Gideon's Corpse is fast paced and is filled with plenty of twists and turns. It's a good follow-up to Gideon's Sword.I think this story introduces some unique characters that interact well with Gideon and they all grow and evolve throughout the story.
I got a fast-paces story with some twists, expected and unexpected, and that's what I come to expect from this series.
David Collins performed the first book in the series as well and both performances fit well with the characters and the narrative style of the book.
Don't come expecting a Pendergast novel, this is different. The tone, style and characters are much different than the Pendergast series. The writing is solid and while not everything is groundbreaking, it's a fun fast-paced listen.
I've been a Preston and Child fan since I read my first Pendergast novel years ago, and I've liked nearly everything they've written, both individually and as a team, up until about three or four books ago. They've haven't been as good, but I thought this book was terrible.
You could guess the romantic entanglement a mile away, and when it happend it was awkward and not at all believeable. Also, it was extrememly easy to figure out who the antagonist was going to be. And the dialog? It sounded like they farmed it out to a sixth grader. People don't really talk like that, it felt forced and unnatural all throughout the book.
And if you're going to make computer hacking part of your story, you should probably do the tiniest bit of research. If they had, they would know that if you you can log into a unix system as the root user, you wouldn't have to crack any passwords on the system, you can just reset them to whatever you want. Also, there is no Microsoft Office for unix. Sure there are clones, but they specifically said Microsoft Office.
It feels to me like they've just gotten lazy. It didn't feel like they put any effort or imagination into this story at all. I didn't really like the first Gideon story, but I though maybe this one would be better. I was wrong.
I hope these guys get back on track with the next book, because I'm one more bad novel away from giving up on them.
The book had a lot of twists that worked there way togeather to play a great story. I listen in the car, and went around the block many times in order to finish a chapter.
yes , it keeps you listening even when you know you should be doing something else.
any of this teams other books
when they are escaping in the mountain
when he finds out hes going to die
This book is fine. However it is not amazing. It is predictable, over dramatic and gets tedious in points. I have really enjoyed preston and childs writing and this is ok but does not meet the mark set by previous efforts.
i buy at least one hundred books a year. of all types. just want a good story with a good reader. not so complicated.
a better story line. i need to connect with a least one character when i read a book. it was impossible with this book.
the whole book was a failure