Renaissance Man

Blaze of Glory, Volume 3
By: M. Garzon
Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
Series: Blaze of Glory, Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The third audiobook in the popular Blaze of Glory series. 

"And they lived happily ever after." In fairy tales, that's always how things end. The prince and princess ride away on his white horse and from then on, all's right with the world. But what if it wasn't? 

What if the prince's life didn't suit the princess? What if she felt stifled by life inside the castle walls? Could she tell him? And if she loved him - really loved him - how could she ask him to give up his kingdom?

©2013 M. Garzon (P)2018 M. Garzon

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You have to be true to yourself, to be truly happy

This third book of this series really is a rough ride for our heroine, as she is hit by one devastating situation after another. However, she does learn something that causes her to not only take more control of her life, but also shows a pathway to those around her. I again stress that to get the full impact of this awesome story, the books need to be read in sequence , as each carries on the story of a girl's life and her fight to be recognized in the sport of horse jumping. However, it is also the story of young love, sibling devotion and how real life can be dotted with good and bad behaviors by both friends and family, which can have impacts on a person's life. Again the narrator of the audio book has done an awesome job, bringing the individual characters truly to life, through their vocal characteristics.

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GREAT SERIES!

I loved the entire series! This story continued with Jaden and Tea as well as other familiar members. The narration was great. The entire series including the companion books are well worth the time. I've read numerous books by this author and can definitely say I'm a huge fan! Her writing style is a job well done. Keep up the good work! I'll be reading The Turning Point next. can't wait. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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This is the third book in the Blaze Of Glory Series, and all I can say right now is what a way to end a book, but I don’t think I’ve gasped and swore so much when listening to a book. Even my 10 year old was asking what was wrong with me... yeah she wasn’t amused when I told her why I was swearing at the top of my lungs lol I love hearing the end of Jaden and Tea’s story, even though I’m secretly hoping that there will be more coming about them. We need a happy ending for Julia after all, especially after the nightmare she has gone through. And Jayden... oh how I love that man, but he seems to have a hard time trusting Tea. Y’all remember Charlie right? Ya know from the club, when Tea first tried E... yeah well he’s back, but not in the way you all think. Oh, I was a little baffled as to how Jayden treated Tea after that email catastrophe, but seriously the girl was a tad loopy on meds and it all came out wrong. And she did try calling him to explain what was going on. I’m glad it all worked out in the end though. I am a sucker for a happy ending, and I want, no I need to hear more from these fun loving characters, they’ve all grown on me and I love them all like family.

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Lawyering Up

This is the conclusion of the M. Garzon saga about Tea (TAY-uh) and Jaden. Could you read this as a standalone? Absolutely. There's a wonderful story here. But reading it in conjunction with the first two books puts everything in context, with more depth. This is a first person tale, and narrator Kasi Hollowell has a voice exactly as I would expect Tea to sound. She also does a lovely job providing distinctive voices for other characters. The story itself is somewhat Romeo and Juliet, but with a better ending (no teenage bodies strewn about). There is a tremendous amount of detail about horses: training, racing, showing, polo playing, etc.; the little girl who fell in love with Black Beauty approves as much as the adult who enjoys learning new things. I must say Tea is like an old Timex watch ad: takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Every time you turn around (or the page turns) she is getting injured in one manner or another and so has to overcome physical as well as emotional damage at every corner. Parts of that are actually quite realistic given the nature of the sport in which she is involved. But she does seem to take more than her share of lumps. Note (redux): I was fortunate to be able to listen to this series in toto and in order and can strongly recommend it. But if this is the first of the books you've picked up, you will still enjoy it although it does provide spoilers if you go back to read the first two.

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Growing Up!

Renaissance Man by M. Garzon is so awesome! This book has many layers to it. This is the third book in the Blaze of Glory series, with the characters of Tia, Jayden, Seth, Dec, Gran, Julia and Karen. The story is a standalone listen, and a continuation of the series. I love the imagery in the book. Hope, Love, Resilience, and Family are the main vibes I took away from this book. I am so impressed with the narration by Kasi Hollowell! She performs a number of characters with distinguishable voices, and is able to sound authentic in a variety of ages. The book has many trials and tribulations for Tia, which make me love the character even more. I really hope this series continues as I love it. Without giving away spoilers, the ending is fantastic!

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this is wonderful

the story is absolutely great kids and adults will probably love it is I did a very good book to be hauled and listen to especially when you're a little bit down I think it's very good series and a very good book for every age

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Great book 3 to the series

I highly suggest everyone grab this series. Book 1 to book 3 . This story continues the family saga and love story that will grip your heart . You see all the characters back again. The characters actually mature and grow in book 3. M.Garzon knows how to grab the listeners attention. She shows that in order to be happy you need to know what is important to you. You see it in Tea , Tea matured into a young , strong woman that knows what her priorities are . Tea has gotten to be a strong horse jumper. Jaden has matured into a young strong man . He also knows what’s important. His love for Tea knows no bounds there is one problem, will Jaden and Tea stand in the way of their career . Tea has some hard choices to make. I will tell you she did . What you ask , you need to grab it and see. See what you g lovevis and how it blossoms into a mature love Kati as a narrator was great again. Her voice was stready , clear and strong .