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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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    Allan Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-01-11
    Allan Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-01-11 Member Since 2010
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    "One of their best books"

    I have read about 7 novels by Preston and Child, and I have to vehemently disagree with some of the negative reviews I have read of this book. While some reviewers have said "this feels like a movie" in a pejorative way, to me that is a strong point. It feels like a movie: the characters are very clear, they are well developed in lean, crisp strokes, the pace is fast, and the action strong. The story does a great job developing the characters through action, while pushing the story forward without slowing down much. A couple of characters from past books pop up here, and make brief reference to past events, and these said characters have matured and evolved just as you'd expect them to (referring to Eli Glinn and his buddy Garza from "Ice Limit." Having just read that one as well I was expecting Glinn to exert more control in this one). The set pieces are interesting and just like all of their stories, Gideon's Sword does have a some intriguing ideas in it. The protagonist is much more well developed than some of the previous ones I read in other books and the bad guy is fun. Gideon is a great character and it would be fun to see him in another story. As I stated at the beginning of this review, this is my 7th book by these guys and what it feels like is that the things they were doing in earlier books have sort of crystallized in this one, in a story that moves fast and gets better as it goes, and makes some of the earlier ones look like practice.

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    Amazon Customer 07-03-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Worst audiobook I have experienced"

    I am hoping to protect your time. The writing is sophomoric, the plot is weak. First audiobook that I did not finish. Frightening that this level of writing is published in any form.

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    Craig windsor, CO, United States 06-25-11
    Craig windsor, CO, United States 06-25-11 Member Since 2015
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    "First Preston and Child book... I'm hooked!"

    Although the plot is one we have seen before, this book is great. The character development is excellent, the story is fun and exciting. The action is dispersed well between the suspense and development stages of the book. These authors have me hooked on their writing/story telling. This was the first of what is now several books of theirs that I have enjoyed incredibly much. The narrator is good and like I said, this one got me coming back to these guys again and again. Highly recommend looking into these guys stories!

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    Jennifer 06-14-11
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    "Great way to "read" a book."

    I am in the process of moving, so this was a perfect way to"read" while I was packing everything. It made the process so much easier.

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    Gail Monument, CO, United States 04-20-11
    Gail Monument, CO, United States 04-20-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Great new character"

    I'm always a little dubious when these authors stray from what I think is their strongest character. But I think they nailed it this time. The story is fast-paced and intelligent. The narrator is new to me, but he did a great job with quick dialogue. I am excited for the next installment.

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    bailey 04-13-11
    bailey 04-13-11 Member Since 2016
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    "P&C develop a new exciting character"

    Loved it! It's brain candy with a loose connection to reality. I look forward to Gideon's next adventure.

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    John Redwood CIty, CA, United States 04-12-11
    John Redwood CIty, CA, United States 04-12-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Fast paced and entertaining"

    Kind of a typical story line, but well done and entertaining. This team knows how to write a series that will suck you in.

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    David Pocatello, ID, United States 03-24-11
    David Pocatello, ID, United States 03-24-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Disappointed"

    May have been better with a different narrator like Scott Brick. Definitely could not of hurt.

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    Anne 03-15-11
    Anne 03-15-11 Member Since 2009
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    "A SLOW START"

    Think you have to give these guys a little room to get another series started... wasn't all that bad just not a super fun read as their other books are...

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    Pati Walton 03-11-11
    Pati Walton 03-11-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Very fast read"

    I always know I will get a great story when Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the writers. I was on a long drive to Santa Fe, NM with my husband. and when we arrived, we wanted to stay in the car and listen to the end of the book. It was a great read!!!

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