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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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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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EXCELLENT! !!! EXCELLENT! !!

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

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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

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.

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  • emily
  • mount eliza, Australia
  • 10-21-13

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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Dennis
  • FORT PIERCE, FL, United States
  • 07-21-12

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!!!

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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.

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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).