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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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  • Dennis
  • FORT PIERCE, FL, United States
  • 05-07-12

Great plot honest but alittle action at first

What did you love best about Gideon's Sword?

We all liked it great story with real characters you want to follow

What did you like best about this story?

The main character was a real person who has strong feelings for his family

Which character – as performed by John Glover – was your favorite?

He is good as any of them

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

Many, but I liked all of it

Any additional comments?

Please finish book 3 of this series, we are waiting for it.<br/>We are 4 truck drivers who are confined to a small space 8-10 hours a day and<br/>love what these two guys write.<br/>Big fans they never knew who greatly appreciate their works.<br/>Again find time to make our lives much more interesting by writing the great <br/>books we know you are capable of producing An overweight group of hard workers<br/>who are trying to expand our minds not our middles Ha Dennis

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good book

This was quite a departure from what I expect from Preston/Child (type/genre), but it was very good -- an obvious cliff-hanger though and that almost always makes me feel cheated. I like a book to have a solid close to it, but with characters and plot line that are strong enough that you still want more.

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Wish I had read the reviews Too lame for words

First...I was irritated by the stupid musical interludes which have NO relation to the story.
Second..Gideon comes of as a lame childlike person, the backstory is confusing and the plot is full of cliches. Preston and Child have really not come thru for their fans with this one.
Third..Save your money-it's lame and eventually irritating. I quit at chapter 16. What a waste of time and money!

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  • CA
  • Wilmington, MA USA
  • 02-07-12

Disappointing

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't write reviews. This is not a review, more like a warning. Usually like P&C books. This one was horribly written. Paper thin plot apparently stretched out to fill a page count. Too bad too, potentially interesting character left undeveloped and wasted in a simple, straight-line plot. Didn't help that the narrator attributed Gideon with a whiney, unheroic voice.

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  • Doug G
  • Bedford, TX, United States
  • 01-27-12

Surprised I finished it

What disappointed you about Gideon's Sword?

Engineering and technical aaspect poor. Areas of teh story contradict what was previously told.

What do you think your next listen will be?

New author. Robert Craig. The Monkeys Raincoat

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Glover?

Favorite narrator Scott Brick. Ilisten to books he narrates as first choice.

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

I do not have anything positive to say about this book. Will not buy any other books from this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Nothing Special

These two don't write bad books but the ending was disappointment. You can tell they are setting up a new character. There seemed to be too many holes in the story. It was entertaining though.

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Canned action with mediocre characters

Would you try another book from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and/or John Glover?

Absolutely. Preston and Child are an amazing team, but I stopped listening halfway through because of the repetitive

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Skip it. Ham-handed and amateurish.

I've listened to all the Pendergast books by this team and a couple from each of them individually, and this is the first time I have been genuinely disappointed. I have a little over an hour left to listen to, and I don't know if I will even finish...I just want all the characters to die and have it be done.

One of my big complaints is that they've taken a page from George Lucas' exposition manual: Instead of things happening, let's just have a random character show up and tell us about things happening...and this character will, with nearly no encouragement, spill all the secret information that this other character happens to need.

Let me save you a credit/some money: This thing happened...then this happened, then this other thing happened...and this implausible thing happened...and there were some people talking...and the people formed deep personal relationships in 5 minutes for no reason...and then some stuff happened.

John Glover has a great voice, once I managed to not hear him as Lionel Luther from Smallville, but he doesn't have a particularly wide range of character voices, so everyone tends to sound the same. Combined with the writing style, which at times is simply lines of dialog alternating between characters, I found it hard to keep track of who was supposed to be saying what. But in the end, it's fine, because they are all the same character anyway.

Did I mention that I did not like this book? :)

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  • JDB
  • Raleigh, NC, United States
  • 09-20-11

Great Story, Fantastic Narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, great story. Builds at a nice pace to thrilling ending. All the while the great narration keeps you hooked.

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

Yes, it moved at good pace with very little "empty" prose.

Have you listened to any of John Glover’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this is my first John Glover performance. I knew about him from Smallville, but will definitely seek out more performances by him.

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

I laughed a few times, overall a great story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Wendy
  • Napa, CA, United States
  • 08-24-11

Excellent Drive Time

we drove from Canada to Napa and listened to this the entire time and the trip flew by!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful