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Lonnie C. Pogue

San Diego, CA USA | Member Since 2012

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  • Red Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (73)

    In Red Gold, Jean Casson returns to Paris under a new identity. As a fugitive from the Gestapo, he must somehow struggle to survive in the shadows and backstreets. He is determined to stay clear of trouble, yet, as the war drags on, Casson begins, inevitably, to drift back into the dangerous world of resistance and sabotage.

    Darwin8u says: "Continues the saga of Jean Casson"
    "couldn't get into this book."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better story and performance.


    Has Red Gold turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I've read other books by Alan Furst and enjoyed them. This one came up short.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It may have been an OK book, but I couldn't get interested in the characters. I know it was a grim time, but it was also an energetic time.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not much.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish I could........but no.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Izzy and Lenore

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jon Katz
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (199)

    Jon Katz is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous nonfiction tales of man's best friend. Here he presents the story of two dogs that profoundly affected his life and work. Skittish border collie Izzy pushes him into rewarding work with Hospice. And black lab Lenore's gentle spirit helps remind him why he wanted to work with animals in the first place.

    Dan says: "Amazing Book.."
    "This book is a misrepresentation!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This was a book that I purchased from the DAILY DEALS. It cost $2.95 and even if it were free it wouldn't be worth it. I love dogs and thought this was about the dogs. It's really about the morass of the depressed and self absorbed author. In short the book sucked. I couldn't bring myself to finish it.


    Has Izzy and Lenore turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. There has to be better authors. Suspect by Robert Crais was much better.


    What didn’t you like about Tom Stechschulte’s performance?

    His performance was OK. I just hated everything else about the book. I guess he did a good job of portraying and unlikeable character.


    What character would you cut from Izzy and Lenore?

    The main character.


    Any additional comments?

    Any promotion of this book should more accurately portray the contents. And suggest that if someone wants to get depressed......this is the book for them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lieberman's Day

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In a posh part of Chicago’s North Side, two Trinidadian men look for someone to jump. Waiting outside an apartment building, they see a couple shivering in the cold as they make their way to their car. The Trinidadians draw guns, demand money - and quickly go too far. Shots ring out, and the muggers run. Behind them, the man is dead, and his pregnant wife lays bleeding in the street.The murder victim is the nephew of Abe Lieberman, one of the most dignified cops in Chicago homicide. When he learns of the killing, Lieberman’s calm facade cracks. As he works with his partner, Bill Hanrahan, to find the killers, Lieberman makes a pact with the devil....

    Lonnie C. Pogue says: "A very different kind of police procedural"
    "A very different kind of police procedural"
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    Where does Lieberman's Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high.


    What other book might you compare Lieberman's Day to and why?

    Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series and Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti series. Good authors and many in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (6951)
    Performance
    (6330)
    Story
    (6339)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Can't believe it was the author of Harry Potter"
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    What did you like best about The Cuckoo's Calling? What did you like least?

    Best: The detective character and the temporary secretary.Least: Too many "F" bombs. Over compensation by Rowling


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Galbraith again?

    No


    Was The Cuckoo's Calling worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Another book that could have benefited from editing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Longest Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1135)
    Performance
    (1003)
    Story
    (1020)

    91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

    Kenneth says: "All Time Best!!!"
    "A little sappy"
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    Would you try another book from Nicholas Sparks and/or Ron McLarty and January LaVoy ?

    Maybe


    Would you recommend The Longest Ride to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. The jumping back and forth between stories was nuisance. I liked the story of the young couple. The old guy......not so much. I understand why the old guy character was there, but he just depressed me.


    What about Ron McLarty and January LaVoy ’s performance did you like?

    I've never like performances by multiple readers. Just me I guess.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reckless Endangerment

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (18)

    Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi discover themselves working on two sides of the same case when a set of double homicides rocks downtown Manhattan. A bloody warning scrawled on the wall above a murdered elderly couple sends the Jewish community reeling into a tension-filled confrontation with the city's Arab population. In neighboring Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Arab runaway seeks refuge in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, where she becomes caught up in the ugly world of prostitution and drugs.

    Linda C. Percy says: "Speaks too fast."
    "Very enjoyable"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Reckless Endangerment to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    What other book might you compare Reckless Endangerment to and why?

    I've read most of Tanenbaum's books. Good author, but the stories got very weird in his later books. Lots of terrorist crap.
    The early works are very fun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell Hole: A John Ceepak Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (699)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (398)

    Hell Hole is the fourth book in the mystery series featuring hardened former military PD and current Sea Haven, New Jersey, police officer John Ceepak and his partner, wise-cracking Danny Boyle.

    In Hell Hole, Ceepak is confronted with his most personal case yet when he must investigate the alleged suicide of a military corporal who recently returned from Iraq. It turns out that this "locked stall" rest-stop suicide is anything but an open-and-shut case.

    Susan says: "Another Terrific Ceepak Mystery"
    "Would have made a better Short Story"
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    Would you try another book from Chris Grabenstein and/or Jeff Woodman?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Chris Grabenstein’s story?

    Was just OK. Not great. I would spend my money on better authors.


    What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I thought the performance was good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (797)
    Performance
    (687)
    Story
    (694)

    After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

    Snoodely says: "Reluctant Assassin"
    "Dreary"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Daniel Silva and/or George Guidall?

    The first part of the book was interesting. Soon got tired of all of the terrorists and nazi back stories of atrocities.


    Has The Kill Artist turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Did George Guidall do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    2 stars


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Majestyk

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Vincent Majestyk saw too much death in the jungles of Southeast Asia. All he wants to do now is farm his melons and forget. But peace can be an elusive commodity, even in the Arizona hinterlands - and especially when the local mob is calling all the shots. And one quiet, proud man's refusal to be strong-armed by a powerful hood is about to start a violent chain reaction that will leave Mr. Majestyk ruined, in shackles, and without a friend in the world -- except for one tough and beautiful woman.

    Richard Delman says: "Elmore Leonard and Frank Muller: purrrrfection."
    "Very enjoyable"
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    Where does Mr. Majestyk rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Elmore Leonard is such a master of dialog and Frank Muller's narration was among the more enjoyable I've listened to.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2300)
    Performance
    (1917)
    Story
    (1941)

    Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

    Cris says: "Better than Other Recent Releases"
    "Sappy, Hokey, Improbable"
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    What would have made The Forgotten better?

    Used a different female narrator......or just one


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performances?

    Ron's only problem was having to read sappy lines. Cassidy is consistently bad.


    What character would you cut from The Forgotten?

    The female general


    Any additional comments?

    Would like to trade this book for another, but have read many Baldacci books - actually liked some. My bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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