dating back to World War II-including a long lost secret love affair.

Music professor Gus LeGarde is just doing a favor for a friend when he agrees to play piano for church services at a local nursing home. He doesn't expect to be drawn into a new friendship with an elderly Alzheimer's patient dubbed "the music man" or to stumble across a decades-old mystery locked inside the man's mind.

Octogenarian Kip Sterling doesn't know his own name - but he speaks Gus's language, spouting jazz terms like "cadence" and "riff." He's also obsessed with "his Bella," but nobody knows who she is.

When Kip is given a new drug called Memorphyl, he starts to remember bits and pieces of his life. Gus learns Bella was Kip's first and only love, but their relationship was shrouded in scandal. Intrigued, Gus agrees to help search for her. Could she still be alive?

Horrified when the miracle drug suddenly stops working and patients begin to backslide, Gus panics. Can he help Kip find his beloved Bella before all the memories disappear?

The author's alternate suggested listening order for the LeGarde Mysteries series:

1. Double Forté
2. Upstaged
3. Mazurka
4. FireSong
5. Tremolo
6. Don't Let the Wind Catch You
7. The Liar's Gallery
8. Spirit Me Away
9. Under the Ice
10. Lady Blues
11. Voodoo Summer

©2014 Aaron Paul Lazar (P)2014 Aaron Paul Lazar

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Lady Blues,Gus Legarde Mystery bk 10

Where does Lady Blues rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

about 1/2 way thru

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

I have really enjoyed the Gus Legarde books.The storylines are familiar and interesting.There's always something weird happening in his life.The author makes his characters real and people you'd want to know.The narrator,David Kudler did a fine job with each voice,making it a pleasure to listen to.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A Well Crafted, Enjoyable Story

As far as I know, Aaron Paul Lazar does not write in the urban fantasy genre I normally read/listen to, but I have read a couple of his books when the mood has hit me to read something different from my usual choices. Each time I’ve picked an Aaron Paul Lazar novel, I’ve never been let down. He just crafts really great stories. In this book, Mr. Lazar gives you a tender love story, a mystery and an evil pharmaceutical corporation.

Narrator Dave Kudler does a great job with this book. He not only brings life to an already lively story, he also takes on the challenges of accents, which several characters in the book have. I really liked “Lady Blues: Forget Me Not: A Gus LeGarde Mystery” and I think you will too. Finally, this audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very Touching Story.

Would you consider the audio edition of Lady Blues: forget-me-not to be better than the print version?

Possibly. I did enjoy the performance!

What other book might you compare Lady Blues: forget-me-not to and why?

I guess it reminded me a little of The Notebook just because it was a great love story and involved Alzheimers. I hate to make that comparison because I'm probably one of the few people that really hated The Notebook and I truly loved this story.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked the scenes where he was getting his memory back.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to it in the car, but often I did not want to get out once I reached my destination.

Any additional comments?

I really did love this story. There were a couple of holes in it for me regarding why they couldn't identify him, but I chose to allow my "willing suspension of disbelief" to take over. That's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Audiobook

What did you love best about Lady Blues: forget-me-not?

The main character, Gus. I would love to be friends with a guy like him. His compassion, love of family and just all round thoughtful and funny disposition make him highly memorable.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything!! This story kept my interest all the way through.

Which character – as performed by David Kudler – was your favorite?

Gus' German brother in law was a tie with Gus.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 08-07-16

This book is why I love audiobooks!?

Any additional comments?

This was a great listen! It was a perfect blend of story and narrator with a splash of "way to go humans!"<br/><br/>The story is only loosely a mystery. You spend most of your time getting to know some pretty special people. There are two story lines that intersect for a moment but are wholly sustainable on their own. The main character, Gus, is the thread and he weaves a wonderful first person story about his interaction with, and love for, the people in those two worlds.<br/><br/>There is an earlier story (or two) that is alluded to with this listen and that just succeeds in whetting your appetite to find those earlier titles. I'm on the hunt!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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What's Old Becomes New Again !

Would you consider the audio edition of Lady Blues: forget-me-not to be better than the print version?

How could you not enjoy listening to a book instead of just reading it. I can put on my headphones and go about my daily tasks while hearing a wonderful story about amazing people !

What did you like best about this story?

I don't want to "spoil" this book for others so I will just say that when Gus meets up with an older man who happens to love music as much as he does the story gets very interesting and you won't want to stop listening (or reading.)

Have you listened to any of David Kudler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I believe this was my first time to listen to David but he did an excellent job speaking as Gus. He was really amazing though with the voice of the older man Kip. I had no problem picturing this character in my mind's eye.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction was mostly a happy one because this book is filled with happy moments. Gus and Kip become closer and closer and begin to search for more info on Kip's past. If I had been reading I can just picture myself flipping pages rapidly because I just couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen next !! I always find myself trying to predict what Aaron is going to reveal but I am always surprised and excited when I find out really happens. Sometimes I had a sad reaction to some of the character's challenges that they face in their lives but Aaron always manages to ease my emotions by providing a level of balance to his stories. Most times the good times outweigh the sad moments--just like real life !!

Any additional comments?

Aaron has a way of always tying up the 'loose ends" of his stories so in every book I have been left with a feeling of complete peace and understanding of why things turn out the way they do. I am eager to move on to his next book and keep the momentum going !!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Unexpected!

I don’t usually read many books from this genre, but I really enjoyed this one. The narration brought the story to life and held my interest throughout. The story was well thought out, complete and will keep you listening. I will be watching for this author in the future.

* I was provided a free copy of this book from AudioBookBlast for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful