I love action, thriller and mystery. This book is all of those things.
At times, the author's descriptions or word choice seemed almost jouvenille, but somehow, I was still intrigued and addicted. And I couldn't wait to keep going.
I guess I just laughed off the unbelievably un-believable parts and stuck to the guts of it.
Not really. It's just one of those quick reads you read for pure enjoyment. I'll take nothing away from it but a fun time. It's not deep or life changing in any way.
Bleh. Yes and no. There are times where it seems to technical and researched, and there are times where it seems like the author got tired and just made something up to keep it going.
And then there's Orchid. I'm not sure if he just desperately wanted a James Bond-eque character who finds women along the way. But there was way too much connection and emotion for a 2 hour interaction. And too much feeling and heart break later on. She should have been left out completely.
The narrator is a man, and more than half of the characters are women. They all ended up with low voices that sounded more like a grandfather? Even the young ones. Thank goodness there are descriptions of the voices in the book so I could counter what I was hearing with what the Author was most likely picturing as he wrote it.
The narrator seems to change up Gideon's voice quite a bit through the book as well which annoyed me. But only slightly.
Good read. Great for a short weekend trip or plane ride. Not too much thinking, just action, adventure and an ending.
If you're expecting Pendergast, then yes you will be disappointed. But, if you want more Eli Glenn from Ice Limit here's your chance. The book isn't bad. It's just different. Perhaps it would be a better listen if Scott Brick had been the narrator.
I love this writing duo, but I was very disapointed with this book. It reads like a bad "B" movie. Gideon is just plain corney.
I have read and recommended most every book these two have written either together or separately, and I was sorely disappointed with this one. Will not be buying a sequel to this series. Boring, nothing new in style or subject. Sorry guys, but will not be recommending this one.
Come on, people! Can't you see this is the beginning of a new, quirky series? The first book lays the foundation so may be less than riveting; but I can see good things coming. The P&C duo won't let us down. Can't wait for installment 2!!
Yes. The story line is good, the characters interesting. The only problem was the narrator. He had a slow, staccato, way of reading that made me take notice that it was being read instead of performed. Also, they didn't need to have the sounds like music in the midst of the story.
Yes. Preston and Child write good books with good plot-lines.that keep you wanting more.
staccato, lose attention, sounded like he was reading every word - flat
Yes but not like Preston and Childs other books.
This was a good book with poor narration. I will read the next one in the series because I love Preston and Child books.
I don't know what some reviewers are upset about. This is an interesting new character that has adventures of his own, responding in his own way. I really enjoyed this book. Set Pendergast aside and give this a read!
Audiobook. Gideon, the lead character in Gideon’s Sword, is a smart, creative, and driven person. Regardless of the situation, the man’s ability to squirm out of danger is amazing. No spoilers in this statement, you’ll figure that out within a few pages. Given the superman qualities of the character, in both his thought and his behavior, the reader may find themselves rolling their eyes, or like me, riveted to the adventure. There are reviews all over the board, from terrible trash to five star brilliance. Frankly, I don’t understand the negativity. It’s not brilliant literature, but a fun mystery, a man on the run from a bad guy, triumphs and failures. Worth the read, if you enjoy the genre, in my opinion. Not sure what the word Sword in the title references, though.
Yes. This is the genre of book that I read for pure entertainment and that is exactly what I got. I was thoroughly absorbed on a Sunday afternoon & evening.
It was definitely interesting, especially toward the end.
After reading so many negative reviews, I almost didn't get this book because I usually read those reviews to see if anything falls in my sphere of interest. I'm beginning to think we had listened to two different books.
I am hard pressed to find any faults with the story or performance. It was a fast paced adventure that I had no problem following, from beginning to end. All of the characters were well accounted for and introduced as to their relevance in the storyline.
When I finished this book, I immediately bought the sequel..."Gideon's Corpse".