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Gideon Crew
Books in series3
(3.8 based on 2088 ratings)
  • 1

    Gideon's Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By John Glover

    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.

    James says: "How much disbelief are we expected to suspend?"
    How much disbelief are we expected to suspend?

    Though not my usual favored genre of books, I have, nevertheless, read everything Preston and Child have written collectively and separately. I have l..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 28 2011 by James (Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States)
  • 2

    Gideon's Corpse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David W. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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.

    Cidney says: "Who is Crew?"
    Who is Crew?

    I've been a Preston & Child fan since Relic was first published. Needless to say I'm a huge Pendergast fan, but I also love all their stand-alone nov..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2012 by Cidney (New Orleans, United States Minor Outlying Islands)
  • 3

    The Lost Island: Gideon Crew, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David W. Collins

    Gideon Crew, brilliant scientist, master thief, is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment - only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks.

    Poconos says: "Want my money back! Just plain HORRIBLE!"
    Want my money back! Just plain HORRIBLE!

    These simply cannot be the same two writers who wrote the Pendergast series. This book is made even worse by the idiotic dialog and the extremely sarc..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 12 2014 by Poconos (pocono pines, pa United States)