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Gideon's Corpse Audiobook

Gideon's Corpse

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A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.

A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before.

Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.

Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse--far worse--than mere

©2012 Douglas Preston (P)2011 Hachette

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    CKDexter 05-25-16
    CKDexter 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Decent well written potboiler"

    With twinges of Ian Fleming, Sherlock Holmes, and a whiff of Odd Thomas, this series continues to hold my interest. Some of the plotting felt forced, as seems to be typical of these authors. But the prose is tight, and there's plenty of action.

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    Aimee 05-24-16
    Aimee 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "NEVER music!!!"

    Loved the voice reading, loved the story... only thing SERIOUSLY wrong with this reading is the music planted in randomly at chapter ends. HATE THAT!! ✌🏼️

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    Janice W. 05-20-16
    Janice W. 05-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting"

    Never dull. Story kept moving. No slow times. Enjoyed it veey much. Preparing to read the next in the series.

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    Curt Vancouver, WA 04-22-16
    Curt Vancouver, WA 04-22-16 Member Since 2005

    I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.

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    "The ride goes on"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Only if they had read the first book (or listened to in this case).


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

    Yes, unlike a lot of authors out there, the plots and twists that Preston & Child put in were a surprise, and pleasant ones at that


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chainsaw fight


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

    No, I was just entertained all the way through


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished this and am downloading the next book while writing this review. Can't wait.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 04-18-16
    Rebecca 04-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Still not on par with Pendergast"

    Good, but slid backwards into blood and lust which usually covers a lack of sharp writing. Still interesting story though.

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    Leashea M. Russ 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "EXCELLENT! !!! EXCELLENT! !!"

    Preston & Child never fail to keep you on the edge of your seat with each thriller. EXCELLENT!

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    Creed 01-27-15
    Creed 01-27-15

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    "Thriller brain candy."

    Another Preston thriller of the quality he usually turns out. Laughed out loud at the absurdities during the chase scene. Enjoyable read.

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    Yevrah Queenstown, New Zealand 03-15-14
    Yevrah Queenstown, New Zealand 03-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Goes to show, to each his/her own..."
    What would have made Gideon's Corpse better?

    Like so many other readers, I am a huge fan of these guys and was shocked as in mega-disappointed by this story. In fact, it was so painfully bad, I stopped half-way through to euthanize the negativity. The story is lame and oh-so predictable, the writing is equivalent to that of a bad high school student and the reader is one of the worst I have ever suffered through - which is probably part of my strong distaste for this audiobook. Scott Brick - fabulous - this guy - please don't use him for another one of your stories - straight to the literary cemetery.


    Has Gideon's Corpse turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Definitely!


    What didn’t you like about David W. Collins’s performance?

    His voice, reading style, his personality - all awfully distracting (from a lousy story, anyway)


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

    Nada, bupkis, nope - really BAD!


    Any additional comments?

    Save your mulla - there is so much better stuff out there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    emily mount eliza, Australia 10-21-13
    emily mount eliza, Australia 10-21-13 Member Since 2014
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    "I hope there will be more books"
    Any additional comments?

    I LOVED the Pendergast series & I was disappointed that it was wrapping up but I am hoping that Gideon Crew will be able to fill the void! So far so good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eric 09-24-12
    Eric 09-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    "not typical Preston and Child"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A more interesting reveal of the plot, more twists.


    Has Gideon's Corpse turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    some of the voices had an off tone to my ear.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gideon's Corpse?

    the two guys eating diner scene. It was like on the verge of bromance.


    Any additional comments?

    I like almost all of Preston and Child's other books. This one was a dud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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