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Gideon's Sword Audiobook

Gideon's Sword

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Publisher's Summary

Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thief....

At 12, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.

At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him.

Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.

But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade.

For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning....

©2011 Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Robert 02-25-11
    Robert 02-25-11

    Linux User, Attorney, Hacker

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    "Very Poor"

    So disappointing, I like many other reviewers was looking forward to this book. The concept is good, but the plot seems much less compelling.

    26 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    Alejandra Viaduc 11-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Fast paced, and surprisingly suprising"
    What did you love best about Gideon's Sword?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gideon's Sword?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read. Great for a short weekend trip or plane ride. Not too much thinking, just action, adventure and an ending.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Warrensville, NC, United States 04-28-11
    Melissa Warrensville, NC, United States 04-28-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Eli Glenn returns"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-09-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Definitely NOT Pendergast!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne 02-28-11
    Yvonne 02-28-11
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    "Sad"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Harmon Prairieville, LA USA 02-26-11
    Shirley Harmon Prairieville, LA USA 02-26-11 Member Since 2014
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    "A new series. Hot Dog!"

    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!!

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Kim the Music Lover USA 11-08-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Good New Series by Preston and Child"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Preston and Child write good books with good plot-lines.that keep you wanting more.


    What three words best describe John Glover’s voice?

    staccato, lose attention, sounded like he was reading every word - flat


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

    Yes but not like Preston and Childs other books.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good book with poor narration. I will read the next one in the series because I love Preston and Child books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 10-06-14
    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 10-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Go ahead and try this one!"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 03-29-14
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Gideon’s Sword"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dieter HAM LAKE,US 12-11-12
    Dieter HAM LAKE,US 12-11-12
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    "Good entertainment!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was definitely interesting, especially toward the end.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    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".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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