Gideon's Rescue

A Gideon and Sirius Novel, Book 4
Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
Series: Gideon and Sirius, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (181 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

#1 Bestselling Series

Something wicked his way comes...

LAPD detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd K-9 partner, Sirius, walked through fire to catch an infamous serial killer, and Gideon is still paying the price with his PTSD fire dreams. To assist the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, Gideon has agreed to monthly prison visits with Ellis Haines, a.k.a. the Weatherman. This time, a homicide case the FBI wants Haines to analyze sparks a chilling discovery: A new serial killer has struck, and he's lacing his crime scenes with hidden messages intended for Haines. 

Haines isn't the only killer whose twisted game Gideon must try to break up. A missing man's love poems are delivered to his fiancée with the message: So sorry for your loss. And when a sweet pit bull named Emily is rescued after being left for dead, Gideon and Sirius pull out all the stops to try and bring down the dogfighting ring that abused her.

©2018 Alan Russell (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Gotta Love Gideon and Sirius !

This is the forth book in the Gideon and Sirius series. This book can be read as a stand alone. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this entire series no matter what order they are listened to.
This book has two major plots going on. I hate to be the one to break the news but only one is solved in this book. The other will have a cliffhanger...
The publisher's summary gives a brief description of the plot involving Ellis Haines. He's the serial killer Detective Michael Gideon arrested in the first book. This was only after he forced him to help him carry his injured dog Sirius out of a fire consuming a California forest.
The second storyline and the one that dominates this book is about illegal dog fighting. Someone has left four pit bull dogs by the side of a road thinking they were all dead. But one dog, Emily was not dead. She had been a bait dog used for training other fighting dogs. Found and taken to a no kill shelter, she now looks like a Frankenstein dog, a patchwork of scars and stitches. When Michael Gideon sees her he vows to catch the people responsible.
EXCELLENT! I was glued to my iPod from start to finish.
Jeff Cummings narration couldn't be better!
My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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This modern detective series keeps getting better!

In book 4 of this series Detective Gideon and German shepherd police dog Sirius continue to deal with their PTSD nightmares they suffer as the result of a fire from an earlier book in the series. They also adopt Emily who is a dog severely injured by a dog fighting operation. Gideon deals with three cases: a dog fighting ring, a missing and presumed dead immigrant from Mexico, and a series of mysterious murders that is seemingly related to poker hands and death row inmate Ellis Haines. The first two cases are resolved but the poker murder case is not, resulting in a cliffhanger.

I recommend the Gideon and Sirius series be read in order written. This modern detective series has wonderful characters that grab your heart along with great plot lines. Narrator Jeff Cummings is outstanding as the first person voice of Michael Gideon.

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Another book please!

When this book ended, I was actually upset the 5th book of the series was not out yet. I was so engrossed, I was ready for more. I don't typically read series and when I do, I usually only read past the 4th book out of obligation to finish the series, and not because I actually want the series to keep going. I find that the longer a series goes on, the less engaging the story becomes.

That is simply not true with Gideon and Sirius. I WANT MORE!

The addition of another dog with a bold personality drew me even deeper into the series. And the resurgence of the sidelined sociopath left me eager for this one to continue.

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another great one by author

Love Sirious the K9 hero. I like how it's told in first person. Quickly becoming my favorite author.

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Loved the books

Have read three Gideon and Sirius books and loved them. This is the first audio book. The narrator is irritating beyond belief. Back to print!

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Wonderful book but:

I love this series and especially the way this book portrays pitbulls. I've read complaints about the narrator of the series not doing female voices well. I think that's a problem many narrators share. Once immersed in the story I'm less aware of those issues.
The main problem I had with Gideon's Rescue is that I dislike book with that end with a cliffhanger. Otherwise this would be all 5 stars.

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didnt like

this narrator does a terrible job of voices all the voices he does women men they all sound the same in the inflections in his voice were painful to listen to

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Not the best Gideon & Sirius book

First off: the reader is awful. He sounds a lot like Casey Kasem telling you the cute little story behind some song on the radio, not someone narrating a story about murder and investigation. The book itself is only so-so. It's basically three stories: the main story about investigating and caring for a pit bull that was shot & left for dead is very slow and not exciting. Story #2, about the murder of a Hispanic day worker, could be interesting, but is again very sluggish. Story #3, involving Ellis Haines and a new serial killer, is by far the best part of the book. But it's given so little of the book that it should have just been put into another book of its own and then fleshed out a lot more. I've enjoyed the other books in this series, but this was not as good as those.

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The Other Book Was Better

I really wasted my money on this one. And having the audio was a big mistake. Besides the horrible narration,the audio kept skipping. A couple times it just went silent. I probably missed parts of the story during those times but it was so bad, I didn’t care.

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Best kept secret

Alan Russell is the best writer and I've listen to hundreds of narrators and Jeff Cummings is my favorite. The two together make for the perfect situation. I pray the Gideon and Sirius novels continue for a long time. Gideon's Rescue might be Alan Rusell's best story yet. Everything just flows so well and you can tell Alan Russell did a lot of homework and put in a lot of time to make this a perfect story. The bonus is if you respect the police and love pets you really see that come out in this book. Very enjoyable read. I can't recommend this enough. Exceptional book, exceptional audiobook.

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Another great listen

Loved it what can I say the stories keep getting better and better can't wait for the next one. The narrator genuinely brings the story to life well worth a listen to.