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Gideon's Corpse | [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child]

Gideon's Corpse

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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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    Sheila 01-09-13
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    "Story continues to build!"

    This is the 2nd I've read with these characters and the story just keeps getting better. Love the concept! This is truly a "page turner"!

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    Eric Murray, UT, United States 09-24-12
    Eric Murray, UT, United States 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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    Kathryn Brady New York, NY United States 07-24-12
    Kathryn Brady New York, NY United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2006
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    "I didn’t care for the narrator"
    Would you try another book from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and/or David W. Collins?

    I’ve always enjoyed books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, this wasn’t the best but worth the listen.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I didn’t care for the narrator, especially when he read the female part.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 07-21-12
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Better than the first one"
    If you could sum up Gideon's Corpse in three words, what would they be?

    Very interesting plot


    What other book might you compare Gideon's Corpse to and why?

    Liked the first one


    What does David W. Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great story teller


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

    No chance of that but as soon as I was able I got back on it


    Any additional comments?

    Please finish the next one we are waiting but hurry!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kurtis EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 07-10-12
    Kurtis EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Another hit"
    Where does Gideon's Corpse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is another Preston Child wonder


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

    The hell with sleeping


    What about David W. Collins’s performance did you like?

    I liked John Glover of the first book much better. but this guy is OK


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

    The ending was non predictable which is nice with thrillers because so many of them are.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Phoenixville, PA, United States 06-22-12
    David Phoenixville, PA, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great continuation from first in the series"

    This book picks up where the last one left off and, in general, follows the same general story flow. Gideon is called to investigate and help resolve an impossible situation and he does it his own way, get's implicated as an accomplice during the process, convinces someone that he is right and then solves the problem. Great story flow, good characters and you are never quite sure what is going to happen next, who the bad guys really are (until you get near the end) and why they did what they did. Expect another one in this series, but I'm happy to keep reading/listening. Great book (and the narrator is good too).

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    Audible Reader 06-07-12

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    "Boring and Predictable"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Keokuk, IA, United States 04-20-12
    Ronald Keokuk, IA, United States 04-20-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Can't wait till the next one comes. Great listen"

    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.

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    samuel 04-18-12
    samuel 04-18-12 Member Since 2007
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    "another good one by this combo"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes , it keeps you listening even when you know you should be doing something else.


    What other book might you compare Gideon's Corpse to and why?

    any of this teams other books


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when they are escaping in the mountain


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when he finds out hes going to die


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 01-25-12
    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 01-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Ok but not wonderful"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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